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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 2016

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
 
18 – MLK Jr. Celebration @ FSCC, contact Jill Warford for details 620-223-2700
 
29- KANSAS DAY! Shop any participating chamber retailers sporting a SUNFLOWER or the word KANSAS anywhere on your apparel and receive a 10% discount! 
 
February
 
7--Super Bowl Sunday
13- Gunn Park Ice Bowl! Come play Frisbee Golf to help benefit the Beacon and Sharing Bucket! Contact Danny Craig for more info 620-224-2494

20- Dancing With Our Stars event hosted by Rotary, Ellis Fine Arts Center on the campus of FSCC, 3pm & 7pm.

tba- Kansas Rocks Recreation Park Annual Frostbite Event!

March
 

4/6—FSCC Spring Rodeo, FSCC Rodeo Arena, details to follow ( tentative)

8—Lift Every Voice: The Black Experience in the Heartland, Fort Scott National Historic Site

9/11—Bourbon County Arts Council 24th Annual Fine Arts Exhibit, Ellis Fine Arts Center, FSCC; Wed. eve. Reception; Thur-Fri, noon-7pm

17—St Patrick’s Day!

25—Good Friday

26—Eggstravaganza, Buck Run Community Center

27—Easter 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

2—Liberty Theatre presents The KinseySicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, 113 S Main, 620– 224-9787 to reserve; 8:30pm

7—Branford Marsalis in concert, Ellis Fine Arts Ctr, FSCC 8pm

8-9— 2nd Story Art Festival, Beaux Arts Centre, 102 S National

8-9— Home, Sport, Farm & Garden Show
presented by KOMB All Hit 103.9FM, Friday 5-8pm,   Saturday 9am-3pm.Arnold Arena, FSCC.

16-17—Civil War Encampment Weekend at the Fort Scott National Historic Site

19— Friends of the Fort Annual Friendsfest, Liberty Theatre, with Teddy Roosevelt, 6:30pm.

23—Fort Scott Historic Site, “The Freedom Riders” DVD and discussion, 1pm

23—Spring Off Road 101, Kansas Rocks Recreational Park, www.ksrockspark.com

29—Liberty Theatre presents Vocal Trash, 113 S Main, 620-224-9787 to reserve, 8:30pm

May
 
May – September -Chamber sponsored Concerts in the Park, Downtown Heritage Park Pavilion each Friday, 7pm, 2nd & Main.                     

5— Cinco de Mayo!

5—Unity/Day of Prayer Breakfast, FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 7:30am

7—Golf Tournament, Woodland Hills GC, SEK Shriners

13-14—Townwide Garage Sale

13-14—Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Swap Meet
28-30— Highlights in History– features talks, tours, demonstrations and living history programs about Fort Scott’s role in the pivotal events of American History in the place where it all happened! Contact the Fort for more information, 620-223-0310Contact Rhonda Dunn for more information, 620-224-1186.
30— Fort Scott National Historic Site-  Daily guided tours begin for the season! 1pm M-F, 11am & 1pm Sat-Sun. (tentative)

30— Memorial Day!  Service @ Natl. Cemetery 10:30am. 

June
 

*Farmers’ Market every Tues. 4-6pm, every Sat. 8-12pm @ Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort.

2— Fort Scott Idol  located at Memorial Hall in
Historic Downtown Fort Scott.
3/4— Good Ol’ Days Festival! Come join the Street Fair, Carnival, Dance and more! The Parade will take place on June 3rd at 6pm & the festival will run all day both Friday and Saturday!

11– Golf Tournament, Woodland Hills GC, sponsor Mercy Hospital

18—2nd Annual TaTa Ride benefitting Care to Share, Register/Start at 5 Corners MiniMart 11am

18—Annual Relay for Life, FSCC campus, 6pm-midnight-
18/19— 20th Annual Echoes of the Trail at FSCC, www.echoesofthetrail.com!

24-4th Friday Art Walk!—Organized by the Bourbon County Arts Council and Bourbon County YPL. Contact Minnie Lou Allen: 620-224-8291

24—Chamber Golf Classic, Woodland Hills GC

 

 

 

 

July

*Farmers’ Market every Tues. 4-6pm, every Sat. 8-12pm @ Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort.

2-4 —Highlights in History– features talks, tours, demonstrations and living history programs about Fort Scott’s role in the pivotal events of American History in the place where it all happened! Contact the Fort for more information, 620-223-0310

3— Fort Scott Community College Fireworks Display! Lawn, fireworks will go off at dark, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the display!

3—Uniontown Independence Day Bash, Food served

@ 7pm, Fireworks @ dark.
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4— Independence Day! ,Ellis Park– activities and live entertainment will start at 8am and continue until 9pm!

Bring your own lawn chair!
4— Burke Street Parade begins at 10am!
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9— 6th Annual Riverfront Music Festival! (tent)

9-10—Marmaton Massacre Marathon, Gunn Park, details later

16—Night Run, Kansas Rocks Recreational Park, near Mapleton

17-23— Bourbon County Fair!– don’t miss out on the 4-H Horse Show, Tractor Pulls, or the Livestock Sale!

18-22—Trailblazers Day Camp for Kids,  Fort Scott National Historic Site. Kids ages 9-12; learn about protecting, preserving, and interpreting our nation’s National Parks in this workshop, 9-12 noon daily

23—MSTPA Tractor Pull, 7pm, BB County Fairgrounds.

23—Summer off-Road Course 101, www.ksrockspark.com

17—4-H Horse Show, BB County Fairgrounds, 5pm.

August

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

 

*Farmers’ Market every Tues. 4-6pm, every Sat. 8-12pm @ Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort.

*Fort Scott Historical Site celebrating 100 years of NPS

1-5—Trailblazers Day Camp for Kids, Fort Scott National Historic Site. Kids ages 9-12; learn about protecting, preserving, and interpreting our nation’s National Parks in this workshop, 9-12 noon daily

13—Crawling for Downs, Kansas Rocks Recreational Park, www.ksrockpark.com

18—FSCC Career Fair

20-21—Heartland Boer Goat Showcase and Sale @ the Bourbon County Fairgrounds

25—Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Parade, 6 pm, downtown

26-28—Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, Bourbon County Fairgrounds

27— Vintage Baseball Game , Fort Scott National Historic Site, old-fashioned fun!, 1870’s style baseball with vintage uniforms and vintage rules.

September

 

*Farmers’ Market every Tues. 4-6pm, every Sat. 8-12pm @ Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort.

3-5—Highlights in History programs for the whole family all weekend @ Fort Scott National Historic Site.

TBA—Old Settler’s Picnic & Little Britches Rodeo in Uniontown.

9-15—Symbols of Sacrifice, Fort Scott National Historic Site (tentative)

TBA—Town-wide Garage Sale

17—Kansas Krawl and Competition, Kansas Rocks Recreational Park

24—Fall Off-Road 101, Kansas Rocks Recr. Park

30—Naturalization Ceremony @ Fort Scott National Historic Site 

Forks & Corks...Taste of Fort Scott

Save the Date - November 5

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

 

 

 

 

October
 
3 – 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.
 
10 - Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Advanced Off-road 201 Course, www.ksrockspark.com.
 
17 – Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Creepy Crawly Halloween Event, 28 miles of trails for Jeeps & other off-road vehicles, ksrockspark.com.
 
24 – Special Gordon Parks themed Trolley Tour, narrated by Anne Colum.
 
31 - Chamber Halloween Parade & Events, Downtown Fort Scott
 
November
 
Reservations begin for the
Fort Scott Candlelight Tour
- Contact the Fort.
 

4-5 - 12th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration, Gordon Parks Center. For more information contact Jill Warford (620) 223-2700 or visit www.gordonparkscenter.org.

5—Forks & Corks~A Taste of Fort Scott, (tentative)

2-3—Candlelight Tours of the Fort! 620.223-0310
TBA—Frozen Five & Dime Trail Run 10—Kiwanis Chili Feed

TBA—Bad Art by Good People

21—FSMS Fall Extravaganza Craft Show, 5-8pm

24—Thanksgiving!

26 - Small Business Saturday!

TBA – KEY CLOTHING SALE, popular sale with great discounts for you or for gifts!
 
December
 
2 - Moonlight and Mistletoe Homes Tour Rhonda Dunn 620-224-1186.
 
2-3 - Fort Scott Candlelight Tour
Fort Scott National Historic Site.

3-4—Homes for the Holidays Homes Tour & Stocking Stuffer Craft Show. 

6 - Downtown Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival 6 pm. For more information contact the Chamber 620-223-3566. 

TBA - Dolly HollyDay Trolley Tours, see the lights of Fort Scott! 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) 224-9787, 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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