October 1, 2017


Fall 2017 Newsletter

We here at the Cultural Center want to share with you all the exciting things we have going on lately! Fall is in the air and travel season is winding down but we are still bustling with things going on at the Center!

ANNUAL EVENTS

Oakley Corn FestivalOakley Corn Festival: The Oakley Corn Festival is set to begin Friday, October 13th with the Corn Cook-Off Contest at participating downtown businesses. The afternoon will include a reception for the huskers, as well as, novice husker training. Saturday will be a day filled with events at the Center! The highlight of the day is the Kansas State Cornhusking Contest, come out to watch or participate along! Additionally, there will be kid’s activities inside and out of the Center. Come enjoy something to eat from Mama Deb’s Cookin’ food truck or try some of John Anderson’s homemade ice cream while you observe the happenings at the Center!

2018 Kansas Day
Our annual Kansas Day event will take place at the Center on
January 29. The theme this year is Footprints on the Plains: the Change of Prairie Life.

2018 Footprints on the Plains

The roughly 900 area students that come out for the event will hear presenters touch on the subject of the daily lives of those early inhabitants. We’ve planned an interactive day for the students and teachers to interact with our presenters where they will be engaged through displays, demonstrations, and snacks! Additionally, resource packets are compiled for the teachers to take to continue the education back in the classroom!  We are looking forward to another fun-filled Kansas Day with the students!

Travel season comes to a close
We have just wrapped up another busy summer filled with visitors from all over! In a given year we have around 14,000 visitors who stop at the Center, and of those, 700 are international! Their stops range from a quick run to use our restrooms to an inquiry on what to do in the area that ends up turning into a 45 minute chat. They all have different stories to tell, but always remark how much they have enjoyed their time exploring Kansas!

Gift Shop  Buffalo Bill Cabin Gift Shop
Have you been in our gift shop lately? We have a great selection of books, puzzles, jewelry, pottery, t-shirts, and Kansas souvenirs.Gift Shop jewelry

We offer many Kansas made products and food items.  Stop in Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm or Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and be sure to put us on your list when you start your holiday shopping!  We will help you with gift ideas for all ages and we can ship to your family and friends out of state.

Other happenings at BBCC
We are raffling off another quilt this year at the Corn Festival. Stop by to participate in the raffle, tickets are one for $5 or three for $10! The winner will be drawn October 14th and announced via Facebook!  Quilt Drawing

Have you heard about our great volunteers? We think we have a great bunch, and our visitors agree! They are even taking to social media and trip planning websites to brag about their experience with our volunteers. We cannot thank them enough, but we give a good attempt at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon! Be sure to watch for the 2018 Luncheon date!

Keep in touch!
We are now on another social media platform, Instagram! You can now find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” our pages to keep up-to-date with news and pictures!

Please consider donating to sustain these great annual events and to keep them available! Contact us at 785-671-1000, events@buffalobilloakley.org, or send direct mail to 3083 US 83, Oakley, KS, 67748. We are a 501(c)3 corporation and greatly appreciate any and all contributions.