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Basehor Dairy Days Association and Basehor Chamber of Commerce
Announce Fall Festival “Small Town Saturday”

Basehor Dairy Days Association and Basehor Chamber of Commerce have combined efforts to create a new fall festival for the community of Basehor, Kansas. The festival will be called “Small Town Saturday,” and take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Basehor City Park.

In the past, Basehor Dairy Days Association, a group of seven community volunteers, have organized the previous community festival “Basehor Dairy Days” that took place in June and paid homage to the rich dairy history of Basehor.

“Although Basehor Dairy Days was well received, we typically battled extreme heat and lack of volunteers,” Basehor Dairy Days Association volunteer Ashley Razak said. “So when the Basehor Chamber of Commerce approached us about joining efforts to host a fall festival, we thought that might be the best way to extend the life of our community festival in Basehor for the future.”

The festival has been renamed as “Small Town Saturday” by the now combined planning group, which includes the Basehor Dairy Days Association volunteers and the addition of two Chamber of Commerce board members as new volunteers, as well. Small Town Saturday will consist of several components of past Basehor Dairy Days festivals like the Crazy Cow 5k, Chris Cakes pancake breakfast, inflatables, vendor booths, the Lions Mobile Health Unit, bingo hosted by the VFW, food trucks, and entertainment will be taken up a notch with several bands on the schedule.

“The purpose behind combining our organizations to create a new festival is to not only refresh the festival, but to involve as many businesses and local organizations as possible,” Chamber president Scott Runnels said. “We are seeking participation from local businesses and organizations to host things like a cornhole tournament, talent show, beer garden, cake walk, chili cook off and other activities that will encourage anyone and everyone from the community to attend.”

Vendor and food truck sign up forms are available on the Basehor Dairy Days and Basehor Chamber websites at http://www.basehordairydays.com and http://www.basehorchamber.org. As in the past, an online volunteer sign up opportunity will be distributed prior to the festival, and anyone with questions can contact Basehor Dairy Days at basehordairydays@gmail.com.

More information can also be found by following @BasehorDairyDays or @BasehorChamber on Facebook.

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