Russell, Kansas

Upcoming Events in Russell Kansas


Prairiesta - Prairiesta is a celebration of Russell County history, heritage, and culture. This celebration has been held every ten years, since 1941. The 2011 Prairiesta celebrated Russell County's 140th Anniversary and the State of Kansas' 150th Anniversary!

EVERY TEN YEARS in June (next one will be 2021)

Featured Events

* Cattle Drive down Main Street
* Parade with the Kansas Buffalo Soldiers
* Historic Pageant
* Static Airplane Display & Remote Control Aircraft Show
* Carnival Rides
* Concert & Live Bands
* Art Exhibit at Deines Center
* Old Settlers Events with Period Costumes
* Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie
* Quilt Show
* Art on the Square
* Saloon
* Buffalo Soldier Encampment
* Food Vendors
* Vintage Base Ball

Come, participate, support this tradition and enjoy our celebration!

Ph: 785-483-6960 (Always call and confirm events)


4 Freedom Fest and Russell Oil Days CelebrationsFireworks - Old-fashioned fun with entertainment and after dark aerial fireworks display.

Adopt a duck for the duck races held in the afternoon at the Duke Johnson Memorial Water Park. Cake walk and bingo inside. Oilfield Olympics, parade, and the Oilfield Quilt Show and Auction. Stay for the hamburger fry at the VFW. Then live entertainment honoring our country's fight for freedom. Funnel cakes, homemade ice cream and other goodies available. Then the fireworks begin about 9:30.

Address: 248 N Memorial Dr , Russell, Kansas
Ph: 785-483-6960 (Always call and confirm events)

19 - 23 Russell County Free Fair - Exhibits and displays for the young and old alike.
* Wagner's Carnival - Wristband $10
* Free Entertainment Stage
* Mutton Bustin by Russell County Sheriff Dept. Drug Fund
* Children's Tractor Pull by Russell County Sheriff Dept. Drug Fund
* Wolf's Petting Zoo by Russell County Attorney Drug Fund
* Blaine Younger Band
* Ten Day Wish Band
* Flying Debris
* 4-H Livestock Auction

Ph: 785-483-3157 (Always call and confirm events)


2 Annual Flatland Car Show - Annual Flatland Car Show on Main Street Russell Kansas. Saturday Registration 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Awards at 3:00pm. Chili Cookoff and BBQ after the show at Auto Artistry 435 S Fossil Russell Kansas.

Cruise in at A&W Russell Kansas Friday at 6:00 pm. Entry fee $20.00. All proceeds go to Russell Rotary Club youth activities. Goody bags and dash plaques for first 100 entries. Food and entertainment at show. City wide garage sale during event.

Address: Memorial Park, (North of golf course) , Russell, Kansas
Ph: 785-483-3771 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 785-483-4771
Fee: $20.00 for participants


20 Christmas Parade - Unique nighttime parade with lighted floats at 7:15 pm from 9th & Main Streets south to 4th Street and around the Russell County Courthouse. Saturday night after Thanksgiving.

Ph: 785-483-6960 (Always call and confirm events)


27 Christmas Fest - Enjoy an evening filled with entertainment and food in downtown Russell during the Christmas Season.

Ph: 785-483-6960 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Gernon House

This structure is the oldest "post rock" stone house built in Russell in 1872 by Nicholas Gernon, a blacksmith and one of the original settlers. This lovely home has been fully restored to the period of the 1890s.

Russell, KS Museums

Fossil Station Museum

An imposing looking structure, the museum building was formerly the county jail, built in 1907 from greenhorn limestone or "post rock." It has adapted nicely to the modern theories of museum functions.

Russell, KS Museums

Canyon Drive

Russell County offers the traveler some of the most breathtaking views and vistas to be found in Kansas. The following is a self-guided tour travelers can take to get "off the beaten path" and see some of the beauty local residents take for granted. Travelers getting off of I-70 at Exit 206

Russell, KS Scenic Drives

Russell County Courthouse

President Gerald R. Ford and Senator Robert J. Dole launched the 1976 Presidential campaign on this site on August 20, 1976.

Russell, KS Historical Markers

Heym-Oliver House

A renovated "post rock" limestone family home, showing a different style of sawn limestone. Located on "historic" Kansas Street.

Russell, KS Historic Homes

Things to do near Russell, KS

Bell-Bogardus Indian Massacre and Cemetery

August 12, 1868 - At the homestead site of David A. Bogardus, 40 rods north of the Solomon River and 3 miles southeast of Wil...