Little Balkans

813 Memorial Dr
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7561

Held Labor Day weekend, the festival pays homage to the region’s diverse immigrant heritage and blends family entertainment, art, crafts, food, music and more.

Because so many of the residents of the area came from the Balkan region of Europe and because the economic and political climates of both regions were so volatile in the early 1900s, the coal fields came to be called the Balkans of Kansas. Although once a pejorative term for the region, Little Balkans of Kansas is now an expression of pride that celebrates the region’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage and rich history. The establishment of the Little Balkans Festival Association in September 1984 helped to restore the image of the region. The Association’s purpose was to educate the public about the origin and development of the term Little Balkans and to plan and conduct a regional exposition known as the Little Balkans Days Festival. The Festival has been held annually on Labor Day weekend since 1985 to pay homage to the region’s history, ethnic diversity, and community spirit. The premier annual festival in Pittsburg, KS celebrates the community’s culture, heritage and history. Three days of various events, activities, entertainment and vendors.

Gorilla Century Bicycle Fun Ride

1511 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-2212

Held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend since 2003. Roam low traffic, bicycle friendly country roads, past the awe inspiring Big Brutus. The flattest, fastest century ride of the year includes 100, 62, and 38 mile paved routes, and a 100 kilometer gravel grind. Capped at 1,000 riders.

Four State Farm Show

Pittsburg, KS 66743

Three days of agricultural product displays and equipment demonstrations. Approximately 700 exhibits featuring major lines of farm machinery and equipment as well as innovative products from agribusiness firms across the country.

The show over-flows with a vast array of farm equipment, seed, feed, agri-chemicals, livestock, farm buildings, grain bins, livestock handling equipment, tires, tools, trailers and much more. The tremendous range of agriculturally-related goods and services annually provides farmers and stockmen with a unique opportunity to shop and compare in one location.