WHEN IS THIS AMAZING FESTIVAL AND WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
Washunga Days is June 21-23, 2019. You can find the schedule of events here.
HOW DO I GET IN TO THE FESTIVAL?
Admission buttons are the "tickets" for this festival. You need an admission button to get in the Neosho Riverwalk Park where the main festival is held.
Your button gives you access to all concerts on both June 21 and June 22.
You don't need any additional tickets for concerts.
Washunga Button Swim will also require a button for entry.
Children 5 and under do not require a button for entry. Ages 6+ require a button for entry.
OMG! HOW DO I SEE CODY JOHNSON PERFORM?
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 BUTTON AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY?
Buttons can be purchased at the Council Grove/Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism for $10 until June 20th at 5pm or until available buttons are gone. After 5pm on June 20, buttons will only be available at the Washunga Days entrance gates. Buttons at the gate are not guaranteed due to maximum capacity of the park. Children 5 and under do not require a button for entry.
Button sales are non-refundable for any reason. Online ordering ended June 13.
***UPDATE 6/19/19: Pre-sale buttons are no longer available. Buttons will not be available for purchase at the gates Friday as we have reached maximum capacity. We will have a limited quantity of buttons available for purchase at the gates Saturday.
WHERE DO I STAY?
Council Grove and the surrounding communities have many great lodging options!
The north parking lot of the softball fields (the north fields) at Fairgrounds Park, 650 N. Union Street are available to park in. The north and west side of the rodeo arena at the fair grounds, 612 US-56, have grassy areas available as well.
Campers and tents are welcome at no cost, but there are no hookups available in these areas. All areas are for primitive camping. First come, first served. Please be mindful of other guests and make room for each other! Please help keep those areas clean. Thank you to the City and County!
WHERE DO I ENTER THE FESTIVAL?
There are three entry points to the festival at Neosho Riverwalk Park. You can enter on the north, south and east (Neosho River footbridge) sides of the park. The live music, artisans market, 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. Limited Uber is available, please use the Uber app as normal. You can be picked up at the main gate entrance by the Designated Driver 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 north ball fields on Hwy 177, Lexinet at 701 N. Union, north edge of the Riverwalk on Valley Street and the Council Grove High School. Please be mindful of driveways and people's 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. Find the map here. Accessible Parking will also be available near the main festival gate (south gate), east of ReRun Consignments. Please come early and know that there isn't a lot of parking by the park, you will have a walk.
IS THERE A CARNIVAL THIS YEAR?
There is not a carnival this year. There are many children's activities within the festival though! All in one place. Unfortunately there weren't any carnivals available to come this year.
IS THERE A HIDDEN BUTTON SCAVENGER HUNT THIS YEAR?
Absolutely! Rules will go out on Friday, June 14. First clue goes out Monday, June 17. The prize will be $500 again this year!
IS THERE A 5K this year?
There will not be a 5K. We did not have enough participation to have this year, but we hope to bring it back in the future!
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.