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Call (316) 350-3323 for more information about any events listed below.​
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Civil War Day

Time: 10am - 5pm​
Tickets: Regular admission prices

At this war re-enactment, there will be both Union and Confederate encampments, two battle reenactments and cannon demonstrations. For visitors interested in life beyond the battle front, there will be traditional Irish and Victorian dance and a sutler (merchant) selling reproduction Civil War Era goods and clothing. The authenticity of this event is made possible by Civil War re-enactment groups: the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry and McLains Independent Artillery Battery groups (with a pair of mountain howitzers) from Wichita; the 9th Texas Infantry from Missouri; and the 3rd Independent Battery Kansas Light Artillery (with a 12 pound cannon) from Lawrence.​​

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Wichita Paranormal Research Society Public Ghost Hunt

Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: SOLD OUT!

Have you ever wondered what wanders around Cowtown after dark? Come out and join us on a public ghost hunt! You will get to join the team as they check out some of them most haunted locations in the museum. If you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of something spooky!

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Say What!? Improv Comedy

Time: 8-10pm
Tickets: $10. Purchase tickets online.

Laugh out loud with 'Say What!? Improv Comedy Troupe in Cowtown's Empire House Theatre. During the show grab a drink from the cash bar courtesy of Bar's Open. Doors open at 7:30pm; shows for adult audiences only.​​​​

For more information, visit their Facebook page.​​​​​

Schedule

May 20 | June 17 | July 15 | August 19 | September 16
October 21 | November 8 

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Steampunk Day

Time: 10am - 5pm
Tickets: Regular admission prices

Break out your best bib and hold on to your penny farthing (you know, those huge wheeled bicycles) as Cowtown travels to the days of future past. Encounter the spectacle of pirate comedians, live steampunk music and performers of the steampunk variety. Gents, shine your fancy folicles for the beard and mustache contest. May the best mug win!

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Vintage Baseball

Time: 2pm
Tickets: Regular admission prices

The club was formed to bring circa 1870's baseball experience to Old Cowtown Living History Museum and its visitors. Two teams, the "Red Stockings" and the "Bull Dozers" plan a full season of baseball games, exhibitions and demonstrations for the entire family. The Red Stockings and the Bull Dozers play per the rules of the National League of 1876 or the National Association of Base Ball Players from the early 1860's.

 For more games at other locations and team information, visit: www.cowtownbaseball.org.​​​​​​​​​

Schedule

June 17 - 1pm - The local teams will play a game against each other or against a team from Ohio.

July 1 - 1pm - The Bull Stockings will play the Emporia White Stockings.

August 20 - 2pm - The Bull Dozers  and Red Stockings will play each other.

September 3 - 2pm - The Bull Stockings will play the Topeka Westerns.

September 23 - 1pm - The Bull Dozers and Red Stockings will play each other (Smithsonian free weekend)

October 7 - All Day - Teams from around the state will travel to Old Cowtown Museum to compete against each other in a festival format.

October 22 - 2pm - The Red Stockings and the Bull Dozers will face-off for a final game of the year.

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Celebrate America

Time: 10am - 5pm​
Tickets: Regular admission prices

Celebrate freedom by exercising the right to bear muscles in our tug of war contest, eat pie til your sides split, and watch baseball til the sun goes down. This year's Celebrate America promises to provide a good ol' time for everyone. Don't miss the lazy games of horseshoes, sack races, ice cream and a beer garden for those lookin' to quench their thirst on the finest brew Cowtown has to offer.​​​

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Adventures of the Chisholm Trail

Time: 10am - 5pm
Tickets: Regular admission prices

It's been 150 years already? The Chisholm Trail's birthday is this year and to celebrate, Cowtown is sharing adventures from the Trail with visitors and locals. Meet descendants of Jesse Chisholm and learn about his life, experience cowboy music, poetry and western art, compete for best dressed cowboy or cowgirl, visit with Ken Weidner about Cheyenne culture, and much more! Activities for the kiddos include the art of cowboy roping, branding, target practice and catching outlaws roaming the streets of Cowtown. Where else can you find an adventure like that?

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Wine Mosey

Time: 4-8pm
Tickets: $50

Fun fact: wine tasting and stagecoach rides make a perfect pairing. This fall, the Historic Cowtown Board is hosting its 9th Annual Wine Mosey fundraiser. Enjoy an evening of music, an auction with fabulous local goods and prizes, and the sun set over the Arkansas River - all with a glass of wine in hand.​​​​​​​​

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Hay, Hooves and Halloween

Time: 4-8pm
Tickets: $5

There's no place spookier than Cowtown during Halloween. The Headless Horseman rides the streets, ghosts haunt the historic houses, and of course, there's candy!​​

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Victorian Christmas

Time: 6-9pm

Admission: Regular admission prices

When the weather outside is frightful, Cowtown's lamp-lit, carol-filled streets will warm you up! There's something magical about bundling up, stepping into the cold, and enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate with family and friends. Just between you and me - Santa's workshop is actually located at Cowtown, and he doesn't mind if visitors stop by as he finishes up the last toys for all the good girls and boys.

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Breakfast With Santa

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Tickets: TBA

Information coming soon.​​​​​​

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Lunch With Santa

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Information coming soon.