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Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
231 East Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701
800-245-3678
620-223-3566
FAX 620-223-3574

 



EVENTS

Special Events 2014

The schedule below includes notable &
recurring events, MANY additional
events take place throughout the year!
 
Click
here to view our
full, detailed calendar of events.

If you are planning a visit around a
certain event, we advise you to
contact us first to ensure there have
not been any changes to the schedule.

(800) 245-3678 *
fschamber@fortscott.com
 
Planning a daytrip or overnight stay for a group?
Contact us to assist with a custom itinerary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

January
20 – MLK Jr. Celebration @ FSCC, contact Jill Warford for details (620) 223-2700
 
25 –The Fort presents “The Underground Railroad.”

February
8 – The Fort presents, "Women in War" program at 2:00pm.
 
15 – Fort Scott Rotary presents, The 4th Annual Dancing with our Stars, @ Ellis Fine Art Center, 3pm & 7pm performances.
 
22 – Kansas Rocks Park, Frostbite Event, 28 miles of trails for Jeeps & other off-road vehicles, www.ksrockspark.com.

 

22 – The Fort presents "The Abolitionists" at 1pm, a film that vividly brings to life the struggles of those who led the battle to end slavery.

March
1 - Guided discussion of "The Abolitionists" at the Fort, 1:00pm.
 
1 – Rankin Brothers in concert, FREE (tickets required) by Cheney Witt & Shepherd Team.
 
7-9 - Fort Scott Community College Rodeo, FSCC Arnold Arena. Visit fortscott.edu for more info.
 
13-14 - Bourbon County Arts presents Fine Arts Exhibit, open to public. 1-7pm. All events take place @ Ellis Fine Arts Center.

15 – 3rd Annual St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl, benefitting Relay for Life. 
 
15 – The Charles Glenn Group, Liberty Theatre, Tickets $25. Call Jill for tickets, (620) 215-1788.

28 – April 10thVoices from the Quilts 19th century quilt exhibit, Fort Scott National Historic Site

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

4-5 – Spring Home, Sport, Farm & Garden Show, FSCC Arnold Arena, 2108 South Horton Street. Sponsored by KOMB FM All Hit 103.9.
 
5 – Vocal Trash, amazing entertainment! Liberty Theatre. Tickets $35. Call Jill for reservations (620) 215-1788.
 
12-13 - Civil War Encampment, weekend of events!
Fort Scott National Historic Site.
 
27 – Senior Dance @ Holmtown Pub, with Cotton Westhoff, 2-4pm. 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month. Public of any age welcomed.
 
May
May – September -Chamber sponsored Concerts in the Park, Downtown Heritage Park Pavilion each Friday, 7pm, 2nd & Main.                     

2 – Shenandoah, Liberty Theatre. Tickets are $40. Call Jill for reservations, (620) 215-1788. Grammy award-winning entertainment!
 
3 – Farmers’ Market opening day for the season! Saturdays 8am to 12pm & Tues 4pm to 7pm. To have a vendor booth at the Farmers’ Market contact Mary Corpstein at 620-223-2670.
 
8 – Ladies’ Night Out Purse Auction, Liberty Theatre, benefits Relay for Life.
 
9-10 - Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Swap Meet, Bourbon County Fairgrounds 8am to 5pm Friday and Saturday.
 
9-10 Town-wide Garage Sale. Maps will be available prior to the sale.
 
24 – Fort Scott Color Jam Color Run, fundraiser for FSCC athletics, 9:30am.
 
24-26 – Highlights in History, Fort Scott National Historic Site. For more information contact the Fort at (620) 223-0310 or visit websitewww.nps.gov/fosc.
 
26 - Memorial Day Service, 10:30am at U.S. National Cemetery, 900 E. National.
 
June
5 - Fort Scott Idol, located at Memorial Hall www.fortscottgoodoldays.com.
 
6 - Good Ol' Days Parade, 6pm, Downtown Fort Scott Historic District.
 
6–7 - Good Ol' Days Annual Festival, Street Fair, Craft Show, Live Entertainment, Food & Dancing. See www.fortscottgoodoldays.com for more info.
 
7-8 - Visit Fort Scott National Historic Site during the Good Ol’ Days. This year's programs will focus on 19th century transportation.
 
13-15 - 18th annual Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Gathering & Trail Ride. Danny & Willa Ellis Fine Arts Center & Tucker Ranch. For information visit www.echoesofthetrail.com.
 
16–20 - Trailblazers day Camp for Kids @ the Fort. Children ages 9-12, learn about protecting, preserving, & interpreting our nation’s National Parks in this weeklong workshop, daily 9am-noon. Call 620-223-0310 or www.nps.gov/fosc.
 
27 – 2014 CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC TOURNAMENT, 4-person scramble, Woodland Hills Golf Course. Call (620) 223-3566 to enter.
 

 

 

 

 



3 – Community Fireworks Display at dusk, Fort Scott Community College lawn.

4 – Burke Street Parade, public welcome! 10am on Burke Street, cookies following.

4 - Youth Activities Team (YATS) hosts all-day celebrations at Ellis Park (across from the middle school - bring your lawn chair). Live entertainment, food, prizes, activities & contests from 8:00am - 9:00pm. Help build a playground in Ellis Park!   


4-5 – Highlights in History, Fort Scott National Historic Site.


5 -  Annual Riverfront Festival & Hot Dog Eating Contest, future home of Riverfront Park.

12–19 – County Fair, BB County Fairgrounds, www.bourboncountyfair.com.
 
17-19 – Fort Scott Friends & Family Reunion, entertainment & social gatherings public welcome, registration available closer to event.
 
19 – Missouri State Tractor Pull, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, 7pm. Contact Mark Crystal for more information 620-224-9388.
 
TBA – Jordan Snyder Memorial ATV Shodeo

August
1-3 – Sales Tax Holiday at participating retailers, clothing, furniture, home décor & more! Contact the Chamber for details.

 
30 – September 1 – Highlights in History, Fort Scott National Historic Site. For more information contact the Fort at (620) 223-0310 or visit website www.nps.gov/fosc.
 
September
TBA - Fort Scott Airshow, for more info. contact Fort Scott Airport (620) 223-5490.
 
11 – 17 - Symbols of Sacrifice event @ the Fort. Parade Ground Flags in remembrance of our nation’s war dead. Walk among the Field of Honor & reflect on their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms.

19 - 20 – Town-Wide Garage Sale. Maps will be available prior to the sale.
 
25 - Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Parade, 6pm Downtown Historic Fort Scott.
 
26 – Citizenship Ceremony, Fort Scott National Historic Site, witness 100 citizens take the oath of US citizenship, 10:30am.
 
26–28 - Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, Tractor & Machinery Show, Working Exhibits, Quilt & Craft Show, Bean Feed, Live Music & More! Bourbon County Fairgrounds, across from Fort Scott Community College. Contact Dave McCord (620) 223-6496 or www.pioneerharvestfiesta.com.
 

Forks & Corks...Taste of Fort Scott

October /November ~ Date TBA

Taste Fort Scott's best fare during this evening of food, libations and entertainment. 
Don't forget to bid on the auction items!


 

 

 

 

October
2–4 –
11th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration, Gordon Parks Center. For more information contact Jill Warford (620) 223-2700 or visit website:
www.gordonparkscenter.org.
 
2-4 – Special program at the Fort Scott National Historic Site, Discussion of the film “Slavery by Another Name”.

3-4 – Special Gordon Parks themed Trolley Tour, narrated by Anne Colum.
 
4 – Annual Fall Festival for the children & family, pumpkins, hayrack ride, face painting, vendor booths & more! Benefits Relay for Life, Lavetta Simmons family farm, 10am – 4pm.
 
25 – Special program at the Fort Scott National Historic Site, 2pm, Shared Stories of the Civil War: Price’s March of 1864.
 
TBA – Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Creepy Crawly Halloween Event, 28 miles of trails for Jeeps & other off-road vehicles, ksrockspark.com.
November
Reservations begin for the
Fort Scott Candlelight Tour
- Contact the Fort.
 
11 – Veterans Day program, National Cemetery No. 1 est. 1862, 11am with luncheon following.

13 – Holiday Open House in Fort Scott, downtown & other location, 5pm to 8 pm.
 
22 – KEY CLOTHING SALE begins November 22nd and runs thru December 13th, popular sale with great discounts for you or for gifts!

24 – Extravaganza Annual Craft Fair, Fort Scott Middle School, 5 to 8pm
 
December
2 - Downtown Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival 6 pm. For more information contact the Chamber (620) 223-3566.
 
5 - Moonlight and Mistletoe Homes Tour Don Miller (620) 223-6423.
 
5-6 - Fort Scott Candlelight Tour
Fort Scott National Historic Site.
 
6-7 - Homes for the Holidays Tour: for more information contact: Don Miller (620) 223-6423.
 
6-7 - Stocking Stuffer, Arts & Crafts Show
Fort Scott Middle School.
 
11 – Mistletoe on Main Street, stores open late for Holiday shopping. 5pm to 8pm.
 
12-23 - Dolly HollyDay Trolley Tours, see the lights of Fort Scott! 6:30pm & 7:30pm each evening. For reservations call (620) 223-3566.
 
Phone numbers and websites for more info:

Fort Scott Area Chamber & Visitor Center:
 (800) 245-3678, web: fortscott.com
 
Fort Scott National Historic Site:
   (620) 223-0310, web: nps.gov/fosc


Gordon Parks Museum:
   (620) 223-2700, web: gordonparkscenter.org


Kansas Rocks Recreation Park:
   (913) 782-5611, web: kansasrockspark.com
 
Liberty Theatre:
   (620) 215-1788, web: fslibertytheatre.com


Lowell Milken Center & Unsung Hero Exhibits:
   (620) 223-9991, web: lowellmilkencenter.org


Timber Hills Lake Ranch Hunting & Fishing:
   (620) 743-4114, web: timberhillslake.com


Woodland Hills 18-hole Golf Course:
   (620) 223-5060, web: fscity.org
 

 


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