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Date(s) - 08/19/2016 - 08/20/2016
All Day

Ellsworth KS




6:00pm Watermelon Feed and Old Time Video Viewing

Come and watch a sneak peek of Ellsworth leaders “back in the day” Ellsworth Rec Center

8:00pm El-Kan Western Riders Rodeo (Bring the kiddos early for busting at 7pm!) El-Kan Rodeo Arena


All activities located in downtown Ellsworth and Cowtown Plaza unless otherwise indicated

6:30am 5K Registration. Run to follow at 7:30am.

7:00am Ellsworth Senior Center Breakfast

8:00am Farmers Market Opens (located in Orscheln’s parking lot)

** Ellsworth Art Gallery has been giving classes in painting barn quilts. You may see an example at 231 N. Douglas Avenue. Get a copy of the Ellsworth Barn Quilt Trail at the Art Gallery! **

10:00am Craft Vendors Open Click here for a vendor form.

10:00am Parade Theme: Wicked Roots to Modern Boots Click here for a parade entry form

Following parade Ellsworth Childcare & Learning Center dancers present “The Future of Ellsworth Cowtown”

Following parade Historical reenactment “The Shooting of Sheriff Whitney”

12pm Dodge Ball Registration. Tournament begins at 1pm.

Age Groups: 13 and under and 14-18. ($30/team to register) $100 prizes for winning teams!

12pm-3pm Beef Bea Bag Toss (Sponsored by Smoky Hill Cattlewomen’s Association)

12pm-4pm Children and Children at Heart Fun Activities and Bouncy Houses

12pm-6pm Food vendors, Live Entertainment featuring Sara Hocking, and Beer Garden provided

by National Drovers Hall of Fame

12:00pm Tracctor Pedal Pull Registration. State sanctioned pull to follow at 12:30pm.

1:00pm “Campfire Stories” as told by Ernie Masden, cowboy humorist and storyteller, and Will

Rogers impressionist!(located at the Art Gallery)

1:00pm Horseshoe and Washer Tournaments

2pm & 4pm Ping Pong Ball Drop – win cash prizes!

8:00pm El-Kan Western Riders Rodeo ( El-Kan Rodeo Arena)

9:00pm Live Entertainment and Street Dance at Paden’s Place featuring Rice County Line