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Gladfest 2022

Sept 30, Oct 1-2

Downtown Gladstone

Linden Square

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Friday, September 30th 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Saturday, October 1st, 10:00 am- 10:00 pm


Sunday, October 2nd 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Vendor Applications




2022 Arts and Crafts Information and Application



2022 Marketplace Information and Application

Booth space secured on a first come 

first PAID basis


Be a 2022 Gladfest Sponsor!
Click here for plans to fit all budgets

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2022 Little Mr/Miss Gladfest Application

Congratulations to these 2021 Little Mr/Miss Winners!

LIttle Miss Gladfest- Gemma McConnell

Little Mr Gladfest - Emmett Dowell 

Gladfest Princess - Maddyn Emery

Gladfest Prince - Carter Gray

Thank you to these
2021 Gladfest Sponsors
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from the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce

Chairman of the Board

With a major construction project happening in and around the Gladstone City Hall on the new police station, we find ourselves faced with challenges planning Gladfest. 
The Board of Directors and Gladfest committee

have spent hours exhaustively discussing options

to continue the traditions that have become

dear to our community.

I'm excited to share what we we'll be doing:


Woven into the thread of every conversation in

the past months have been the following foundational values we are unwilling to sacrifice moving forward:

  • a close-knit community

  • a time to celebrate together

  • a platform for both our non-profit partners and business members to be seen and promoted

  • a place for our schools and citizens of all ages to be featured and celebrated

Of utmost importance is the fact that the

parade route and public safety resources will be severely limited by construction and the temporary relocation of the police department.

For this reason that we made the decision to host a community-wide Pep Rally, instead of the parade.

The Pep Rally will be held in Linden Square on

Saturday morning, October 1, at 10am.

Featured in the Pep Rally will be bands from each of our district high schools, helping to lead us in a patriotic tribute in partnership with local veterans and military organizations, followed by a short but spirited battle of the bands where you’ll want to cheer for your Alma Mater or your children’s future high school as they play their fight song!! 

Also featured will be our favorite dance studios and karate kids, and many other parade favorites, who will have an opportunity to be showcased during Gladfest.

Can you tell we're excited?  I hope you can catch the vision and join in our excitement!

Times are changing, and we must change with them, but as we make those changes, we are unwilling to sacrifice the foundations that make us who

we are as a community. 

We hope to stand next to you at Gladfest as we celebrate what is uniquely Gladstone!

Gladfest is planned for our Community to get together and enjoy the sights and sounds of a local Fall Festival.

Stay tuned for what's happening this year!


Ongoing entertainment on the

Linden Square Stage all weekend!

The 2022 Schedule of Events Below

will be updated as the schedule is planned

The Digital Scavenger Hunt returns to Gladfest!

The winner receives a gift card to a local business

Stay tuned for details!


The Carnival will be open all three days for kids of all ages. 

Regular price is $1 per ticket and rides average 3 to 4 tickets per ride


$23 "All You Can Ride" Wristband Specials on

Friday, Oct 1st from 5:00PM to 10:00pm

Saturday, Oct 2nd from Noon to 5:00PM & 5:00PM to 10:00PM

(each time frame has a SEPARATE Wristband)

and Sunday, Oct 3rd from Noon to 4:00 PM



Kids Corner presented by Oakhill Day School will have many family friendly activities to check out. Find them in the tent on the playground of their Cherry Street Campus

Marketplace Tents, located on the west side of the Gladstone Community Center on Holmes, offer valuable contacts with local businesses and civic organizations.

Larger commercial vendors and the best in food and beverages will be found along 70th Street and along N. Holmes


Arts and Crafts vendors can be found in the tents west of City Hall and south of the carnival


LIKE the Gladfest Facebook page to stay updated on Gladstone's Biggest Party!

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 2022 Gladfest Schedule of Events


5 PM - 8 PM                                 Kids Corner presented by Oakhill Day School               Playground of Oakhill Day School North           

5 PM - 7 PM                                 Train Show Exhibit                                                              Gladstone Community Center

5 PM - 10 PM                               Carnival - All You Can Ride Wristbands $23                   Gladstone City Hall Parking Lot

5 PM - 10 PM                               Marketplace Booths Open                                                N Holmes St, 70th St, Public Safety Dr              

5 PM - 10 PM                               Arts and Crafts Booths Open                                            Public Safety Dr - West of City Hall

5:50 PM                                        Welcome by Mayor and City Council                               Linden Square Stage

6 PM - 7 PM                                 Little Mr & Miss/Gladfest Prince & Princess                   Linden Square Stage

7:30 PM - 10 PM                          TBA                                                                                       Linden Square Stage


10 AM -  Noon                               Community Pep Rally

10 AM - 6 PM

Train Show Exhibit


Linden Square

Community Center

10 AM - 10 PM                              Market place Booths Open                                                 N Holmes St, 70th St, Public Safety Dr

10 AM - 10 PM                              Arts and Crafts Booths Open                                             Public Safety Dr - West of City Hall

Noon - 10 PM                              Carnival - All you can ride wristband $23 good from

                                                       Noon-5p & 5p-10p (separate bands for each time frame)    North of City Hall

Noon - 8 PM                                Kids Corner presented by Oakhill Day School                Playground of Oakhill Day School North

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM                  TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage  

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage  

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM                    TBA                                                                                          Linden Square Stage

7:30 PM - 10 PM                       Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs                                           Linden Square Stage


7:30 AM

Noon - 4 PM


Scarecrow 5K Run/Walk - Click Here for More Info

Carnival All you can ride wristbands $23


Linden Square

Gladstone City Hall Parking Lot

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