HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Several entities are teaming up to bring a new event to the downtown area this fall.
The Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run, Downtown Hutch and Hutch Rec will host the inaugural Hutchinson Fall Fest Oct. 1 and 2.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, Oct. 1, with the 14th annual Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run & Classic Car Show. Activities start Friday and go through Saturday, Oct. 2, and feature a Show & Shine of hot rods; a Main Street Cruise; burnout competition; vendor demonstrations; and much more. New in 2021 is the Salt City Vintage Market, which will be set up on Saturday at Avenue A & Walnut.
Individuals interested in registering a vehicle or motorcycle to participate in the Rod Run may do so by visiting downtownhutchrodrun.com. Event organizers are also now accepting vendor applications for both the Rod Run and Salt City Vintage Market. Friday night’s entertainment also includes a free, family-friendly movie on the lawn of DCI Park, as well as a concert event inside Hutchinson’s historic Fox Theatre.
On Saturday, Hutch Rec presents the Salt City 5K/10K races. Runners and walkers will race through Downtown Hutchinson, starting and ending in DCI Park. Registration will open later this summer and can be done online at hutchrec.com and in-person at Hutch Rec Downtown, 17 E. 1st.
Also on Saturday is the Hutch Rec Foundation’s Brewfest: A Craft Beer Festival, from 2-6 p.m. in front of Hutch Rec Downtown on First Avenue. Participants will enjoy craft beer samples from a variety of Kansas brewers. Food trucks and entertainment will also be available throughout the afternoon. Tickets for Brewfest will be available later this summer for purchase at Hutch Rec, both online and in-person.
Hutch Fall Fest will conclude with Rod Run festivities and entertainment on Saturday night.