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West Fest: National Day of the Cowboy

Calling all cowboys at heart! Our family event celebrates the cowboy and features activities on the grounds and in the Museum. Kansas Historical Foundation members admitted free! Be watching for our next event!

  • Explore new museum exhibits
  • Climb inside the full-sized covered wagon.  Great photo op!
  • Gallop through the gallery on stick ponies
  • Play cowboy bingo
  • Enjoy one stagecoach ride

Many free activities!

  • Pet miniature horses and a mustang
  • Join in campfire sing-a-long
  • Practice roping
  • Pan for gold
  • Make a bedazzled horseshoe
  • Learn to track animals
  • Play fun historic games
  • Get your face painted
  • Watch an exciting vintage baseball game

Purchase tickets for the Mahaffie Stage Stop and Farm stage coach rides.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free hot dogs and chips while supplies last.

Kettle corn and old-fashioned ice cream for sale all day.

Support for West Fest is provided by Dillon's, at 29th and Urish, Topeka; and Vanderbilt's, at 29th and Wanamaker, Topeka.