Caldwell, Kansas

Upcoming Events in Caldwell Kansas


1 - 2 KanOkla Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - Friday Ages ------ 9-12
Friday at ----8:30 p.m.-------

Flashlights will be provided
An adult must accompany children

Saturday -----10:00 a.m.--------
KanOkla headquarters

-----Ages up to and including 8 years old-----

An adult must accompany children

Address: KanOkla Headquarters , Caldwell, Kansas
Ph: 620-845-5682 (Always call and confirm events)


29 - 30 Chisolm Trail Festival - Head ‘em up and move ‘em out to the Border Queen City of Caldwell for the Annual Chisholm Trail Fest! Caldwell will be geared up to pay tribute to the historic cattle trail and the wild and rowdy atmosphere that was not uncommon in a border town such as this. Cowboys and trail bosses came in droves getting their Texas cattle to market via the Kansas rails, while outlaws could easily escape the law by running to the canyons of Indian Territory just south of the state line. Caldwell provided the reprieve to the young cowboys with a little money in their pocket and a thirst needing quenched.

FRIDAY - Caldwell will be celebrating the Chisholm Trail Festival starting on Friday with Teams of 4 -6 will travel along a designated route of 4 establishments (Mag’s Redlight Bar & Grill, Sugar Sisters, Joe B’s Border Queen Saloon and Richards’ Last Chance Bar & Grill) partaking of each establishment’s fine “offerings” while completing a series of feats and/or challenges before moving on to the next designated establishment. Registration for the event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Mag’s (corner of Main and Central) with start time of 8:00 p.m. (small entry fee to participate) Participation points will be gathered along the way with prizes to be awarded at the final destination.

SATURDAY - Circle the wagons back downtown Saturday morning for a full day of exciting events from sun-up to sun-down. Saturday’s schedule starts bright and early with a whole passel of events beginning at 9:00 a.m. Kick off the day with a fresh, hot kolache at the Kolache Kitchen and browse through the wares at Nostalgia Nook located at 4 N Main. Local merchants will be “takin’ it to the streets” as they bring their sale items outside for a sidewalk sale while others will be offerin’ up plenty of good bargains inside as well. The Chisholm Trail Festival Arts & Craft Show will have a wide range of booths set up in and around Heritage Park, with over 35 vendors on hand offering everything from pottery to jewelry to baked goods to hand-crafted items- just to name a few of the goodies you’ll find.
Also beginning at 9:00 a.m. will be a Barn Quilt Painting Class, sponsored by the Sumner Co Fair Assoc, Sumner Co Economic Development, Wellington C of C and the Sunflower RC&D. The event will be held at 17 E 1st (the former John Deere implement building) in Caldwell. You must pre-register for this event by May 1st by calling 620-326-7466 or by e-mailing Julia Strnad at
A special “Make & Take” Mother’s Day Craft Event for the kids will help celebrate the grand opening of the new “Youth Area” at the Caldwell Public Library, 120 S Main at 10:00 a.m. While there, be sure to sign up for a chance to win a quilt to be given away during the “Ladies’ Night Out” event later that evening.
The first of two hilarious performances of the Caldwell Historical Society Theatre Group’s “Like a Woman Should” will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Caldwell Opera House, located at 2 S Main. You won’t want to miss this hilarious production featuring a colorful cast of local characters doin’ a lot of singin’, dancin’, fightin’, shootin’ and spoutin’ rowdy language. As always, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser! Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going towards the Opera House roof fund.
Caldwell’s Czech Chapter will sponsor a beer garden located in the empty lots behind Joe B’s Saloon at East 1st and Chisholm St. beginning at 11:00 a.m. Come, “kick back”, and have a cold one while taking a break from the day’s busy activities. While there, be sure to try your hand at pitchin’ horseshoes!

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Ph: 620-845-6666 (Always call and confirm events)


4 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks - Special activities and a "money drop" will be part of the 4th of July fun at the Caldwell Municipal Pool.



STARTS AT DARK --------------------

Address: ON WEST 1ST AVENUE -- NEAR THE PARK , Caldwell, Kansas
Ph: 620-845-6444 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


28 - 31 Sumner County Fair - The Sumner County Fair Association takes pleasure in welcoming you to Caldwell, KS for the annual free fair. We thank everyone for participating as exhibitors. Every effort is being made by the Board to make the fair successful. We have NEW EVENTS, and the same tried and true events coming this year. Make sure to check out the application page for any applications you might need and the Rules page for rules for events. Please email us with your suggestions and comments. We would love to hear from you.

Ph: 620-845-6666 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

12 - 13 Sumner County Fair Figure 8 Race - Held in conjunction with the Sumner Count Fair and Demolition Derby.

1st prize: $600 & plaque 2nd: $400 3rd: $200 4th: $100 5th: $50

Cruiser & women's races payout contingent on number of entries.
For information call race chairman Scott York - 620-845-2561 or 620-845-6557.

GATE ADMISSION: gate opens at 6 p.m.

Adults - $8; ages 6-12 - $6; 5 and under free

General admission bracelets good for Demo Derby gate price reduction! SAVE THEM AND COME BACK SATURDAY!

Address: Caldwell Rodeo Grounds , Caldwell, Kansas
Ph: 620-845-4254 (Always call and confirm events)

13 - 14 Sumner County Fair Assn. Demolition Derby - Annual Demolition Derby. Entry Fee: $40 on day of event

Payout contingent on number of cars.

25 or more cars: $1000, $650, $400, $150, $75

Less than 25 cars: $800, $400, $200, $100, $50

(Heat winners are last two cars running. No payout to Heat winners)

For information call Scott York - 620-845-2561 or 620-845-6557

GATE ADMISSION: gate opens at 5 p.m.

Adults - $8; ages 6-12 - $6; 5 and under free

Adults attending Figure 8 race who paid general admission and return for demo derby and still have their arm band will be admitted for $6; ages 7-12 for $5.

Address: Caldwell Rodeo Grounds, 818 W Central , Caldwell, Kansas
Ph: 620-845-2561 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: admission fee


27 Border Queen Cruisers Annual Car Show - Border Queen Cruisers Annual All Wheels Car Show at the Caldwell City Park. Registration is from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. $300.00 Poker Cruise is at 1:30. there is also a $500.00 Grand prize.

Address: City Park, 3 S Boyd , Caldwell, Kansas
Ph: 620-845-6666 (Always call and confirm events)


1 Oktoberfest - Pumpkin Decorating for the Kids!!! Purchase your pumpkin at the Gazebo.

"JAKES" and Daisy BB Gun - Take Aim Shooting Trailer -- Located on the grounds.

Kolache Kitchen at Nostalgia Nook - 4 N. Main
Come in early and enjoy a fresh hot kolache

City Wide Garage Sales - Sidewalk Sales - Bake Sales - Craft Booths
Main Street

KanOkla's Annual Volunteer Fire Department Competition
2:00p.m. East of Gazebo

Caldwell Fire Department Annual Figure 8 Race
7:00p.m. Caldwell Fair Grounds west of town

Ph: 620.845.6444 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

1 City Wide Garage Sale - Caldwell City Wide Garage Sale. Maps available at One Stop, Grocery Store and at the Gazebo.

Ph: 620-845-6666 (Always call and confirm events)


19 Caldwell Christmas Bazaar - Come and enjoy a fun filled day in Caldwell, shopping! We will have lots of booths to choose from & this year you can come & get your family pictures taken from 10-noon by Becky Hedstrom Photography. Santa will be there from 1:00-2:00. Free admission & door prizes given regularly. Doors open at 9:00 - 3:00p.m.

For more information on the family pictures please email or call 620-863-2471.

Address: Caldwell Community Building , Caldwell, Kansas
Ph: 620-845-6666 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


30 Lighted Christmas Parade - Join us for our Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Business Open Houses. Help celebrate your Christmas with the Caldwell Chamber.

Merry Christmas to all!

Ph: 620-845-6444 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chisholm Trail Markers

A permanent, cut stone marker identifies the location of the Chisholm Trail that led to the largest cattle market of its time in the entire world in the 1870's.

Caldwell, KS Historical Markers

"Talking Tombstones Tour"

During the "Talking Tombstones Tour", some of Caldwell's infamous cowtown characters"come back" to tell their stories at their real graves.

Caldwell, KS Tours

Ghost Riders of the Chisholm Trail Silhouette

The "Ghost Riders of the Chisholm Trail" are life-size cattle drive figures on stoney bluff astride the real Chisholm Trail. The "Ghosts" will forever remind us of the great cattle drives, 1866-1886

Caldwell, KS Arts

Border Queen Museum

The Border Queen Museum exhibits antiques and artifacts preserving the culture and history of the area. A restored Union Pacific caboose houses railroad artifacts. Located in the city park.

Caldwell, KS Museums

Post Office Mural

The Caldwell Post Office, built in the 1930s, is listed on the National Historic Register, as it displays one of the collection of murals commissioned during the Depression Era by the WPA. The mural, "Cowboys Driving Cattle," was painted by Kenneth Evett in 1941.

Caldwell, KS Arts

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