121st Annual Labor Day Celebration
September 1-4, 2017
Presented by the:
Weee Entertainment Carnival
Saturday, September 2nd
Labor Day Water Sponsor
Building usage and production.
The City of Hoisington
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.
BBQ & Beer Garden Sponsors:
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!
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!
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!
Saturday morning start off with Hoisington's Community Wide Sidewalk and Garage Sale.
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!
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:
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
And remember, Class Reunions floats are a crowd favorite!
Please contact Principal Joel Mason at (620) 617-6468 or
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!
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.
Barnard Tire & Automotive
Best Western Angus Inn
Farmer's Bank & Trust
Keith and Miriam Wilborn
Marmie Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep/Marmie Ford
Meitner Cabinet & Home Repair
Melanie Schneweis & Dan Soeken, Financial Advisors, Waddell & Reed Inc.
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