What’s Happening in Fort Scott

What’s Happening in Fort Scott! April 11th Weekly Newsletter



Fort Scott National Historic Site

Daily Guided Tours: 10am & 1pm

Currently closed Wednesdays & Thursdays

until further notice.

Visit your National Park!

Click here to see all the FUN classes at The Artificers, classes for ALL ages!

BINGO hosted by the American Legion Post 25 every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month unless it falls on a holiday. Doors open at 6pm and Bingo starts at 7pm at Memorial Hall.

Downtown Veteran Banners for Order thru May 3rd, the vinyl pole banners will be a full-color, double-sided, and 30″X60″ in size, three-year commitment, click here for more information and to sign up!

State Farm Enterprise-wide Peanut Butter Drive, Kale Nelson State Farm and his team members will be accepting donations of Peanut Butter from now through April 19th, drop off unopened jars of Peanut Butter from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday at 1805 S. National Ave.

4/12 ~ Preschool Round-Up at Fort Scott Preschool Center, call Tammy at 620.223.8965 to schedule an appointment, enrollment decisions will be made by May 31st.

4/12 ~ Community Green Zone Advocacy Training hosted by Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 8:30am-2:30pm, click here for more information!

4/13 ~ Southwind District Walk Kansas Connection Event at Riverfront Park, free to the public but you MUST register for this event at WalkKansas.org, click here for more information.

4/13 ~ St. Mary’s Gala ~ Dinner and Auction at Liberty Theatre, click here for more information!

4/13 ~ Harley Race World League Wrestling at Memorial Hall, FREE to the public, 7-10pm, you can pick up tickets at the Chamber, BB County Cars, and other locations, click here for more information!

4/13 ~ Holmtown Pub Acoustic Open for Ty Ellis and The Flatliners, 7pm, click here for info.

4/14 ~ Estate auction of Bob & Sally Eckles, 1pm, 209 S. Holbrook, click here for info.

4/14 ~ Woodland Hills Competitive Jr. Golf Try Out, come earlier to give kids a chance to warm up, try-outs begin at 4pm, click here for more information.

4/15 ~ FSHS Boy’s Varsity 18 Hole Golf Match at Woodland Hills Golf Course, 1pm

4/15 ~ FSHS Softball Home vs. St. Mary’s Colgan, 4:30pm

4/15 ~ FSHS Baseball Home vs. Webb City, 4:30pm

4/15 ~ Food Fellow Workshop, HBCAT, 6pm, click here for info.

4/16 ~ CORE Friend Training hosted by CORE Community, attend this zoom training session, click here for more information and to sign up!

4/17 ~ Panel Unveiling for Holocaust Survivor and Unsung Hero Pavel Weiner at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, click here for more info.

4/17 ~ FSCC Community Conversation with Dr. Kegler, Ellis Family Fine Arts Center, 5:30-6:30pm

4/18 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Bourbon County Conservation District, 8am

4/18 ~ Grand Opening of Kansas Renewal Institute, tours available to public 11am-1:30pm, Remarks & Ribbon Cutting 12pm, click here for info.

4/18 ~ Chamber Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration – let’s pull up our bootstraps n’ round up as a community to celebrate achievements & saddle up for opportunities ahead, social & silent auction at 5:30pm with dinner/awards/live auction to follow at 6:30pm, click here to register and see the various ways you may participate!

4/19 ~ REDI on the Green Golf Tournament hosted by Bourbon County Regional Economic Development, INC., 100% of all proceeds goes to support local scholarships, check in 9am with tee off at 10am, click here to register and for more info.

4/19 ~ Succulent Cupcake Class hosted by Dipped by Ashtyn at Common Ground Coffee Co., all supplied provided, $15 to reserve your spot with the other $15 at the time of class, click here for more information and to register!

4/20-21 ~ Civil War Encampment at the Fort Scott National Historic Site, experience artillery/cavalry/infantry troops, click here for more info.

4/20 ~ SEK Childcare Provider Conference, HBCAT, 9am-4pm, click here for info.

4/20 ~ Mommy & Me Pictures & Florals, Sunshine Boutique in partnership w/photographer at Gunn Park, click here for info.

4/20 ~ Paint & Sip by Care to Share, Papa Don’s, click here for info.

4/20 ~ Vintage Thunderbirds of KC Car Club visiting Fort Scott for a Day Trip, approximately 20 vintage cars will be parked under the Gathering Square Pavilion, stop by and check out the rides, 11am-3pm

4/20 ~ Sold out: Murder Mystery Dinner, Cohn’s Cafe, but they have now added one on 4/21, click here for info.!

4/20 ~ Civil War Camp Dance, Memorial Hall, 7-10pm, click here for flyer.

4/21 ~ Rumble on the Bricks Car Show/Cruise In, Riverfront Park, 12pm, click here.

4/22 ~ Ribbon Cutting for the new Downtown Arch, 3pm, all are welcome!

4/22 ~ Downtown Spring Clean Event on Earth Day, 4-6pm, all welcome to help with planned projects, hosted by the Chamber, call or text Bailey Lyons 620-224-7795 to volunteer, dinner served to volunteers following the event! Free t-shirt to the first 150!

4/22 ~ FSHS Softball Home VS Labette County, 4:30pm

4/22 ~ FSHS Baseball Home VS Labette County, 4:30pm

4/22 ~ CORE Community Graduation, the entire community is invited to attend to help CORE celebrate this monumental achievement, 6:30-7:30pm, click here for more information!

4/24 ~ Town Hall Meeting hosted by Citizens for the ER, Uniontown City Hall Meeting Room, 6:30pm, click here for more information!

4/25 ~ Chamber Coffee hosted by Niece Products, 8am

4/26 ~ Tiger Color Run, USD-234 Winfield Scott & Eugene Ware, Riverfront Park, 5:30pm

4/27 ~ NICA Bike Race in Gunn Park, click here to visit their website and to get more information!

4/27 ~ 3rd Annual MarshaFest featuring Disco Dick at Memorial Hall, profits from this event will support local in Marsha’s name, tickets are on sale at Marsha’s Deli, 6 W. 18th St.

4/30 ~ Hippity Hop 5K Run/Walk hosted by Buck Run Community Center, all registrants will receive bunny ears/easter glasses/and a shirt, click here for more information!


5/4 ~ Ribbon Cutting for the new Gathering Square Pavilion & home to Fort Scott Farmers’ Market, 7:45am, then the market opens for the season at 8am to noon, all are welcome! Bourbon County Garden Club Plant Sale, Live Music, face painting & more!

5/3-4 ~ Town-wide Garage Sale, now taking signups online, by phone, or in person at the Chamber! $12 to list your sale, $35 to purchase a business ad on the map! Click here for info.

5/3-4 ~ Annual Swap Meet sponsored by the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, gates open at 8am, food available and something for everyone, free admission.

5/4 ~ Kentucky Derby Party and Specials at Brickstreet BBQ, click here for more information!

5/4 ~ Bourbon County Garden Club live plant sale at the Farmers Market, 8am-noon

5/4 ~ Elks Lodge #579 Annual Fishing Derby at Fort Scott Community College Lake, registration is at 9:30am and kids fish from 10am-noon, hotdog lunch following, click here for more information!

5/4 ~ Fort Scott Christian Heights Country Store & Auction, click here.



Boutiques-Antiques-Flea Markets & more!

Click here for Chamber member

specialty shopping & other retail in

Downtown & other areas of the community.

Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
In This Issue

Calendar of Events

Special Event Features

THANK YOU Chamber Champion members!!

Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber?
Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings Mark your calendars & join us for these celebrations!

4/18, Thursday, 12pm, Kansas Renewal Institute

4/22, Monday, 3pm, Fort Scott Downtown Arch

5/4, Saturday, 7:45am, Gathering Square Pavilion, home to Fort Scott Farmers’ Market

5/23, Thursday, 5:15-6:30pm, Blissful Aesthetics

Community Green Zone Advocacy Training, Ellis Family Fine Arts Center!

St. Mary’s Catholic School Dinner and Auction!

SOLD OUT! They thank you for the support. Saturday, April 13th, Liberty Theatre


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