Friday Events:

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Arma Homecoming Golf Tournament

Four-person scramble at, Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 Horton St., Fort Scott. Prizes awarded for each flight. Lunch by Blue Spoon included, adult beverages available. Contact Russ Cramer to register, 620-704-3189 or

swimming event Fri 1:00 pm

Arma Pool Homecoming Swim Race

Location: Arma Pool
Beginner, Moderate, and Advanced Swimmers will compete for cash prizes in the Top 3 in each division. Everyone is welcome to attend, and participate. Entry Fee: $2. For more information contact Kelsie at 620-704-3150.

girl running with flag in yard Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Lon Helm Post 182 Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony is given to start our celebrations of our family, friends, and community.

vendor logo Fri 5:00 pm

Event Vendor Booths - Now Open to the Public

Location: Downtown Arma
At this time we open our streets to the Vendors. Here you will find not only crafts, but craftsmanship with the skills our Vendors have mastered through time. Don't be shy to look, you will quickly find may items of interest that you will want to make a part of your weekend experience.

carnival food Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Carnie King Entertainment Carnival

Armbands: 6:00pm - 10pm
This years celebration of fun begins this evening with a wide selection of carnival games, multiple bounce houses, and various food wagons full of the classic carnival concessions you love! So step right up and win a prize!

car show logo Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Rollin-Nostalgia Chairmen Ira Reiken and Jack Alvested are welcoming auto enthusiasts to bring their vehicles and to hang out with us for the evening. Be sure to stop by to get a close up view of these great machines, and an opportunity to say "Hi" to their proud owners.

softball logo Fri 6:00 pm

Arma Homecoming Softball Tournament

McDonald ball field and Northeast High School softball field, $150 per team entry. Chairman Robby Phillips

fishing logo Fri 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fishing Derby at Hookie Park

Chairpersons Shawn and Dori Pipkin welcoms all the young fishers to this Albers Marine sponsered event. The age categories include: 6 and under, 7-10, 11-14. with prizes for all entrants.

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DJ Jimmy Willard’s All-Ages Dance

Location: Grandstand

Saturday Events:

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Local Registration: Veterans Memorial at Arma City Park
It's not too late, as you can still join this race if you have not pre-registered.
sponsored by Northeast PTO. Chairperson Barbie Wicker

5k track logo Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 am

5K Event Run - BEGINS

Location: Arma City Park.
Medals awarded to first and second-place male and female winners in these age categories: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-plus

4m track logo Sat 8:15 am - 9:00 am

400 Meter Run - BEGINS (Run 4 Fun)

Location: Arma City Park
Kids' Free Run Open to Kids 1-15 years old.
The 4 top girls & 4 top boys will be awarded ribbons upon completion of this event.

biscuit logo Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast

Location: East of Veterans Memorial
The Northeast PTO is sponsoring this years Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast. Be sure to join them in this classic celebration of food families and friendships!

vendor logo Sat 8:00 am

Event Vendors Booths - Re-Open to the Public

Location: Downtown Arma
As our Vendors re-open to the public today, be sure to satisfy your curiosity by stopping in and visiting with this outstanding group of individuals showing off thier craftsmanship.

ticket logo Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Drawing - Ticket Sales Begin

Location: Vetrans Memorial
Ticket sales ($1 per ticket) for the Saturday Night Drawing worth $1,000 in prizes and cash are now available. It would be irresponsible not to take a chance on an opportunity like this.

parade logo Sat 10:00 am

76th Annual VJ Homecoming Parade

PARADE FLOAT PRIZES: 1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100 Children’s Novelty Parade Entries (decorated bicycles, pets and other novelties): 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $15 Antique Cars (1949 and under): 1st $25, 2nd $20, 3rd $15 Class Cars (1950 and up): 1st $25, 2nd $20, 3rd $15 Best of Show (includes antique and classic) $50 Antique & Classic Tractors 1st $25, 2nd $20, 3rd $15 Motorcycles: 1st $25, 2nd $20, 3rd $15

registration logo Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cornhole Tournament Registration

Location: American Legion Parking Lot - $40 per Team Entry Fee
This years Cornhole Tournament is sponsored by Sons of the American Legion chairperson Bryan Hoffman.

carnival logo Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Carnie King Entertainment Carnival

Armbands: 1 to 5 p.m.
Armbands: 6 to 10 p.m.
Carnie King Entertainment continues through out the day. This is a great time to take a moment and get armbands on the kids; providing you additional moments to catch a breath between all the festivities.

legion building Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

American Legion Post 182 Beer Stand

volleyball players in mud pit Sat 11:00 am

Mud Volleyball

Location: Next to the Swimming Pool
Safety goggles, multiple changes of clothes, and all the sneakers you own? Yes, it is everything you are thinking it is! If you don't mind the mess, then join the fun and dress appropriately.

bedrace Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Bed Derby - People's Choice Awards

It is our dreamers that build and compete for the wins of tomorrow! With only a $1 you can show your support for your favorite Bed Race Team! The team who's dream of victory inspires the support of others will quickly claim a $100 prize!

kid games logo Sat 11:00 am

Children's Games

Location: Near Grandstand
Awards: Various Cash Prizes and Armbands
Race: Turtle: The Box Turtle Competition will showcase only the best box turtles in their class.
Race: Tricycle: Showcasing their personal Tricycles, kids compete to the finish line.
Race: Foot: Age: 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-15
Race: Activity: Age: 3-5, 6-8, 9-11,12-15
Throwing: Age: 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-15

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Cornhole Tournament - BEGINS

Location: American Legion Parking Lot
Awarded cash prizes will be based on number of teams.

bed race Sat 1:00 pm

Southeast Kansas Bed Derby Race STARTS

Location: Washington Street:
Awards: Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants.
The Beds are made, but they are not all going to lie in it. These teams of 5 are going to push through to the end and win! Join us on Washington Street, and cheer on those who don't take competition lying down!

womens logo Sat 2:00 pm

Women's Contest (16 & Older)

Location: City Park Shelter House
Rolling Pin Throwing Contest and then the
Nail Driving Contest to follow.

registration logo Sat 3:00 pm

Junior Bathing Beauty Contest - REGISTRATION

Location: Arma City Park - NW Corner. No entry fee.
Trophies awarded for top 3 boys and girls in these age divisions: under 12 months, 1-year-old, 2-year-old, 3-year-old. Chairpersons Joyce Klinkon, Rita DeGruson and Cindy Neeley. Contestants must wear swimsuit attire.

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Location: Near Grandstand
Sponsored by the Northeast High School HOSA, chairwomen Tatum Strong and Ashlee Setina will be hosting this event.

coin logo Sat 7:00 pm

Heads and Tails Game

Location: Near Grandstand
With audience participation prior to a cash prize drawing.This event is sponsored by Sami's Legacy in care of Deborah and Jay Russell.

ticket logo Sat 7:15 pm

Prize Drawing

Location: Grandstand
if you like prizes, drawings, and cash, this is where you want to plant your feet. Check out all the fun and activity taking place at the grandstand in Arma. With thousands of dollars in prizes and money, did you hang on to your $1 ticket?

band logo Sat 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Let's Rock Street Dance with 80 & Out!

Tonight our Community welcomes 80 & Out an amazingly talented cover band from southwest Missouri that has been flawlessly performing the best music from the 80s and out. Be sure to join these performers as they share thier love of the hits with us!

Sunday Events:

registration logo Sun 10:30 am

ARMAzing Race - Registration

Location: Veteran Memorial:
Fans of the TV show Amazing Race can take part in their own adventure. Using clues, teams of four will race by foot to try to best their competitors.Winning team receives cash entries. Chairpersons Lori Lavery and Jill Kuhel.

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ARMAzing Race - Begins

registration logo Sun 11:30 am

Bocce Tournament - REGISTRATION (Co-Ed)

Location: Arma City Park - North Shelter House
Chairpersons Greg and Tracy Boginas welcome you to compete in this historic game of skill and ability.

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Bocce Tournament - BEGINS

Location: Arma City Park - North Shelter House
Developed from games played in the Roman Empire, Bocce developed into its present form in Italy. It has spread around regions of the world to which Italians have migrated, including the community of Arma.
Be sure to cheer on our players as they compete against each other both physically and intellectually to prevent points being gained by the other team.

carnival Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Carnie King Entertainment Carnival

Armbands: 1 to 5 p.m.
This weekend celebration will soon start winding down, if you haven't taken advantage of the armbands better get one now. This is your last chance to experience the carnival games, multiple bounce houses, and classic carnival concessions, before the Carnie King disappears from our town.

legion building Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

American Legion Post 182 Beer Stand

Dillon logo Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dillon Leggett's Music in the Park

Dillon Leggette will be performing in our Main Arma Park. Dillon is not only a singer, songwriter, and acoustic musician, but he is truly a seasoned artist who has been performing live music throughout the heart of our Four States area. Please welcome him as he shares his love of music in the heart of our very own park.

registration logo Sun 1:30 pm

Junior Bathing Beauty Contest - Registration

Location: NW Corner of Arma Park.
No entry fee. Trophies awarded for top 3 boys and top 3 girls in these age divisions: 6 to 11 months, 1-year-old, 2-year-old, 3-year-old. Chairpersons Joyce Klinkon, Rita DeGruson and Cindy Neeley. Contestants must wear swimsuit attire

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Junior Bathing Beauty Contest - Begins

Location: NW Corner of Arma Park.