September 2016

Summer in Review

We have had a busy summer with many visitors from all over the country and the world!  So many people we get to connect with and share stories of the Wild West. First time visitors to our state of Kansas are also eager to learn about our agriculture as well.  The summer months giving them a show with combines harvesting wheat in the fields along with our famous thunderstorms.

Horse Traveler at the sculptureWheels Aren’t The Only Way to Travel
We had a visitor come by on horseback instead of wheels! The gentleman and his horse, Belle, were traveling from Wyoming to Eastern Oklahoma. Loved hearing about his journey and roughing it along the way. We autographed his chaps and fed Belle an apple that she so delicately nibbled from our hand, and got him a big glass of iced-tea before they headed out!

Event Fun

We look forward to hosting events from small to large.  From business meetings to parties and everything in between.  The sky is the limit as to how we can set up and what the Cultural Center can be used for.  One summer event that was a big hit was Family

Fun Night for Farmers State Bank and their area affiliated banks.  A beautiful evening with bouncy houses, a water slide, horse and carriage rides and more.  A catered BBQ meal and good drinks too.  The evening transitioned into card games and fellowship.

Let us help you plan your next event.  With rental comes many extras other locations “tack on” in addition.  We set up and clean up so all you have to do is show up!  We also offer complimentary table linens, coffee, tea and water.  You have the freedom to decide if you want to have your meal catered, pot-luck; from casual to fancy.  No limitations or cost restrictions like other locations may have.  You can also bring in your own alcoholic beverages or with a temporary liquor license, even sell to the guests.  You can appreciate this stylish and beautiful facility.  It is perfectly located for those traveling from around the area with convenient access to Interstate 70, Hwy 83 and 40.  Be sure to contact Michele at the BBCC and let her help you plan your next event!

Hot News

We are excited to now be able to offer commercial convection ovens in our kitchen.  This will aid in not only being able to do cooking on-site, but also convenient to easily keep foods warm!

Annie Oakley at BBCCAnnie Oakley at BBCC

We welcomed Charlotte Endorf, Author and interactive speaker from Nebraska in July.  Her book titled “Annie Oakley Always on Target” was just released.  She came as Annie Oakley from head to toe and along with her presentation, had a book signing!  Signed copies are for sale in our gift shop.

Travel Tools

When planning a Kansas day trip, come on out to the BBCC and let our KIOSK assist you.  Such a wonderful tool for finding events, festivals, restaurants and exciting news around our state.  This is a touchscreen computer all focused on Kansas.  It has been very useful for our visitors and local community.

2016 Ringneck Classic

The Cultural Center will host the Kansas Govenor’s Ringneck Classic in November.  Oakley hosted the inaugural event in 2011 and again in 2012.  We are excited to have it back in Oakley.

Corn Maze at BBCCCorn Maze at the BBCC opens Sept. 10th thru Oct. 31st

Come out t the BBCC Starting September 10th and have fun working your way through the corn maze!  Along the way you will come across many obstacles and crop fun-facts to help you.  You can come inside afterwards and see what you learned by taking a quiz for a fall treat!  Bring your friends or organization out for the fun.  It will be a-mazing!

3:00 pm is Coffee Time

We love our 3:00 coffee guys.  They always bring a smile and we try to spoil them here and there with some sweet treats.  Coffee Guys

Did You Know?

This fall marks the 14th anniversary of our 9,000 pound Buffalo Bill bronze sculpture.  It is also the fourth year the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center has been here.  We are happy to connect and share the history of the Wild West will over 12,000 visitors each year.  We had almost 14,000 people attend our events at the center, bringing many people to our community for meals and overnight stays.


download the full 2016 Fall Newsletter – Contains the full schedule of events for the 2016 Corn Festival