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Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

8:00 a.m. - USDA Forest Service FREE FISHING DERBY, for "kids" ages 0-16 and 55 years and older.    Join the fun!    Awards for winning fish caught, free lunch and door prizes!  Cimarron National Grassland Recreation Area, Morton County, KS.  Call 620-697-4621 for information.

Fun Fact:  Several fishing ponds, including 4 at the Cimarron Recreation Area, are stocked with rainbow trout, and catfish.  Other sport fish include Crappie, Sunfish, & Largemouth Bass.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Brisket Dinner served at Elkhart City Hall, Elkhart, KS.    Come for a delicious meal.    Free Will Donation.

2:00 p.m. - Doric Theatre Featuring:  "Sweet Adeline".

Fun Fact:  Twenty-three miles of the Santa Fe trail run through the Cimarron National Grassland, the most on any public land.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - FREE Children's Day     Located at the Morton County Historical Society Museum, U.S. Hwy. 56, Elkhart, KS.

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Free Swim at Rolla & Elkhart Pools.

5:30 p.m. - Bus Tour of Grassland Leaving from MCHS Museum.

7:00 p.m. - Church Service on the Prairie at Cimarron Recration Area "Group Area"

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Hamburger Feed Free Will Donation

History Fact:  In 1822, William Becknell was the first to traverse the Santa Fe Trail by wagon, pioneering the alternate route called the Cimarron cut-off, which passes through Cimarron National Grassland.  Middle Spring was one of the three reliable sources of good water along the more than 150 miles of the Cimarron Cutoff.

Friday, June 8th, 2018

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - International Cafe at the Elkhart City Hall, Elkhart, KS.    Many different cuisines to choose from and a booth dedicated to desserts..

History Fact:  Point of Rocks was an important landmark on the Santa Fe Trail and later became the location of the first permanent settlement in the area.  It is also the third highest point in Kansas.

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Morton County Historical Society Museum Open for Tours.

2:00 p.m. - Elkhart Main Street Festival Craft & Food Vendors in downtown Elkhart, KS.

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Bouncy Houses ($5 per person, 12 & under)

4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Live Music & Entertainment.

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Rider's Ford Concert & Street Dance in downtown Elkhart, KS.

Fun Fact:  The Cimarron National Grassland is the largest parcel of public land in Kansas and the only are in the State that is administered by the USDA Forest Service.