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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 2015

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
 
19 – 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
 
14- 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

14- Liberty Theatre presents the McFadden Brothers! Show starts at 8pm, dinner available at the adjacent Crooner’s Lounge before the show, reservation strongly recommended,
 call Jill at 620-215-1788

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

28- Kansas Rocks Recreation Park Annual Frostbite Event!

March
 
3- Fort Scott Community College Senior Day

7- “The Things they Carried Home” Preservation workshop @ the National Historic Site in the Grand Hall, 2-4pm, free!

11-13 – Bourbon County Arts Council 23rd Annual Fine Arts Exhibit, Ellis fine Arts Center.

15- Walk Kansas! March 19th thru May 9th. Registrations due March 9th.
Contact Joy Purkeypile for info 620-223-3720

21- Shared Stories @ the Fort Scott National Historic Site! “The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War”

27- Fort Scott’s Got Talent – Ellis Fine Arts Center, 7pm

28- Gardener’s Christmas Auction @ Tri-Valley Developmental Services. Doors open at 9:30am, auction is from 10am-12pm.

30- Candidate Forum hosted by Chamber for the April 7th election, Ellis Fine Arts Center, doors open 5:30pm, forum begins at 6pm in the meeting room area. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 9-12- Urinetown Musical, Ellis Fine Arts Center

10-11- Home, Sport, Farm & Garden Show presented by KOMB All Hit 103.9FM, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. Arnold Arena on the campus of FSCC. Call KOMB 620-223-4500 or email darla@kombfm.com to register.

18-19- Civil War Encampment Weekend at the 1842 Fort Scott National Historic Site!

18- Liberty Theatre presents Dr. Zchivegas – live band, dancing & night full of fun! Show begins at 8pm, dinner available by reservation in the adjacent Crooner’s Lounge.
Call Jill at 620-215-1788 for tickets or reservations!

25- Kansas Rocks Recreation Park Off-road 101 Course

25- Relay for Life of Bourbon County hosted by the American Cancer Society and local volunteers, 6pm to midnight, east parking lot of FSCC. Visit www.realyforlife.org/bourboncoks for more information or contact Allison Daly at Allison.daly@cancer.org
 
May
 
May – September -Chamber sponsored Concerts in the Park, Downtown Heritage Park Pavilion each Friday, 7pm, 2nd & Main.                     

2 – Farmers’ Market opening day for the season! Saturdays 8am to 12pm & Tues 4pm to 6pm. To have a vendor booth at the Farmers’ Market contact Randy Gregg at 620-547-2159 or Chet Bower at 620-223-3076.
 
8-9 - Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Swap Meet, Bourbon County Fairgrounds 8am to 5pm Friday and Saturday.
 
8-9 Town-wide Garage Sale. Maps will be available prior to the sale.
 
23-25 – Highlights in History, Fort Scott National Historic Site. For more information contact the Fort at (620) 223-0310 or visit websitewww.nps.gov/fosc.
 
25 - Memorial Day Service, 10:30am at U.S. National Cemetery, 900 E. National.
 
June
 
4 - Fort Scott Idol, located at Memorial Hall www.fortscottgoodoldays.com.
 
5 - Good Ol' Days Parade, 6pm, Downtown Fort Scott Historic District.
 
5-6 - Good Ol' Days Annual Festival, Street Fair, Craft Show, Live Entertainment, Food & Dancing. See www.fortscottgoodoldays.com for more info.
 
5-6 - Visit Fort Scott National Historic Site during the Good Ol’ Days. This year's programs will focus on 19th century transportation.
 
6 - Old Fort Classic Swine Show, Bourbon County Fairgrounds
 
19-20 - 19th annual Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Gathering on the grounds of Fort Scott Community College. For information visit www.echoesofthetrail.com.
 
20 - Secret Garden Tour hosted by the Bourbon County Garden Club, call Martha Scott for more information at 620-223-1844, tickets will be for sale at the Chamber.
 
26-28 - Fort Scott High School All School Reunion
 
TBA – 2015 CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC TOURNAMENT, 4-person scramble, Woodland Hills Golf Course. Call (620) 223-3566 to enter.
 

 

 

 

 

July

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.

10 -  5th Annual Riverfront Festival & Hot Dog Eating Contest, future home of Riverfront Park.

11–17 – County Fair, BB County Fairgrounds, www.bourboncountyfair.com.

12 - Marmaton Massacre Mountain Bike Race sanctioned by the United Federation of Dirt (UFD) at Gunn Park Trails, register at www.marmatonmassacre.com.
 
18 – Missouri State Tractor Pull, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, 7pm. Contact Mark Crystal for more information 620-224-9388.
 
25 - Trailblazer Day Camp for Kids at the Fort Scott National Historic Site.
 
TBA – Jordan Snyder Memorial ATV Shodeo

TBA – Fort Scott Friends & Family Reunion, entertainment & social gatherings public welcome, registration available closer to event.

August

7-9 – Sales Tax Holiday at participating retailers, clothing, furniture, home décor & more! Contact the Chamber for details.

8 - Mercy Children's Fair, Mercy Hospital 

September
 
TBA - Fort Scott Airshow, for more info. contact Fort Scott Airport (620) 223-5490.

5-7 – 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.

5-7 - Old Settler's Picnic in Uniontown (20 miles west of Fort Scott on Hwy. 54)
 
11 - 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.

12 - Kansas Rocks Recreation Park Off Road 101 Course, www.ksrockspark.com

18-19 – Town-Wide Garage Sale. Maps will be available prior to the sale.
 
24 - Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Parade, 6pm Downtown Historic Fort Scott.
 
25 – Citizenship Ceremony, Fort Scott National Historic Site, witness 100 citizens take the oath of US citizenship, 10:30am.
 
25–27 - 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

November 7

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

 

 

 

 

October
 
TBA – 12th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration, Gordon Parks Center. For more information contact Jill Warford (620) 223-2700 or visit website: www.gordonparkscenter.org.
 
TBA – Special Gordon Parks themed Trolley Tour, narrated by Anne Colum.
 
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.
 
31 - Chamber Halloween Parade & Events, Downtown Fort Scott
 
November
 
Reservations begin for the
Fort Scott Candlelight Tour
- Contact the Fort.
 
7 - Forks & Corks ~ A Taste of Fort Scott, wine liqueur & food tasting event, hosted by the Chamber, Liberty Theatre.

11 – Veterans Day program, National Cemetery No. 1 est. 1862, 11am with luncheon following.

12 – Holiday Open House in Fort Scott, downtown & other location, 5pm to 8 pm.
 
23 – Extravaganza Annual Craft Fair, Fort Scott Middle School, 5 to 8pm

28 - Small Business Saturday!
 
TBA – KEY CLOTHING SALE, popular sale with great discounts for you or for gifts!
 
December
 
1 - Downtown Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival 6 pm. For more information contact the Chamber 620-223-3566.
 
4 - Moonlight and Mistletoe Homes Tour Rhonda Dunn 620-224-1186.
 
4-5 - Fort Scott Candlelight Tour
Fort Scott National Historic Site.
 
5-6 - Homes for the Holidays Tour: for more information contact: Rhonda Dunn 620-224-1186.
 
5-6 - Stocking Stuffer, Arts & Crafts Show
Fort Scott Middle School.
 
10 – Mistletoe on Main Street, stores open late for Holiday shopping. 5pm to 8pm.
 
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) 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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