Little Balkans Days festival returns for 2021

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Festival Committee announces the return of Little Balkans Days and is looking for input on activities.

Organizers canceled the event in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. The Festival has been held annually on Labor Day weekend in Pittsburg, Kansas since 1985. It pays homage to the region’s history, ethnic diversity and community spirit.

The board is asking residents to help determine what activities to continue, and what to bring back from previous years. They’re also asking for ideas for new activities.

You can give your input on social media. They have pinned a post to the top of their Facebook page: Facebook.com/LittleBalkansDays/.

A release from the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau stated, “The Festival Committee is working diligently and will begin announcing activities, events and the entertainment lineup in the weeks to come.”

Funds donated in 2020 by sponsors and donors will roll over to the 2021 event. The board will also work with the Crawford County Health Department to create a mitigation plan due to the COVID pandemic.

To help vendors who have been unable to sell their goods at festivals for the past year, fees will be reduced for the 2021 Little Balkans Days Festival. Artisan, craft, antique, and food vendors can get details and register at LittleBalkansFestival.com/vendors/.