St. Francis, KS

Special Events in Cheyenne County

"The Land of Open Spaces and Friendly Faces"


St. Francis and Bird City


Kansas Day

Celebrated annually in Bird City on January 29 since 1930. The day's activities include displays, potluck luncheons and special programs. Only in the state capital has Kansas Day been celebrated longer. For more information contact:
Gary & Jane Brubaker (785) 734-2722
PO Box 166
Bird City, KS 67731

Stearman Fly-In

On the second weekend in June, The Cheyenne County Airport hosts the annual Stearman Fly-In. The fly-in features World War II biplanes, vintage air craft, sunrise balloon flights and skydivers. For more information contact:

Grace Flying Service   (785) 332-2251
P. O. Box 827
St. Francis, Ks 67756

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Tri-State Antique Engine & Thresher Show

Starting the last Thursday in July, the Thresher Association holds their annual four day show in Bird City. Antique machinery and other attractions are featured including the Avenue of Lost Arts, Car Museum, sod house, country church and school, daily parade of steam-powered tractors and flea market. This event draws thousands of spectators form many state and even foreign countries. For more information contact:

Rod Young (785) 734-2483
P.O. Box 201
Bird City, KS 67731

Cheyenne County Fair

The first full week in August, county residents flock to the fair. At the fair, 4-Her's exhibit projects ranging from livestock, to photography. An old fashion Saturday morning parade with floats, clowns, and horses, and nightly entertainment makes it fun for the entire family. The well maintained home-owned carnival features games and rides, run by local volunteers. For more information contact:
Cheyenne County Extension Office   (785) 332-3171
P. O. Box 667
St. Francis, KS 67756

Midway at Cheyenne County Fair