121st Annual Labor Day Celebration

Heroically Hoisington

September 1-4, 2017

Presented by the: 

Labor Day Water Sponsor

USD 431

Building usage and production.

The City of Hoisington

Overall Support

Labor Day Ice Sponsor

Vendor Row Sponsor

Community BBQ & Beer Garden 

The Labor Day Kick-Off BBQ & Beer Garden will be held Friday night in conjunction with the Hoisington High School Home Football Game!  The BBQ will be right across the street from the stadium for easy access to dinner and the game! The beer garden will stay open until 12 a.m. 

Media Sponsor: 

BBQ & Beer Garden Sponsors: 

The food!


Food is a great part about Labor Day!  With many vendors in town from all over the state, carnival food, and BBQ's, who's not happy!  Menus will be available in July. Check back later.


Nabholz Vendor Row 

1st and Main - Downtown

Saturday and Sunday evenings
& all day on Labor Day!

2017 Vendors: Sno-Shack,  Cotton Candy Dreams, Mid State Cookers, Myers Chapel Women, Funtastic Faces Face Painting, Screwloose BBQ, La Luz Del Mundo Church

Bubba's 6th Annual Hoisington Labor Day BBQ Cook-off!
Saturday, September 2nd at Manweiler Chevy's parking lot.
This cook-off will begin at 7 a.m. (6 a.m. check-in) and the categories include Chicken, Pork Ribs, Brisket, Dessert and "Anything Goes!"  
To register for the BBQ, call 620-793-4904 or 620-793-4885. $25 to enter. 
At 1:30 p.m., the public is invited to sample the participant's food for a $5 donation with 50% of the proceeds donated to the Kans for Kids Foundation.
Find more details on their Facebook page

Community Wide Garage Sales 

For the kids! - Races and dance party!


Come out to the Hoisington Activity Center Saturday morning with your kids! Enjoy traditional kid's races, hoola hoop contest, a 60's dance party, turtle races, Touch A Truck and face painting by Funtastic Faces (who will be here all weekend!). Screwloose BBQ is also joining the party from 10-2!

Touch a Truck Letter and Registration Form


Saturday Morning Kid's Events Media Sponsor:


Kids Race Sponsors: 

Turtle Race Sponsored in Memory of Maxton Burkey



Labor Day Baby Pageant


The Labor Day Pageant now has it's own Facebook page. Like "Hoisington Labor Day Pageants" to find out what the new changes are this year!  


We have 25 children participating in the Labor Day Royalty Pageants this year! 

Tickets to the pageants will be sold at the HHS auditorium the morning of the pageants for $2 each. The parents have outdone themselves with the 80's theme, so come support our next generation of kids!


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Pageant Sponsors: 

Saturday morning start off with Hoisington's Community Wide Sidewalk and Garage Sale. 

2016 Labor Day Garage Sale Map


You can get a printed map at Wilson State Bank, Landmark National Bank, First Kansas Bank, the Chamber office or Town and Country Supermarket.



The music and lights!


The Roto-Mix RoundUp will be on Saturday, September 3rd on Main Street, Hoisington. We are excited to bring Jake Gill to town!  Intermission for the Roto-Mix RoundUp will feature the "Thunder in the Wetlands" Fireworks Display!  Enjoy food and drink and PARTY!


Admission to the concert will be $5 for adults, $3 for kids 5-12 and kids 4 and under get in free!


RoundUp Sponsors: 


Firework Sponsors: 




Coor's Light Street Dance on Sunday night will feature Hoisington's own Homebrew! The dance will also be on Main Street and there will be a beer garden!


Admission: Adults: $5, Children 5-12: $3, Children 4 and under: Free


Street Dance Sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

Shiny Cars all in a row...


In memory of Rich Fox who organized and ran the Labor Day Car Show for decades!


Labor Day weekend showcases two Car Shows on Main Street for the classic car lovers out there! 

The Car Show music will be provided by  Central Kansas DJ Services.

Media Sponsor: Rocking M Radio

Car Show Sponsors: Cardinal Pharmacy, Cox Communications, Curt's Oil Operations, D.S. & W. Well Servicing, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center , S&S Reel and Fabrication

It's demo derby time!


Wanna see some dirt fly? Come out Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. to watch the 33rd Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby right here in Hoisington! Or even better, enter a car into the Derby to win CASH and TROPHIES!


Markley Demolition will be presenting our derby again this year. Please contact Chad directly with any questions @ 785-469-0996.  We will run Modified, Semi-Mod, Compact, and Bone Stock (if we have at least 4 cars that enter the Bone Stock class).


CLICK HERE  to visit the Demolition Derby Page for details!


Media Sponsor: 1590 KVGB

Derby Sponsors: JRZ Enterprizes, Superior Essex, Pizza Hut, Parr Sound & Lighting


Kids Parade - 50's theme!

Here's a chance for the kid's to be the stars in the 50's themed Labor Day Kid's Parade!  This parade starts at 10:10 a.m. on Monday and follows the same route as the main parade. All kids will get a prize for participating and are encouraged to dress up in 50's inspired outfits! Participants should meet in front of the High School by 10 a.m.

 Kid's Parade Sponsored By Sunflower Insulation

"Decades" Photo Spot Op sponsored by Nex-Tech.

100.7 Eagle Country Labor Day Parade


Complete with clowns, classic cars, floats, bands, politicians, horses and more, this one triples the population of Hoisington on Labor Day every year!


Parade Sponsors: Alliance Insurance, Casey's General Store, Clara Barton Hospital, First Kansas Bank, Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 


Click here to visit the Parade Page to see our float contest rules and register to be in the parade! 
"Decades" Photo Op Spot sponsored by Nex-Tech, Duane and Debbie Reif and Scott Fleming

Each year several classes of Hoisington High School gather
to reminice and party!  If you know of a reunion, please email
the Chamber the year of the class, the contact person for the
reunion, and what your plans are.  We will be happy to include
this information on the CLASS REUNION page for your class members 
to reference!  


And remember, Class Reunions floats are a crowd favorite!


Please contact Principal Joel Mason at (620) 617-6468 or
jmason@usd431.net if your ​class plans to have a reunion.


Friday Night Football!


Cardinal Football:  The Hoisington Cardinals will be playing on home turf
on Friday, September 2nd starting at 7:00.  Please plan to come to the
game and support the Cardinals as they look to build on a playoff run
from last season.  Hoisington High School would like to invite all alumni
who are having class reunions this year to the game, free of charge! 
We will recognize each class on the field at halftime. 


Open House:  Hoisington High School will have an open house on Sunday, September 4th from 1:00-4:00.  


Bird's Eye View with DWTA!

DWTA rides will cost $40 per person, weight restrictions apply. Saturday morning they will be taking off from the Hoistington Rec Center, the rest of the weekend they will be just south of the tracks on Main Street.

Challenge yourself with a 5K...or 10K!

Play a Golf Tourney!

The Hoisington Recretation Commission is busy planning this year's races! 


5K Poster

5/10K Registration

Please return the form to the Activity Center. Call the Activity Center for more information at 620-653-4050. 

USD 431 will be holding their 7th Annual  Educational Foundation Come and Go Scholarship Golf Tournament over Labor Day weekend!


For more information, call Bill Lowry at 620-653-4134.

Ottaway Amusements Carnival and Midway

How about blocks full of carnival rides for 4 whole days!?! We are excited to have Ottaway Amusements Co. for our 120th Annual Labor Day Celebration!


They will open at 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with pay one price wristbands from 6-10pm each evening. On Monday, they will open at 10am with two separate wristband sessions from 10am-5pm and 5pm-10pm.

Beer & Pop ID Contest

The Hoisington Knights of Columbus with host their annual beer identification contest and a cola identification contest from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5 at the K. of C. Hall.

Labor Day Clowns thank their Parade Candy Sponsors!

Being a clown at the Labor Day parade is a BIG job! The Clowns work all year round to collect and purchase enough toys and candy to satisfy the humongous crowd of nearly 10,000 that gathers for the parade!


The Hoisington Labor Day Clowns would like to thank the following sponsors of Parade Candy for their donations!


Parade Candy Sponsors: Blake E Herres, DDS, Cardinal Mini Storage, Great Bend Regional Hospital, Kaiser's Service, Kansas Brick & Tiles, Kathy Burt - State Farm Insurance, Numbers Plus

The Hoisington Labor Day Committee Thanks Our General Sponsors for 2016!

A&F Enterprises, Inc. 


American AgCredit

Barnard Tire & Automotive

Beck Chiropractic

Best Western Angus Inn

Cardinal Lanes

Cerv's Conoco

EagleMed/AirMedCare Network

Farmer's Bank & Trust

Hoisington Floral

Kansas Gas

Keith and Miriam Wilborn

Marmie Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep/Marmie Ford

Mason Plumbing

Meitner Cabinet & Home Repair

Melanie Schneweis & Dan Soeken, Financial Advisors, Waddell & Reed Inc.

Nex-Tech Wireless

Odin Store

Office Products, Inc.

Schremmer Pest Management, Inc.

That "New" Place

The Home Lumber and Supply Company

The Tap Room

Tyler Schremmer, O.D., P.A.

United Ag Service, Inc. 

Duane and Debbie Reif

Scott Fleming