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Sunflower Festival Information

The Sunflower Festival is an all-day event held in downtown Colby KS on the 4th Saturday of August.  Colby is in Northwest Kansas just off Interstate 70. The event was started by the committee to help bring fun, visitors, and activities to downtown Colby. The Festival events are run on the power of volunteers from local clubs, businesses, schools, and organizations! The goal is that money made from the event goes back into the community. Fun for all...most events do require registration but the kids' events are always free! Make sure to check out the schedule to see all events available!

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AUGUST 26, 2023!

Downtown on Franklin Avenue Colby, Kansas


Map of Sunflower Festival 2023

Schedule of Events

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Most events and activities will require registration online prior to the day of the Sunflower Festival.  Registering at the event with cash or check (if available) will most likely be a higher registration fee. Be sure to check out the Registration page and register prior to the day as most events have a limited amount of space.  Registration fees go to the clubs/groups running the events and/or the Sunflower Festival and are used for community improvement.  Kids events and the street dance are always free.  And it's always free to come down and check everything out!


Food is readily available at the Sunflower Festival.  There is a free-will donation breakfast done by the American Legion in the morning  and then over 10 different Food Trucks and Food Vendors will open their windows to start serving in Fike Park at 11 am until they run out!  Plan on eating while you attend the Sunflower Festival!  

2023 Food Vendors

American Legion BrickFast - Biscuits & Gravy, Hash browns, Juice

By Galli - Pulled Pork, Brisket, Mac & Cheese

Moose Ranch BBQ - BBQ Menu

Los Jarachos - Authentic Mexican Food

CHS VoAg - Ribeye Steak Sandwiches & Hot Dogs

Let it Snow - Snow Cones

Elephant Ears (Miller Family Foods) - Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos, Lemonade & Tea

Pizza Hut - Pizza & Lemonade

Lazy H Co - Mocktails & Rootbeer Floats

Luckrim - Various Snacks, Cream Soda, Ice Cream, Strawberries & Cream, Corn

Momma Debs - Beef tacos, Shrimp Tacos, Dorito Taco Salad, Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Sandwiches, Wraps, Jacked Up Chicken, & Porky/Brisket Piles

Simply Sweet - Cotton Candy

VFW Auxiliary - Loaded Baked Potatoes & Nachos

Colorado Smokin Butts - BBQ Menu

John Anderson - Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream

Daughter's of Isabella - Hot Dogs & Sloppy Joes


Men Mini Triathlon: Nicholas Hoover, Christopher George, Courtney Drake

Women Mini Triathlon: Emilea Finley, Faith Hoover, Ronda Faber, Cathy Breinig

Co-Ed Volleyball: Block Party

Kids Cornhole: 1st: Jude Metcalf, 2nd: Aiden Joslyn, 3rd: Samuel Hernandez, 4th: Micheal Quenzer

Adult Cornhole: Konnor Griffin and Lukus Anderson

Car Show: 
Best in Show - Troy and Stacy Dickerson with their 1932 Ford Roadster 2nd Place - Wes Bencken with his 1932 Ford 5W Coupe 3rd Place - Charles Modlin with his 1936 2 Dr Sedan and Coca Cola Trailer. Peoples Choice Award was awarded to Gary McLanahan with his 1947 Plymouth Convertible

Horseshoes: Chann Fromholtz and Nick Tubbs

Triples Tennis: Midcourt Crisis: Sam Dietrich, Hayden Bellamy, Wendy Weishaar


Sunflower Festival

Downtown Colby, KS

Call Colby Chamber for more information: 785.460.3401

© Kristina Hemel for Sunflower Festival  2021

Most Photographs of the event are courtesy of Keesa Photography


For more information about the event, feel free to contact the Colby/Thomas County Chamber. Phone number: 785-460-3401

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