Special Events


Mexican Fiesta: Featuring a parade at 10 a.m., running north to south on Main Street in Garden City; plus numerous activities, food and live music in Stevens Park at 11 a.m. For more information, call (620) 290-6264 or visit www.gcfiesta.org.

'A Wild Affair': The Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo event will feature live music by Mike Benish and the Buckner Creek Band, adult beverages, food samples from restaurants and caterers from southwest Kansas, and unique items available at a live and silent auction. Attendees must be at least 21 and purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are available at Ward’s Garden Center, Blue Fox Boutique and the Finnup Center. Tickets will not be sold at the door, but will be available at the Finnup Center through 5 p.m. today. Activities begin at 6 p.m. on the West Green of the zoo. For more information, visit www.folrz.com or call (620) 276-6243. Funds raised will go toward improvements at the zoo.

Harvest Flea Market: Featuring a farmers market and flea market experience with vendors offering food, furniture, artwork and more, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

Garden City Farmer’s Market: Featuring fresh vegetables, baked goods, eggs, honey, Colorado fruit 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.


Musical program: High Plains Country Music Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers monthly program at the Memorial Building on Main Street in Lakin. Sign-up will begin at 1 p.m., with the program starting at 2 p.m. All area musicians are welcome to join in. There will be a short break for snacks. Feel free to bring a snack to share. For more information, call Curtis Young at (620) 355-6410 or Ruth Romesburg at (620) 276-8498.


Musical variety program: Featuring "The Half Fast Singers," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.


Fall Fest: Featuring more than 90 vendors offering food, handmade items and more, plus activities for the kids and live entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. in downtown Garden City.

Deerfield Flea Market: Featuring antiques, original artwork, handmade crafts, wood crafts, jewelry, clothing, plus a Kid's Corner Carnival Games (tickets are 10 cents apiece; prizes available), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City Park. For more information, call (620) 426-7411 or email deer@pld.com.

Annual Oktoberfest: German food including beef and noodles, bierocks, brats, kraut and weiners, piggies, combo plates and kids plates served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. Eighth St., plus live music featuring "The Source" from 8 p.m. to midnight. German food available at the Grant Avenue booth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., during the annual Fall Fest.


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 234 or (800) 475-8600.