The Sumner County Fair will begin Thursday evening Aug. 4th and conclude Sunday afternoon Aug. 6th. Come out and see all of the great things that the fair has to offer. Visit the Sumner County Fair FB page for updates and activities throughout that weekend.
To commemorate the 150th year off the Chisholm Trail, approx 125 cattle will be driven on the old Chisholm Trail route, departing Pond Creek, Ok on Sept 12th and arriving at the End-of-Trail celebration south of Wichita, Ks Sept 23. Cow camps open to the public every day along the route.
September 16th Caldwell's Activities include
Caldwell is having fun playing host to one of the 2017 Chisholm Trail celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of the trail. Though born on the trail in 1871, it wasn’t until 1879 when the Santa Fe Railroad expanded its line to Caldwell that she boomed into a true cattle town, loading up and heading east with shipments of beef.
Chisholm Trail 2017 Events & Updates
The City of Caldwell has been very busy in 2016. Looking back, it’s amazing what the small staff working for the City has been able to accomplish. Planning work continued on the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project, with the construction phase beginning in 2017. The SRTS Grant will assist the City in constructing new sidewalks and raised cross walks near and surrounding the Caldwell School grounds. This project was made possible through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).