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Upcoming Events in Fort Riley Kansas


August

10 Fort Riley Prairie 10-5-2 Run - Consists of three different races, a 10-mile race, a 5-mile race and a 2-mile race. All races are open to the Fort Riley military community and the general public.

Ph: 785-239-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/FortRiley

September

18 Annual Cardboard Boat Race - Construct a cardboard boat with duct tape only and bring it on race day to paddle to the finish line without sinking! Prizes will be awarded.
Boat check–in begins at 9:30am, race starts at 10:00am. Up to 2 people per boat (from the same household).
3 Divisions:
Kids (ages 5 -12)
Teens (ages 12 – 17)
Adults (ages 18+)
Cost:
$3 Ages 13+
$2 Ages 3–12
Free Ages 2 and under
Advance registration required. Registration deadline is September 16, 2021. Teams must pre-register at Eyster Indoor Pool or by calling (785) 239–4854

Address: 6940 Warren Rd, , Fort Riley, Kansas
Ph: 785-239–4854 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/FortRiley/events

25 Fort Riley Fall Apple Day Festival - Due to COVID mitigations, this annual event is only open to DOD cardholders.
Look forward to:
Historical reenactors
Military Displays
Cavalry and military working dog demos
Vendors, food and apple pies
Exhibits
Inflatables
7am to 2pm

Address: Artillery Parade Field , Fort Riley, Kansas
Ph: 785-784-8046 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/FortRiley/events

October

24 Fort Riley Ghost Tour - Come and hear all the scary ghost tales of Fort Riley! The HASFR Ghost Tours are based on the experiences of residents of Historic Main Post. Each year the event is created by HASFR hostesses, which in the spirit of the event, we refer to as Ghostess and Ghost Host.

Due to COVID-19, groups will be limited to 15 people and leave every 20 minutes (4:00, 4:20, 4:40, 5:00, 5:20, 5:40 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, 7:40 )
Masks are required!

Address: Artillery Parade Field, 403 Holbrook Avenue , Fort Riley, Kansas
Ph: 785-239-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hasfrghostess@gmail.com
Web: www.fortrileyhistoricalsociety.org/

December

4 Fort Riley Annual Tree Lighting - Tree lighting, caroling, and a visit from Santa. Public invited. Point Of Contact: Public Affairs Office. 4:45 pm. For more information, contact the Fort Riley Public Affairs Office.

Address: Ware Parade Field , Fort Riley, Kansas
Ph: 785-239-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/FortRiley

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Statue of "Old Trooper Bill"

The Old Trooper has become a symbol at Fort Riley of the proud heritage of the Horse Cavalry. It is modeled after the drawing of "Old Bill," the cavalry soldier drawn by famous western artist, Frederic Remington. This sketch is displayed in the Cavalry Museum'

Fort Riley, KS Memorials

Trolley Station

The Trolley Station was used as a baggage storage and waiting area for soldiers and families riding the inter-city trolley between Junction City and Fort Riley from 1901 until 1907. In 1907

Fort Riley, KS Historic Buildings

Territorial Capitol

In 1855, the nation wept for "Bleeding Kansas"

Fort Riley, KS Historic Buildings

Polk Hall

Known in its early years as West Riding Hall, this building was completed in 1908 and served until after World War II as one of two indoor riding halls.

Fort Riley, KS Historic Buildings

Wounded Knee Monument

This monument is dedicated to the men of the 7th cavalry who were killed during the Pine Ridge Campaign of 1890 and the battle that is known as Wounded Knee. This controversial engagement marked one of the last armed conflicts between the army and Native Americans.

Fort Riley, KS Monuments

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