Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary

1867 - 2017

Kansas Cattle Town Celebrations

Schedule of Kansas Events

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2017 Event Schedule - Caldwell

Arriving at Caldwell, the cowboys knew they were out of Indian Territory and into Kansas. The cowboys soon dubbed Caldwell the "Border Queen."

During its wild days, Caldwell went through 16 marshals in 6 years! Historical markers in downtown Caldwell provide an unusually complete view of the town's colorful past. Stop by the visitors plaza at Main and 1st for a free map and tour guide.

Located at a scenic turn-out just off US-81 south of Caldwell, our Ghost Rider silhouettes are known far and wide. Ghostly, life-sized silhouettes of a trail drive give one a feeling of the vast herds that walked the Chilshom Trail.

Caldwell's friendly people will have you convinced that you have found a new home.

February

January - February

Western Dance Lessons

Dates and times to be determined.

Caldwell Opera House

Caldwell, Kansas 67022

 

 

March

There are no events scheduled for this month

 

April

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May

May 4 - June 27, 2017

The Chisholm Trail:
Driving the American West

The Chisholm Trail fundamentally changed the American West. From the birth of the cowboy as icon to the revival of the cattle industry, the Old Chisholm Trail helped shape our popular culture by altering how we thought of the American West and the individuals who lived there.
This traveling exhibit, a collaboration between Symphony in the Flint Hills and Flint Hills Design with major sponsorship from Lost Trail Soda, invites visitors of all ages to explore the Chisholm Trail from its inception in the 1860s to today.

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Caldwell, Kansas 67022

 

May 5 - 6, 2017

Chisholm Trail Festival

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Caldwell, Kansas 67022

 

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 a.m.

Governor's Proclamation Exchange

The Governor's Proclamation is passed off to riders from Caldwell.

The Kansas Governor's proclamation declaring 2017 the Year of the Chisholm Trail will be carried by horseback from Abilene to Caldwell along the Chisholm Trail. Various Kansas Saddle Clubs, Mounted Police Units, and Team Ropers will participate. The proclamation will then be exchanged with riders from Oklahoma who will be bringing a proclamation from their Governor.

Chisholm Trail Monument

Caldwell, Kansas 0

 

May 6, 2017 @ High Noon

Governor's Proclamation Exchange

The Governor's Proclamation is presented in a short ceremony in Caldwell and then exchanged for the Oklahoma Governor's proclamation with riders from Oklahoma.

The Kansas Governor's proclamation declaring 2017 the Year of the Chisholm Trail will be carried by horseback from Abilene to Caldwell along the Chisholm Trail. Various Kansas Saddle Clubs, Mounted Police Units, and Team Ropers will participate. The proclamation will then be exchanged with riders from Oklahoma who will be bringing a proclamation from their Governor.

Downtown Caldwell

Caldwell, Kansas 0

 

 

June

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July

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August

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September

September 16 - 17, 2017

Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive

The Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive from Pond Creek Oklahoma passes through Downtown Caldwell on September 16th.
Western band Sons of the Juaquin will provide entertainment.

Downtown Caldwell

Caldwell, Kansas 67022

 

 

October

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November

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December

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Historical information on cattletowns used with permission from Kansas Cattle Towns Coalition