~ Kansas Day Celebration – Bird City – January 29, 2017
Celebrated annually with displays, potluck luncheons, and special programs, Bird City has hosted a Kansas Day Celebration since 1930.
~ Cheylin Entrepreneurship Fair – Bird City – March 1, 2017
8th Annual Entrepreneurship Fair open for all Cheylin students in grades 7-12 to participate. The E-Fair will be held in the Cheylin High School gymnasium. Public is welcome to attend!
9:15am – Public – Tour participants’ booths
10:15am – Speaker and Presentation of Award Winners
~ Bird City Alumni Reunion – Bird City – May 27, 2017
The Bird City Alumni Reunion is an annual event, and always falls on the Saturday of Memorial Weekend.
~ Bird City / McDonald 4th of July Celebration – July 3, 2017 (McDonald) July 4, 2107 (Bird City)
Schedule of July 4th events will be available as event gets closer; watch for details as you will not want to miss the fun festivities and the amazing fireworks display!
~ Cheyenne County Young Miss Program – St. Francis – July 22, 2017
The program starts at 7:00pm in the St. Francis Junior High Auditorium
Open to all Cheyenne County young women that have entered their junior year of high school and will not have graduated by January 1st of the year following the program. Girls compete in five categories–grace and elegance, academics, interview, endurance and performing arts.
~ 64th Annual Tri-State Antique Engine & Thresher Show – Bird City – July 27, 28 & 29, 2017
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
The Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Association grounds are located on the east edge of Bird City on Hwy 36 & Road 29. The annual three-day show is celebrated, starting the last Thursday in July. Many operating steam tractors, steam engines, gas tractors and combines from the teens and twenties are paraded each day along with early model cars and trucks and a fire engine. Activities include: steam engine and tractor pulls, corn shelling, antique shingle mill, sawmill and buzz saw are demonstrated. An early day cook shack (on wheels), a blacksmith shop, a creamery, a sod house, county school house and country church, all authentically equipped and furnished, and a swap meet area can be visited. One of the large buildings houses the Avenue of Lost Arts. Here are well-furnished models of early day rooms and many collections of antiques and displays of prairie arts and crafts. Demonstrations of many early day domestic arts are presented daily.
This project was started in 1953 by a group of farmers who gathered at their farmstead to “play with their restored steam engines.” It has steadily grown at the present site since 1974 and continues to expand each year.
There are currently 10 working steam engines, 200+ antique tractors, 150+ pedal toys, 800+ toy tractors, and 17 buildings of antiques.
The grounds and permanent collections can be visited by appointment at other times during the year.
MEMBERSHIP $20 – Adult Daily Admission $7 – Child Daily Admission $3
~ 9th Annual Thresher Fun Run – July 29, 2017
Runners, walkers, and stroller-pushers welcome. Come enjoy the 8th Annual Fun Run. Race is scheduled for Saturday, July 29th, starting at 8:00 am on the Thresher grounds in front of Building #2. There are 1, 2, and 3 mile (5K) courses available. Watch for details and registration form as event gets closer.
~ 5th Annual Big Ed’s Horseshoe Tournament – July 29, 2017
Enjoy playing horseshoes? A popular addition added to the 2013 Thresher Show is a Horseshoe Tournament held on the Thresher Grounds, Saturday, July 30th, starting at 1:30 p.m. The event has doubled in playing size due to the interest and participation numbers these past few years. There will be an adult’s division as well as a kid’s division.
~ Cheyenne County Fair – St. Francis – August 2017
Features a home-owned carnival, the finest in northwest Kansas. Rides start at 25 cents, a great entertainment value.
~ 10th Annual US Highway 36 Treasure Hunt – September 16, 17 & 18, 2016
The annual 400-mile long garage/yard sales will begins at the Colorado border west of St Francis and continue east to the Missouri border. Participants from Bird City wishing to have a garage sale and be included on the Bird City map will need to contact Darci Schields at 785-734-2556. Maps will be available starting September 1st at www.ushwy36.com; however, continual updates will be made as new participants are added.
~ Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze – Bird City – Every Weekend in October, 2016
Watch for details for this awesome event!!! You can follow their activity on Facebook at www.facebook.com – Crow-Haven-Corn-Maze-and-Pumpkin-Patch
~ Holiday Craft Fair – Bird City – October 29, 2016 – 9am – 2pm
The annual Holiday Craft Fair is always held the last Saturday in October. For more information or to reserve a booth, contact Ashley at 785-772-1316 . Space fills up fast, so don’t delay!
~ Santa Day – Bird City – December 17, 2016
For several years now, Santa Day has been a day enjoyed by young and old alike. The day’s events start out with lunch, followed by an afternoon of gift giveaways, drawings for the infants to elderly and every age in between, and we can’t forget about the long-awaited visit from Santa.