Cowley County Events 2017

Ballet in the Park

The Wizard of Oz

Ballet Wichita


Join us for a whimsical journey at our annual ballet in the park performances. It's free and family friendly.

Thursday June 8 at 7 pm

Mulvane - Main St. Park, 400 E. Main

Friday June 9 at 7 pm

El Dorado - Forest Park, 200 N. Taylor

Saturday June 10 at 11 am

Augusta - gavin Park, 1898 Washington Lane

Saturday June 10 at 4 pm

Udall - Udall City Park (corner of K55 & Main)

Sunday June 11 at 2 pm

Haysville - Riggs Park, 706 Sarah Lane

Sunday June 11 at 5 pm

Clearwater - Clearwater City Park, 129 E. Ross Ave.

The following sponsors helped make this production possible

City of Wichita, City of Clearwater, City of Haysville, City of Udall, Augusta Public Library & Arts Council, El Dorado Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Mulvane community.

Annual Events

Dexter BBQ

Second Saturday in July

downtown Dexter - 620-876-5681

An all-day community celebration with activities for all ages.  Delicious pit roasted BBQ served at 5 p.m followed by music.

more information here

K&O Steam & Gas Engine Show

3rd Weekend in August

Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th, Winfield KS  67156

An event for antique farm equipment enthusiasts who are interested in preserving the past for future generations. For 33 years, the Kansas & Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Association has organized an outstanding event complete with tractor and gas engine displays, working exhibits, crafts, a large flea market, tractor pulls, toy vendors, concessions, parades, camping and much, much more.

Atlanta Labor Day Celebration

Labor Day Weekend

downtown Atlanta - 620-394-2220

An annual three day celebration with a BBQ dinner and entertainment Saturday night.  Enjoy the second largest in parade in Cowley County on Labor Day Monday.   Car show, petting zoo, quilt and craft show, inflatable and carnival games, bingo and a wide range of family friendly activities throughout Monday ending with free bean feed and lots of door prizes.

more information here

Burden Dayz & PRCA Rodeo

2nd Saturday in September

Burden City Park, Burden, KS

Parade kicks off the annual event filled with family-friendly activites, craft and vendor fair, food and lots of fun! In the evening stay to participate in a Burden tradition! Annual PRCA Rodeo kicks off at 8pm followed by dancing and music entertainment in the park.

Burden Dayz info here or call (620) 438-2360.

Walnut Valley Festival

3rd Weekend in September - September 16-20, 2015

Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th, Winfield, KS  67156 - website

The Walnut Valley Festival is one of the premier events in the Midwest. Featuring bluegrass music, the festival is referred to by locals simply as “Bluegrass”. While bluegrass music may be the focus, other acoustic styles are represented as well. More than just the music, attendees come from every state in the country and from many foreign countries for the culture that is the Walnut Valley Festival. Take time to roam through the elaborate campsites in the Pecan Grove (some sites inhabited for a month before the festival and a month after!). Take part (or just watch) the “land rush” tradition to secure a campsite before the event. In addition to music on the four main stages, enjoy amateur music throughout the campground and on unofficial stages throughout the event. The festival is held on the Wednesday through Sunday that includes the third Saturday of September. Besides the world-class paid performers, Winfield is known for its instrumental contests including the National Flat-Pick Guitar Championship.

Art in the Park

Yearly on the 1st Saturday in October

October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Island Park, North Main St, Winfield, KS  67156 - website

With 41 years of history, Winfield’s Art in the Park fine arts and fine crafts show attracts crafters and artists from around the country to showcase their work in beautiful Island Park. Attendees enjoy picking through hand-crafted jewelry, browsing through unique and quirky sculptures and pottery, and looking at and buying paintings and other works of art. Food vendors are also available along with live entertainment and free children’s activities.

Stone Barn Farm Fall Festival


20438 K-15 Hwy, Dexter 67038 - 620-886-1703

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, barnyard activities plus holiday shopping.  Open to the public during the month of October.  Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5.

more information here


Winfield Isle of Lights

Opens 3rd Sunday in November & closes December 30th

Island Park, North Main St., Winfield, KS  67156 - website

Rated the 16th best place to view Christmas lights in the country by! Enjoy this mile long drive-through extravaganza! The displays are lit by hundreds of thousands of bright twinkling lights, and feature beloved settings like Toyland, Zooland, Reindeer Road, a nativity, Oz, synchronized trees to music, and many more.