Fort Scott, Kansas

Upcoming Events in Fort Scott Kansas


25 - 26 Civil War Encampment - Enjoy a weekend of Civil War history as the Union Army reoccupies Fort Scott. Period music, living history demonstrations and portrayals will be featured.

For schedule and more information go to link below.

Address: Fort Scott National Historic Site , Fort Scott, Kansas
Ph: 620-223-0310 (Always call and confirm events)


8 - 9 Townwide Garage Sale - Furniture, bicycles, clothing, antiques, sales - you'll find them all at the Townwide Garage Sale and Sidewalk Sale.

Ph: 620-223-3566 (Always call and confirm events)

23 - 25 Highlights in History - This Memorial Day weekend, you and your family are invited to visit Fort Scott National Historic Site as we honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a frontier military fort. Celebrate the weekend with traditional living history programs, cooking demonstrations, and artillery firings. A guided tour will be offered at 1 p.m. each day and a National Moment of Remembrance honoring American Soldiers who died in the line of duty will be held Monday at 3 p.m.

On Saturday, programs will focus on community life at Fort Scott in the 1840s, with special presentations from our site volunteers on cooking, baking, and washing clothes. Come join the post laundress as she demonstrates washing Soldiers’ clothes, 1840s style. Smell the aroma of freshly baked bread from the fort bake house. Watch as the Soldiers and women of the fort go about their daily routines. Living history stations will also include officers’ wives demonstrating needlework, an Infantry Soldier discussing camp life, and the post sutler hawking his wares.

Small arms demonstrations are scheduled Saturday and Monday and the roar of artillery will be heard on Sunday. Special programs on Saturday will include a reading of Fort Scott officers who died in the line of duty, a tribute to American Soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in all wars, and a reading of letters written by Captain Thomas Swords and his wife, Charlotte. The couple was stationed at Fort Scott in the 1840s; Captain Swords served as the post quartermaster at Fort Scott and oversaw its construction.

Address: Fort Scott National Historic Site , Fort Scott, Kansas
Ph: 620-223-0310 (Always call and confirm events)


29 - 30 Good Ol' Days - The annual festival is extremely popular with adults and children alike. The Good Ol' Days draws thousands of people into Fort Scott's Victorian downtown for a weekend filled with arts, crafts, specialty foods, children's games, and live entertainment. The adjacent Fort Scott National Historic Site provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the living history activities of an 1840's frontier fort.

For more information and schedule, visit the website.

Ph: 620-223-2334 (Always call and confirm events)


29 - 31 Labor Day Weekend at Fort Scott NHS - The three things that most attract visitors to Fort Scott—guns, horses, and guns— will be featured on Labor Day Weekend this year at Fort Scott National Historic Site. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Address: Fort Scott National Historic Site , Fort Scott, Kansas
Ph: 620-223-0310 (Always call and confirm events)

11 - 12 Townwide Garage Sale & Downtown Sidewalk Sale - Furniture, bicycles, clothing, antiques, sales - you'll find them all at the Townwide Garage Sale and Sidewalk Sale

Ph: 620-223-3566 (Always call and confirm events)


16 - 18KS0603007e005 - Fort Scott Pioneer Harvest Fiesta - "Oldest Show of Its Kind in Kansas". All three days are alive with Steam Engines, Blacksmiths, Food and Flea Market Vendors, Drag Saw Demonstrations, Tractors & Gas Engines on Display, Baker Fan Demonstrations. Corn Shucking demonstrations, Arts and Crafts, Quilt Show, Straw Bailing, Wheat Thrashing, Corn Husking/Shelling, Rock Crushing, Saw Mill Operation, Parade of Power, Sorghum cooking and many more exciting events!

This year's Full Weekend Admission is only $5.00 per person and includes Collector Button & Friday Bean Feed at 5 PM. Children under age 12 - FREE Free admission does not include button. Prior year Collector Buttons available, $1.00.

Address: Bourbon County Fairgrounds , Fort Scott, Kansas
Ph: 620-224-7761 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free or $5.00 weekend with Button; Under 12 Free

24 Halloween Parade & Festivities in Downtown Fort Scott - Join us for the annual Halloween parade in Downtown Fort Scott as we trick-or-treat retail stores and businesses along Main Street. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hull Experience DJ will provide festive music before and after the parade, and the actual parade will begin at 11am with hot dogs, chips and drink being served afterwards to those in costume.

Address: Downtown , Fort Scott, Kansas
Ph: 620-223-3566 (Always call and confirm events)


31 Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 Vintage Toy/Comic Books/Sports Cards Show - All proceeds support American Legion programs for Veterans and youth. 9 am - 3 pm.

$20 per table. Only 30 tables available.

Cosplay judging at 2 PM. $50 to winner.

Early setup Friday, 6 - 8 pm.
Preshow setup 7 - 9 am.

Food on the premises by Post 25 Color Guard.

General Admission $3 per person
Children 12 and under free when
accompanied by an adult

Email or call 620.215.1688 for more information or to reserve a table.

Address: Buck Run Community Center735 Scott Ave. , Fort Scott, Kansas
Ph: 620-215-1688 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $3 admission fee for browsers. $20 for an eight foot vendor table.


29 Frontier Candlelight Tour - Experience 30 years of history by candlelight. Over 100 reenactors bring Fort Scott to life in the 1840s from reenactors portraying soldiers, laundresses, officers & their families. Guided tours by reservation only. Reservations are required and advanced purchase is recommended to get your choice of tour times.

Address: Fort Scott National Historic Site , Fort Scott, Kansas
Ph: 620-223-0310 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Tickets are $8.00 each; 5 and under Free.

29 - 12 Dolly HollyDay Tours - Join in the tradition of this evening trolley tour of the homes and neighborhoods joyously lighted for the holiday season. 6:30pm & 7:30pm each evening. Call for reservations.

Ph: 620-223-3566 (Always call and confirm events)

5 Homes for the Holidays Tour - The Historic Preservation Association heralds the holidays with a nostalgic tour of the city's most gracious and architecturally significant homes. Stocking stuffer for food and gifts. Music program each day at the 1873 Congregational Church.

Ph: 620-223-6423 (Always call and confirm events)

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