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KS0102009e006 - Cottonwood Falls K-177 BLUEGRASS PICKIN' - On the Second Friday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls, KS. We welcome Pickers of all descriptions! And Listeners of all configurations! This get-to-gether could well end up out on the sidewalk during pretty weather and frequently has!

Address: Emma Chase Cafe on Broadway , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: gratuity jar

TALLGRASS PICKERS - A semi-sorts somewhat loosely organized group of folks who enjoy playin', pickin' and singin'. Mostly locals; some aren't. Some are better'n others; some aren't. Meets one night each month; usually the FIRST FRIDAY , at the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Some folks play; some listen; some sing; some shouldn't. But we all eat and have fun, and THAT's the point! First Friday nights are always acoustical.

Address: Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: gratuity jar

TALLGRASS GOSPEL SINGING - The Third Friday evening of every month at 7:30 PM at the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls, KS. Everybody sings! We may not be real real good, but we do make a joyful noise!

Address: Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Fee: gratuity jar

AIRPLANE FLY-IN - Airplane FLY-IN at the Cottonwood Falls Airport the Fourth Saturday of every month with breakfast at the Emma Chase Cafe. Call before you leave home to give us an ETA.....then fly over town or phone us from the airport to let us know that you've arrived, and we'll send someone to the airport to pick you up. This is spectacular flying country!!!

Address: Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620- 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic

Old Timey ROCK 'N ROLL and VINTAGE COUNTRY - On the Fourth Friday of every month. Join us for an evening of good ol' Rock & Roll and Old Country music. Come to play or to listen! Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls, KS.

Address: Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic

ANTIQUE AUTO BREAKFAST - Join us the SECOND Sunday of EVERY month at the Emma Chase Cafe for great food, grand conversation, old friends, NEW friends, wonderful antique autos, classics, street rods, and custom machines. Display your special auto on the brick main street before the historic Chase County Court House. Arrive in Cottonwood Falls by U.S. Hwy 50 from the East & West (then 2 miles South), or K-177 from the North and South for a magnificent drive through the splendid Flint Hills Region of Kansas.

Address: Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic

BICYCLISTS BREAKFAST BUFFET - FIRST Sunday of every month. Join other cyclists for a beautiful morning ride though the spectacular Flint Hills Scenic Byway Region of Kansas. Start in
Cottonwood Falls at the Emma Chase Cafe, begin with breakfast, then ride out in any direction you desire, returning by lunchtime. OR Begin in Cassoday, and ride 27 miles or so into Cottonwood Falls to the Emma Chase Cafe for breakfast; then 23 miles on to Council Grove.....OR Begin in Council Grove and ride to the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls for breakfast; then on to Cassoday. OR start anywhere in the world, ride to the Emma Chase Cafe for breakfast OR lunch and spend the rest of the day exploring the wonderful sites in Chase County! The ride doesn't get any better than Chase County!

Address: Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic

BIKER BREAKFAST - The THIRD Sunday of EVERY month at 8:00 AM (perhaps a little later in the Winter; a little earlier in the Summer). Great food, old friends, NEW friends, all kinds of awesome bikes, wonderful stories, and a grand ride through the beautiful Flint Hills region of Kansas. U.S. Hwy 50 from the East and West (and a couple miles South to Cottonwood Falls, and K-177 from the North and South.

Address: Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: Breakfast Buffet $6.00

OLDE TYME MUSIC acoustic jam session - Held on the 5th Friday of any month (whenever they occur) at 7:30 PM. This is an acoustic jam, open to everyone. Bring your "Portland Collection" music. Accomplished Listeners are welcome.

Address: 317 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: gratuity jar

KS0102009e046 - Cottonwood Falls Music at the Emma - A weekly jam session open to all musicians - held every Friday evening after dinner at 7:30 PM. Sessions are held outside when weather permits; inside venue when weather dictates.
Acoustic Country on the 1st Friday night of each month; acoustic BlueGrass on the 2nd Friday night of each month; acoustic Gospel music on the 3rd Friday night of each month; Old Timey Rock & Roll on the 4th Friday night of each month; and whenever there is a 5th Friday, we'll be pickin' Contra and Folk music. Please bring lawn chairs for outdoors seating.

Music at the Emma has been voted an "8 Kansas Wonder of Customs"

Address: Prairie PastTimes, 220 1/2 Broadway , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: gratuity to musicians

KS0102009e052 - Cottonwood Falls TALLGRASS EXPRESS in CONCERT - The Flint Hills' own TALLGRASS STRING BAND performs at the Emma Chase Music Hall in historic downtown Cottonwood Falls, on the 3rd Saturday night of each month. Join Miss Annie, Charlie, Loren and Carl for a wonderful evening of Music of the Flint Hills.
The Emma Chase Cafe offers a special concert dinner by reservation only, please (620) 273-6020.

Address: Emma Chase Music Hall, 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.tallgrassexpress.com
Fee: $8.00 at the door

January

26 StateHood Ball - Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual STATEHOOD BALL honoring Kansas' admission to the Union. Period dress (circa 1861)is encouraged, but not required. We'll welcome you in your finery of any era and please remember your gloves! Music provided by pianist Francene Sharp. Caller Mike McCartney. Refreshments available by contribution. Dance Instruction begins at 7:30; the dance begins at 8:00 PM.

Facebook page for the Statehood Ball: https://www.facebook.com/events/877190332292242/927346963943245/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Address: Prairie PastTimes, 220 1/2 Broadway , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: chasecountychamber.org/
Fee: Adults $8.00; youth $4.00; children under 12 free

April

5 - 6KS0102009e048 - Cottonwood Falls "Fire in the Flint Hills" - A week long celebration of the historic burning of the Kansas tall grass prairie held the Second Week in April, We'll enjoy a seminar each evening Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 to 9:00, featuring knowledgeable speakers sharing various topics pertaining to the Kansas prairie....held at the Emma Chase Cafe. On Friday evening at 7:30, we'll participate in the Prairie Fire Festival edition of K-177 BlueGrass Pickin' at the Emma Chase Music Hall. Saturday will feature Native American speakers from 11:00 am to 4:00 PM. At 7:30 PM on Saturday, we'll marvel at the Kaw Dancers demonstration dancers from Kaw City, Oklahoma, and the Native American Singers from Wichita, Kansas.
Please visit the website closer to date for exact schedule.

Address: 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: chasecountychamber.org/
Fee: gratuity to Saturday night dancers

6 Flames in the Flint Hills Outdoor Adventure - Once a year, the Kansas Flint Hills are alight with fire - an annual rite of Spring. Range land is burned to fertilize the soil and promote new growth. Prairie chickens are boooming - singing and dancing their ancient mating ritual.

Experience this dramatic pageant first hand with this package of outdoor events in the heart of the scenic Kansas Flint Hills.

You will get a taste of the pioneer life with a covered wagon ride and campfire brunch with Country Boys Carriage Rides and Prairie Adventures at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve . You will burn the prairie at Josh and Gwen Hoy of the Flying W Ranch. They have been hosting this event for the past 5 years.

Address: Chase County , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-274-4357. (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.flinthillsflyingw.com/events
Fee: Packages available

20 SPRING BALL - Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual SPRING BALL. Period dress (circa 1870's) is encouraged, but not required. We'll welcome you in your finery of any era. Dance to Live Music with a Live Caller. Refreshments available by contribution. Dance Instruction begins at 7:30; the dance begins at 8:00 PM. The Emma Chase Cafe offers a special pre-dance dinner by reservation only, (620) 273-6020. Last Saturday in April.

Address: Emma Chase Music Hall, 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: Adults $8.00; youth $4.00; children under 10 free

June

30 - 1 Annual Flint Hills Rodeo Parade - Don't miss the Flint Hills Rodeo parade held on June 3rd. in conjunction with the rodeo in Strong City the first weekend in June.

The parade starts at Swope Park in Cottonwood Falls and follows a 2 mile route through downtown Cottonwood Falls and Strong City to the rodeo grounds. Each year the parade includes many special guests along with floats, bands, celebrities and hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls.

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON RODEO CLICK ON LINK BELOW ----

Address: US Highway 50 , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-6480 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@flinthillsrodeo.org
Web: www.flinthillsrodeo.org

7 River Suite - A summer evening dinner and concert - The Chase County Chamber of Commerce invites you to a concert and dinner on the historic Cottonwood River Bridge in Cottonwood Falls.

Fine dining and live music accompanied by the song of the cascading Cottonwood River…all await you and your guests at the Annual River Suite Dinner and Concert. Join us Friday, June 10th, 2016 on the historic river bridge that overlooks the falls in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. This magical evening with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. A steak dinner follows this reception. Strolling musicians and a live concert round out this unforgettable evening.

For tickets and cost information, please call the Chase County Chamber of Commerce at 620.273.8469

Entertainment/Menu Announced -- THIS IS FOR 2016

The Chase County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Cowgirl’s Train Set will perform at the 2016 River Suite dinner on the bridge. River Suite is an unforgettable Flint Hills experience held annually on the eve of Symphony in the Flint Hills.

This year’s enchanting event will take place on Friday, June 10, on the historic Cottonwood River Bridge overlooking the waterfall in downtown Cottonwood Falls.

Surrounded by the unforgettable jewel tones of a Kansas summer sunset, guests will be drawn to the white peaked tents and the aroma of a well-mastered selection of Flint Hills inspired delicacies inviting the senses to partake in the breathtaking experience of fine dining on the charming bridge.

Guests will be treated to a mouthwatering dinner thoughtfully composed of a 12-ounce Ribeye Steak, Spinach Salad, Amaretto Carrots, Twice Baked Potato and Homemade Rolls, finished with a selection of Fruit Cobblers and Homemade Ice Cream.

Along with the amazing meal the event offers a Cash Bar of Beer and Wine. Buckets of Beer and Bottles of Wine will be available for purchase.

Following the dinner, Cowgirl’s Train Set will entertain patrons with their unique upbeat twist on acoustic folk music.

Cowgirl’s Train Set, composed of six band members, has evolved over the years into what they describe as a “cacophony of sound.” By artfully taking their folk roots and twisting them with gipsy, swing, punk, and anything they can get their hands on, this Lawrence, Kansas based group is making their way around the states … bringing to life the bass, fiddle, banjo, saxophone, guitar and their blend of voices to create an experience the Examiner.com reported, “kept a full crowd captivated from beginning to end.”

This magical event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The concert by Cowgirl’s Train Set will begin at 8 p.m.

Sample tracks by Cowgirl’s Train Set and more information about the band can be found by visiting www.cowgirlstrainset.com.

Tickets for the captivating evening are $75 each; Tables of six or eight may also be procured for this memorable event.

Address: Cottonwood Falls, Kansas , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-273-8469 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chasechambe@sbcglobal.net
Web: chasecountychamber.org
Fee: yes

8 - 9 Flint Hills FolkLife Festival - The Annual Flint Hills FolkLife Festival on the SECOND WEEKEND of June on the lawn of the historic Chase County CourtHouse. Historic Presenters in period dress demonstrate skills necessary for life on the Kansas Prairie in the 1860s/1870s. Enjoy Spinning, Weaving, Crochet, Knitting, Quilting, RopeMaking, SoapMaking, Kettle Corn, BlackSmithy, StoneMasonry, Calligraphy, HomeMade RootBeer, Gourd Banjos, Childrens' Crafts & Games, BroomMaking, A Mountain Man Encampment, Covered Wagon CookWare, CornSheller collection, Kettle Corn, BasketWeaving, Live Music and MORE Life Music; perhaps a visit from Abraham Lincoln. Plan to attend the K-177 BlueGrass Jam Session on Friday evening BEFORE the Festival, and the TallGrass Pickin' jam on Saturday evening OF the Festival at 7:30 PM.

Address: 300 Pearl - on the lawn of the historic Chase County CourtHouse , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.flinthillsfolklifefestival.com
Fee: gratuity opportunity available

July

4 Independence Day Celebration - Enjoy an Independence Day BIG BAND SWING CONCERT on the lawn of the historic Chase County, Kansas on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A 17 piece orchestra performs l940's style SWING music, along with some John Philip Sousa. An old-fashioned Ice Cream Social will be available.
Bring lawn chairs for outdoor seating, and insect repellant.
Indoor facilities for weather contingency is located at 220 1/2 Broadway in Cottonwood Falls.

Address: on the lawn 300 Pearl, Cottonwood Falls , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: chasecountychamber.org
Fee: $10.00 per person suggested gratuity

September

High School and Junior Rodeos - The Junior Rodeo, consisting of kids 17 and under, is probably how professionals got their start in the Rodeo business.
The High School Rodeo is an extension of youth growing up in rodeo. These young adults travel a lot and work hard to complete in their chosen events. At the same time, they learn teamwork, esponsibility and self-confidence. Check the website for specific dates for youth events.

Address: FlintHills Rodeo Arena - Strong City, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6480 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@flinthillsrodeo.com
Web: www.FlintHillsRodeo.com

14 Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo - Come out and experience the Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo September16th at the Strong City Rodeo Grounds.

Spectators can witness first-hand the skills and talents of area cowboys and cowgirls, as ranch teams compete against each other throughout the weekend.

Events based on the type of work they do every day, such as team penning, doctoring, trailer loading, tie down, steer branding and stray gathering will highlight the speed and abilities of each team.

The action packed event kicks off at 9 am on SATURDAY, September 24, with the Midwest Ranch Horse Association’s Working Horse Competition. Followed by the UHCA Colt Futurity event at 1 pm.

The Co-Ed Rodeo begins at 4 pm followed by the Men’s Rodeo at 7 pm.

SUNDAY, September 25, the UHCA Horseman’s Challenge begins at 9 am

Address: Rodeo Arena , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: 620-366-1618 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@flinthillsrodeo.org
Web: www.FlintHillsRodeo.org

25 BroomWeed BlueGrass Festival - Beginning Friday evening with a special edition of K-177 BlueGrass Pickin', we'll make music until the wee small hours. Then, on Saturday, throughout the afternoon, we'll introduce one BlueGrass band after another, until 7:30 PM, when our Australian friend, NICK CHARLES takes the stage for an evening of AMAZING fingerpickin' style guitar music.
Hey, it's just another excuse for some good food, and good music in the shadow of the historic Chase County CourtHouse in beautiful downtown Cottonwood Falls, Kansas!

Address: Emma Chase Music Hall, Cottonwood Falls, KS , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-8469 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: chasecountychamber.org
Fee: gratuity to musicians

October

5 Masquerade Ball - The Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual MASQUERADE BALL. Costume is encouraged, but not required. We'll dance to Live Music with a Live Caller. Refreshments available by contribution. Clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing, please. The Emma Chase Cafe offers a special pre-dance dinner by reservation only, (620) 273-6020. First Saturday in October.

Address: Emma Chase Music Hall, 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: Adults $8.00; youth $4.00; children under 10 free

November

23 Chase County Country Christmas - Held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the Chase County Country Christmas is an all-day event with family activities, Santa Claus, Holiday Homes Tour, Christmas cookie contest, visits with Santa and Mrs Claus, carriage rides, arts & crafts sale, the Remembrance Service, Community Christmas carol sing-along, and the annual Lighting of the Chase County Courthouse.

Address: throughout Chase County , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-8469 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (620) 273-8100
Email: chasechamber@sbcglobal.net
Web: chasecountychamber.org
Fee: $5 for Homes Tour

23 Victorian CHRISTMAS BALL - The Chase County Victorian Dance Society presents its' annual CHRISTMAS BALL. Period dress (circa 1870) is encouraged, but not required. We'll welcome you in your finery of any era. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing, please. We'll dance to Live Music with a Live Caller. Beginner instruction at 7:30 PM; the dance begins at 8:00. Refreshments available by contribution. The Emma Chase Cafe offers a special pre-dance dinner by reservation only, please (620) 273-6020. Saturday following Thanksgiving.

Address: Emma Chase Music Hall, 220 1/2 Broadway , Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Ph: (620) 273-6020 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic
Fee: Adults $8.00; youth $4.00; children under 10 free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Swope Park

Swope Park consist of 30 acres and includes the Municipal Swimming Pool, Chase County Fair Grounds, Shelter Houses, Lighted Athletic Fields and Playground Equipment.

Cottonwood Falls, KS Parks

Camp Wood YMCA

CAMP WOOD YMCA is a precious gem of the Kansas Flint Hills. Where else can you experience the many treasures offered by the Tallgrass Prairie. Situated on 630 acres of native grassland, Camp Wood is bordered on the north by the Cottonwood River, with our 19

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Chase County State Fishing Lake

Chase State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area is located 3 miles from Strong City and 1.5 miles west of Cottonwood Falls in the center of the scenic Flint Hills region of Kansas. The 109-acre lake was constructed in 1964. The lake and surrounding 383

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Chase County Historical Society Museum & Library

The building that houses the Chase County Historical Society Museum and Library is one of 9 places in Chase County which has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places. The two story building, constructed of native stone, was built in 1882

Cottonwood Falls, KS Museums

Chase County Courthouse

[Chase County Courthouse] The picturesque Chase County Courthouse, the oldest in use in Kansas today, was built during 1871-73 in the Renaissance style of the Louis XIII period. The 113

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