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Their undeniable strength, grace, and beauty within, these are true characteristics of the heroes of today and our past. No matter the storm or turmoil, our heroes choose to shine through, gracing us with their gifts.

 

The heroes of Hoisington have carried and supported this community because of their dedicated will to overcome.

 

From the railman of the past, to the first responders of the 2001 tornado, from the mother who always knows, the service men and women who put their lives on the line, from the teacher that goes the extra mile, to the grandfather we so adore, our heroes come in all forms. These individuals seamlessly blend in, never garnering attention but we know it is YOU who make us Heroically Hoisington.

Logo Designed by Hugo Gonzalez
Thank You to our Sponsors!!
 
Vendor Row Sponsor
City of Hoisington
Overall Support
Labor Day Ice Sponsor
Building Usage &
Production Sponsor

This event is not possible without all of our volunteers. Do you want to join the fun? Volunteer today. 

121st Annual Labor Day Celebration

Heroically Hoisington

September 1-4, 2017

 

Schedule of Events

CLICK ON EVENTS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Friday, September 1st - Schedule of Events

Community BBQ & Beer Garden

Join us for BBQ, Beer, & Live Music. The Labor Day Kick-Off BBQ & Beer Garden will be held Friday night, directly across from Landmark National Bank on 7th & Main Street.

 

DETAILS​

Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

Location: 7th & Main Street

Cost: $5 per plate

LIVE BAND & BEER until 12:00 AM

Featuring Fine Kettle of Fish 

             aka Ochs Fam & Friends

 

Media Sponsor: 

BBQ & Beer Garden Sponsors: 

Manweiler Chevrolet, Landmark National Bank, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, & Community Bank of the Midwest

Weee Entertainment Carnival

DETAILS​

Time: 6:00-10:00 PM

Location: Downtown Hoisington

Cost: Purchase per ticket or $25 wristband

Saturday, September 2nd - Schedule of Events

Bubba's 6th Annual Hoisington Labor Day BBQ Cook-off!

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.
 

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 7:00 AM - (6:00 AM check-in)

Location: Manweiler Chevy's parking lot.

Entry Fee: $25

Rules: Click HERE

Find more details on their Facebook page
 
Clara Barton Bottoms Up Bike Ride

The 1st Annual Clara Barton Bottoms Up Bike Ride kicks off a weekend full of Labor Day fun and traditions. Water and refreshments provided. Support services for water and refreshments will be available. 

  • Ride 1: 16 miles, Take Hwy 4 East to the Overlook Tower and return back to the Hospital.

  • Ride 2: 23 miles, Take Hwy 4 East to the Overlook Tower turn South and enter Cheyenne Bottoms. Take the loop that exits at Redwing on Hwy 4 and return back to the Hospital.

  • Ride 3: 27 miles, Take Hwy 4 East to the Overlook Tower turn South and enter Cheyenne Bottoms. Take the loop that exits at Essex on Hwy 4 and return back to the Hospital.

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 7:30 AM - (6:30 AM check-in)

Location: Clara Barton Hospital

Entry Fee: 

  • $15 with t-shirt, must register on or before August 15th

  • $10 without t-shirt, pre-registration not required

Registration: Click HERE

 

8th Annual USD 431 Foundation Come & Go Golf Tournament

USD 431 will be holding their 8th Annual  Educational Foundation Come and Go Scholarship Golf Tournament over Labor Day weekend!

TOURNAMENT FLYER-Coming Soon

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Lake Barton Golf Course

Cost: $20 per golfer

For more information, contact Bill Lowry at

620-653-4134.

Community Wide Garage Sale

 

Grab your map and venture around town to find a treasure you cannot live without. The Hoisington's Community Wide Sidewalk and Garage Sale will begin Saturday morning. If you would like a space downtown or would like your sale to be on our map, contact Becky Stiener. 

2017 Labor Day Garage Sale Map- Available September 5th

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday, September 2

Register Your Sale: Contact Becky Steiner at 620-786-5022

Get Your Garage Sale Map HERE

 

Grab Your Kiddos & Come on Down to the Hoisington Activity Center!

 

Touch-A-Truck

It’s a fun family event that offers hands-on opportunities for children to EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Hoisington Activity Center Parking Lot

Cost: FREE

Touch-A-Truck Sponsors:

City of Hoisington & USD 431

Turtle Races

Grab your turtle and head to the East parking lot to see if you have a speed-racer on your hands. 

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 9:00 AM 

Location: Hoisington Activity Center East Parking Lot

Cost: FREE

Age: Children 11 & under

Kids Races

Ready, Set, GOOOOOOO. Grab your shoes and get ready to have some fun competing in a few old fashioned races. 

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 10:00 AM 

Location: North of the Hoisington Activity Center Parking Lot

Cost: FREE

Age: 3-11 years old

Kids Race Sponsors:

Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant & Dairy Queen

Baby & Kids Heroically Hoisington Pageants

Below are all the details you will need for the upcoming

Labor Day Baby & Kids Superhero Pageants. 

Pageants are open to both girls & boys. Your child can enter in one of three age groups including:

The deadline to register is August 14th. 

Registration Information & Forms:

 

Theme: Heroically Hoisington (click here for description)

Registration Deadline is August 14, 2017:

 

Provide the Following by August 21, 2017:

  • Wallet sized photo & a 5 X 7 (portrait layout preferred) photo of your choice

    • Wallet photo may be used in the local newspapers.

  • Contestant Presentation (Outfit Description) Sheet

  • People’s Choice Donation Containers

    • See People’s Choice information in checklist below.

Don't forget to download the Info & Checklist 

Winners will be chose in each age group based on stage presentation, festive wear & their photograph! We will also have a special "People's Choice" Winner for the individual that raises the contestant that raises the most money.

 

Top 3 Winners: *All Winners can Ride the Royalty Float*

  • 1st Place will receive a $20 Chamber Bucks Certificate, a Memento Picture Frame, & a crown or tiara.

  • 2nd Place will receive a $10 Chamber Bucks Certificate, a Memento Picture Frame, & a crown or tiara.

  • 3rd Place will receive a $5 Chamber Bucks Certificate, a Memento Picture Frame, & a crown or tiara.

 

All Registered Contestants Will Receive:

  • A Memento Picture Frame

  • An invitation to walk with alongside the Royalty Float at the Labor Day parade

 

Schedule

Baby Pageant (6 months-23 months)

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 11:00 AM (arrive 30 minutes early)

Location: Inside the Hoisington Activity Center 

Cost: $15 per contestant. Tickets to view the event will be $2 at the door. 

Jr. Prince & Princess Pageant (2-4 years)

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 12:00 PM (arrive 30 minutes early)

Location: Inside the Hoisington Activity Center 

Cost: $15 per contestant. Tickets to view the event will be $2 at the door. 

Prince & Princess Pageant (5-8 years)

Date: Saturday, September 2

Time: 1:00 PM (arrive 30 minutes early)

Location: Inside the Hoisington Activity Center 

Cost: $15 per contestant. Tickets to view the event will be $2 at the door. 

Pageant Sponsors:

Kathy Burt-State Farm Insurance, Cardinal Mini Storage & Donald E. Reif Jr. - Attorney at Law

 

Lincoln Elementary School Open House

DETAILS​

Time: 1:00-3:00 PM                   Location: 516 N Pine St, Hoisington, KS               Who: Open to the Public

 

Cates CarQuest - Thunder in the Wetlands Cruise Night

 

Join us for BBQ, Beer, & Live Music. The Labor Day Kick-Off BBQ & Beer Garden will be held Friday night, directly across from Landmark National Bank on 7th & Main Street.

 

DETAILS​

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Manweiler Chevrolet Car Lot

271 S Main Street, Hoisington, KS

Register: Register at Manweiler Chevrolet

Weee Entertainment Carnival & Hammeke Electric Vendor Row

DETAILS​

Time: 6:00-10:00 PM

Location: Downtown Hoisington

Cost: Purchase per ticket or $25 wristband

Food Vendors: Click HERE for Vendors & Food Menus

ROTO-MIX Roundup

Featuring

Freddy Fox and the Hotrods

 

Join us for live music downtown with local favorites, Freddy Fox and the Hotrods. The beer garden will be open and vendors are prepared to fill your empty stomach. Come down and enjoy a night of fun!

 

DETAILS​

Time: 8:00 - 11:30 PM

Location: Downtown Hoisington

Cost:

  • Adults - $8.00

  • Children 5-12 - $3.00

  • Children 4 & Under - Free

Title Sponsor: ROTO-MIX

 

Presented by: Wilson State Bank

 

Media Sponsor: My Country 93.5

 
 

Dodgeball Tournament

 

While in Hoisington why not grab some friends a play a "friendly" game of dodgeball. Prizes will be awarded to teams in three age groups!

DETAILS​

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 7th & Main Street

Register: Begins at 12:00 PM

Cost: $60 per team (6-8 members)

Age: 12 & Up (3 age groups)

Contact: Roxie Boxberger at 620-786-0406

Title Sponsor: ROTO-MIX

 

Presented by: Wilson State Bank

 

Media Sponsor: My Country 93.5

Warrior Motorsports

Monster Truck Rides

 

DETAILS​

Time: 6:00-10:00 PM

Location: Past the Railroad Tracks on Main Street

Join us for Thunder in the Wetlands fireworks display. 

 

Bring your lawn chairs down to downtown. Enjoy live music along with a free fireworks show brought to you by Cates Carquest, Great Bend Feeding, & Innovative Livestock Services, Inc.

 

DETAILS​

Time: After Dark

Location: Downtown Hoisington

Cost: Free

 

Kid's Power Wheel Demolition Derby

 

We are adding something fun and new to the mix at our demolition derby. Does your little one have a Power Wheels car or truck? If so they might be interested in our Power Wheels Demo Derby. Check out the details below.

DETAILS​

Date: Sunday, September 3

Time: 1:00 PM (This will kickoff the main Demolition Derby)

Location: Bicentennial Park, 604 N Monroe Street

Age: 4-8 years of age

 
 

Sunday, September 3rd - Schedule of Events

Rules:

  • This is supposed to be fun for the kids, Parents, PLEASE don’t ruin it for them.

  • Derby is limited to 6 or 12 volt power wheel only.

  • No added reinforcement for strength. Let the kids have fun painting them.

  • Stock tires only, no screws in tires, No Chains, Etc.

  • Do not raise or lower. Power Wheels must sit like it came from the store.

  • Helmets are mandatory, bicycle helmet is ok.

  • Seatbelts are recommended.

  • No Passengers.

Demolition Derby Sponsors:

Parr Sound & Lighting, Pizza Hut, & Superior Essex

34th Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby

 

Wanna see some dirt fly? Come out Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM to watch the 34th Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby right here in Hoisington! 

 

Markley Demolition will be presenting our derby again this year. Please contact Chad directly with any questions at 785-479-0996.  We will run Modified, Semi-Mod, Compact, and Bone Stock (if we have at least 8 cars that enter the Bone Stock class).

 

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

DETAILS​

Date: Sunday, September 3

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Bicentennial Park, 604 N Monroe Street

Cost: Adults-$10, Age 5-12 - $5, Age 4 & Under - Free

Rules & Forms: 

Weee Entertainment Carnival & Hammeke Electric Vendor Row

DETAILS​

Time: 6:00-10:00 PM

Location: Downtown Hoisington

Cost: Purchase per ticket or $25 wristband

Food Vendors: Click HERE for Vendors & Food Menus

Coors Light Street Dance

Featuring

Homebrew

 

Join us for live music & dancing downtown with Hoisington's hometown favorites, Homebrew. The beer garden will be open and vendors are prepared to fill your empty stomach. Come down and enjoy a night of fun!

 

DETAILS​

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: Downtown Hoisington

Cost:

  • Adults - $8.00

  • Children 5-12 - $3.00

  • Children 4 & Under - Free

Title Sponsor: Labor Day Street Dance

 

Presented by: Glazers of Kansas - Distributors of Coors & Coors Light

 

Media Sponsor: B104.3 The Point

 
 

Warrior Motorsports

Monster Truck Rides

 

DETAILS​

Time: 6:00-10:00 PM

Location: Past the Railroad Tracks on Main Street

Monday, September 4th - Schedule of Events

Labor Day 5K/10K Run/Walk

Join the Hoisington Recreation for their annual Walk / Run.

 

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

DETAILS​

Date: Monday, September 4

Time: 7:30 AM

Location: Hoisington Activity Center

Registration: Click HERE

Cost: $20

 

Weee Entertainment Carnival & Hammeke Electric Vendor Row

DETAILS​

Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Location: Downtown Hoisington

Cost: Purchase per ticket or $25 wristband

Food Vendors: Click HERE for Vendors & Food Menus

 

The 100.7 Eagle Country Annual Labor Day Parade 

Monday, September 4th at 10:30 a.m.

The grand finale to a weekend full of great events is upon us!  The Hoisington Labor Day Parade has often been referred to as the biggest Labor Day Parade in Kansas!  From color guards and Shriner's, creative float entries, beautiful antique cars, politicians, tractors, school teams and bands...over 150 entries are sent down Main Street in Hoisington each year for over 2 hours of fun.  

10:10 AM - SUPERHERO KIDS PARADE 

The Superhero themed Children's Parade kicks off the morning at 10:10 AM. It is for kids of all ages to show off their bikes, trikes, wagons and Power Wheels with Labor Day Pride! Grab your capes, put on your masks, & bring out your inner hero. Children should line up in front of the High School Auditorium by 9:50 AM.

 

10:30 AM - 100.7 EAGLE COUNTRY ANNUAL LABOR DAY PARADE 

The 100.7 Eagle Country Annual Labor Day Parade will begin with a Color Guard escort at 10:30 AM. The parade starts at the Hoisington High School on the North end of Main Street and goes all the way to downtown Hoisington where it ends at the carnival. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Get all the details on our Parade Page by clicking HERE 

Rich Fox Memorial Car Show

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! 

DETAILS​

Date: Monday, September 4

Time: Following the parade

Location: Hoisington Main Street

Registration: Register the day of the event outside the Chamber of Commerce Office, 123 N Main Street beginning at 9:00 am

Cost: free

 

Sponsors:

Superior Essex, Sutherlands, S&S Reel, & Curt's Oil Operations, LLC.

Thank You to our Sponsors!!
Vendor Row Sponsor
Labor Day Ice Sponsor
Building Usage &
Production Sponsor
City of Hoisington
Overall Support
 
Major Contributors
Patron Contributors

Curt’s Oil Operations, LLC

DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTORS

Donald E Reif, Jr. Attorney at Law

Kathy Burt-State Farm Insurance

SUSTAINING CONTRIBUTORS

A&F Enterprises, Inc.

American Ag Credit

Blake Herres, D.D.S

BTI Great Bend

Cardinal Lanes

Cardinal Mini Storage

Cardinal Pharmacy

D. S. & W. Well Servicing, Inc.

Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Inc.

Farmers Bank and Trust

Great Bend Regional Hospital

Hoisington Dispatch

Home Lumber-Great Bend

Kaiser Service

Kevin & Kelci Burkey

Mason Plumbing

Nex-Tech, LLC.

Numbers Plus

Scott & Jamie Fleming

Sonic

The Tap Room

United Ag Service

CONTRIBUTORS

 Best Western Angus Inn

EagleMed/AirMedCare

Vendor Row

 

Sno Shack

Menu Includes:

Shaved Ice & More

Golden Belt Humane Society

Menu Includes:

Hamburgers

Hot Dogs

Brats

Walking Taco Meals

Bubba's Grub Kitchen

Menu Includes:

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Philly Wraps

Hamburgers

French Fries

Cheese Fries

Funnel Cake Fries

Deep Fried Oreos

Cotton Candy Dreams

Menu Includes:

All things Cotton Candy

Plum Crazy BBQ of Hoisington

Menu Includes:

Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich

Smoked BBQ Chicken Leg

Smoked Beef Brat

Pork Spare Ribs

Plum Crazy Burrito

1 Meat & 2 Meat Dinners

Meats: Smoked Pulled Pork, Pork Spare Ribs, Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs, Smoked Beef Brats

Sides: BBQ Baked Beans, Smoked Mac & Cheese

Ma's Potato Salad, Chips

MidState Cookers

Menu Includes:

Hand-Breaded Calamari Steak Sandwhich

Hand-Breaded Prime Fillet Alligator on a stick

Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders

Jumbo Smoked Turkey Leg

Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich

Chicken Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwhich

Smoked Brisket Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Gator Taters

French Fries

Deep Fried Dill Pickle Spears

Beer Battered Deep Fried Mushrooms

Beer Battered Deep Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Deep Fried Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Deep Fried Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Hand Breaded Steak Fingers

Butter Dipped Roasted Sweet Corn

Deep Fried Sweet Corn on a Stick

Fried Pork Rinds

Deep Fried Candy Bars & Twinkies

Joe's Redneck Grill

Menu Includes:

Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Tacos

Quesadillas

Fajitas

Wraps

Hamburgers

Brats & Jalapeno Dogs

Kettle Chips

French Fries

Meats: Pulled Pork, Brisket, BBQ Chicken , Brats, Jalapeno Dogs

DWTA Helicopters

Join DWTA Helicopters for a full view of the Labor Day festivities. 

DETAILS​

Date: Saturday-Monday

Time: 11:00 AM-Dark

Location: Hoisington High School Practice Field

Cost: $40 per person; Weight restrictions apply

 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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