Overland Park Fall Festival

The Fall Festival

Saturday, Sept. 27The Elders LIVE at 3 p.m.

New this year is an online app to help you find parking, the parade route, main entertainment stage, food court, kids face painting, information booth and where each of this year's arts and crafts vendors is located.

Featuring:

  • The region's top Arts and Crafts Fair
  • The Parade at 10 a.m.
  • 3 stages of free concerts
  • The nationally ranked OP Farmers' Market
  • Classic cars
  • Children's entertainment - moonwalks, singers and puppets
  • Food! Lots and Lots of Great Food
  • Live in Concert- The Elders, at 3 p.m.
  • Free admission

Weather:

The Festival operates rain or shine. If severe weather presents, Matt Ross Community Center serves as a lightening shelter. There may also be a late start to some activities or a partial shut down of other activities, such as the parade. Please check this website for up to the minute information.

Special Thanks

Presenting Sponsor:     The Bank of Blue Valley for bringing the Elders
Supporting Sponsor:    Friends of OP Arts for providing the Children's Pavilion

Signage provided by Steve Thompson Signs


Events Locations

The Fall Festival Parade is the longest continually operating parade in the county...54 years strong!

The Fall Festival Parade is the longest continually operating parade in  Johnson County...54 years strong!

  • Farmers' Market: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, located north of 80th Street between Overland Park Drive and Marty Street
  • Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at the Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive.
  • Parade Grandstand: 10-11:15 a.m., located at Clock Tower on Santa Fe Drive between 79th and 80th streets. Parade marches from 79th & Floyd down through Santa Fe Drive past the Conser roundabout.
  • Classic Car Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., located on 80th Street between Santa Fe Drive and Marty. All car clubs welcome for this Show and Shine. Contact Julie Bilyea at julie.bilyea@opkansas.org for more information to participate.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating at the parade and for concerts. Bus pick up at Overland Park Elementary School. 

Parking & Road Restrictions

Parking can be found at:

  • 8101 Marty in the west lot of the Matt Ross Community Center.
  • The city parking lot north of the OP Presbyterian Church on Marty and west of Main Appliance.
  • On the perimeter of the Santa Fe Commons Park.
  • On the roads leading up to the park.
  • Special Thanks to Main Appliance for welcoming festival patrons to use their parking lot.
  • The Farmer's Market has lots on both sides of the pavilion.

The following traffic restrictions are in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, but do have on the street parking. Please do not block resident driveways.

  • Hamilton Street.....South bound one-way traffic only between 83rd Street and Overland Park Dr.
  • Valley View Drive.....South bound one-way traffic only between Overland Park Dr. and 83rd St.
  • Overland Park Drive.....Closed between 80th Street and 81st Street, south-bound traffic only from 81st to Hamilton.
  • 80th Street.....Closed from 6am to 3pm between Santa Fe Drive and Marty Street.

Maps


Performance Schedule

The Fall Fest is a great way to spend your day. Plan to stay a while!

The Fall Fest is a great way to spend time with family. Plan to stay a while!

Santa Fe Commons Bandstand

9 a.m. ..............The Overland Park Civic Band (Show Tunes & Marches)

10 a.m..............Parade

11:30 a.m........The Rain Dogs (Americana Bluegrass)

12:30 p.m.........The Good Sam Club Band (Rockabilly)

1:30 p.m...........Funk Syndicate (Rock)

3 p.m. ..............The Elders (Celtic)

Clock Tower Concerts

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ..............Grand Marquis (Swing Jazz)

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ...........The Overland Park Orchestra (Classics)

Boy dancing at fall fest

Children's Pavilion

Next to the small white gazebo in the south end of the Santa Fe Commons Park

10 a.m..............Janie Next Door Sings

11 a.m..............Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

Noon................Jim Cosgrove, "Mr. Stinky Feet"

1 p.m................Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

2 p.m................Priscilla Howe's Storytelling & Puppets

3 p.m. ..............Mad Science Show 


Arts and Crafts

Ceramics by A. Egitto

More than 150 vendors will bring their fine arts and crafts to the festival, everything from ceramics and clothing to fine painting, photography and sculpture. Some artists specialize in soaps and scarves while others offer jewelry and hats. Shopping anyone? Yes!

 


Food

Fry Guys - Funnel Cakes, Ribbon Fries, Fried Pickles, Drinks

K&C Concessions - Philly Cheese-steak Sandwiches, Nachos, Taco Salad, Drinks, Desserts

Copper Kettle Corn - Kettle Corn

The Cajun Cabin - Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans, Shrimp Etoufee

The Dragon Inn - Chinese fare

Taco Republic - Mexican fare

Smothie Wave - Fruit Smoothies

Moose Truck - BBQ Parfait, Burgers, Chicken Tenders, Fries, Nachos, Drinks

Smokin' Fresh Streetside BBQ - Beef, Pork and Chicken BBQ, Cole Slaw, Salad, Bean and Rice Wrap, Chips, Drinks

OP Host Lion's Club - Brats, Hot Dogs, Donuts, Popcorn, Drinks

Little Italy - Italian fare

Sugar Daddy's Lemonade - Italian Sausage Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Handmade Lemonade, Limeade, Cherry Lemonade and Cherry Limeade Drinks

Crazy Good Eats - Breakfast Wrap, Hot Dogs, Pepper Jack Brats, Chicken Sausages with Feta, Pulled Pork, Drinks

Strawberry Hill Povitica - Croatian Dessert Breads

Mojaxs Nuts - Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cashews and Pecans

Air Summer Snow - Shaved Ice treats, Water


Want to be part of the festival?

Parade

Vendors

All vendor sports are sold out.

Applications are available on Zapplication. Contact Julie Bilyea at julie.bilyea@opkansas.org. We are currently only accepting waiting list applications as our booth spaces are sold out.

Application Process

To apply, visit zapplication website > Select "Participating Shows" > Sort By "Show Name" > Select "Overland Park Fall Festival"

You will be prompted to register with zapplication to apply to become a vendor.

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