The Retail Committee of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring 2 special promotions to remind holiday shoppers that shopping locally not only benefits the businesses of Caldwell, but also brings special “rewards” just for shopping your hometown first!
Fall is upon us and it’s time to be thinking about the sights, sounds and activities of the fall season.... falling leaves, pumpkins, football and the annual Main Street Scarecrow Contest!! The ~ annual Main Street Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, is set to begin on Wednesday, Oct 11th. All business, organizations, groups and individuals are encouraged to participate in this fun annual tradition that gives our downtown a special fall flair. All scarecrows must be registered by “checking in” the name/or title at Heritage Park on Oct 11th at 6:30 p.m.
The O-K Chisholm Trail Cattle Drovers Association Trail Boss and riders have been busy planning out the details of re-creating a Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive. Starting in Pond Creek, OK on Sept. 12th, the Cattle Drive will head North and come thru Caldwell on Sept. 16th at 10:30 a.m. Step back in time and witness first-hand what life along the trail involved. The cattle will be driven up Main Street to KanOkla Pond.
The Sumner County Fair will begin Thursday evening Aug. 4th and conclude Sunday afternoon Aug. 6th. Come out and see all of the great things that the fair has to offer. Visit the Sumner County Fair FB page for updates and activities throughout that weekend.
To commemorate the 150th year off the Chisholm Trail, approx 125 cattle will be driven on the old Chisholm Trail route, departing Pond Creek, Ok on Sept 12th and arriving at the End-of-Trail celebration south of Wichita, Ks Sept 23. Cow camps open to the public every day along the route.
September 16th Caldwell's Activities include
Caldwell is having fun playing host to one of the 2017 Chisholm Trail celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of the trail. Though born on the trail in 1871, it wasn’t until 1879 when the Santa Fe Railroad expanded its line to Caldwell that she boomed into a true cattle town, loading up and heading east with shipments of beef.