McPherson County Community Events


To be included in the Calendar of Community Events and for more info contact the McPherson Chamber of Commerce 241-3303


2020 Events Calendar

Every Saturday Through October 31st

McPherson County Farmer’s Market- Every Saturday morning through October 31st from 7:30 a.m.-12 noon. The market will take place in the Blue Roundtop, 710 W. Woodside. Eggs, flowers, produce, baked goods, meat, and more!

Now Through Saturday, October 31st

First Annual Fossil 5K Virtual Run– hosted by the McPherson Museum. Registration fee: $35 per person. Participants will receive a one-of-a kind medal and T-shirt. Run or walk

5K, take a picture or screenshot of your miles ran and time, then send it to the McPherson Museum. The two fastest times will receive a free annual family membership!! For more information go to or call (620) 241-8464

Thursday, October 29th

Trick or Treat Main Street- 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. in Downtown McPherson. Trick or Treat with McPherson merchants up and down Main Street. Merchants will wear masks and gloves and have wrapped treats for the children until candy runs out! Safety measures will be adhered to. Attendees need to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

Friday, October 30th

Trick or Treat Street Event- 4 p.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Moundridge. Hosted by the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce. Children participating need to bring their own bag to collect the treats in.

Old Fashioned Halloween– 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at The McPherson Health & Rehab, 1601 N. Main. A great opportunity for your trick or treater to show off their costume! When you enter, please consider bringing a canned good item to be donated to those in need in our community.

Friday, October 30th and Saturday October 31st

Haunted House- 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Located next door to the McPherson Museum, 1111 E.

Kansas. Advanced tickets: $13. Tickets at the door: $15.

Saturday, October 31st

The Fantastic Fair – World’s Greatest VBS Party- 11 a.m-1 p.m. at Harmony Christian Church, 1713 Mohawk Road. Games, food, prizes! Get ready to have a GREAT time! Annual Trick or Treating at The Cedars, 1021 Cedars Drive. An outside activity from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Come to the main entrance on Cedars Drive and you will be directed on the path to walk by the Health Care Center and Special Care Center residents’ windows so you can wave! A pre-packaged goody bag will be given at the end of the route for each trick or treater. The Cedar Ridge Houses are also expecting Trick or Treaters. This route will begin at the gate between houses 803 and 805.

Trunk or Treat- 6 p.m. at Lakeside Park, 500 W. Lakeside Drive. A family friendly, safe, fun event for all! Bring your children of all ages to see some cool cars decorated for Halloween and get some candy! Cars need to be registered to participate. For more information and updates go to the Trunk or Treat – Lakeside Park, McPherson Facebook event. 4th Annual Trunk or Treat- 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Zoar MB Church, 400 S. Walnut in Inman.

An easy one-stop location! Trunk or treating will be set up in the main parking lot on the East side of the church. Lots candy and free hot chocolate to help you warm up! As a special treat, the Inman Fire Department will also be there!

Sunday, November 1st – Thursday, December 31st

Candy Cane Cash! Shop local to check off your Christmas lists and get registered to win! Shop at participating stores November 1st through December 31st, 2020 and earn points to enter for the Candy Cane Cash. You could win a $1,000 OR $500 in Candy Cane Cash just for shopping locally! A McPherson Chamber of Commerce & McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Thursday, November 5th

Growth and Development Screening- 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in McPherson. Birth to age 5. Due to COVID-19, screening might be cancelled and/or change depending on state recommendations. Call the Early Childhood Office for an appointment, 620-241-9590. Snowball Drop- 5:30 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Catch a numbered “snowball” and let the shopping begin! Snowball Drop will be inside the Community Building, for kids and adults. Santa will do a special kiddie toss. Adult toss prizes include coupons, gift cards, and merchandise to encourage shopping locally. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Friday, November 6th – Sunday, November 8th

Holiday Open House Weekend- Start checking those lists for who’s naughty or nice and get an early start on your Christmas shopping. Sample treats and see what’s new this year at citywide locations. Individual store hours. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Saturday, November 7th

Cowboy Christmas Shopping Event- 9 a.m-3 p.m. at the McPherson County 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. Free admission! Jewelry, holiday items, home décor, western art, clothing, and more! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping list and shop ‘til you drop!

Wednesday, November 11th

Veteran’s Day Celebration- Free breakfast 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at the McPherson American Legion, 401 N. Main, for veterans and guest sponsored by Kindred Hospice. Ceremony at the Park Department Building at 11 a.m. Keynote speaker is Bobby Cox. The McPherson Radio Station will broadcast the ceremony live.

Veteran’s Day Gathering- 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the McPherson Senior Center, 112 E. Euclid. Free coffee and dessert for veterans and their guest. Sponsored by Hospice & HomeCare of Reno/McPherson County. Questions call 620-665-2473.

Saturday, November 14th

Cowboy Chili Cook-Off- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas. Events include chili cook-off, a costume contest, saloon bar, an exhibit of classic & restored Ford Model T’s, and more! Registration forms for the Chili Cook-Off are available on the Museum website at or at the Museum. Only 15 entries for Chili Cook-Off. Deadline to register is by November 6th. For more information call 620-241-8464.

Wednesday, November 18th

Buffalo Auction– 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road in Canton. Auction will start at 11 a.m. Call KDWPT for further information – 620-628-4592.

Thursday, November 19th

Girl’s Night Out- 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Earn TRIPLE Candy Cane Cash points as you shop tonight and make out your wish list. Citywide locations, refreshments, drawings, and more! Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Virtual Philanthropist of the Year Event- hosted by the McPherson County Community Foundation. More information regarding the event to follow.

Saturday, November 21st

Christmas Open House- in Downtown Moundridge. Special retail shopping events; drawings for prizes; a Christmas Lighting Ceremony; and much more!

Thursday, November 26th

25th Annual McPherson Community Thanksgiving Dinner- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (or until meals run out) CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY. Pick up meals on Ash Street along the East side of the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Limit of 5 meals without prior approval. For more information call 620-747-2760. To volunteer call or text 620-755-0752.

For updates visit the McPherson Community Dinners Facebook page.

Saturday, November 28th

Shop Small in Mac– Support our local stores as you shop for bargains citywide.

King Midas Dance- 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion, 401 N.

Main. Come dance off all that Thanksgiving food to the music of King Midas at the Legion!

Monday, November 30th – Friday, December 4th

Free Gingerbread House Kit for Virtual Gingerbread House Contest! – at the McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. One gingerbread house kit per family. Limited quantities. Enter the Virtual Gingerbread House Contest. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Call 620-241-3340 for more information.

Sponsored by Walgreen’s and the McPherson CVB.

December 2020

Holiday Movies & Cookies with Santa. Movie titles and “Cookies with Santa” locations & times TBD in October. Check McPherson Main Street website or Facebook page for updates. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Friday, December 4th

Growth and Development Screening- 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Lindsborg. Birth to age 5. Due to COVID-19, screening might be cancelled and/or change depending on state recommendations. Call the Early Childhood Office for an appointment, 620-241-9590.

Saturday, December 5th

Canton Holiday Style- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the McPherson County Fairgrounds in Canton.

Lots of activities including the Christmas Wish Fair at the high school, sleigh rides, visits from Santa, amazing vendors indoor and outdoor, concessions and much more. Main Street Mini-Main- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Downtown location TBD. A children’s shopping experience for Pre-K through 5th grade. Elves help kids shop. All items $10 and under. Free gift wrapping. Cookies, crafts, AND a visit from Santa! Volunteers always needed. Snowflake Parade- 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Downtown Lindsborg. Don’t just come and watch! Plan to be part of the fun! All snowflakes, Christmas bells, snowmen, reindeer, tomtes, and ugly sweater-wearers are welcome! Parade line up at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Church, 320 N. Main. Parade will start at 11 a.m. Please email parade entry to [email protected]


McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Museum hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. / Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 620-2418464.

McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin, 620-245-2570. Library hours are: Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. / Saturday: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. / Sunday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Exhibiting November 1st – December 28th is “Life is a

Beautiful Ride: Acrylics by Wylene Lengel.”

Heritage Gallery, 219 S. Main St. (located in the McPherson Opera House), 620-2416131.

One Door North, The Gallery of The Clayworks, 107 N. Main. 620-504-6550.


Canton Military Museum, 135 N. Main, in Canton. Open for all Military and Patriotic Holidays or by appointment. 620-628-4484.

Galva Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, in Galva. Hours: 1st Sunday: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; 2nd Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon; 3rd Thursday: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., or by appointment. 620-654-3343.

Inman Museum, 101 N. Main, in Inman. Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., or by appointment. 620-585-6756 or 620-585-6477.

Kansas Motorcycle Museum, 120 N. Washington, in Marquette. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.785-546-2449 or

McPherson County Old Mill Museum, 120 Mill St., in Lindsborg. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays and County holidays. 785-227-3595. Birger Sandzén Art Gallery- 401 N. First St., in Lindsborg. 785-227-2220 or [email protected] Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.


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