The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Burrton fall fest coming  

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  • By Chad FreyNewton KansanThe community of Burrton is banking on people looking for an inexpensive day out — offering a Fall Festival full of free entertainment Sept. 29.“We’ve tried to create a fall festival you can come, enjoy and not bring a bucket of money to,” said organizer Carol Kirk. “The only charges are for vendors, crafters and food booths.”Want a ride in a hot air balloon? No problem. How about a pony ride, or a car show to walk through?. Maybe it’s a parade that strikes your fancy, or watching a talent competition.All those things will be free, starting at about 8 a.m. Sept. 29 in downtown Burrton.The festival is becoming an annual tradition in the small community located on the Harvey/Reno County line — and a day Kirk says is important to the town.“It’s a great way to bring communities together and give them a time to gather and visit,” Kirk said.”New events this year include the hot air balloon rides, weather permitting, the pony rides and a milking demonstrations.Returning to the schedule is an event growing in popularity — lawnmower drag races.There’;s also a new event that Kirk said she hopes will be really popular.“We’ve got ‘Burrton’s Got Talent,’” Kirk said. “It’s all local talent, and talent in general. I don’t know what all the acts will be.”She said there will be about 30 craft booths during the day, along with food venders downtown.For more information, visit burrtonkansas.com.
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