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Hutch Rec Announces the Return of Hutch Fest in Fall 2023


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Hutch Rec, in partnership with the Downtown Hutch Rod Run, is bringing back the popular community festival Hutch Fest in Fall 2023.

Hutch Fest will take place October 6 & 7 in Downtown Hutchinson and will include feature events as well as live music, family-friendly community activities, food, and various entertainment. More information is available on the Hutch Fest web page, as well as the Hutch Fest social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

At this time, 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 on 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 Brewfest: A Craft Beer Festival, presented by First Bank Kansas. This event will take place in front of the Wiley Plaza 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. Brewfest will feature a dozen craft breweries from across the state. NEW in 2023 – a special Homebrewer’s Competition. More information on Brewfest and to purchase tickets is available on the Hutch Fest web page.

Hutch Fest event partners also are asking for community involvement with the festival, and are seeking civic groups, businesses, and organizations to help plan and host community activities. Interested hosts are invited to let their creativity shine as they will be responsible for the development of activities while Hutch Rec assists in the coordination.

Civic groups, businesses, and organizations interested in hosting activities may pick up a Host Submission Form at Hutch Rec Downtown, 17 E. 1st, or download and fill out the form online on the Hutch Fest web page. Submissions are due by August 18 at Hutch Rec Downtown, 17 E. 1st. Hutch Rec Downtown is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hutch Rec Mission: To provide our community with lifelong wellness, cultural, natural, and recreational opportunities that promote healthy minds and bodies through innovative programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and protected open spaces.

Hutch Rec Vision: To inspire all residents to actively enjoy a healthy life as they strengthen our community spirit.