October 1, 2, 3
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Thank you to these 2019 Gladfest Sponsors
Downtown Gladstone/Linden Square
Friday, October 1st, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
Sunday, October 3rd 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CARNIVAL ONLY - No Vendors
Booth space secured on a first come
first PAID basis
2019 Winners of the Little Mr and Miss Contest
2019 Gladfest Parade Winners
Business 1st place - Marx Family Dental
Business 2nd place - Miss Diana’s School of Dance
Non Profit 1st place - Boy Scout Troop 606
Non Profit 2nd place - Good Shepherd Church
Best Use of Theme 1st place - Summit Heating & Cooling
Best Use of Theme 2nd place - Family Foot Doctors
Best Musical Use of Theme - NKC High School
Best Use of Sam the Scarecrow- The Grove Church
Mayor’s Choice - Ibsen Dance Theatre
Chamber Chair Choice - Winnetoka High School
Parade Marshal’s Choice - Oakhill Day School
Announcer’s Choice - East Buchanan Marching Band
Gladfest is a wonderful fall festival with something for everyone!
Don't miss the Parade on Saturday morning and the ongoing entertainment on the Linden Square Stage!
The Carnival will be open all three days for kids of all ages. It will offer "All You Can Ride" wristband specials for $23 on Saturday, Oct 5th from Noon to 5:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (each time frame has a SEPARATE Wristband) , and on Sunday, Oct 6th from Noon to 4:00 PM. Regular price is $1 per ticket and rides average 3 to 4 tickets per ride.
Kids Corner presented by Oakhill Day School and the Interactive Funfield (located in the northeast corner of Gladfest in Central Park) have many family friendly activities to check out.
Marketplace Tents, offering valuable contacts with local businesses and civic organizations, will be located on the west side of the Gladstone Community Center on Holmes. Larger commercial vendors and the best in food and beverages will be found along 70th Street and N. Holmes. Arts and Crafts vendors will be located west of City Hall and south of the carnival.
As the fun is planned it will be added to the Schedule of Events below or LIKE the Gladfest Facebook page to stay updated!
Hoping to offer the Digital Scavenger Hunt again!
In 2019, the winner received a GRAND PRIZE of gift cards to 3 of
Gladstone's Downtown Merchants - $100 Summit Grill, $100 Stone Canyon Pizza, $50 Laughing Place Bakery.
2021 Gladfest Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, OCT 1st EVENTS
5 PM - 8 PM Kids Corner presented by Oakhill Day School Playground of Oakhill Day School North
5 PM - 8 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 The Interactive Funfield featuring... Central Park
5 PM - 10 PM Wood Chux Axe Throwing 70 St, South of Linden Square
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
SATURDAY, OCT 2nd EVENTS
10 AM - Noon Gladfest Parade
10 AM - 6 PM
Train Show Exhibit
Starts at Shady Lane & N Oak; North to NE 72nd St; East on 72nd to N. Holmes; South on N Holmes past City Hall and through the festival to head West on 70th St past Linden Square and ending at the Security Bank parking lot at 70th and N Oak.
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
10 AM - 10 PM The Interactive Funfield featuring... Central Park
11:45 AM Parade Winners Announced Linden Square Stage
Noon - 4 PM Wood Chux Axe Thowing 70th St South of Linden Square
Noon - 10 PM Carnival ( All you can ride wristband from noon-5 North of City Hall
& 5-10 pm $23 each, separate bands for each time
Noon - 8 PM Kids Corner presented by Oakhill Day School Playground of Oakhill Day School North
12:15 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 - 3:00 PM TBA Linden Square Stage
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA Linden Square Stage
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM TBA Linden Square Stage
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM TBA Linden Square Stage
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM TBA Linden Square Stage
7:30 PM - 10 PM TBA Linden Square Stage
Noon - 4 PM
SUNDAY, OCT 3rd EVENTS
Scarecrow 5K Run/Walk
Carnival All you can ride wristbands $23
Gladstone City Hall Parking Lot