Special Events


Ottaway Amusement carnival: 6 to 11 p.m. today and 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the west end of the Finney County Fairgrounds parking lot in Garden City. Admission is $3.50 for one ticket, $30 for 10 tickets, and $85 for 30 tickets. Wristbands are available for $28 each.

Run, Drive, Fly to Lakin: Featuring the Brian Correll Airshows, Outlaw Airshow, a fun run, a car show, food trucks, vendors and a potato salad throw-down, 9 a.m. at the Kearny County Airport near Lakin. Free admission.

Harvest Flea Market: Featuring a farmers market and flea market experience with vendors offering food, furniture, artwork and more, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the west end of the parking lot at the Finney County Fairgrounds, 920 W. Lake Ave., in Garden City. The flea market continues each weekend through October. Entry fee is $1. For more information, visit www.HarvestFleaMarket.com.

Big Pool opening day: 1 p.m. at the Big Pool, 504 E. Maple St., featuring free tube and toy rentals, games and prizes during pool breaks throughout the day. Every 100th guest will win a summer pass.

“Jungle Book Kids”: Garden City High School Junior Drama Club musical, 2 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the school, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The box office will be open an hour before each show begins. Tickets are $5.


Musical variety program: Featuring the music group "Old Time Country Band," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.


Tennis tournament: Opening day of the Garden City Open tennis tournament, 9 a.m. at the Garden City High School tennis complex. Day one will feature singles divisions for men, women and youth. Entry information is available at the Garden City Family YMCA, Garden City Recreation Commission or from tournament coordinator Heather Kneeland at (620) 290-1999.

Summer Reading: The Finney County Public Library Summer Reading kickoff event, 10:30 a.m. at the library. The event will feature Priscilla Howe's puppets, songs and storytelling.

Ag Women of the Heartland: The Finney County Extension Council and Finney County Conservation District are hosting the 4th Annual Ag Women of the Heartland event, 4 to 8 p.m. at the 4-H building at the Finney County Fairgrounds, with dinner included. The event will feature a presentation titled, "Adapting and Overcoming Adversity." Call the Extension Council at (620) 272-3670 or Conservation District at (620) 275-0211 ext. 110 for more information.

Beef Empire Days kickoff: In celebration of Beef Empire Days' 50th anniversary, the organization is hosting a kickoff event, at 6:30 p.m. at the Samy's Spirits and Steakhouse lot, featuring country music singers William Michael Morgan and Hunter Hutchinson. Visit www.beefempiredays.com for ticket locations.


Garden City Farmer’s Market: Featuring fresh vegetables, baked goods, eggs, honey and other items, 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday through Sept. 29 in the parking lot of Westlake Hardware, 1210 Fleming St. For vendor information, call the Finney County Extension Office at (620) 272-3670, Jan Ramirez at (620) 290-3759 or Toke Heiman at (620) 272-6841.

Fun run: The Garden City Family YMCA's annual Hoof it to Health Road Run, in conjunction with Beef Empire Days, with registration starting at 7 a.m. at the YMCA. The event will feature 5K and 10K runs, a 2-mile walk and a half-mile kids race beginning at the corner of Harding Avenue and Center Street. For more information, call the YMCA at (620) 275-1199.

Ag Women of the Heartland: The event continues at 8 a.m. at the Clation Inn with a presentation titled, "Keep Calm and Farm On."

Beef Empire Days Scholarship Poker Run: Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Clarion Inn and will include free breakfast for participants. The run will begin at 10 a.m. and riders will head out for Historic Scott Lake, where there will be five themed punch card stations. Lunch will be provided at Scott Lake. All vehicles are welcome, and proceeds will go to the Beef Empire Days Scholarship Fund. Must be at least 18 to participate. For more information, contact Trevor Funk at (620) 521-2916 or the Beef Empire Days office.

Tennis tournament: Day two of the Garden City Open Tennis Tournament will feature doubles starting at 9 a.m. at the GCHS tennis courts.

Beef Empire Days Youth Benefit Softball Tournament: The annual tournament will feature men's, women's and coed divisions with a four-game guarantee, starting at 9 a.m. at Deane Wiley Complex. For more information, contact the Garden City Recreation Commission at (620) 276-1200.

Barbecue and free concert: Scott County Arts Council's annual BBQ in the Park, with a barbecue meal served at 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $8, followed by a free concert featuring Kaylee Keller and "The Man Band" at 7 p.m. at Patton Park in Scott City.

Ranch Rodeo: Annual Beef Empire Days event features traditional working cowboys competing and demonstrating skills used in everyday cattle ranching, 7 p.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Events include doctoring, mugging and penning.

Christian music concert: "Praise in the Park" featuring bands singing worship songs, 7 p.m. at Stevens Park. The HOPE puppets will perform and the Bible Christian Train will run. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at First Christian Church, 306 N. Seventh St.


Tennis tournament: Day three of the Garden City Open Tennis Tournament will feature mixed doubles starting at 9 a.m. at the GCHS tennis courts.

Roping and barrel racing: The Beef Empire Days Feedlot & Sponsors Team Roping, Barrel Racing & Riding events, 10 a.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Area feedyard employees and "townies" are invited to participate.

Volleyball tournament: The Co-ed 6's Double Elimination Grass Volleyball Tournament, 2 to 7 p.m. on the West Lawn of Lee Richardson Zoo. Fee is $20 per player. Contact Jyme Cinnamon at (620) 253-1785 or dcscsports@gmail.com.


Health Department and WIC

Hours at the Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, and WIC are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed on Friday.

For more information, call the health department at (620) 272-3600 or WIC (Women, Infant and Children) at (620) 272-3615.


What’s Up is published each Saturday. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling (620) 276-6862 Extension 242 or (800) 475-8600.