Beef Empire Days

“BEEF Every Day!” is the theme for this year’s celebration of the beef industry. This is the 48th year to salute the pioneers, look at today’s cattle feeding business, and learn what the future holds for the industry. This two week long event provides you with nearly 30 events geared to the cattle feeding industry, the arts and humanities, and the athletes of the High Plains area. Bring your family and enjoy events like the Beef Empire Days parade, PRCA Rodeo, Children’s story hour, Chuckwagon breakfast, poker runs, Softball tournaments and Many More. We want to celebrate the impact that the beef industry has had on Southwest Kansas and the entire High Plains area. We are extremely gratified to be involved in such an important part of agriculture in the area. Visit the official Beef Empire Days website.

2016 Schedule of Events

May 20th – May 29th Time Location
Ottaway Amusements Carnival Exhibition Parking Lot
May 28th – May 29th Time Location
Hillside Session 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3319 N. VFW Road
Friday, June 3rd Time Location
Garden City Open Tennis Tournament 9:00 a.m. Garden City High School Tennis Courts
Cox Communication Story Hour 10:30 a.m. Finney County Public Library
Saturday, June 4th Time Location
Hoof it to Health Road Run 7:30 a.m. Garden City Family YMCA
Garden City Open Tennis Tournament 9:00 a.m. Garden City High School Tennis Courts
Horse Shoe Tournament 9:00 a.m. Finnup Park Horse Shoe Pits
Beef Empire Days Softball Tournament 10:00 a.m. Peebles Complex & Wiley Park
St. Francis Community Service Children’s Parade 10:00 a.m. Stevens Park
Beef Empire Days Invitational (7’s Rugby) 11:30 a.m. The Esquivel Soccer Complex
Alltech Ranch Horse Competition 2:00 p.m. Finney County Fairgrounds
Ranch Rodeo 7:00 p.m. Finney County Fairgrounds
Praise in the Park Concert 7:00 p.m. Stevens Park
Sunday, June 5th Time Location
Garden City Open Tennis Tournament 9:00 a.m. Garden City High School Tennis Courts
Feedlot & Sponsors Roping, Riding, and Barrel Racing 10:00 a.m. Finney County Fairgrounds
Beef Empire Days Softball Tournament 10:00 a.m. Peebles Complex & Wiley Park
Tuesday, June 7th Time Location
Merck Animal Health Live Show 9:00 a.m. Finney County Fairgrounds
Wednesday, June 8th Time Location
Beef Empire Days Sponsors Reception 6:30 p.m. Clarion Inn Ballroom
Thursday, June 9th Time Location
PRCA Rodeo Slack 8:30 a.m. Finney County Fairgrounds Arena
Cattle Working Contest 11:30 a.m. Finney County Feedyard
PRCA Rodeo Performance 7:05 p.m. Finney County Fairgrounds Arena
Friday, June 10th Time Location
Beef Empire Days Rodeo Queen Horsemanship 8:00 a.m. Finney County Fairgrounds
Children’s Story Hour featuring PRCA Rodeo Clowns 10:30 a.m. Finney County Public Library
Beef Empire Days Rodeo Queen Luncheon 11:00 a.m. Finney County Fairgrounds 4-H Building
Beef Carcass Show 2:00 p.m. Tyson Fresh Meats Complex
Beef Empire Days Rodeo Queen Contestant Introductions & Coronation 7:00 p.m. Finney County Fairgrounds Arena
PRCA Rodeo Performance 7:05 p.m. Finney County Fairgrounds Arena
Saturday, June 11th Time Location
Commerce Bank Chuckwagon Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Stevens Park
American State Bank Beef Empire Days Parade 10:30 a.m. Main Street
Beef Empire Days Classic Car Show 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 811 N. Main
United Wireless Chuckwagons in the Park 11:30 a.m. Stevens Park
Beef Empire Days Awards Banquet 6:00 p.m. Clarion Inn Ballroom
PRCA Rodeo Performance 7:05 p.m. Finney County Fairgrounds Arena
Sunday, June 12th Time Location
Buffalo Dunes 4-Person Golf Scramble 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
Historical Homes & Building Tour 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Finney County Historical Museum
Beef Empire Cattle Crawl 4:30 p.m. Clarion Inn Parking Lot
Saturday, June 25th – Sunday, June 26th Time Location
Beef Empire Cutting Horse Competition 8:00 a.m. Finney County Fairgrounds Horse Palace

 


In order to comply with Kansas State Alcohol and Beverage Control regulations, Beef Empire Days can not distribute or sell tickets at the door of receptions or dinners, therefore all tickets for receptions and dinners MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

For more information on acquiring tickets please contact the Beef Empire Days office.

Content courtesy Beef Empire Days.