Events

Check out all the events going on in and around Franklin County, KS. Look at the events calendar below for a full schedule of festivals, fairs, sporting events, performances, entertainment and more!

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October – December 2014

“Images of America: Ottawa” Book Launch @ Old Depot Museum
@ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
"Images of America: Ottawa" Book Launch @ Old Depot Museum | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Ottawa’s most anticipated history book is now available for pre-order! Signed copies of “Images of America: Ottawa” will be available by Oct. Books are $21.99 [...]
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway
@ 7:00 pm
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway | Baldwin City | Kansas | United States
The train consists of passenger coaches and an old baggage car that has been turned into a “haunted house.” During your ride, you will be [...]
Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic @ Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
all-day
Prairie Spirit Trail Fall Classic @ Prairie Spirit Rail Trail | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Prairie Spirit Trail is a beautiful rails-to-trails course that runs through numerous quaint little towns and treats runners to stunning displays of incredible fall [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Ottawa University DECA Color Splash Dash @ Ottawa University Hull Athletic Center
@ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ottawa University DECA Color Splash Dash @ Ottawa University Hull Athletic Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Join the fight against prostate cancer in Franklin County by participating in the fourth annual DECA 5K! Participants will receive a T-shirt and a keepsake. [...]
Halloween Spook Parade
@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Halloween Spook Parade @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Spook Parade is a community trick-or-treat walk through downtown Main Street to local businesses. Sponsored by the Ottawa Main Street Association, start at Haley Park, [...]
Wellsville Chamber Wine & Brew @ Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic
@ 6:00 pm
Wellsville Chamber Wine & Brew @ Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic | Wellsville | Kansas | United States
Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and a live auction! Complimentary wine tasting glass will be provided at the door. This event supports [...]
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway
@ 7:00 pm
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway | Baldwin City | Kansas | United States
The train consists of passenger coaches and an old baggage car that has been turned into a “haunted house.” During your ride, you will be [...]
Big Brothers Big Sisters Matching Lives After-Hours Event @ Ottawa Library | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come to this fun event, whether you’re already matched or you’re considering becoming a Big or Little! Activities for girls include beauty tips and tricks, [...]
Trunk or Treat @ Wellsville Baptist Church
@ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Trunk or Treat @ Wellsville Baptist Church | Wellsville | Kansas | United States
Join in the spooky fun in Wellsville! Activities include a moon walk/bounce house, face painting, balloon artist, caricature artist and free hot dogs and drinks. [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
School Records Project Open House @ Franklin County Records and Research Center
@ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
School Records Project Open House @ Franklin County Records and Research Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Nine years ago, the Franklin County Historical Society received the records of Franklin County’s 103 rural school districts. Thanks to a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage [...]
Hallowesta
@ 6:00 pm
Hallowesta @ Wellsville | Kansas | United States
Celebrate Halloween in downtown Wellsville! Costume judging begins at 6:15 p.m. Afterward, enjoy hot dogs, trick-or-treating or the home football game! Download the event flier [...]
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway
@ 7:00 pm
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway | Baldwin City | Kansas | United States
The train consists of passenger coaches and an old baggage car that has been turned into a “haunted house.” During your ride, you will be [...]
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway
@ 7:00 pm
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway | Baldwin City | Kansas | United States
The train consists of passenger coaches and an old baggage car that has been turned into a “haunted house.” During your ride, you will be [...]
Quilts for Holidays: Major, Bizarre & Unique @ Appanoose Area Museum
@ 2:00 pm
Quilts for Holidays: Major, Bizarre & Unique @ Appanoose Area Museum | Pomona | Kansas | United States
Florence Milliman will present a show of quilts, ranging from full size to mini wall hangings, and will explain how and why she made each [...]
Veterans Day Celebration @ Forest Park
@ 6:30 pm – 11/09/2014 @ 6:00 pm
Veterans Day Celebration @ Forest Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Celebrate Veteran’s Day in Ottawa! The event includes a parade, Civil War firing demonstration and displays, Civil War bivouacs, wild west demonstration, World War I [...]
Homemade Holidays Craft Show @ Ottawa Middle School
@ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homemade Holidays Craft Show @ Ottawa Middle School | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Get an early start on your holiday shopping with more than 125 vendors featuring fine handmade items! The event, in its 16th year, is sponsored [...]
An Evening With Frank @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening With Frank @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Bethany Chapel Baptist Church caught fire on Aug. 4 and was completely destroyed. This concert, featuring hits of Frank Sinatra by Ken Frank, will [...]
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission @ Old Depot Museum
@ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission @ Old Depot Museum | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The two-story passenger depot built in 1888, today serves as a museum. Exhibits include a model railroad layout; displays tracing the life of famed abolitionist [...]
Ottawa Main Street Uncorked @ Sacred Heart Parish Center
@ 7:00 pm
Ottawa Main Street Uncorked @ Sacred Heart Parish Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Join the Ottawa Main Street Association for a wine, beer and food tasting, photo booth and auction! Auction items, including destination trips, signed memorabilia, house [...]
Ottawa Rotary Club Grocery Grab @ Queen's Price Chopper
@ 9:00 am
Ottawa Rotary Club Grocery Grab @ Queen's Price Chopper | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
You have a chance to win a 5-minute grocery grab at Queen’s Price Chopper! Plus, five winners will win Queen’s Price Chopper gift cards. Tickets [...]
Ottawa's 150th Christmas on the Prairie  @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Ottawa! Activities are planned throughout the day, with the lighting of the Christmas tree by the mayor that evening. [...]
The Bethlehem Project @ Sylvester Ranch
@ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bethlehem Project @ Sylvester Ranch | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Bethlehem Project is held each December to celebrate Christmas! Area residents who want to experience what life might have been like in Bethlehem during [...]
Holidays in Wellsville
@ 6:00 pm – 12/07/2014 @ 8:00 pm
Holidays in Wellsville @ Wellsville | Kansas | United States
Celebrate the holidays in Wellsville with crafts, lights and much more!
Suzuki Strings Ribbons & Bows Concert @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 7:00 pm
Suzuki Strings Ribbons & Bows Concert @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Enjoy the sweet sounds of holiday music with the annual Ribbons & Bows concert, put on by the Ottawa Suzuki Strings. Tickets are $7 in [...]
Shopping Extravaganza @ Appanoose Area Museum
@ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shopping Extravaganza @ Appanoose Area Museum | Pomona | Kansas | United States
Join the Appanoose Area Museum for a shopping extravaganza! China paintings, jewelry, baked goods, acrylic paintings, barnwood creations, Scentsy candles, sewn items, Christmas ornaments and [...]
The Bethlehem Project @ Sylvester Ranch
@ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bethlehem Project @ Sylvester Ranch | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Bethlehem Project is held each December to celebrate Christmas! Area residents who want to experience what life might have been like in Bethlehem during [...]
Ottawa University Christmas Vespers @ Fredrikson Chapel
@ 4:00 pm
Ottawa University Christmas Vespers @ Fredrikson Chapel | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Christmas Vespers is one of the most anticipated programs of the year and provides the public an opportunity to hear the OU music ensembles perform [...]
The Bethlehem Project @ Sylvester Ranch
@ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bethlehem Project @ Sylvester Ranch | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Bethlehem Project is held each December to celebrate Christmas! Area residents who want to experience what life might have been like in Bethlehem during [...]