The Edgerton Pioneer Days Festival was first held in 1971 to celebrate the town's Centennial. Each fall, Edgerton residents are joined by those from surrounding areas to celebrate the community's history. All ages gather in downtown Edgerton the second weekend in September each year for the free three-day event.
Organized by members of the volunteer Pioneer Days Committee, with sponsorships and assistance from area businesses and organizations, the festival features arts, crafts and food vendors, one of the largest parades in Platte County, live entertainment, artisans and demonstrations, shootouts by re-enactors, pony rides, a variety of contests, and good old-fashioned fun for the entire family.
Area youngsters compete for the title of Little Mr./Miss Pioneer Days. Other events have included a co-ed softball tournament, chain saw carving demonstrations, fund raisers sponsored by local organizations, cake walks, a fish fry and more fun than you can shake a Grove Creek stick at.
Admission, parking and most of the entertainment are free.
2018 Festival Schedule
Friday, September 7th
Vendors 4 pm - 8 pm
Southern Nights Band--Main Stage
4 pm - 6 pm
11th Annual Jackson Family Fish Fry
(Pioneer Days Fundraiser at the American Legion)
Sponsored by Ferrell Gas and Atchison's Foundations
5 pm to 8 pm
Pioneer Pageant--Main Stage
6:30 pm - 7 pm
Shades of Grey--Main Stage
7 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, September 8th
Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
(American Legion Post #445 Fundraiser) 7 am - 9 am
Mountain Men Encampment and Education--by the Walk Bridge across Grove Creek (all day)
Bicycle Rodeo-Edgerton Fire Station
8 am - 9 am
10 am (Lineup at the Intermediate School at 9)
MC'd by Steve Snook, National Anthem sung by Mt. Zion Men's Quartet,