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Upcoming Events in Colby Kansas


January

7 - 9 Orange & Black Classic Basketball Tournament - The Tom Bowen-Paul Wintz Orange & Black Classic is a three day high school invitational basketball tournament held the third week of January. The tournament is hosted by Colby High School with sixteen girls and boys teams competing.

Ph: 785-460-5000 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission

March

6 - 7 Gun, Coin & Antique Show - Colby Gun and Coin Show

Gun and coin vendors and collectors will display their vast collections and accessories for show and sale.

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Address: Colby Community Building.- 285 East 5th Street , Colby, Kansas
Ph: (785) 460-7643 (Always call and confirm events)

12 - 14 Colby Better Home & Living Show - THIRD WEEKEND - The Better Home and Living show put on by KXXX/100.3

The Ride in Conjunction with the Chamber. Is a three day show packed with lots of vendors ready to help you with all your Home and Garden needs.

Address: Colby Community Building. , Colby, Kansas
Ph: 800-611-8835 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.oasisontheplains.com

23 Farmers Market - One day get-together at Byron's Corner - 3rd and Angelo St.
Come and take a look at our "pickins"

HUNGRY !!?? SUBWAY SANDWICHES
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June

28 - 30 HWY 24 Garage Sale - 8 Counties & 17 Communities have joined forces to bring you the first ever Highway 24 Garage Sales!! One 3-day weekend only, the first weekend in June.

https://www.facebook.com/HWY24Sales

Ph: 785-568-0120 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/HWY24Sales

July

4 Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration - The Colby Kiwanis Club in partnership with the Colby Fire Department provide the 4th of July Fireworks Display at the Thomas County Fairgrounds.

Address: Colby Ball Diamonds. , Colby, Kansas
Ph: 800-611-8835 (Always call and confirm events)

9 - 11 Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival - THIRD WEEKEND - Enjoy top-notch bluegrass bands under 4,000 sq. ft. of water-cooled shade. . Youth activities, a craft fair and musical workshops are also part of the activities.


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Address: Bourquin's Farm Market on I-70 Frontage Road , Colby, Kansas
Ph: 800-611-8835 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cvb@thomascounty.com
Web: www.pickinontheplains.com/
Fee: yes

19 - 24 Thomas County Fair - Thomas County Fair will be July 27-August , 2015 at the Thomas County Fairgrounds. Week-long activities include KPRA rodeos, demolition derby, car races, parade, livestock sale, barbecue and exhibits by 4-H members and open classes. For more information check out their website at web link below.

EVENTS: www.thomascountyfair.com/events.html

Address: Thomas County Fairgrounds. , Colby, Kansas
Ph: 800-611-8835 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thomascountyfair.com

November

29 - 30 Ambassador Classic Basketball Tournament - The Ambassador Classic is a gathering of Midwest area college basketball teams, from Kansas, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. They test their skills at the tip-off of the basketball season at this annual tournament. The Ambassador Classic is hosted by the Colby Ambassadors and is held at the Community Building.


FRIDAY ---- Womens - 2pm Mens - 4pm Womens - 6pm Mens - 8pm

SATURDAY = SAME SCHEDULE AS ABOVE

Address: 285 East Fifth Street , Colby, Kansas
Ph: 785-460-7643 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission

12 Governor's Ringneck Classic Meet & Greet - Annual Governor's Ringneck classic Pheasant Hunt. Friday night "Meet and Greet" dinner, raffle, auction. 6pm – 11pm

The town of Colby and surrounding community will host the hunt the third weekend of November. The community event will feature a variety of invited celebrities. Sport and entertainment personalities, business and educational leaders, artists, and other wildlife enthusiasts will join local guides to pursue the wily rooster pheasant!

A Friday night event is scheduled and billed as a meet and greet for area residents. The event, open to the public will provide an opportunity to join the Governor and his guests for dinner, a community drawing and live auction.

Ph: 785-671-1000,,4862 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: oakleycc@st-tel.net
Web: www.kansasringneckclassic.com

19 - 21 Santa City - Santa City is an annual event involving putting up Christmas decorations in Fike Park and turning the Scout Hut into a winter wonderland where Santa can be found.

Santa City is open weekends for both children and the "young at heart" starting the day after Thanksgiving on weekends, and then in the evenings the last 2 weeks before Christmas until Dec 24th.

It is a holiday wonderland with charming scenes of woodland characters, and of course Santa and Mrs. Santa. No admission charged, but donations are accepted. Santa City is funded entirely through donations.

Address: Fike Park , Colby, Kansas
Ph: 800-611-8835 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cvb@thomascounty.com
Web: www.oasisontheplains.com
Fee: Donation only

December

26 - 16 Santa City - Santa City is an annual event involving putting up Christmas decorations in Fike Park and turning the Scout Hut into a winter wonderland where Santa can be found.

Santa City is open weekends for both children and the "young at heart" starting the day after Thanksgiving on weekends, and then in the evenings the last 2 weeks before Christmas until Dec 24th.

It is a holiday wonderland with charming scenes of woodland characters, and of course Santa and Mrs. Santa. No admission charged, but donations are accepted. Santa City is funded entirely through donations.

Address: Fike Park , Colby, Kansas
Ph: 800-611-8835 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cvb@thomascounty.com
Web: www.oasisontheplains.com
Fee: Free

28 Christmas Light Parade - The Christmas Light Parade is held the 1st Sunday in December. There are many imaginative uses of lights on machinery, vehicles, people and animals. It's a festive way to begin the Christmas season! The Light Parade is judged by the Chamber President, City Mayor and the Publisher of the Colby Free Press. Prizes are awarded to the top two placers in each of the five categories.

Ph: 785-460-7643 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.oasisontheplains.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Northwest Kansas Research Extension Center

The Northwest Kansas Research Center is a photo opportunity with its rich array of trees and flowers all identified for visitors who are always welcome.

Colby, KS Education Centers

Colby Parks

Villa High Park is truly the "Oasis on the Plains". This park, consisting of 40 acres, was created in the late 1960`s with the aid of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Colby, KS Recreation

Fike Park

Fike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890

Colby, KS Recreation

Nicol School

The one-room Nicol School building symbolizes the cultural and social importance of education to the pioneers. It represents the 94 one-room rural schools that once graced the landscape in Thomas County.

Colby, KS Historic Schoolhouses

The Eller House

The Eller House, displaying typical furniture, clothing, and objects, tells of farm life in the 1930s. The house was built in 1906 in Colby, was moved to a farm south of town in 1917 and was moved to the museum site in 1981.

Colby, KS Museums

Things to do near Colby, KS

Sebelius Hiking/Horseback Riding

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St. Francis River Walk

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