WASHUNGA DAYS FAQ

WHEN IS THIS AMAZING FESTIVAL AND WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?

Washunga Days is June 17 -18, 2022. Schedule of events, coming soon. This year there will be a free community night on Thursday, June 16 where food vendor will be available, no wristband necessary. 

HOW DO I GET IN TO THE FESTIVAL?  

Wristbands are the "tickets" for this festival. You need an admission wristband to get in the Neosho Riverwalk Park where the main festival is held. Please no sharing wristbands. They also must be on your wrist for entry.  You don't need any additional tickets for concerts. 

Children 5 and under do not require a wristband for entry. Ages 6+ require a wristband for entry. 

OMG! HOW DO I SEE THE CONCERTS?!

Please see the answer above. We can't wait for you to join us! 

ARE THERE ARTIST MEET & GREETS? (please say yes....please say yes)

Yes! Watch our social media closely for meet & greet giveaways! 

 

WHERE DO I BUY AN ADMISSION WRISTBANDS AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY?  ​

Wristbands will be full price at the gate ($20) and pre-sale tickets ($15 until April 15) are available at the Chamber office in Council Grove. Wristband can be purchased online until 5/31/22. 

ARE USD 417 STUDENTS FREE? 

Yes! A special thank you to our sponsors for making this happen. Families will receive wristbands for each student currently enrolled.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY WRISTBAND BEFORE JUNE 17?

That would be a bummer! Please make sure to keep wristbands in a safe place. If something is wrong with your wristband ​please contact us right away and we will make plans to get you a replacement.

WHERE DO I STAY?

Council Grove and the surrounding communities have many great lodging options!  

Click here for more information.

WHERE DO I ENTER THE FESTIVAL?  

There is one entry point to the festival at Neosho Riverwalk Park. You can enter on the south side of the park. The main gate is the south entrance off Main Street. The live music, food vendors, children's activities and beer garden are all within the festival grounds at Neosho Riverwalk Park. There are other events outside of the park. Check the maps/events on our site for more information. 

IS THERE BEER?

You bet. Beer will be available for purchase in the beer garden. An ID check is required by law. No matter how old you are, we will check your ID. Wristbands are required to purchase beer and will be given once you provide your ID. No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be carried in or out of the Neosho Riverwalk Park or in the area of the Children's Activities. Please bring cash, you'll get your beer faster!

WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?

We'll have security at the festival. A safe ride will be available form the Trail Trolley. You can be picked up at the main gate entrance by the Trail Trolley sign. Please know there will be a wait. Please make good choices and get a safe ride home if you've been drinking. We care about you, and we aren't responsible for you so please don't drink and drive. 

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

While we love living in Kansas....we don't always love the unpredictable Kansas weather. This is a rain or shine event.  In the event of rain, the area will likely be soggy/muddy. Please dress accordingly. No refunds are given for inclement weather. 

 

WHAT AM I ALLOWED TO BRING WITH ME? 

Chairs, umbrellas, cameras, blankets, water (one unopened bottle/person), handicap motorized vehicles, joy, family and friends. We also vote you bring sunscreen! 

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO LEAVE AT HOME?

Bicycles, dogs or other animals (we get it - this bums us out, too), outside alcoholic beverages or food, weapons, tents, drugs, coolers, ATV's or non-handicap motorized vehicles and bad decisions.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED? 

No, smoking is not allowed in any area of the festival grounds. Please help keep our park beautiful.

WHERE DO I PARK? 

Parking will be available on Main Street and surrounding neighborhoods. You can also park at the Kaw Mission, north edge of the Riverwalk on Valley Street, and Council Grove High School. Please be mindful of driveways and peoples homes. Please note on the map where the shuttle pick ups are. Carts and a trolley will run periodically to and from the parking areas to the festival. A 2021 festival map will be available soon. Accessible Parking will also be available near the main festival gate (south gate), east of Kanvas. Please come early and know that there isn't a lot of parking by the park, you will have a walk. 

WHY DO YOU HAVE WASHUNGA DAYS? 

We want to celebrate Council Grove/Morris County and our culture - both past and present. The proceeds of the festival provide the Council Grove/Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism funding to promote the area ultimately supporting  the community at large.

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN THE AREA?

Council Grove is located in the Flint Hills with lots of things to do such as shopping, dining, history, recreation add more! For specific things to do in Council Grove and Morris County please visit the Chamber website

 
Washunga Days 2022