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Morrill & Janes Bank Hiawatha Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Hiawatha, Kansas

Upcoming Events in Hiawatha Kansas


May

28 City Wide Garage Sale - You may pick up garage sale maps at any of the local gas stations. Contact Chamber Office for further information.

There will be maps available at both Casey General Store locations on Friday.

Ph: 785-742-7136 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hiawathachamber@rainbowtel.net
Web: hiawathachamber.com

July

3 - 7 Brown County Free Fair - Ph: 785-742-7871 (Always call and confirm events)

4 Rides, Rods and Rigs on July 4th - This event displays some of the finest motorcycles, cars and semi-trucks from all around the area. As the event concludes in the afternoon, everyone is encouraged to head over to the long standing tradition of an ice cream social and fireworks in Robinson, KS for the evening.

Ph: 785-742-7136 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hiawathachamber@rainbowtel.net
Web: hiawathachamber.com

21 Duck Soup Softball Tournament - From 8am to ??

Swing Away SIDS Softball Tournament

WANT TO PLAY? CONTACT INFO BELOW

Address: Bruning Field , Hiawatha, Kansas
Ph: 785-742-7136 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hiawathachamber@rainbowtel.net
Web: www.hiawathachamber.com

September

12 - 14 U. S. 36 Treasure Hunt - Join us for mile after mile of garage sales and yard sales all along the 400 miles of U.S. 36 Highway in Kansas. From Elwood to St Francis overlooking the Missouri River to the Colorado border, 13 Counties. Lodging is available along the way so pack a bag and join us for the event.

US 36 sweeps the traveler along a pleasant, scenic highway from the wide Missouri River in northeast Kansas corn country through lush, rolling hills and friendly towns to the yucca-studded, semi-arid High Plains of western Kansas.

The Treasure Hunt is sponsored by the U.S. 36 Highway Association & Local Tourism organizations/Chamber of Commerce.

LINK TO MAPS SHOWING WHERE TO FIND THE "TREASURES" ----- have fun !!

www.ushwy36.com/MAPS.html

Ph: 785-877-3968 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ushwy36.com

October

15 Maple Leaf Festival and Heritage Day - Join the Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce and the Brown County Historical Society as they put on the annual Maple Leaf Festival and Heritage Day! A wide array of vendors will be present, as well as food, and a tractor shuttle ride over to the Ag Museum for even more activities! Want to register a booth of your own? Contact the Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible at 742-7136.

Address: Courthouse Square & Ag Museum , Hiawatha, Kansas
Ph: 785-742-7136 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hiawathachamber@rainbowtel.net
Web: hiawathachamber.com
Fee: FREE ADMISSION
Spaces are rented by contacting the Chamber office at 785-742-7136.

27 Halloween Frolic and Parade - Oldest Parade in the Nation!
The Halloween Frolic has been held annually on or around October 31st since 1914.

In 1914, Mrs. John Krebs held a party for the Hiawatha children. In those first years, the youngsters dressed in costume and decorated their trikes and wagons....the first "floats". She entertained with awards and cookies for the little GHOSTS AND GOBLINS. Mrs. Krebs started a tradition that has been expanded on to include two big parades, numerous contests with trophies and cash prizes, and a Halloween Queen contest.

The Kiddie Parade in the afternoon starts with hundreds of youngsters in costume. Prizes are awarded for best costumes, decorated bikes, trikes, wagons, family floats, small motorized vehicles and horses.

The Grand Parade in the evening includes dignitaries such as the Governor of Kansas and other distinguished political leaders. High school bands, floats, horses, Shrine units and the ever-present natives in costume make the night parade something very special and the OLDEST IN THE NATION!

There is no parade entry fee and everyone is welcome to participate. Entry forms are available from the Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce, 701 Oregon, (785) 742-7136.


Ph: 785-742-7136 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hiawathachamber@rainbowtel.net
Web: www.cityofhiawatha.org
Fee: Free

November

5 Santa's Attic Craft Show - from 03:00 PM to 09:00 PM



Sponsored by the Preceptor Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

Address: 600 Red Hawk Dr, Hiawatha High School , Hiawatha, Kansas
Ph: 785-742-2255 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hiawathachamber@rainbowtel.net
Web: hiawathachamber.com
Fee: $1.00

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Town Clock

The Town Clock is the only such clock between Indianapolis and Denver on Highway U.S. 36. It was built in 1891 as part of the First National Bank building and is listed on the Kansas Register. The clock is owned by the City of Hiawatha and the building by a local businessman.

Hiawatha, KS Landmarks

Davis Memorial

The Internationally known Davis Memorial is located just three blocks north of U.S. Highway 36 & 73 junction and east 1/2 mile in Mt. Hope Cemetery. There are eleven life-sized figures depicting John &

Hiawatha, KS Memorials

Brown County Historical Society Museum

Listed on both the Kansas and National Registers of Historic Places , the building which houses the Museum was built in 1920

Hiawatha, KS Museums

Brown County Courthouse

The Brown County Courthouse was built in 1925 and graces the square in downtown Hiawatha.

Hiawatha, KS Historic Courthouses

Brown County Historical Society Ag Museum and Windmill Lane

The Ag Museum constructed in 1993, features a unique display of windmills. It resembles a 1900 farmstead with a paved windmill trail for sightseers and joggers to use and enjoy. There is a log cabin replica that is the office, the Old Barn, Ernie'

Hiawatha, KS Museums

Things to do near Hiawatha, KS

City Parks

City Park boasts plenty of shade, a wonderful swimming pool, tennis courts, picnic area, playground, gazebo, auditoriu...