Upcoming Events

~ Kansas Day Celebration – Bird City – January 29, 2021
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 2021
9th Annual Entrepreneurship Fair open for all Cheylin students in grades 7-12 to participate. The E-Fair is held in the Cheylin High School gymnasium. Public is welcome to attend!

~ Bird City Alumni Reunion – Bird City – May 2021
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, 2020 (McDonald) July 4, 2020 (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!

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~ 67th Annual Tri-State Antique Engine & Thresher Show – Bird City – July 30, 31, and August 1, 2020
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 $25 – Adult Daily Admission $10 – Child Daily Admission $5

~ 9th Annual Thresher Fun Run – August 1, 2020
Runners, walkers, and stroller-pushers welcome. Come enjoy the 11th 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.

~ 10th Annual US Highway 36 Treasure Hunt – September 18, 19 & 20, 2020
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.

~ Bird City Match Day – December 1, 2020
In conjunction with National Giving Tuesday, the Bird City Century II Foundation matches all donations that day to benefit our local community organizations.

~ Santa Day – Bird City – December 19, 2020
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.