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Hutch Fest Taking Place this Friday & Saturday (Oct. 6 & 7) in Downtown Hutch


By Hutch Rec


HUTCHINSON, Kan.  — Hutch Rec, in a partnership with the Downtown Hutch Rod Run, are excited to release the line-up of activities and events taking place during Hutch Fest on Oct. 6 & 7 in Downtown Hutchinson.

Featured events include:

  • Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run: Oct. 6 & 7

The annual Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run & Classic Car Show starts at noon on Friday, Oct. 6 and continues through the evening of Oct. 7. This two-day event features hot rods, classic and antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles, as well as a Show & Shine, Main Street Cruise, vendor demonstrations, food trucks, and more. More details are available at the Downtown Hutch Rod Run website.

  • Hutch Brewfest, presented by First Bank Kansas: Oct. 7 from 2-5 p.m.

The Hutch Rec Foundation is once again hosting the 3rd annual Hutch Brewfest: A Craft Beer Festival, presented by First Bank Kansas. This event will take place in front of the Historic Fox Theatre on 1st Avenue. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hutch Rec Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support Hutch Rec by advocating for program improvements and recreational opportunities through charitable giving. Hutch Brewfest will feature a dozen craft breweries from across the state. NEW in 2023 – a special Homebrewer’s Competition, sponsored by The Clayworks. More information on Hutch Brewfest, including ticket purchasing, is available on the Hutch Fest web page.

  • Street Concerts: Oct. 6 & 7: Headlining acts will take the Lowen Live Stage (located at East 1st and Main) on both Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night concerts start at 7 p.m. with Wabash & Lake followed by Pettipaw who will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday night concerts start at 6 p.m. with the Josue Estrada Band followed by Bootleg Mercy and Paramount at 8 p.m. Street Concerts are free and open to the public, with beer and food sales available at The Pit Stop: Craft Brews and Food, featuring area food trucks (located at West 1st and Main).

The Peoples Bank and Trust Community Stage located at West 2nd and Main will feature local acts on Friday evening. On Saturday, the stage will feature performances with the Ad Astra Radio Talent Show.

  • Family-Friendly Activities: Friday’s Movie in the Park event features the free outdoor viewing of “Top Gun: Maverick” at DCI Park, 2nd & Main at 7:30 p.m.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, families of all ages are invited to DCI Park for the Hutch Fest Kids Zone, featuring the Hutch Clinic Community Tent and the Hutchinson Rotary Club’s InflataFUN Park. Sugar Sweet Concessions, Salt City Scoops, and funnel cakes will be on-site selling sweet treats. Several community groups will be providing children’s activities under the Hutch Clinic Community Tent, featuring Touch-a-Truck, magic show, bicycle decorating and parade, barrel train rides, and more. Special thanks to our community groups and businesses, including the Hutchinson Art Center, Hutchinson Tree Board, Hutchinson Public Library, The Hutchinson Zoo, Sky Ryders Performing Arts Foundation, Ron Sylvester presents Dad Magic, Eck Services, Guardians of the Children, Hutch Clinic, Downtown Kiwanis Club, and Harley’s Bicycles.

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dillons will be hosting a free Ice Cream Social on the corner of 2nd & Main.


Additional activities and vendors include: Axe It Up Hutch, Highlyfe Corn Hole Tournament, Death Grip Arm Sports arm wrestling competitions, and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The detailed Hutch Fest schedule includes:

(Please Note: Schedule subject to change; follow Hutch Fest on social media and for the most recent updates)

Friday, October 6:

12 p.m.-8 p.m.: Rod Run (3rd Avenue through Avenue B in Downtown Hutchinson)

12 p.m.-8 p.m.: Axe It Up Hutch mobile trailer (2nd and Main)

5-7 p.m.: Hyway 14 (Peoples Bank and Trust Community Stage, 2nd & Main, DCI Park)

7 p.m.: Wabash & Lake followed by Pettipaw (Lowen Live Stage, 1st & Main)

7:30 p.m.: Movie in the Park – “Top Gun: Maverick” (DCI Park, 2nd & Main)


Saturday, October 7:

8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Rod Run (3rd Avenue through Avenue B in Downtown Hutchinson)

8 a.m.: Hutch Rec Race Series Salt City 5K/10K, sponsored by Salt City Brewing (514 N. Main)

9 a.m.: Alzheimer’s Walk (2nd & Main, DCI Park)

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Hutch Fest Kid Zone featuring Hutch Clinic Community Tent and The Hutchinson Rotary Club InflataFUN Park (2nd & Main, DCI Park)

12-2 p.m.: Ad Astra Talent Show Performances (Peoples Bank and Trust Community Stage, 2nd & Main, DCI Park)

1-3 p.m.: Rod Run Pin-Up Contest (Lowen Live Stage, 1st & Main)

2-5 p.m.: Hutch Brewfest, presented by First Bank Kansas (in front of the Historic Fox Theatre, East 1st Avenue & Main)

4 p.m.: Dillons Community Free Ice Cream Social (2nd & Main)

4 p.m.: Ad Astra Talent Show Performances (Peoples Bank and Trust Community Stage, 2nd & Main, DCI Park)

4 p.m.: Rod Run Awards (Lowen Live Stage, 1st & Main)

5 p.m.: Music on Main Showcase, featuring local musicians (Peoples Bank and Trust Community Stage, 2nd & Main, DCI Park)

6 p.m.: Josue Estrada Band (Lowen Live Stage, 1st & Main)

8 p.m.: Bootleg Mercy + Paramount (Lowen Live Stage, 1st & Main)


Stay up-to-date on Hutch Fest activities and events by following the Hutch Fest web page, as well as the Hutch Rec social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.