Santa Fe Trail Days

Hey, hey, hey, are you excited for Santa Fe Trail Days?! Hitch your wagon and head on over to Larned, Kansas on May 24th & 25th, 2019 for a family-filled day of fun! This annual community event features: inflatables, live concert by Homebrew, beer garden, hamburger/hot dog feed, concession and craft vendors, glow parade, car show, outside movie, ice cream social, poker run, wagon rides, and much more!
 
Santa Fe Trail Days is entering its 27th year and we couldn’t be more thrilled - especially to add more new events into this years' line up!  Hosted by the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber strives to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Pawnee County, making it a better place to live, work and play. Mark your calendars for May 24th & 25th, 2019 - we'll see you there!

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49th Annual Antique Show

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It is that time of year again, the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce Antiques and Collectibles Show will be held February 8th through the 10th at the Larned Community Center. This is an event that you do not want to miss. Sixteen exhibitors from a four state region will be exhibiting and selling at this year’s show, each bringing their own unique set of items and collectibles. You are bound to find something of interest to you! 

The Antique Show’s hours are Friday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, February 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, February 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 12-2 pm on Sunday, Bill Starr with Starr Antiques will be available for appraisals. You receive two free appraisals with your paid entry to the show. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your collectibles and get them appraised! 

This year’s show will feature a range from Victorian art glass, perfumes, sterling silver, hand stitched quilts to old prints, match safes, pocket knives, vintage costume jewelry and comics, coins, furniture, and much more!  

Check back closer to the event to view a list of our 2019 vendors!

The cost of admission is $2 per person and children 10 and under are free.  In the great tradition of the Antique Show and Sale, food concessions will be provided by Faye Grandy of Sweet Traditions along with homemade pies by PEO and Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Community Banquet

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This year we're trying something new with our annual community banquet! Instead of using this event to kick-off Santa Fe Trail Days, now we'll use this banquet as a special occasion to recognize the inspiring individuals, businesses, and organizations of our community, and give an update of our yearly projects. During the banquet, awards will be given to those featured as this year's: Large Business, Small Business, Organization/Non-profit, Volunteer, Emerging Leader, and Empowering Leader.Below, you will find the list of the awards given out annually along with a short description of each. 

This is a great time to get together as a community and recognized all the work that each and every one of our businesses, organizations, and community members do on a daily basis to enhance our community and to make it a better place to live, work, and play. 

Before the awards are handed out, our Chamber Members are given the opportunity to nominate a(n) individual/business/organization for each award. These nominations are then compiled. Chamber Members then will be given the opportunity to vote for one individual/business/organization out of the top nominations with winners to be revealed at the Annual Banquet. 

Awards

Large Business of the Year
Chamber Business with more than 20 employees. May possess these qualities: excellent customer services, philanthropic, community-minded, workforce development.

Small Business of the Year
Chamber Business with less than 20 employees. May possess these qualities: excellent customer services, philanthropic, community-minded, workforce development.

Non-Profit Organization/Civic Group of the Year
Chamber Organization (i.e. civic group, church, non-profit) that assists individuals through various programs or outreach–very community-oriented.

Volunteer of the Year
Individual within or outside of the Chamber (Ambassadors, Board of Directors) whom goes above and beyond to assist in various events, committees, or programs. This individual does not necessarily have to be a leader or brainstormer, but rather a “do-er.”

Emerging Leader
Passionate individual within or outside of the Chamber (Ambassadors, Board of Directors) who leads a movement or union of people. This movement may be a kind of lifestyle, a business environment, a steering committee, or just a group of individuals. (39 years of age and below). 

Empowering Leader
Passionate individual within or outside of the Chamber (Ambassadors, Board of Directors) who leads (and empowers) a movement or union of people. This movement may be a kind of lifestyle, a business environment, a steering committee, or just a group of individuals. (40 years of age and above).

*Chamber Members with multiple memberships, have the ability to vote more than once or count their ballot X amount of times.

Last Chance Golf Tournament

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Join the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 for a final opportunity to partake in the game of golf before winter sets in. Entering its 28th year, the Last Chance Golf Tournament will provide one last tournament opportunity. The tournament is run as a 4-Person Team Scramble. The entry fee is $200 per team which includes a 70% payback based on 18 teams and prizes. Mulligans are $5 each.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Enter today! Teams check-in from 8:00 to 9:00 am on Sunday, followed by a shotgun start at 9:15 am. 

For more information and to register your team, contact the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-285-6916 or email afilbert@gbta.net today!

Pawnee County Christmas

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Christmas is coming to Pawnee County!

The Larned Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you and your family to join us for the Annual Larned and Pawnee County Christmas Celebration beginning this Saturday, December 2nd. There are so many fun festivities, giveaways and opportunities to get involved in Larned and Pawnee County this holiday season!

Get ready to kick off the holiday fun this Saturday, December 2nd with a number of events throughout our community! You, your friends and family can start your day at the Jordaan Room, located at 502 Broadway in Larned, with the Christmas Craft Fair from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, or visit the J.A. Haas Building, 400 E 18th in Larned, for the Larned Holiday Shopping Event also from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. In addition, we are also celebrating our 97th Annual Larned Christmas Parade in downtown Larned beginning at 11:00 am. Get your Christmas sweaters, decorations, and favorite Christmas stories out for A Storybook Christmas! Parade lineup will start at 10:00 am with judging from 10:15 – 10:45 am. The Annual Burdett Christmas Celebration will be held all day with games for children and adults, turkey and ham drawings, lunch and more. 

On Sunday, December 3rd, visit Rozel for a day of fun, food, games and prizes! Stop by the Rozel Community Center at 11:00 am for a delicious community meal before heading over to see the parade beginning at 12:30 pm. Once the parade is over, you can make your way over to Pawnee Heights School for some fun games and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

The Larned Area Chamber Ambassadors have been busy elves this season organizing this year’s Kiddie Movie at State Theatre on December 2nd at 2:00 pm. The movie is free to all, and kids 12 years and younger can get a free pop, popcorn and chance to win prizes! Larned Civic PRIDE has also been working and building the opportunity for Kindergarten through 4th grade students to be able to visit Santa’s Workshop, located at Larned City Hall at 417 Broadway in Larned, for the Kiddie Shopping Day on December 9th from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your kids to the Larned Courthouse Lawn to visit Santa’s House on December 2nd after the parade through 1:00 pm, and December 9th from 10:00 am to noon.

Don’t forget to participate in our holiday contests and giveaways throughout the month with our ongoing Holiday Punch Card Program lasting until December 15th, and our 12 Turkeys/Hams of Christmas Giveaway with drawings on Friday, December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd. Stop by our local businesses and see how you can get involved or contact the Larned Chamber office.

This holiday season is the perfect time for you, your friends and family to get involved. Visit Larnedks.org or call the Larned Chamber office at 620-285-6916 to stay up to date on all of the events happening in and around Pawnee County.

For more information on our events, visit the following links:

Pawnee County Christmas Events Posters

Holiday Punch Card Program

12 Turkeys & Hams of Christmas Giveaway