Wah-Shun-Gah Days

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Wah-Shun-Gah Days

The Annual Wah-Shun-Gah Days honors members of the Kaw Nation, whose reservation in and around Council Grove was taken from them when they were moved to "Indian Territory" (now Oklahoma) in the spring of 1873. This three-day event includes the Kaw Nation's Inter-tribal Pow-wow, a classic car show, antique tractor show, arts and crafts fair, flea market, a mile-and-a-half long parade at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, food vendors lining both sides of Main Street and continuous entertainment at the "Main Street Tent" and the air-conditioned high school auditorium. There will also be street musicians along Main Street. This is family entertainment at its best.

Wah-Shun-Gah Days

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Admission Fee : One-time button purchase: Adults @ $6.00 - Children under 12 @ $1.00

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