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



Special Events 2015

The schedule below includes notable &
recurring events, MANY additional
events take place throughout the year!
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 *
Planning a daytrip or overnight stay for a group?
Contact us to assist with a custom itinerary!







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! 
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!

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. 











 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 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 for more information or contact Allison Daly at
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
25 - Memorial Day Service, 10:30am at U.S. National Cemetery, 900 E. National.
4 - Fort Scott Idol, located at Memorial Hall
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 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
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.






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,

12 - Marmaton Massacre Mountain Bike Race sanctioned by the United Federation of Dirt (UFD) at Gunn Park Trails, register at
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.


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 

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

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,

11-12 – 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

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!





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,
17 – Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Creepy Crawly Halloween Event, 28 miles of trails for Jeeps & other off-road vehicles,
22-24 - 12th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration, Gordon Parks Center. For more information contact Jill Warford (620) 223-2700 or visit
24 – Special Gordon Parks themed Trolley Tour, narrated by Anne Colum.
31 - Chamber Halloween Parade & Events, Downtown Fort Scott
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!
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:
Fort Scott National Historic Site:
   (620) 223-0310, web:

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

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

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

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

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


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