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January

23StateHood Ball - Cottonwood Falls - Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual STATEHOOD BALL honoring Kansas' admission to the Union. Period dress (circa 1861)is encouraged, but not ... StateHood Ball

April

Spring Fling - Florence - Held in April, Florence's Spring Fling celebrates the arrival of spring. Residents and visitors enjoy activities for the whole family and having some ... Spring Fling

2 - 3 "Fire in the Flint Hills" - Cottonwood Falls - A week long celebration of the historic burning of the Kansas tall grass prairie held the Second Week in April, We'll enjoy a seminar each evening Mon ... "Fire in the Flint Hills"

3Easter Egg Hunt - Herington - Young children are invited to search for prize eggs and candy in Father Padilla Park the Saturday before Easter. ... Easter Egg Hunt

3Flames in the Flint Hills Outdoor Adventure - Cottonwood Falls - Once a year, the Kansas Flint Hills are alight with fire - an annual rite of Spring. Range land is burned to fertilize the soil and promote new growth ... Flames in the Flint Hills Outdoor Adventure

17Hillsboro Garage Sale Days - Hillsboro - Individuals interested in having a garage sale should contact the Hillsboro Free Press to place an ad before noon, Thursday the week before. The cost ... Hillsboro Garage Sale Days

17SPRING BALL - Cottonwood Falls - Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual SPRING BALL. Period dress (circa 1870's) is encouraged, but not required. We'll welcome you in your fi ... SPRING BALL

24City Wide Garage Sales - Peabody - Held the last Saturday in April each Year. ... City Wide Garage Sales

May

30 - 2 McPherson Gem & Mineral Club Annual Sale and Swap - McPherson - Admission is free to this family friendly event. Hours are - Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Sunday 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Auction: Saturday Eve ... McPherson Gem & Mineral Club Annual Sale and Swap

30 - 1 McPherson College Car showMcPherson College Car show - McPherson - C.A.R.S. Club, or College Automotive Restoration Students, is a student led club open to any McPherson student interested in antique and collector car ... McPherson College Car show

3 - 8 All Schools Day Celebration - McPherson - FIRST WEEK - The Annual McPherson County All Schools Day Celebration began in 1914. Week-long carnival. Winding of the maypole at Lakeside Park. On Fr ... All Schools Day Celebration

8Tour de Trails - McPherson - Central Kansas Conservancy in collaboration with the McPherson County Runegades are pleased to announce their first ever Tour de Trails Event to Promo ... Tour de Trails

15Area Wide Garage Sale - Herington - Clean out those closets and garages and make some $$$! Maps are available, sign up to be listed on the map. 8:00 am ... Area Wide Garage Sale

22Alumni Banquet - Florence - The Florence High School Alumni Association, the oldest continuing alumni association in the state of Kansas, holds their annual Florence Alumni Banqu ... Alumni Banquet

24Doyle Valley Farmers MarketDoyle Valley Farmers Market - Peabody - Operates every Saturday from 8-Noon. - The season operates from Memorial Day through September and may extend into October, weather permitting.Doyle Valley Farmers Market

June

27 - 29 Flint Hills Rodeo - Strong City - A truly Kansas Tradition, the Flint Hills Rodeo is the oldest consecutive, PRCA-sanctioned rodeo in Kansas. Three performances, Friday 8:00 PM, Saturd ... Flint Hills Rodeo

27 - 29 Annual Flint Hills Rodeo Parade - Cottonwood Falls - Don't miss the Flint Hills Rodeo parade held on June 3rd. in conjunction with the rodeo in Strong City the first weekend in June. The parade start ... Annual Flint Hills Rodeo Parade

28 - 30 Chingawassa Days - Marion - Annual Chingawassa Days first full weekend in June. Fun for the entire family! Each year brings a new big name act. Past years’ entertainment has in ... Chingawassa Days

29Annual Rodeo Parade - Strong City - Don't miss the Flint Hills Rodeo parade held on Saturday afternoon at 2:00p.m., in conjunction with the rodeo held the first weekend in June. The para ... Annual Rodeo Parade

29 - 19 Doyle Valley Farmers Market - Peabody - Operates every Saturday from 8 to Noon. - The season operates from Memorial Day through September and may extend into October, weather permitting. ... Doyle Valley Farmers Market

29June Bloom Garden Tour at McPherson - McPherson - Tour of five beautiful gardens with displayed art available to tour. 9am-3pm. ... June Bloom Garden Tour at McPherson

4River Suite - A summer evening dinner and concert - Cottonwood Falls - The Chase County Chamber of Commerce invites you to a concert and dinner on the historic Cottonwood River Bridge in Cottonwood Falls. Fine dining ... River Suite - A summer evening dinner and concert

5 - 6 Flint Hills FolkLife Festival - Cottonwood Falls - The Annual Flint Hills FolkLife Festival on the SECOND WEEKEND of June on the lawn of the historic Chase County CourtHouse. Historic Presenters in pe ... Flint Hills FolkLife Festival

19Marion's Garden Tour - Marion - Annual Garden Tour. 4 gardens will be on display and the Copper Shed will also be open for shoppers. Refreshments will be served at the Library. 8:30 ... Marion's Garden Tour

July

4Old Empire DaysOld Empire Days - Galva - Old Empire Days has been celebrated each July 4 since 1992 and was named to reflect Galva's shared historical heritage with the old settlement of Empi ... Old Empire Days

4Peabody 4th FestPeabody 4th Fest - Peabody - Peabody is known for having the largest ground display fireworks in the State of Kansas. Each year approximately 20 ground displays are created by vol ... Peabody 4th Fest

44th of July Fireworks - Herington - Starts at dark at the city lake. Chamber Resource Committee and the VFW are selling fireworks this year!! Fireworks stand located on Highway 77 ... 4th of July Fireworks

4Independence Day Celebration - Cottonwood Falls - Enjoy an Independence Day BIG BAND SWING CONCERT on the lawn of the historic Chase County, Kansas on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A 17 piece orchestra perfo ... Independence Day Celebration

26 - 24 Doyle Valley Farmers Market - Peabody - Operates every Saturday from 8 to Noon. - The season operates from Memorial Day through September and may extend into October, weather permitting. ... Doyle Valley Farmers Market

27Marion Walleye Tournament - Marion - The KWA welcomes anglers of all ages. It is tournament fishing for fun. Many of our teams consist of men and women, parent and child, grandparent and ... Marion Walleye Tournament

4 - 15 McPherson County 4-H Fair - McPherson - Over 3000 4-H exhibits in 36 divisions (400 youth in McPherson County participate). ... McPherson County 4-H Fair

8 - 10 Tri-County Free Fair - Herington - 4-H, FFA exhibits and judging, Open Class, Fair Queen contest, Carnival, Commercial exhibits in Community Building, Parade (5:30 Thurs), Brisket BBQ ( ... Tri-County Free Fair

10 - 18 McPherson County Fair - McPherson - McPherson County Fair, Canton, KS Fairgrounds. Third week in July. In addition to Open class and 4-H exhibits, there's a rodeo, demolition derby, nigh ... McPherson County Fair

11Mowbray Metric Bicycle Ride - McPherson - The Mowbray Metric is designed to be a fun ride and not a race with a choice of three routes to ride. Pre-registration and on-site registration, SAG s ... Mowbray Metric Bicycle Ride

14 - 17 Marion County Fair - Hillsboro - Carnival, rodeo, demo derby, 4-H exhibits, & food. ... Marion County Fair

August

31 - 21 Doyle Valley Farmers Market - Peabody - Operates every Saturday from 8 to Noon. - The season operates from Memorial Day through September and may extend into October, weather permitting. ... Doyle Valley Farmers Market

13 - 14 When Pigs Fly BBQ/Fly-in - McPherson - KC Sanctioned BBQ contest, music, powered parachute, plane rides, simulator rides, pony rides, tractor pull, great food, and other entertainment. Alwa ... When Pigs Fly BBQ/Fly-in

September

High School and Junior Rodeos - Cottonwood Falls - The Junior Rodeo, consisting of kids 17 and under, is probably how professionals got their start in the Rodeo business. The High School Rodeo is an ... High School and Junior Rodeos

28 - 18 Doyle Valley Farmers Market - Peabody - Operates every Saturday from 8 to Noon. - The season operates from Memorial Day through September and may extend into October, weather permitting. ... Doyle Valley Farmers Market

28 - 30 Florence Labor Day Celebration - Florence - 3 DAYS - Yard sales, softball tournaments, carnival, street dance, "cowboy polo", flea market, art and crafts, horseshoes, food, and fun! Labor Day i ... Florence Labor Day Celebration

29Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Fundraiser - Hillsboro - LABOR DAY SUNDAY - Starts at 1:00 P.M. The Fire Departments of Marion County's annual Labor Day Fireworks include an afternoon with Games, Food, a Ra ... Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Fundraiser

4Annual MAC ROD RUN - McPherson - This free event will allow the public an opportunity to see restored and modified cars from classic, nostalgic eras. There will be a trivia contest a ... Annual MAC ROD RUN

11Hillsboro Arts & Crafts FairHillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair - Hillsboro - THIRD SATURDAY - This one-day smorgasbord of arts and crafts booths attracts more than 400 artists from 15 states and more than 40,000 shoppers to Hil ... Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair

11Art in the Park and Craft Show - Marion - Over 250 artists from all around the United States, live entertainment, large food court, all in a shady and relaxing setting. Gift certificates will ... Art in the Park and Craft Show

11Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo - Cottonwood Falls - Come out and experience the Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo September16th at the Strong City Rodeo Grounds. Spectators can witness first-hand the skills an ... Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo

11Antique and Arts Fair - Florence - Florence's Antique and Arts Fair, held the 3rd Saturday in September. The Florence PRIDE uses the opportunity of thousands of vehicles passing by to a ... Antique and Arts Fair

18 - 19 McPherson Scottish FestivalMcPherson Scottish Festival - McPherson - Two full days of family entertainment in a shady, attractive park. Fun for everyone, whether Scottish or not. Crafts and games for children. Unique Hi ... McPherson Scottish Festival

18Old Settlers' Day - Marion - Old Settler's Day is a day long event held the last Saturday in September which is our traditional "homecoming" for residents, past and present, that ... Old Settlers' Day

18Fall Festival - McPherson - Outdoor event with hands-on pioneer activities for the whole family. 4:30-7:30 p.m. ... Fall Festival

22BroomWeed BlueGrass Festival - Cottonwood Falls - Beginning Friday evening with a special edition of K-177 BlueGrass Pickin', we'll make music until the wee small hours. Then, on Saturday, throughout ... BroomWeed BlueGrass Festival

October

2Masquerade Ball - Cottonwood Falls - The Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual MASQUERADE BALL. Costume is encouraged, but not required. We'll dance to Live Music with a Live Ca ... Masquerade Ball

2 - 3 Herington Gun Show - Herington - The Herington Gun & Knife Show is held at Herington Community Building and hosted by Herington Gun Show. All federal, state and local firearm ordinanc ... Herington Gun Show

9Talents Galore Lunch and Craft Fair - McPherson - Saturday, October 19th, 9am-3pm at New Gottland Lutheran Church. Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls served 9-10:30am and 11am-2pm Soup lunch (Deluxe Potato So ... Talents Galore Lunch and Craft Fair

16FSAS 5k Wagathon - McPherson - This race is a 3.1 mile walk or run and will benefit the Salina Animal Shelter. Feel free to take part in the race with or without a leashed dog. The ... FSAS 5k Wagathon

28Halloween Parade - Herington - Costumed children and pets parade through downtown Herington at 5:30 p.m. Register at 4:30 p.m. at corner of First and Main for drawings for stuffed ... Halloween Parade

November

23MCDS Charity Softball Tournament - McPherson - This Tournament is a fundraiser for a non-profit organization. We are raising money to spend on our clients Christmas this year. We work with all age ... MCDS Charity Softball Tournament

8A Veteran's Day Salute - Herington - Annual Veteran's Day Soup Supper Sponsored by Tri-County Chamber of Commerce 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Ham and Bean Soup - Chili - Pie Any Veteran ... A Veteran's Day Salute

20Chase County Country Christmas - Cottonwood Falls - Held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the Chase County Country Christmas is an all-day event with family activities, Santa Claus, Holi ... Chase County Country Christmas

20Victorian CHRISTMAS BALL - Cottonwood Falls - The Chase County Victorian Dance Society presents its' annual CHRISTMAS BALL. Period dress (circa 1870) is encouraged, but not required. We'll welco ... Victorian CHRISTMAS BALL

21Annual Christmas & Parade Day ActivitiesAnnual Christmas & Parade Day Activities - Peabody - Sunday following Thanksgiving - This annual event has something for everyone. Activities begin in late afternoon including rides, clowns and much more ... Annual Christmas & Parade Day Activities

December

15Christmas at the Vaniman Mansion - McPherson - The Museum is decorated for Christmas to include a number of trees. ... Christmas at the Vaniman Mansion

27 - 28 Holiday Home Show - Peabody - First Weekend - Sponsored by the Peabody Historical Society this event will feature historic homes decorated for the holidays. ... Holiday Home Show

27 - 28 Christmas Open House - McPherson - Horse-drawn sleigh rides, view exhibits, and live music and refreshments. 7-9pm. ... Christmas Open House

4Annual Holiday Parade - Herington - Santa arrives at Santa Land at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Children can visit Santa and receive a bag of candy. Stores open until 9:00 p.m. for Late Night ... Annual Holiday Parade