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Upcoming Events in Girard Kansas


March

21 - 27 Veterans Appreciation Week - A ceremony will be held at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial helicopter. Girard Courthouse square.

Ph: 620-724-6351 (Always call and confirm events)

July

1 Annual Smokin’ Hot Barbecue and Fireworks - Brought to you by Community Sponsors and Girard Events Committee
Vendors 4:00PM
BJ & The Barnstormers 4:30-6:00PM
Talent Showcase 6:00-7:00PM
Full Throttle Band 7:00-9:00PM
Fireworks 9:15PM

Activities
Red Cross Fire House Simulation, Pillow Case, and Pedro Programs
Artistic Impressions
Tricycle Races
Bone Creek 4H Petting Zoo
Living Faith Games
Water Activities, Cornhole and 50/50 Raffle
Talent Show

Address: Crawford County Fairgrounds , Girard, Kansas
Ph: 620-724-4715 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: girardchamber@ckt.net
Web: www.visitcrawfordcounty.com

August

28 - 31 Crawford County Fair - Held annually the first full week of August at the Crawford County Fairgrounds. Four-H Clubs, extension homemaker clubs, and agricultural groups display their fruits, vegetables and other homegrown and homemade projects. The livestock auction allows 4-H members to display and sell their livestock. In addition to touring the displays, there is even more family fun at the carnival, rodeo and demolition derby.

DON'T FORGET = DEMOLITION DERBY IS ON LAST NIGHT --

Address: 120 E. Buffalo St. , Girard, Kansas
Ph: 620-724-4092 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: crcofair@gmail.com
Web: www.visitcrawfordcounty.com

October

25 Girard Homecoming and Fall Festival - Come celebrate Fall with a parade, car show, craft and food booths, entertainment, bean feed, and much more. Sponsored by the Girard Area Chamber of Commerce, the tradition continues all around the Crawford County Courthouse square.

Ph: 620-724-4715 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: girardchamber@ckt.net
Web: www.visitcrawfordcounty.com

December

25 Annual Christmas Parade - The first Thursday in December, the scenic courthouse square is illuminated to welcome Santa and the holidays. The parade begins at 6:30pm.

Ph: 620-724-6216 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: girardchamber@ckt.net
Web: www.visitcrawfordcounty.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials


Appeal to Reason Site

A large brick building was on this site and was used by the Appeal To Reason newspaper in 1896. Its publisher was J.A. Wayland, a Socialist. About 750,000 copies were mailed out weekly in 1913 all across the world and was the largest circulated newspaper at this time.

Girard, KS Historic Buildings

Post Office

Built in 1918, the Girard Post Office was the smallest first class post office built at the time because of the huge volume of mail shipped from the Appeal To Reason newspaper.

Girard, KS Historic Buildings

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