Fairfax Festival

Due to the rainy weather forecast for this Thursday, October 5th  we are moving the festival to our rain date of  Thursday, October 12th 3:30-6:30pmTickets will now be available for purchase through this Friday, Oct 6th.  Tickets to the festival will not be for sale at the event. Lawn game tourney sign-up deadline is also now Fri, Oct 6.

The Fairfax Festival is a community event hosted by FIA in the historic Kaw Point Park, 1401 Fairfax Trafficway KC, KS 66115, in the Fairfax District.  The festival includes live music, a beer and wine garden, a raffle, historic boat rides on the Kaw River, a Lawn Game Tournament and re-enactment of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Attendance is expected to be 500 this year.

The lawn game tournament has teams consisting of 2 players each representing their business.  The teams compete at the bean bag toss, ladder golf game, lawn darts and washers.  Winning teams move up through brackets until the championship playoff.  There is a travelling trophy for the winning team to proudly display at their business including a full year of bragging rights…until the next year’s festival. Cintas currently holds the coveted trophy from the 2016 Festival.

Lawn Game Tourney Sign-Up:  If you would like to participate in the lawn game tournament (each business can have has many teams as they wish) email rachel.chambers@ergon.comDeadline to sign up for the lawn game tourney is Friday, Oct 6th, 2017.  The lawn game tourney will start at 4pm, so be there ready to play! Sign-Up Closed

Boat Rides: Healthy Rivers will be providing historic river boat tours.  Seats are limited. Click here to sign-up and purchase a boat ride ticket. If you are participating in the lawn game tourney and want to do a boat ride too, you will want to sign up for the last boat tour at 6pm. Any questions about boat rides, contact Lisa Bray at  mailto:lisa.bray@mcckc.edu.

Tickets to the Festival: Each ticket includes hamburgers, polish sausages, chips, Cheez-Its (provided by Fairfax’s very own, Kellogg’s) funnel cakes, beer, wine, water, one raffle ticket, live music and lots of fun!  Click here to purchase your tickets to the festival.  Tickets will not be available for sale at the event.  Deadline to purchase your ticket is Friday, Oct 6, 2017. Ticket Purchase Closed

Raffle: We will be raffling off items throughout the event.  Each item has a retail value of $100 or more.  Each ticket purchased to the event will include 1 raffle ticket.  You can also purchase more tickets to increase your chances of winning. Click here to purchase raffle tickets.

Live Music: Chapter 5 will be providing our live music this year. Check out some of their tracks:

Any other questions, please contact Melissa Clark, Executive Director of FIA at execdir@fiakck.org.


Purchase Tickets Here

Festival Tickets
Deadline to purchase: 10/6/17
  • Includes food, beer, wine, water, one raffle ticket, live music and lots of fun!
Boat Rides
30-minute tour$10
  • Multiple time slots available.
7 tickets for $10
Raffle Tickets
3 pack bundle $5
  • 3 for $5 or 7 for $10
    Each item has a retail value of $100 or more.


Thank You to our Sponsors for 2017 Festival