Delano Fall Fair – A Chisholm Trail Celebration
October 6 - October 8
2017 is the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. In celebration, we are holding the Delano Fall Fair: A Chisholm Trail Celebration.
Three Days of Family Fun!
The Evening of Friday, October 6th – Campfire Ghost Stories
Truth is stranger than fiction! Come join us around the campfire and hear the stories of real Chisholm Trail cowboys and early Wichita settlers and their lives (and afterlives!) on the frontier of the Old West. Hot Dogs, S’mores, Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider available.
Saturday, October 7th – Vendors, Food, Old Fashioned Games, Storytellers, Horses & Entertainment All Day.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Vendors, Cowboy Food, Mexican Fiesta, Old Fashioned Games, Storytellers, Horses & Longhorns
Western Parade @ High Noon: A western parade of horses and horse-drawn vehicles from the Clock Tower east to McLean Boulevard and south to Maple Street.
Evening Entertainment: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Performances by Suzy Bogguss and Del Shields on the main stage!
Sunday, October 8th – Cowboy Church Service, Ice Cream Social, Clocktower Time Capsule Ceremony, Running of the Doves & More!
11:00 am – Noon: Cowboy Church Service
Noon – 5:00 pm: All day entertainment! Vendors, Cowboy Food, Mexican Fiesta, Old-Fashioned Games, Storytellers, Horses & Longhorns!
High Noon: Opening The Clock Tower Time Capsule – We will open the time capsule that was placed at the base when the Clock Tower was built and display the items that were contained in it. Additional items will also be added.
1:00 pm: Running of the Doves: Watch as the Saloon Girls are carried down McLean from Douglas partway to Maple where they will strip down to their bloomers and race back to Douglas! Cowboys will hoop and holler for the ladies and the race winner receives a prize!
2:00 pm: Ice Cream Social – Enjoy some old fashioned ice cream while being entertained by a Jesse Chisholm Look-A-Like Contest and a Beard and Moustache Contest! Winners receive a prize!
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: The Prairie Rose Rangers will perform.
The Delano Fall Fair is a family event where you can step back in time and stroll down the streets of Delano among cowboys and saloon girls, eat a chuckwagon meal and watch the Running of the Doves. There will be a wide variety of things to interest young and old alike!
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