Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wichita County Fair and Rodeo

You might think that I am a bit premature in posting the 2011 dates for the next fair and rodeo but, really, I am not. Our fair becomes more and more popular with every passing year. Believe me, not all fairgoers live in Wichita County. For those of you who do not and want to make arrangements to join us in 2011, the fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th.

AND, if you are wanting to reserve a room at the Hi-Plains Motel in Leoti, you need to do it right away as they book quickly for the fair! Their phone number is 620-375-2239 AND 620-375-4438.

Here is a list and phone numbers of Wichita County Bed and Breakfasts. The B and B's tend to fill quicker because they cannot handle nearly as many guests as Hi Plains.

Pleasant Valley: 620-375-2874 (Ken and Sue Schwindt)

Vic and Deb Case B and B: 620-375-4561

Leta Berning and Kathy Bangerter's B and B: 620-375-2200 AND 620-375-2651

I have heard that there is another B and B north of Leoti. Until I know that that is correct, I will not be posting that information.

Leoti is 24 miles from Scott City, 21 miles from Tribune and 60 miles from Garden City. If you do not get reservations booked right away, you will have no other choice but to stay that far from Leoti.

One of the many reasons that people come from literally all over the world is because we offer 25 cent tickets! Each and every ride and game requires just ONE ticket!!!

Maybe even more importantly is the fact that all of the people who operate and service these rides live right here. They are people whom you can afford to trust with your children!!! Many of the county's people come together to produce the fair and do not get paid for it. That is why tickets are only 25 cents. The money made is used to purchase fuel, electricity and new rides.

Once here, you will find that various local churches and organizations produce food for all to enjoy right on the fairgrounds. Again, everything is priced very fairly.

If your class graduated in any year that ends with a "1", chances are that your class will be holding a reunion this year. They are always held during the fair in Leoti. For example: 1931, 1941, 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 are the classes that should be getting togther this year. Don't forget that some classes meet on the 5th, 25th and 50th anniversary also!

Don't forget to make those calls right away!!!

Hope to see you there!!!


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