Columbus Day

Columbus Day – October 8th, 2018

Columbus Day Monday has been an annual tradition at the Festival for over thirty years. The Festival is committed to making this day a valuable educational experience and an enjoyable time for learning. Students of all ages have a chance to do more than study the history in a book; it gives them a chance to live it!

Open from 10am – 5pm!

School Groups may attend on Columbus Day or any other day the Festival is open. School group ticket pricing below.


*Special* Columbus Day Pricing

Adult: $14.92 (regular $22.95) 

Child: $13.95


Living History Tours

Take a Living History Tour and meet characters from the Renaissance! FREE tours run all day.


Hula Hoop Competition

You don’t have to jump through hoops to enter; you just need to be the last man, woman, or child hula hooping to win!


Candy Corn Relay

Be the first person to fill your bowl with this fall favorite candy before the time runs out!


Costume Contest

Showcase your best garb in this week’s FREE costume contest!


Pumpkin Scramble

Join us for a fall themed version of musical chairs! Be the last one standing on a pumpkin print-out to win.


Villager Bingo

Can you find them all? Play Villager Bingo for FREE and win a FREE festival ride. Pick up your card at the Info Booth at the Front Gate. All day!


Weekend Promotions

Celebration of Cities (McPherson KS, Wichita, KS, Salina KS)

Residents from these cities will receive $3 off their admission ticket when they present proof of residency at our box office.


Student Discount Ticket Prices

Adult Chaperones……….$13.95 (Regular $22.95)

Students (Grades 7-12)…$13.95 (Regular $22.95)

Children (Grades 1-6)…….$8.95 (Regular $13.95)

Food Books…..$5.00 ($6.00 Value)

One Free Chaperone for every 10 Students

In order to receive the Columbus Day pricing, your tickets must be purchased in advance. This pricing will not be available at the gate.