It is one busy, busy day in one of Harvey County's smaller towns — Sept. 30 is the annual Burrton Main Street Picnic and Fall Festival. 

The day will include a full set activities for people of all ages — including a car show downtown, a free two-mile fun run and walk, barrel train rides, a parade and a country music concert. 

The concert will feature a local talent — Lauren Thompson of Newton. Thompson is no stranger to the stage, singing with her father Larry Thompson who is part of Larry Thompson and the Big Buckle Band. She was recently named the runner-up in the Miss Heart of Kansas' Outstanding Teen Pageant. 

She will perform a 1:30 p.m. concert on the Burrton Avenue Street Stage. 



Burrton Main Street Picnic and Fall Festival

Sept. 30

Schedule of Events

7 a.m — Breakfast, J C and Ruth Dole Senior Center

8 a.m. — Two mile Fun Run/Walk. 

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Crafters, Arts, Vendors at City Auditorium

9 to 11 a.m. —  Take a Selfie, J C and Ruth Dole Memorial Park Gazebo

9 a.m. to noon — Visit the Ruth Dole Memorial Library, Burrton Avenue

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space Walk Bounce House and Gator Slide,J C and Ruth Dole Memorial Park

9 a.m. to  1 p.m. —  8th Annual Car Show, Burrton Avenue

9 a.m. to  1:30 p.m. —Touch A Truck, Burrton Avenue

9:30 a..m. to 1:30 p.m. —  Smoke House Demonstration, Burrton Avenue

10 a.m. —  Money Scramble for pre-school through fifth grade,J C and Ruth Dole Memorial Park

10 a..m. to  1 p.m. — Free Children's Barrel Train Rides, Burrton Avenue

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Caring Hands Humane Society Petting Farm,J C and Ruth Dole Memorial Park

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. —  Driving Simulator,  Burrton Ave. in the garage attached to the City Building

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. —  Balloons by Braden

10:30 a.m. to  3:30 p.m.  — Lunch and snacks, Burrton Avenue

11 a.m. to noon — Dog Show, Burrton Avenue

Noon to 1 p.m. — Kid's Games, J C and Ruth Dole Memorial Park

1 p.m. — Car Show Awards, Burrton Avenue Street Stage

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Grand Parade Staging -Registration Burrton Ave & Market

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. — Lauren Thompson Concert, First runner-up in the Kansas Miss Outstanding Teen Pageant, Burrton Avenue on Street Stage

2:30 p.m. —  Fly Over, Burrton Avenue

2:30 p.m. — Main Street Picnic Grand Parade, Burrton Avenue (Market-Blaine).  Presentation of Float ribbons following the parade

3 p.m — Ping Pong Drop, Burrton Avenue

3 to 4 p.m. — J C and Ruth Dole Senior Center Ice Cream Social, Burrton Avenue

3 to  5 p.m. — Life Team Helicopter Fly Over and Demonstration, Burrton Avenue Behind the Emergency Center

3:30 to 4 p.m. —  Puppet Show, Burrton Avenue on Street Stage

4 to  5 p.m  — Fast Softball Throw for sixth through 12th grade, Burrton Ave.

5 to 7 p.m. —  Burrton's Main Street Picnic Hamburger Fry, Burrton Lions Club, Burrton Avenue. Menu: Hamburgers; brats; hot dogs; potato chips and baked beans; cookie; and drink. Adults $6, children $3.