FREE CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND PARADE ON THE HUMBOLDT, KANSAS, TOWN SQUARE!
1:15 p.m. – National Anthem at 8th & Bridge St.
1:30 p.m. – BIBLESTA PARADE
5:00 p.m. – Free Bean Feed
||The idea for Biblesta came to Dr. Arthur Carlson in 1957 while attending a cottage prayer meeting. His church was planning a revival meeting, and everyone was praying that the attendance would be good and that many souls would be saved; however he really did not expect that to happen. While on his knees in prayer, he began imagining a parade that would focus people on the greatest book in the world...the Bible. Right then and there he decided the way to tell others about God was with a Bible Story Parade.|
|The Biblesta Parade consists of floats portraying scriptures from the Bible, walking entries, equestrian units and marching bands playing Christian and patriotic music. Before and after the parade, enjoy gospel music in the city square. A variety of activities including a petting zoo, train rides and inflatables are available to entertain the children. During the evening hours, teenagers and young adults can enjoy the Biblesta After Dark Youth Rally. Food vendors are available throughout the day, and everyone is welcome to stay for the free bean feed at 5:00 p.m. in the city square.|
click here for photos of the
58th Biblesta Parade Awards
|Biblesta to Feed the Multitudes|
The Humboldt Lion’s Club and local churches are responsible for setting up the cooking area, gathering and cleaning the bean pots, sorting, soaking and watching over the beans as they cook. read more...
|FLOATS AND WALKING ENTRIES |
Area churches, organizations, businesses and schools build floats and/or provide walking entries for the parade. The entries are based on a scripture from the Bible. read more...
|CHRISTIAN ENTERTAINMENT |
The Biblesta Committee searches for Christian entertainers to sing gospel music throughout the day. Combinations of well-known artists, as well as, local talent, grace the Biblesta stage each year. read more...
|RUN FOR THE SON |
Biblesta has sponsored a 3K Walk and 5K Run for several years. The walk/run is organized by local individuals and is well attended each year. A Run for the Son t-shirt is designed each year for those participating in the run.
|BIBLESTA AFTER DARK YOUTH RALLY |
The Biblesta After Dark Youth Rally held its first event in 2010. The rally targets teenagers and young adults. read more...
Funding for the Biblesta celebration comes thru private donations and fundraising endeavors. read more...
|BIBLESTA COMMITTEE |
The Biblesta Committee is made up of 12-15 volunteers. The committee is responsible for fundraising, advertising, organizing and planning each year’s celebration. read more...
Please download the form you need, print, complete and mail to: Biblesta, PO Box 222, Humboldt, KS, 66748. Thank you!
|Float Rules||Biblesta Brochure (2 Page)|
|Old Testament Float Ideas||Biblesta Flyer|
|New Testament Float Ideas||Float Registration|
|Parade Awards||Concession Stand Registration|
|Run for the Son Registration Form|