Special Events in Rooks
Mid-Continent League Basketball Tournament is held annually in the middle of January at local sites and at Gross Memorial Coliseum on the Fort Hays State University campus in Hays. In 2014, the event will be held from January 11 through 18.
Pancake Supper held in Woodston around the second weekend.
Palco Art Club Annual Exhibit at the Palco Township Hall, is held
the last weekend of April.
Rooks County Health Center Annual Health Fair is held the last weekend of April or first weekend of May to encourage a healthy citizenry in Rooks County and the surrounding area. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 1:00 p.m. Blood draws, screenings, activities for the kids, food, and organizational booths are all part of the event. . Contact the Rooks County Health Center at 785-434-4553 for more information.
Palco Art Club Annual Workshop and Exhibit is held at the Stockton City Hall the first week of June.
Paradise Creek Festival, held in Plainville the second weekend of June, includes a professional rodeo, games, craft show, stage shows, and much more. In 2014, the event will be held June 13, 14, & 15. Check the Plainville websites at www.plainvillerodeo.com or www.plainvilleks.com for updates on the event.
Stockton will host their Swing into Summer Fest and Car Show June 14 & 15, 2013. The event begins with a Cruise Night on the 14th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The car show on the 15th begins with registration at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Dean or Libby Kester at 785-425-8430. Click here for a flyer for the event, and a registration form for the car show.
Codell July 4 Celebration Codell holds an annual July 4 celebration that includes a parade, supper, and special music.
After Harvest Bash is held in Palco the last weekend in July.
Damar Annual Harvest Festival Car & Motorcycle Show is an annual event held after harvest. In 2013, the event will be held on August 3. Events include live entertainment, car & motorcycle show, kids games, home-cooked food, beer garden, raffles, and fireworks show. Visit the Damar Facebook page for the latest details.
Rooks County Free Fair is held the second full week of August in Stockton and is one of the largest and oldest free fairs in Kansas. The "Fair of Champions" has been held annually since 1879. The Fair features agricultural, commercial, and open class exhibits, nightly entertainment that features musical artists, car and motorcycle races, demolition derby, and a carnival on the midway. Visit www.rookscountyfreefair.com for details. The 2013 Fair will be held August 11-17.
Plainville Coca-Cola Days is held around the beginning of school each August. The promotion encourages local purchases by offering free two-liter bottles of Coke products from each of the participating merchants.
St. Joseph's Annual Bazaar is held in Damar the second weekend of October. The event is held to benefit renovations of the St. Joseph's church. It includes a meal, games, and entertainment. For more information go to http://sites.google.com/site/damarfallbazaar/.
Palco Halloween Carnival and Soup Supper brings together the community for costume judging, carnival games, and a soup supper. Not an annual event. Check ahead for details.
Stockton Olde Tyme Christmas is held the day after Thanksgiving and includes lighting of the town main street, special merchant promotions, and the arrival of Santa Claus.
Woodston Soup Supper and Auction held in early November is followed later in November with an Annual Dinner.
Palco PRIDE Annual Breakfast is held in conjunction with the opening day of pheasant season the second weekend of November.
Home for the Holidays is held in Plainville before Christmas to help celebrate the coming of Christmas. Events include a visit with Santa, drawings & giveaways, soup supper, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Santa Christmas is held in Palco on the second weekend of December and includes a lighting ceremony.
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