What to do this weekend - Settle in for Old Settlers


The 130th Old Settlers festival will be held in Halstead this weekend.


There is a full lineup of activities, games, music, competitions and exhibits that you can take part in during the festival.


For a complete schedule of Old Settlers events, a map and more information, visit http://www.halsteadoldsettlers.com.


1. Planes, trains and automobiles


Around 50 airplanes will land early Saturday morning at Halstead's airfield, located east of the intersection of Highway 50 and Halstead Road.


Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be available for a donation at the airfield.


Pilots from around south central Kansas will be on hand to show off their aircraft, answer questions and give rides in antique and modern planes.


A model train show will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the AVI building at the corner of Spruce and Second streets.


The Rod Run Car Show and Sunflower International Harvester Truck Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Scout Park.


2. Let the kids play


The kiddie parade down Main Street will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.


Children can jump on inflatables or get a train ride from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Riverside Park.


Turtle races will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, with kids karaoke, a video game tournament, carnival games and registration for the kiddie pedal pull starting at 5:30 p.m.


A children's production of "The Music Man" will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Halstead Community Center.


3. Easy like Sunday morning


Sunday morning brings a golf scramble beginning at 8 a.m. at Wedgewood Golf Course.


The softball tournament will start its final games at 9 a.m. at the ball diamonds.


Yoga in the Park starts at 9 a.m., an interfaith church service will be held at 11 a.m. and a picnic will begin at noon in Riverside Park.


If you go:


When: Old Settlers events began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continue through 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Most activities take place on Main St. and in the parks in Halstead.

How much: Buttons and wristbands for Old Settlers are $5 and can be purchased at city hall, Halstead Market, Halstead Bank, Central National Bank, D'Angelo's Pizza, Rizza Liquor, the Harvey County Independent and during festival events.