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Upcoming Events in Council Grove Kansas


March

31 - 3 Easter Egg Hunt - The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all children up through fifth grade students. The event this year will be on the Soccer Field at the Sports Complex at 9 o'clock, Saturday morning.

Address: Soccer Field @ Sprots Complex , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 620-767-5553
Email: chamber@councilgrove.com
Fee: Free

May

5 - 6 Annual Rotary Cutting Horse Contest - Competition involving National, Professional, and Novice Cutting Horse riders and their professionally trained horses; Flint Hills cattle are used. Sat-Sun 8am-5pm.

Address: Fairgrounds Arena, East Highway 56 , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 800-732-9211 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@tctelco.net
Fee: Free

June

2 Symphony in the Flint Hills - Each spring there is a gathering, a coming together of art, nature and the kindred souls who appreciate them both. For one evening, the meadowlark's song is joined by a Symphony in the Flint Hills.

The Flint Hills have many faces. Each year moving the symphony to different sites-traveling from county to county, we honor our beloved tallgrass prairie and our plains heritage with music as big as the western sky.

Browse the website for all the details as they are made available. Check back often for updates.

Ph: 785-449-2621 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: emily@symphonyintheflinthills.org
Web: www.symphonyintheflinthills.org

15 - 17KS0111010e004 - Council Grove Wah-Shun-Gah Days - The Annual Wah-Shun-Gah Days honors members of the Kaw Nation, whose reservation in and around Council Grove was taken from them when they were moved to "Indian Territory" (now Oklahoma) in the spring of 1873. This three-day event includes the Kaw Nation's Inter-tribal Pow-wow, a classic car show, antique tractor show, arts and crafts fair, flea market, a mile-and-a-half long parade at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, food vendors lining both sides of Main Street and continuous entertainment at the "Main Street Tent" and the air-conditioned high school auditorium. There will also be street musicians along Main Street. This is family entertainment at its best.

Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@councilgrove.com
Web: www.washungadays.com/
Fee: One-time button purchase: Adults @ $6.00 - Children under 12 @ $1.00

15 - 16 Kaw Inter-Tribal Pow Wow - Kaw Nation and the Friends of Kaw Heritage hosts annual Pow Wow showcasing dancers from regions, food, arts & crafts, and educational programs. Fri. and Sat 6:30pm.

Address: Kaw Mission State Historic Site, 500 N. Mission , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-5410 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kawmission@kshs.org
Web: www.friendsofkawheritage.org/
Fee: Advance button $5, at Festival $6, Children $1

16 Wah-Shun-Gah Days Car Show - Awards presented for best of show, best original, best modified, club participation and others. Morning parade. Registration 8am. Show 11:30am to 4pm.

Address: High School parking lot , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@councilgrove.com
Web: www.councilgrove.com
Fee: Spectators FREE, PreRegistration $15, Day of show $20

16 Antique Tractor Show - Annual antique tractor show. Open entry. Antique Power Tractor Club. Sat 9am-4pm.

Address: 300 N Union , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@councilgrove.com
Web: www.councilgrove.com
Fee: Button purchase

16 - 17 O-TE-TI-ANI Club Craft Show - Annual craft fair featuring original and hand-crafted work. Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm.

Address: 129 Hockaday, High School , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: chamber@councilgrove (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@councilgrove.com
Web: www.councilgrove.com
Fee: Button purchase

July

4 Celebration of Independence Day - 9 am- 6 pm- Sand Volleyball tournament; 12- 6 pm- Free Swim sponsored by the Farmers and Drovers Bank; 5 pm- Hot Dog Eating Contest for children and adults; 5:30 pm- Hot Dog Feed sponsored by TCT and City of Council Grove;6 pm - performance by Call It A Night 10 pm- Stars and Stripes Fireworks Spectacular-------Events held at the Council Grove Aquatic Center Park

Address: Neosho Riverwalk , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.councilgrove.com
Fee: Free

17 - 23 Morris County Fair - The annual Morris County Fair features a livestock show and sale, 4-H projects, and open class events. More information is available by contacting the Morris County Extension Service.

Address: Morris County Fairgrounds , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-5136 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.flinthills.ksu.edu

August

21 Quilts on the Prairie - Annual outdoors quilt show, featuring quilts displayed in a natural setting and demonstrations. 9:30am-3pm.

Address: Council Oak Park on East Main Street , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-6628 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

September

8KS0111010e019 - Council Grove Mother K 5K - The Mother K 5K is a walk/run event in memory of Katie Buchanan Gant, originally from Council Grove, KS. Proceeds from this event will go to the Katie Gant Memorial Scholarship Fund for a Council Grove High School senior with the goal of pursuing a healthcare major- just like Katie did. We'd love participants from all over to join us for a run/walk through historic Council Grove, KS.



Address: Council Grove High School- South Lot- 129 Hockaday St. Council Grove, KS 66846 , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 479-899-1815 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: motherk5k@hotmail.com
Web: motherk5k.com
Fee: $25/adult $10/kids $60/family pack

15 - 16 Voices of the Wind People Pageant - A Clash of Two Cultures
“This expansive and splendid pageant, in a natural amphitheater near the
Neosho River, portrays the rich and diverse heritage of Kansas…”
Leo Oliva, Santa Fe Trail historian

“Voices… has become a milestone for the Kanza people and the city of Council Grove, Kansas. The pageant depicts a part of the Kanza history with accuracy and true expression.”
Wanda Stone, Chairperson (1988–2002), Kaw (Kanza) Nation

The Voices of the Wind People drama tells the historically accurate story of the clash of two cultures, Native American and Euro-American, in the historic setting of Council Grove, Kansas on the Santa Fe Trail. The two main characters, Chief Allegawaho, the Kanza (Kaw) Chief and Seth Hays, Council Grove’s first Euro-American resident, narrate this compelling story.

This production takes place in the old Neosho riverbed near historic downtown Council Grove and adjacent to the Santa Fe Trail crossing on the Neosho River. It incorporates multi-media showing historic photos, images of the prairie landscape, and video with the live-action of a pack train, wagon train, stagecoach, and riders on horseback. Tepees and the campfire of a Kanza village complete the setting.

Approximately 35 Kanza Indians of the original Kaw tribe, who once lived in the Council Grove area, return to participate in this production. They provide the principal narration of Chief Allegawaho, enact village scenes, and perform dramatic roles and traditional dances.

The production of Voices of the Wind People is entirely accomplished by volunteer staff and performers. It requires the involvement of approximately 125 people per performance. These volunteers are willing to give their time because they believe in the importance of this story. Each year this is performed, over 4,000 volunteer hours are recorded.

The 2014 performances will be September 19th and 20th at 8:00 p.m. in the old riverbed next to the riverwalk in Council Grove. For more information, please contact Sharon Haun, committee chairperson, (620) 767-6563, khaun@tctelco.net or Mary Honeyman, (620) 767-5410, Kaw Mission, or Kawmission@kshs.org.

Address: Old Riverbed Amphitheater -- 8 PM , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-6563 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kawmission@kshs.org
Web: www.voicesofthewindpeople.com

October

24 Annual Halloween Parade - Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.councilgrove.com

November

26 - 28 Gathering in the Grove Fine Arts Show and Sale - Talented artists and craftsmen will gather to exhibit and sell their works of art in this quaint town along the Santa Fe Trail. Oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pottery, weavings, stained glass, printmaking, photography, jewelry, wood marquetry, and basketry are just some of the arts that will be exhibited. Area musicians will provide background music. Antiques will be available for show and sale. GATHERING IN THE GROVE is a juried Fine Arts Show and Sale. The artwork will be displayed and exhibited in a gallery atmosphere in the historical Bowers Center located on Main Street.

GATHERING IN THE GROVE is an opportunity to promote area artists and honor the heritage of the area. A portion of the sales will be donated to help restore the Bowers Center.

Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: gatheringinthegrove.com

27 Candlelight Charm - Stroll among our fine shops blanketed in the warm glow of candlelight. Carriage rides & refreshments. 7-9 p.m.

Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.councilgrove.com
Fee: Free

17 - 18 Holiday Open House - Experience the enjoyment of shopping in these Trail Town stores housed in buildings that are nearly 150 years old.

Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.councilgrove.com

December

24 - 15 Visit with Santa - Saturdays before Christmas, 1-3 pm.

Ph: 620-767-5413 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.councilgrove.com

24 A Kaw Mission Christmas - Nostalgic Victorian Christmas celebration in the Kaw Mission. Period decorations, carolers, live music, and refreshment. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Address: 500 North Mission , Council Grove, Kansas
Ph: 620-767-5410 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kawmission@kshs.org
Web: www.friendsofkawheritage.org/

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Terwilliger Home

With its foundation laid in Kansas Territory, the Terwilliger Home was built alongside the famed Santa Fe Trail as Kansas became the 34th state. Built by Abraham and Mary Rawlinson in 1860-61, this stone home was the last house freighters passed going West when leaving Council Grove as late as 18

Council Grove, KS Historic Homes


Council Grove City Lake

Located 3.5 miles northwest of Council Grove. Fisherman will be hooked on the bass, walleye, catfish, and crappie, in this well stocked 500

Council Grove, KS Recreation

Hays House

Town founder Seth Hays, a grandson of Daniel Boone and cousin of Kit Carson, opened the Hays House in 1857. Over the years, the Hays House was a gathering place for church services, court trials, bawdy theatricals and politicians\'

Council Grove, KS Restaurants

Post Office Oak and Museum

This 300-year-old bur oak (just the trunk remains) served as the unofficial post office for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from 1825-1847. Passing caravans could leave messages for future travelers in a cache in the base of the tree. A stone building erected in 1864

Council Grove, KS Landmarks

Things to do near Council Grove, KS

Ellet Museum

Housed in a one-room schoolhouse built by Col. Ellet in the 1880s, the collection includes the written and pictorial history ...

Veterans' Memorial - Swope Park

An impressive local memorial to Veterans of all wars and conflicts. Financed and constructed by local Veterans....