By Chad Frey
The 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.
Burrton fall fest coming
By Chad Frey