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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 visitlabette.com


Balloons * Blues * BBQ Highlights for 2016

•    Friday Night October 14th - Balloon Glow at dusk at WalMart Parking,  Lot 3201 N. 16th
     (North of intersection of Highways 59 & 400), Parsons, Kansas
•    Saturday October 15th  - Beginning at 10am - Music, Free Inflatables, BBQ Judging, and
     Vendors at Forest Park (204 S 14th Street, Parsons, KS)

Friday, October 14, 2016

•    6:30 (dusk) – 7:30pm “Balloon Glow” Wal Mart Parking Lot, meet the pilots and see the
     balloons UP CLOSE.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

•    Morning: Hot Air Balloon Launch, (location TBD; dependent on weather)      
•    10 am to 3 pm -  Vendors, and FREE kids’ inflatables at Forest Park
•    11:00 am to 2pm – Music –  Seaton Family Pavilion at Forest Park
•    Noon – BBQ Judging begins, 4 categories plus new addition of “Anything But”
•    3:00 pm (approximately) BBQ contest results and awards

Follow us on Facebook for names and times for music in the afternoon

Sunday, October 16, 2016

•    Balloon Launch, (location TBD;  dependent on weather)


Or Parsons Public Information Page.

For more information, please call 620-421-7030

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Judge Entry Form


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