Prairie Rose Western Days is an annual festival focusing on the old west. The festival has activities for all ages, providing equal emphasis on both entertainment and history. Each year, we feature activities such as:
*All activities, events, and schedules listed are subject to change.
The Prairie Rose Western Days festival will be recording/photographing the events during the festival.
Please take time to read our Notice Regarding Audio/Video Recording and/or Photography of Event.
Our yearly Western Days tradition is always to open the festival on Friday as a special event for kids off all ages. Featuring educational and entertaining activities, such as Dr. Rabi's Medicine show and cowboy music and stories, we invite kids to experience the fun and learning of Prairie Rose Western Days. Some of our Field Trip Day activities include:
Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch and eat in one of our picnic areas.
Parking will not be a problem, as we can accommodate school buses and vans.
If you are interested in attending our special Prairie Rose Western Days Annual Kid's Day, please call us at (316) 778-2121 for more information.
These events will be occurring throughout the day; specific times will be posted as they become available.
Please note that the gates will open at 9:00am, with the activities starting at 10:00am.
Before the days of manufactured bullets, rifles fired lead balls using black powder. You can test your skills by actually firing a black powder rifle at a target.
See authentic cowboy chuckwagons and let the cooks tell you about the food cowboys ate during the roundups and on the trail drives.
Many of Kansas’ finest western music performers will sing cowboy trail songs along with songs from the Silver Screen Cowboy era, as well as modern-day cowboy songs.
Let one of the mountain men show you how the Native Americans made their arrow heads, spear points and other tools.
Listen to Kansas historians tell stories about events of the past. Among the topics this year are Kansas & the Civil War, as well as the history of our State Song, “Home on the Range.”
History comes alive in an authentic re-creation of a mountain man camp. Famous explorers like Kit Carson and Jedediah Smith passed through Kansas on their way to the mountains.
The American Indians lived on the plains of Kansas hundreds of years before the white men came. Enjoy the dancing, drumming and the colorful costumes of the native Kansans.
Mingle with real cowboys, plus characters of the past such as Will Rogers and Buffalo Bill Cody.
Mountain men will let you try your hand at throwing a real tomahawk.
Climb aboard one of the wagons and let the Prairie Rose’s own draft horses pull you around the festival grounds.
Devil's Ditch Renegades Mountain Men Re-Enactors
Wichita Inter-Tribal Warrior Society
Wichita Area Square Dancers
915 E 53rd St. N.
Wichita, KS 67219
Phone: (316) 832-9387
149 Spacious guestrooms
Large atrium with indoor heated pool & Hot Tub
Special Rates available for Prairie Rose Guests
Free Breakfast with Guest Room
2525 W Central Avenue
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone: (316) 321-6900
Fax: (316) 322-0057
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Contact JW Johnson or Kori Stafford for more information:
15231 SW Parallel St, Benton, KS 67017
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When you enter the Prairie Rose Western Days event, you will be entering an area where photography, video and audio recording may occur.
Prairie Rose Western Days takes photographs and/or makes audio and/or video recordings of people involved in festival activities and/or events. Prairie Rose Western Days staff may use such photographs or video records to recall activities or participants. In addition, such photographs and audio/visual recordings may be used in Prairie Rose Western Days’ publications, advertising materials to let others know of our event. In addition, local news organizations may hear of our activities or events and Prairie Rose Western Days may allow them to record our events for news reporting on special interest features.
By entering the Prairie Rose Western Days event premises, you consent to: photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for live streaming, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on web sites, and/or any other purpose by Prairie Rose Western Days. You release Cowboy Up Productions, Prairie Rose Western Days, its organizers, employees, promoters, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, and/or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.
By entering the Prairie Rose Western Days event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Prairie Rose Western Days or the person or entity designated to do so by Prairie Rose Western Days.
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.