Sedgwick will celebrate its annual fall festival this weekend, with plenty of fun in store for the whole family. Here are three highlights:
1. Settle in for a show
What would a festival be without a parade? Sedgwick's will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, with lineup beginning at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of Sedgwick High School. This year, Elmer Christiansan — one of the oldest living Kansans — will serve as grand marshal.
For those in search of a good show, the parade won't be the only spectacle to witness this weekend. There will be performances by the Sedgwick Junior Cheer group, Sarah Lee Hill, a car show and even a dog talent show on Saturday. The night will close with a street dance from 8 to 11:30 p.m. at the corner of Fifth Street and Commercial Avenue, featuring live music from Suite 68.
2. Eat up
Looking to get your grub on? There will be plenty of food offered in Sedgwick this weekend. Concession vendors and food trucks will be out in the city park Saturday, and a barbecue lunch will be offered for $5, while the United Methodist Church will offer a steak or chicken and noodle dinner on Saturday. The American Legion will serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, while the Legion Riders will close things out with a taco feed at 5 p.m.
3. Game on!
Outside of games and activities in the park for kids on Saturday, there will be a number of opportunities to get involved in for those attendees whose competitive juices are flowing. Tournaments offered throughout the weekend include horseshoes, corn hole and sand volleyball, with registration open the day of the event.
If you go:
When: Saturday and Sunday
How much: $5 for festival wrist bands. Cost for tournaments/food vendors varies. For more information, check the event page on Facebook.