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Labette County is a unique mix of people and geography nestled in the Southeast corner of the great state of Kansas. The area has strong historical ties to the pre-civil war era and the western expansion of the early American railroad. The landscape changes as travelers visit the Ozark forests of the east on their way to the rolling prairie of the west. The abundance of wildlife is astounding and hundreds of visitors make Labette County their home for several weeks of the year to fish, hike and hunt or simply enjoy the expansive great outdoors we have to offer. For your free visitors guide phone 800.280.6401 or send us an e-mail at


Balloons * Blues * BBQ
Highlights for 2015 –

•    Friday Night October 16th - Balloon Glow at dusk at WalMart Parking,  Lot 3201 N. 16th (North of intersection of Highways 59 & 400), Parsons, Kansas
•    Saturday October 17th  - Music, Free Inflatables, BBQ Judging, and Vendors at Forest Park (204 S 14th Street, Parsons, KS)

Friday, October 16, 2015

            6:30 (dusk) – 7:30pm “Balloon Glow” Wal Mart Parking Lot

Saturday, October 17, 2015

            Morning: Hot Air Balloon Launch, (location Tolen Creek Park; dependent on weather)      
            9 am to 3 pm -  Vendors, and FREE kids’ inflatables at Forest Park
            11:00 am to Noon – Music – Lem Shepard, Seaton Family Pavilion at Forest Park
            Noon – BBQ Judging begins, 4 categories plus new addition of “Anything But”
            12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – KALO – Seaton Family Pavilion at Forest Park
            2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Lennie Baker & Blue Soul - Seaton Family Pavilion at Forest Park.
            3:00 pm (approximately) BBQ contest results and awards
            3:15 pm  – 4:00 pm Lennie Baker & Blue Soul - Seaton Family Pavilion at Forest Park
Sunday, October 18, 2015

            Balloon Launch, (location TBD;  dependent on weather)


Or Parsons Public Information Page.

For more information, please call 620-421-7030

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Oswegofest will be held Saturday, October 10 in Riverside Park, Oswego, Kansas


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