Fairfax Festival

The Fairfax Festival will be Thursday, October 5th, 2017, 3:30-6:30pm!  (In case of severe weather, rain date is Thursday, October 12th 3:30-6:30pm.  We will send out notice the morning of Oct 5th if need to reschedule.)

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.

Countdown to Festival

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 Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  The lawn game tourney will start at 4pm, so be there ready to play!

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 Wednesday, Sept 27th, 2017.

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
Exclusive Bundle $12
  • 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

Thank You to our Sponsors for 2017 Festival