Each weekend of the festival has a different theme! Click on the theme for more information about special events that weekend

2017 Dates & Theme Weekends!

*Theme Weekends and Events subject to change*

Passport to the World

September 2, 3 & 4

Hula Hoop Competition

Costume Contest

Jumbo Polish Eating Competition

Henna Competition

Fantasy Mask Competition

Belly Dance Competition

Celebration of Cities (Bonner Springs KS and Edwardsville KS)

Highland Gatherings

September 9 & 10

Highland Games Championship

Kid's Shamrock Scramble

Hula Hoop Competition

Costume Contest

Haggis Eating Competition

Potato Sack Races

Best Kilt Competition

Celebration of Cities (Omaha NE, Lincoln NE, and Council Bluffs, IA)

Ales & Tails

September 16 & 17

Longbow Archery Championships

Tallest and Smallest Dog

Dog Costume Contest

Hot “Dog” Eating Competition

Best Dog Trick Competition

Beagle Race

Sit Means Sit Competition

Celebration of Cities (Columbia MO, Jefferson City MO, and Rolla MO)

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

September 23 & 24

4th Annual Fencing Competition

Kid's Shamrock Scramble

Root Beer Chug

Steampunk Costume Contest

Irish Stout Sausage Eating Competition.

Potato Sack Races

Keg Toss

Best Kilt Competition

Celebration of Cities (Lawrence, Manhattan, and Topeka, KS)

Wine & Chocolate Delight

September 30 & October 1

Three Legged Race

Wedding of the Century

Longest Kiss

Costume Contest

Red Wine Sausage Eating Competition

Newlywed Game

Couple Water Balloon Toss

Celebration of Cities (Joplin, Springfield, and Warrensburg, MO)

Buccaneer Beer Fest

October 7 & 8

Hula Hoop Competition

Tattoo Competition

Costume Contest

Pale Ale Sausage Eating Competition

Beard Competition

Hold the Plank

Pegged Leg Contest

Celebration of Cities (McPherson, Wichita, and Salina, KS)

Harvest Huzzah

October 9

School Day

Celebration of Cities (McPherson, Wichita, and Salina, KS)

Witches & Wizards

October 14 & 15

Hula Hoop Competition

Final Costume Contest

Eating Competition

Fairy House Auction

Kid’s Fantasy Hair Competition

Celebration of Cities (St Joesph, MO, Maryville, MO, and Atchison, KS)



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