Events

1553 Plants & Produce
Bourbon County

1553 Plants & Produce

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 See Description 1553 205th St., Fort Scott, KS 785.422.5770

Visitors will see a small family farm centered on producing nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables for our customers. We use several different growing methods including ground gardens, container gardens, raised beds, and hoop house production. We also have seasonal offerings in the spring and fall and at Christmas. Our farm includes several varieties of poultry. We will be giving 30 minute tours of the farm at 10am and 2pm each day and can easily accommodate other times as desired. Located in rural Bourbon County, west and north of Fort Scott. From US 54 & 69, 1 1/2 miles west, then 1 3/4 miles north on 205th. Click on the street address above for directions. Thu-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-8pm

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A Banana Plant in Kansas?
Crawford County

A Banana Plant in Kansas?

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 Daylight Hours 1701 S. Homer, Robert Plaster Center, Pittsburg State University Campus, Pittsbu

IMPORTANT CHANGE: The address is incorrect in the printed guide. The greenhouse is located behind the Plaster Center at the east end. Park on the east end of the parking lot, walk a short distance north behind the Plaster Building and then east to the greenhouse. The door to the greenhouse is on the east end and will be open for visitors. Banana plants in Kansas? When your college mascot is a gorilla it stands to reason that a banana plant should be nearby. Enjoy a stroll through this beautiful campus to look for the trees. If the weather has been warm enough, the majority will be found in the older part of the campus on the "oval." On Friday, May 6 from 9am-4pm, the campus greenhouse will be open especially for BKRT visitors to see the thousands of plants, flowers and the banana plants. It's a sight to behold! (Note: we amended this entry from banana tree, as it's wrong to think of bananas as growing on trees. They are actually a plant!)

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BKRT Dolly the Trolley
Bourbon County

BKRT Dolly the Trolley

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 See Description Visitor Center, 231 E. Wall St., Fort Scott, KS 620.223.3566

Hop aboard Dolly the Trolley for a 50-minute narrated tour of Historic Fort Scott, est. in 1842! You will pass by notable points of interest including: * Fort Scott National Historic Site * Downtown Historic District ~ Shops, Restaurants & Entertainment * Historic Mansions * Beautiful 155-acre Gunn Park * US National Cemetery No. 1 * Old Congregational Church * Gordon Parks Museum * Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes * Historic Courtland Hotel A great way to see the sites of the town and learn the history! Tours leave from the Visitor Center, 231 E. Wall St.; $6 adults, $4 children 12 & under; Thursday and Friday 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm; Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm; Sunday 1pm and 2pm.

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Black Dogs Farm
Bourbon County

Black Dogs Farm

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 See Description 351 230th St, Garland, KS 66741 620.223.2702

Black Dogs Farm is located in rural Bourbon County in the unincorporated town of Garland. Owners, Bryan and Barb Ritter own 80 acres of land and focus on sustainable farming and farmstead lifestyle. They sell free range eggs, lamb, artistic woolen garments and honey from their hives. Watch sheep shearing, fiber demonstration and tour a traditional farm. Tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm daily during the BKRT. No admission, but donations appreciated.

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Bronson Locker Plant Tour
Bourbon County

Bronson Locker Plant Tour

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Friday May 06, 2022 See Description 504 Clay St., Bronson, KS 620.939.4575

We will be processing beef and hogs and would love to show everybody the process behind what we do in our trade. The building also includes an antique shop next door which is beautiful and one of a kind. The tour will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Stop by anytime during retail hours. Thu 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-6pm. (The store is open Sat 9-12, but processing only happens on Thu-Fri.)

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Cow Creek Cowboy Days
Crawford County

Cow Creek Cowboy Days

Friday May 06, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 See Description 651 S. Hwy 69, Pittsburg, KS 620.231.1440

Relive the Civil War and Wild West era with skits, campfire poetry, mounted shooting, music, and more. A military trail and stage coach line once cut through Crawford County, Kansas. Camped and hunted by Native Americans, the region was a buffer with pioneers. Family owned farmsteads and small settlements didn’t take root until the mid 1800’s, despite lawless raiding and skirmishes of the Union and Confederate forces. Cowboy Campfire Poetry and Singing on Fri 6-8pm. Cowboy musicians, shop local vendors and artisans, dutch oven cooking, wagon rides and kids activities on Sat 9am-3pm. Wild West Show on Saturday at 10am and 2pm; Pony Express Show at Noon; Mr. Brown's Grocery Robbery at 1:30pm. Photo: Crawford County Historical Society

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Cowtown Days
Cherokee County

Cowtown Days

Friday May 06, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 See Description 210 W. 10th St., Baxter Springs, KS 620.674.2310

An annual event highlighting Baxter Springs' history as the first cowtown in Kansas. Activities include a craft fair, car show, BBQ Smoke Off, food trucks, Cowtown Idol, bull ridin', Kid's Corral, gun fights, live music, and more! Watch the Facebook page for more information. The event takes place at the Historic Johnston Public Library grounds. Fri - activities begin at 6pm, Sat 9am-5pm.

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Fort Scott Farmers Market
Bourbon County

Fort Scott Farmers Market

Saturday May 07, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 8:00am to 12:00pm Skubitz Plaza, 100-198 Old Fort Blvd., Fort Scott, KS 620.215.3889

Fort Scott Farmers' Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds. We are focused on fresh, locally produced farm products. Located in front of the historic fort.

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Freedom Farms
Bourbon County

Freedom Farms

Friday May 06, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 See Description 1863 Eagle Rd, Fort Scott, KS 620.719.9909

Visit the farm, see the animals and enjoy chicken leg lollipops and scotch eggs for a minimal charge. We encourage consumers to know where their food comes from and offer opportunity to see that it is grown in a natural, sustainable way by visiting our farm. This family of six hope to grow their farm to become a place for people to be involved and learn. Tours available at your leisure. Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 8am-1pm.

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Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
Bourbon County

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 See Description 1 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 620.223.1312

Tour the interactive Hall of Unsung Heroes museum and park which feature the dramatic and diverse stories of Unsung Heroes whose actions have changed the world. Be sure to sign up for the drawing and a chance to win one of our Unsung Heroes books. 10:00 am, Thu-Sat: Cathy Werling, the author of our Unsung Heroes Children’s Book Series, will give an overview of the series’ featured heroes and share one of her books through a book reading; 1:00 pm, Thu-Sat: A special presentation will be given on "Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project" by, Norm Conard and Megan Felt, two of its creators. Thur-Fri 10am-5 pm, Sat 10am-4 pm.

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Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery
Cherokee County

Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 12:00pm to 6:00pm 120 E. Maple St., Columbus, KS 620.762.3782

Stop by the gallery to view the work of Justin Kidston, a painter who who won last year's Joplin Art Festival!

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Painted Barrels
Crawford County

Painted Barrels

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm 127 S. Summit, Girard, KS 620.724.4000

Want to do a fun activity and create a souvenir of your BKRT visit? You can pour your own candle featuring a Kansas scent or make a Kansas ornament. The candle pour costs $15 for one or $20 for two and requires pre-registration and pre-payment. Call 620.724.4000 to pre-register. Stop in anytime during store hours for the Kansas Ornament Make & Take. Cost is $5 per ornament. Painted Barrels is a vendor boutique featuring gifts, decor, jewelry, apparel and many locally-made products. Vendors will have lots of fun Kansas merchandise available for road trippers!

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Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Swap Meet
Bourbon County

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Swap Meet

Friday May 06, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 8:00am to 6:00pm Bourbon County Fairgrounds 2102 S. Huntington, Fort Scott, KS 620.224.7761

Flea market and garage sale items, antique gas engines and parts, baked items, homemade pies and lunch menu. Free admission to swap meet. Camping available ($20 per day). Gates open at 8am. Learn more about the fall fiesta that occurs in October at https://pioneerharvestfiesta.com/.

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The Courtland Hotel
Bourbon County

The Courtland Hotel

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm 121 E 1st St, Fort Scott KS 620.223.0098

While you're visiting downtown Fort Scott, stop into this charming 1906 historic hotel for a short 15 minute tour with the owners. They are proud of the updates they have made providing modern amenities while preserving many historic features. The hotel is furnished with lots of antiques and decor. In addition to providing lodging, the hotel includes a relaxing spa. Your hosts are Frank and Cheryl Adamson.

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The Lavender Patch Farm
Bourbon County

The Lavender Patch Farm

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm 2376 Locust Rd., Fort Scott, KS 620.223.1364

Betsy and Davin Reichard run the show at The Lavender Patch Farm. Starting with one lavender plant in 2010 they have grown to over 1,000 plants on their farm located a short distance east of Fort Scott. Walk the fields, talk to the owners and buy home made body, home, culinary, and aromatherapy goods in the gift shop. You'll also have the opportunity to watch various lavender processing demonstrations throughout the day, including lavender distilling (hydrosol/essential oil).

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The Pot Pantry - Ceramic Demonstrations
Bourbon County

The Pot Pantry - Ceramic Demonstrations

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 See Description 1366 215th St, Fort Scott, KS 620.224.7480

The Pot Pantry is the studio and gallery space of local award-winning clay artist Bobbi Kemna. Pottery classes in Bobbi’s 1800’s rock house are a memorable experience for all ages, individuals and small groups. Bobbi Kemna is available to illustrate her craft on Thu-Fri 12-5pm, Sat 11am-2pm.

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Town Wide Garage Sale
Bourbon County

Town Wide Garage Sale

Friday May 06, 2022 - Saturday May 07, 2022 See Description 231 E. Wall St., Fort Scott, KS 620.223.3566

Generally the garage sale runs from 8am-5pm both days with some ending at noon. Pick up a listing/map at the Chamber of Commerce or find on our website and Facebook starting Thursday prior to the sale.

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Weir Public Library
Cherokee County

Weir Public Library

Thursday May 05, 2022 - Sunday May 08, 2022 See Description 111 E. Main St., Weir, KS 620.396.8899

The library will be hosting "family friendly" activities during BKRT. Watch their Facebook page for details as the event approaches. Thu-Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm.

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