Little Balkans Days Carnival, PASSPORT Events & Train

Annual celebration blends heritage with family fun

Little Balkans Festival names headline performer: Ben Haggard

Little Balkans Festival names headline performer: Ben Haggard

Jul 24, 20232 minute read

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Ben Haggard, the son of country music legend Merle Haggard, is the headline performer at this year’s…

Little Balkans Days Festival

Little Balkans Days Festival

Aug 14, 20235 minute read
Little Balkans Quilt Show

Little Balkans Quilt Show

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The Annual Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is scheduled for August 28 through September 3, 2023. Numerous activities will be available, including an Arts, Crafts & Food Show, the Folk Life Music Festival, and numerous PASSPORT events.


A $5 donation is all that is needed to get a PASSPORT. Attend at least four PASSPORT events and be entered to win $500 or $100 Chamber Bucks. PASSPORTS are available at these locations:

  • Crawford County Historical Museum (20th and US-69)
  • Equity Bank (102 N Broadway)
  • Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union (416 N Broadway)
  • Memorial Auditorium (503 N Pine)
  • Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce (117 W 4th St)
  • Ron’s Supermarket (310 E Centennial)
  • TOAST (401 N Broadway, Unit D)
  • Order online

Buttons get you into a variety of special activities, including:

  • Little Balkans Cooking School
  • Embroidery Class
  • Car Show
  • Polka Dance & Chicken Dinner at Meadowbrook Mall
  • Crawford County Historical Museum Events
  • Free Play at Kansas Crossing Casino
  • Quilt Show
  • Ben Haggard & Stone Country (limited seating with passport; reserved seating can be purchased)
  • Members Only Concert

Train Tickets

Limited to 250 per ride at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM and tickets can be purchased by phone 620-404-5111 or 620-231-1000 and can be purchased at the Pittsburg Area Chamber!

Check for full details of area businesses offering promotions or discounts during the Little Balkans Days Festival. Be sure to follow the Little Balkans Days Festival on their Facebook Page.

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