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WaKeeney Speedway Racing -
Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers, Cruisers. Starts at 6 pm.
Track Phone Number - 785-743-2555.

WaKeeney Speedway is a 3/8 mile semi banked dirt oval located in the fairgrounds on the east side of WaKeeney, Kansas.

Ph: 785-650-1551 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.wakeeneyspeedway.com/

May

28KS0816020e001 - WaKeeney Th' Gatherin' -
There are festivals all o’r th’ land, but there is nothing quite like Th’ Gatherin’. Long years ago at Th’ Festival O’Beltane, when th’ clans and tribes gathered, their strongest and bravest warriors would compete in games of strength and endurance. In keeping with that grand custom, teams of lads and lasses will compete in th’ Highland Games. You must experience it for yerself. Step through th’ mist o’ time. . .


Th’ Gatherin’, or the Ancient Festival O’ Beltane, is an annual event held the first Saturday of May. It’s a Gatherin’ O’ Th’ Clans held at the Trego County Fairgrounds in WaKeeney.

Featuring:--------------------------

Highland Games
Th’ Right Tae Wield Th’ Wallace’s Sword
Food and Wares Vendors
Celtic Music
Dancin’ Th’ May Tree
Th’ Warriors Feast
Fun Run
Free Admission
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Address: Trego County Fairgrounds, , WaKeeney, Kansas
Ph: 877-962-7248 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@thgatherin.com
Web: www.thgatherin.com/

July

24 - 29 Trego County Fair and Carnival - Welcome to the Trego County Free Fair – still going strong for over one hundred years. The 100th Anniversary was celebrated in 2010. The fair is held annually during the latter part of July and beginning of August.

Featuring:

4-H & FFA Livestock Shows, Judging, & Auctions
4-H & Open Class Exhibits, Judging, & Auctions
Carnival on the Midway
Community BBQ Feed
Country Music Concert
Trego County Fair Parade
TCHS All School Reunion
Talent Show
Free Dance
ATV Rodeo
Poker Run
Muddy Pig Brawl

Web: www.tregocountyfair.com/

September

19 WaKeeney Speedway Racing - Stock Car 1000 Super Stocks, Bombers, Cruisers. Starts at 6 pm.
Track Phone Number - 785-743-2555.

Ph: 785-672-0123. (Always call and confirm events)

26 WaKeeney Speedway Racing - Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers, Cruisers. Starts at 6 pm.
Track Phone Number - 785-743-2555.

Ph: 785-672-0123. (Always call and confirm events)

November

17KS0816020e002 - WaKeeney Prairie Fest - Come to WaKeeney the second Saturday in September and join in the fun! The Trego County Courthouse Square, downtown WaKeeney, comes alive with old fashioned craft demonstrations, flea market finds, live entertainment and benefit fun runs. Contests and games are provided for the young and the young at heart. Food booths and a beer garden are included in the festivities. Some of the features in previous Prairie Fests have included: bobbin lace making, leather crafting, square dancing, horse drawn wagon rides, an herb market and the Saline Valley Buckskinners. Plan to attend!

Ph: 785-743-2644 (Always call and confirm events)

24KS0816020e007 - WaKeeney Christmas City of the High Plains - Every year since 1950, the community has gathered together to tie the fresh, fragrant pine boughs to the beautiful 35 foot tree that stands majestically at the intersection of Main Street and Russell Avenue in WaKeeney. The man made tree is decorated with red and green lights and topped with four white stars and is the centerpiece of the display. A canopy of sky blue lights radiates from the ivory star that crowns the tree.

The four block area that surrounds the tree is draped with fresh greenery, over 6,000 lights and other Yule decorations. Many community volunteers gather to construct the tree and it is erected by volunteer city workers and utility company employees. This holiday display is billed as "the largest between Kansas City and Denver" along I-70. The street posts and cross garlands are also decorated with fresh greens along with hand crafted wreaths, bows, and bells.

This spectacular display can be seen between the Saturday following Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

Ph: 877-962-7248 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.wakeeney.org/

December

14 Christmas City of the High Plains - Every year since 1950, the community has gathered together to tie the fresh, fragrant pine boughs to the beautiful 35 foot tree that stands majestically at the intersection of Main Street and Russell Avenue in WaKeeney. The man made tree is decorated with red and green lights and topped with four white stars and is the centerpiece of the display. A canopy of sky blue lights radiates from the ivory star that crowns the tree.

The four block area that surrounds the tree is draped with fresh greenery, over 6,000 lights and other Yule decorations. Many community volunteers gather to construct the tree and it is erected by volunteer city workers and utility company employees. This holiday display is billed as "the largest between Kansas City and Denver" along I-70. The street posts and cross garlands are also decorated with fresh greens along with hand crafted wreaths, bows, and bells.

This spectacular display can be seen between the Saturday following Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

Ph: 785-743-2077 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Trego County Historical Society Museum

The Trego County Historical Society Museum, along with the recent addition of a one-room country school house is located on the Trego County Fairgrounds.

WaKeeney, KS Museums

Old Fashioned Soda Fountains

Wakeeney has the distinction of having two old- fashioned soda fountains on Main Street. Be a kid again and enjoy an old fashioned ice cream soda!

WaKeeney, KS Soda Shops

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreational opportunites abound around WaKeeney. The town is located in an area offering some of the best bird hunting anywhere. Cedar Bluff Lake and State Park, thirteen miles south of town, offers great fishing, camping, and boating. While you're there, explore Threshing Machine Canyon?

WaKeeney, KS Recreation

Trego County Courthouse

The cornerstone of the Trego County Courthouse was laid in 1888, and the building was completed in 1889

WaKeeney, KS Historic Courthouses

Emanuel Lutheran Church

The Emanuel Lutheran Church was constructed in 1902

WaKeeney, KS Historic Churches

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