59th Annual Valley Center Fall Festival

Ottaway Amusement Ride-A-Rama, Craft Vendors on Main Street, Food Court, Beer Garden, Saturday Morning Parade, Live Bands & Much More!

The Show
Must Go On!

Join us on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25

Updated Schedule of Events

Friday, September 24, 2021: 

5 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Information Alley, Midway Main Street Vendors, Festival Food Court, LeVenue Indoor Marketplace,

 Xclusive Events Beer Garden Main Street & Meridian. Must be 21, Photo ID required to enter.

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.  — Ottawa Amusement Ride-A-Rama Session 1.

5:30 p.m. — Marc Baker & Untamed Country, Meridian & Main Street Stage

9:00 p.m. — The Astronauts Band, Meridian & Main Street Stage

Saturday, September 25, 2021: 

8:30 a.m. — 59th Annual Fall Festival Parade line up  Valley Center Intermediate School, 737 N. Meridian 

9 a.m. — Parade Bike & Trike Contest: First United Methodist Church, 560 N. Park. Following Parade, children should be picked up from the South parking lot at Life Point Church. 

10 a.m. — 59th Fall Festival Parade South on Meridian to Clay  

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Information Alley, Midway Main Street Vendors, Festival Food Court, LeVenue Indoor Marketplace Vendors

Xclusive Events Beer Garden Main Street & Meridian. Photo ID required. Must be 21 to enter. 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Ottaway Amusement Ride-A-Rama Session 2

11:00 a.m. Newton Performing Arts Center presentation: Main Stage

11:30 a.m. — Washer Tournament Lions Park, off Colby (east of the swimming pool) pre-registration not required!

12:30 p.m. — Kids Fishing Derby: McLaughlin Park

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Never Forget Garden dedication: Veteran’s Park

2 p.m. — The Fastest Hook in the Valley Crochet Contest VC Library & Community Center

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Kids’ Festival: Lions Park, 316 S. Abilene, sponsored by LifePoint Church

2:30 p.m. — Frog and Turtle Races: Lions Park, 316 S. Abilene

3:00 p.m. — Damm Music School Students: Main & Meridian Stage

5 p.m. to 11 p.m. — Ottaway Amusement Ride-A-Rama Session 3

5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Suite 68: Main Stage

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. — Grove 42: Main Stage 

*Ride-o-Rama times subject to change as determined by Ottaway Amusements.


Saturday Morning Parade

Interested in judging our annual parade on Saturday, September 25? Here are a few things you need to know:

Judges should be at the designated Parade Line Up location no later than 9 a.m. for Judging with begin at 9:15 a.m. Only those entries that request to participate in judging will be judged.

Click here for the Forms page

VC Fall Festival

Ottaway Amusements

Ottaway Amusements will open at 6 p.m. on Friday with a pay one price wristband from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, they will open at 11 a.m. and have two separate wristband sessions. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Battle of the Bands - Fall Festival

Interested in Performing?

We are still looking for entertainers. Bands will be selected by the community this year. The Chamber will be having a contest for the community to pick their favorites. Bands with the most votes will be playing on Friday or Saturday night at this years festival. Performance request deadline has been extended to July 1, 2019.

Click here for the Forms page

thank you sponsors

59th Annual Valley Center Fall Festival Presented by:

Valley Center Chamber of Commerce 

City of Valley Center

Ottaway Amusements

Platinum Concert Sponsors:


Waste Management 

Decker Electric 

Gold Sponsors:

The Halstead Bank

Intrust Bank

Traffic Control Systems

Walmart 53rd & Meridian

Silver Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors: 

Baker Funeral Home

Valley Center Lions Club

Edward Jones – Brian Jansen, Debbie Schaeffer, Austin Hubert & Shannon Wolley

Business Sponsors: 

Anne’s Attic 

Bartel’s True Value

Bryan’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Emprise Bank

Eden Auto Sales

Hornet Cutting Systems

Johnson Automotive

Porter, Carswell and Raya Chartered, CPAs

Premier Physical Therapy

The Insurance Guys

Joy Thompson, Keller Williams Signature Partners, LLC

Top Dog Realty

Valley Offset Printing

Xclusive Events

Friends of the Festival: 

Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites

Country Kitchen

Thomas D. Harris, Attorney at Law

M & M Insurance Agency

Senator Carolyn McGinn

Pathway Church

Professional Machine & Tool

Valley Center Public Library

38th Annual Medallion Hunt

Somewhere in the city limits of Valley Center and on public property, a special medallion has been hidden!

Find this medallion!

Find the wood medallion and bring it to Ark Valley News, 210 West Main Street, to claim your prize.

The medallion is hidden on public land and under no circumstances will its discovery require the use of a shovel, saw or hammer. Searchers are asked to refrain from intruding on private property and to respect our parks and playgrounds, avoid any damage to trees, shrubbery, buildings and any other public facilities. Under no circumstances will the medallion be hidden behind loved fences or gates.

Fall Festival Brackets are $4 each. If you purchased a bracelet by September 20 and your hunting license is filled out and returned to a sponsor and you are the one who finds the medallion, your $250 cash prize immediately becomes a $500 cash prize! Licenses are available at sponsor locations, or you many clip the one in the link below.

Our Sponsors

Baker Funeral Home, Boyd Accounting Office, Bryan’s Heating and Air Conditioning, The Ark Valley News, Valley Center Chamber of Commerce, Valley Offset Printing, Valley Center Recreation Commission and Valley Center Public Library 

Clues will be available starting Thursday, September 13. Go to the Forms page for the Medallion Hunt flyer and Medallion Hunting License.