The Pioneer Days Association is a local non-profit organization that organizes the annual Edgerton Pioneer Days Festival.
Please visit our 2021 Festival page for more information on this year’s Festival!
The Edgerton Pioneer Days Festival was first held in 1971 to celebrate the town’s Centennial. Each fall, Edgerton residents are joined by those from surrounding areas to celebrate the community’s history. All ages gather in downtown Edgerton the second weekend in September each year for the free three-day event.
Organized by members of the volunteer Pioneer Days Committee, with sponsorships and assistance from area businesses and organizations, the festival features arts, crafts and food vendors, one of the largest parades in Platte County, live entertainment, artisans and demonstrations, shootouts by re-enactors, pony rides, a variety of contests, and good old-fashioned fun for the entire family.
Area youngsters compete for the title of Little Mr./Miss Pioneer Days. Other events have included a co-ed softball tournament, chain saw carving demonstrations, fund raisers sponsored by local organizations, cake walks, a fish fry and more fun than you can shake a Grove Creek stick at.
Admission, parking and most of the entertainment are free.
Association Mission Statement and Goals
The mission of the Pioneer Days Association is to encourage community, and to protect and promote the interests of of the Edgerton Pioneer Days Festival to include community historical preservation.
Our goals for the festival are simple: to bring the greater Edgerton Community together with safe, family friendly activities and entertainment. We sincerely hope you and your family will attend and create lasting memories together. We may be a small festival in a small town, but those on the Pioneer Days Committee have a big heart for Edgerton and it’s residents. We love this piece of Edgerton’s history and want to see the Festival continue for many more years.
2021 board members: Jordan Keefhaver, President; Jamie Cox, Vice President; Myrna Weese, Secretary; Mary McQuillen, Treasurer.
Other Committee members include Nicole Kidwell and Angela Stubbs.