Mankato, Kansas

Upcoming Events in Mankato Kansas


11 - 14 Jewell County Fair - Exhibits, animals, dog show, BBQ, Inflatables, Pedal Tractor Pull, Fun Rodeo for all ages, Catch-an-Animal Contest, Jackpot Barrel Race, Round-Robin Showmanship Contest.

Ph: 785-378-3174 (Always call and confirm events)

17 - 18KS0804013e001 - Mankato Threshing Bee - Threshing Bee activities include: antique tractor pull, kiddie tractor pull (Saturday only), musical entertainment, chainsaw carver, working blacksmith shop, crosscut saw contest, horseshoeing car show, working sawmill, wheat threshing, corn shelling, straw baling, parade, craft/flea market booths, food, kids' corn tank, and lots of other fun! ALL EXHIBITORS OF ANTIQUE TRACTORS, FARM MACHINERY, GAS ENGINES, AND CLASSIC VEHICLES ARE WELCOME! PARADE each day at 1:30 p.m.

The first Antique Farm Machinery Show & Threshing Bee in Jewell County was held in 1978. The Historical Society is pleased to offer this summer opportunity for folks of all ages to catch a glimpse of "how things were done" in years past on Kansas farms and maybe even get some "hands on" experience! As one strolls through the grounds, it is obvious that the Bee has become a venue for family get-togethers. Grandchildren, even great-grandchildren, of the first folks who attended can be seen having free reign as they participate in the events planned for their age group. Streams of knowledge can be felt passing between avid tractor collectors and from the older generation to the younger set. Mark your calendars now to attend the Threshing Bee! Take advantage of the opportunity to gather in Jewell County to participate in the events planned for the weekend, meet up with family and friends, and have a great time enjoying our big blue sky! If you have questions, call Hooley Alcorn at 785/378-3055, Roger Fedde at 785/786-3337, or Leon Boden at 785/786-3771.

Address: Threshing Bee Grounds & City Park , Mankato, Kansas
Ph: 785-378-3055 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: ADMISSION to all events/both days - $6 button


4KS0804013e008 - Mankato Friends of Mankato City Parks Car Show/Fundraiser - Annual Friends of Mankato City Parks Car Show Fundraiser is to help promote the City Park and Community. The event begins at 9:30 for Registration, pre-registration forms will be on Facebook at Friends of Mankato City Parks to download. We have live entertainment, kids games, trophies, prizes, awards and will have some Cash Awards this year. The funds help contribute to the next car show and helps to make small improvements in the park.

Address: Mankato City Park, HWY 36 , Mankato, Kansas
Ph: 785-378-3636 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free Entrance. Registration fee is $20.00 for first car, $10 each additional car.

17 - 19 Annual Great U.S. Highway 36 Treasure Hunt - Join us for mile after mile of garage sales and yard sales all along the 400 miles of U.S. 36 Highway in Kansas. From Elwood to St Francis overlooking the Missouri River to the Colorado border, 13 Counties. Lodging is available along the way so pack a bag and join us for the event.

US 36 sweeps the traveler along a pleasant, scenic highway from the wide Missouri River in northeast Kansas corn country through lush, rolling hills and friendly towns to the yucca-studded, semi-arid High Plains of western Kansas.

Towns along US 36 are among the gems in the crown of this historic, progressive state of Kansas, and they are interesting places to stop and rest. Get acquainted with Indian and pioneer museums that display our rich heritage, sculpture that commemorates it, and fairs, festivals, and rodeos that celebrate it.

Along US 36 you will find the site of Kansas' last Indian raid, a stage coach station, Pony Express stations and the birth place of "Home on the Range." We have great places to hunt and fish, as well as great places to live. Come see us today!

The Treasure Hunt is sponsored by the U.S. 36 Highway Association & Local Tourism organizations/Chamber of Commerce

For more information please contact Bonnie Youngquist, Secretary for the U.S. 36 Highway Association, Inc.

Ph: 785-282-3548 (Always call and confirm events)


16 Farmers Market - 3rd SATURDAY - Featuring craft displays, food, etc.


Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Stone Jail

The old stone jail is one of several buildings that comprise the Jewell County Historical Society Museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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The Jewell County Historical Society Museum

The Jewell County Historical Society Museum contains donated gifts of various descriptions. The North building was the original home of the Jewell County Historical Society, donated by Mr. &

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Mankato Library

The Mankato Library is in a handsome building originally built as a YMCA. As a member of the Central Kansas Library System it functions as a modern library facility and also houses genealogical materials including old county newspapers on microfilm.

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