Fairs, Parades, Celebrations, Concerts & MORE!
Allen County Fair
Fairgrounds: 600 S State St
Iola, Kansas 66749
Alt. Phone: 620-363-0686
4-H Website: www.southwind.k-state.edu/4-h/allen/
Allen County Fair Facebook: www.facebook.com/Allen-County-Fair-Iola-Kansas-204268279607759/
Allen County Fair Rodeo Website: rodeosusa.com/rodeos/allen-county-fair-rodeo/
The Allen County Fair is a highlight for much of the city during the month of August. The fair allows people to gather to show and enjoy local talents of the community.
For the musically inclined, country and gospel concerts are available. Vocal and talent contests exhibit various abilities of residents of Southeast Kansas. Others talents focus less on performance and display gifts in various other areas such as entomology, gardening, woodworking, photography, arts and crafts, rocketry, farm products and livestock. Many participate in the fair as members of 4-H. A rodeo, demolition derby, and tractor and horse pulls are local favorites. Although some of the entertainers and events change from year to year, the tradition of the over a hundred year old fair lives on.
Allen County Farmer’s Market
Tuesdays: 700 N. State St Iola, KS 1:00-4:30pm
Thursdays: On the Square in Iola, KS 5:30-7:00pm
Saturdays: On the Square in Humboldt, KS 8:00-11:00am
The Allen County Farmers’ Market is a weekly open-air fresh food market that features locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants, eggs, meat, and honey along with the use of Vision/debit cards, homegrown entertainment and chefs doing cooking demonstrations. The market is open from May through October.
The only Biblical Parade in America
Location: Humboldt Town Square
9th St and Bridge St
Humboldt, KS 66748
The community of Humboldt joins to honor God through the Biblesta Parade. It is with pride, as well as humility, that Humboldt dedicates this day to the Lord. The Biblesta Parade consists of floats depicting events from the Bible, walking entries, equestrian units, and marching bands playing Christian music. Everyone is dressed in Biblical costumes. The events are arranged in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation. One of the favorite floats has been "Jonah and the Whale". Retired from the competition part of the parade, this forty-foot float continues to be one of the most fascinating to parade visitors.
Before and after the parade, enjoy gospel music in the City Square provided by nationally-known entertainers (bring a lawn chair). Children can enjoy the pony rides, petting zoo, and Bible school. Food vendors are available throughout the day. Plan to stay for the FREE ham and bean feed.
Iola Town Square
Madison Ave and S Jefferson Ave
Iola, KS 66749
Farm City Days Festival & Carnival
October 15th - 16th
The Farm City Days celebration is held the second weekend in October focusing on bringing both walks of like, Farmers and City folk, together for a time of fellowship and celebration to remind us that we are all a part of this beautiful community. The festivities feature a carnival, a parade circling the square and a variety of activities and displays including a car show, quilt display, artists' roundup, and crafts show. Food, commercial booths, artisan demonstrations, and musical entertainment are found in abundance. Games and entertainment are available for all ages. A summer concert series has also recently been added to the Farm City Days celebration and will take place every July.
Veterans Day Parade & Memorial
Special tribute, memorial service, and parade to honor our country's veterans.
Iola Historic Downtown Square
1 N Washington Ave
Iola, KS 66749
This Veteran's Day memorial service and parade include a flyer-over, memorial service with speaker, musical entertainment, a bean feed and parade located at the Allen County Veteran's War Memorial on the southwest corner of the historic downtown courthouse square.