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Ladies Night Out

Participants will pick up a card from the chamber and map for participating businesses. If you fill your card, you will be entered into a $100 drawing!
Door prizes, specials and incentives at every location.

Fall Festival in Girard

Seeking vendors. If interested, please contact the Girard Area Chamber of Commerce at girardchamber@girardkansas.gov or 620-724-4716.

NOTE: Schedule below is from 2020

Thursday
* 6:30p Parade

Friday
* 6:30p Girard Varsity Football Game

Saturday
* 11a Free Kid’s Games
* 11a Beer Garden
* 11a Kid’s Tractor Pull
* 11a Corn Hole Tournament
* 12:30p K-9 Demonstration
* 12:30p Story time
* 1p Baby Contest
* 3p Senior raffle
* 4p Live music
* 4p Dog Contest
* 6p BBQ Contest Awards
* 6:15p Live music

Fall Festival in Girard

Seeking vendors. If interested, please contact the Girard Area Chamber of Commerce at girardchamber@girardkansas.gov or 620-724-4716.

NOTE: Schedule below is from 2020

Thursday
* 6:30p Parade

Friday
* 6:30p Girard Varsity Football Game

Saturday
* 11a Free Kid’s Games
* 11a Beer Garden
* 11a Kid’s Tractor Pull
* 11a Corn Hole Tournament
* 12:30p K-9 Demonstration
* 12:30p Story time
* 1p Baby Contest
* 3p Senior raffle
* 4p Live music
* 4p Dog Contest
* 6p BBQ Contest Awards
* 6:15p Live music

Fall Festival in Girard

Seeking vendors. If interested, please contact the Girard Area Chamber of Commerce at girardchamber@girardkansas.gov or 620-724-4716.

NOTE: Schedule below is from 2020

Thursday
* 6:30p Parade

Friday
* 6:30p Girard Varsity Football Game

Saturday
* 11a Free Kid’s Games
* 11a Beer Garden
* 11a Kid’s Tractor Pull
* 11a Corn Hole Tournament
* 12:30p K-9 Demonstration
* 12:30p Story time
* 1p Baby Contest
* 3p Senior raffle
* 4p Live music
* 4p Dog Contest
* 6p BBQ Contest Awards
* 6:15p Live music

Fall Swap Meet

It’s time for Painted Barrels 3rd Annual Fall Swap Meet! Come in and reserve a 10×10′ space – purge, craft, bake, anything goes! Or just plan to join them that morning to shop for treasures.

Leadercast Girard

A day to SHIFT your thinking and improve your Leadership skills. Receive Continuing Education Credits.

Featured SHIFT speaker is Andy Stanley, Communicator, Pastor, Author, “Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets”

“The further away you are from a problem, the simpler the solution appears to be.”

“You don’t win by wishing. You win by preparing to win.”

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021. Purchase Tickets NOW!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadercast-girard-tickets-154592148277

Downtown Girard Square

100 S Summit St
Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8918
girardkansas.gov

Downtown Girard is built around a traditional courthouse square. The statue of a deer and a marker on the southwest corner of the square commemorate the founding of the city on the site where Dr. Charles H. Strong, the founder of the city, killed a deer. Girard was also home to the socialist newspaper “Appeal to Reason” and the “Little Blue Books” of classic literature. Many of the downtown buildings have bronze plaques giving a brief history of the site.

History of the courthouse: https://www.crawfordcountykansas.org/courthouse-history.html

Founded in 1868, Downtown Girard is built around a traditional courthouse square. Plaques throughout the area provide a brief history of the community. A statue of a deer commemorates where the city founder killed a deer and proclaimed that spot to be designated a new town. Mistreatment of the region’s coal mining workers led to Girard based publication of the socialist newspaper “Appeal to Reason”; and, long before Wikipedia, 300 to 500 million “Little Blue Books” were printed and delivered from here. These small, cheap pocketbooks brought classic literature and other common sense knowledge to the working class.

Centennial Deer Sculpture

S Summit St & E Prairie St
Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-6212

Dedicated on Girard’s Centennial Birthday February 28, 1868~1969: Dr. Charles H. Strong decided to go deer hunting and possibly locate the geographical center of Crawford County, which had just been established in Southern Kansas February 13, 1867. While hunting, a deer jumped up out of the grass and was shot by Dr. Strong who drove a stake where the deer fell; on which he placed a card and a bunch of grass stating that he had taken the land and Girard was to be located thereon; naming it in honor of his home town Girard, Pennsylvania.

C4 Coffeehouse & Country Store

102 S Ozark
Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-6100
facebook.com/espressoself

Saddle up at this one of a kind ranch-themed coffee shop. Saddle bar stools lets you feel like you’re riding a horse while enjoying your hot java. With drink flavors unavailable elsewhere in the Four States, sizes are Calf, Heifer, Cow & Bull. This family hangout spot is also a small country store with favorite lines: Myra Bags, Milk Bottle Co. Candles, Wind & Willow Dips, The Naked Bee Cosmetics & much more.

Olympic Sendoff: Derrick Mein

Southeast Kansas sports shooting enthusiast Derrick Mein is leaving for the Tokyo Olympics and a sendoff is scheduled for Friday, July 16 at 4 p.m. on the Girard Square.

Derrick will be escorted through Girard, around the square, and stop at the gazebo on the square.

Christmas in July

Join us Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 for Christmas in July! We’ll have a sneak peek of our Christmas merchandise, sales and specials, giveaways, Gourmet Cupboard frozen drink samples (from 11:00 to 2:00 on Saturday), and more! Several Girard businesses are participating and the Girard Chamber will have Christmas ornaments with store coupons attached – you might even get one with a prize coupon attached!

Friday, July 9 & Saturday, July 10
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Participants include Painted Barrels, Eastside Café, Tropical Snow, Norris Advertising, Derailed Commodity, C4 Coffeehouse and other Girard businesses

Christmas in July

Join us Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 for Christmas in July! We’ll have a sneak peek of our Christmas merchandise, sales and specials, giveaways, Gourmet Cupboard frozen drink samples (from 11:00 to 2:00 on Saturday), and more! Several Girard businesses are participating and the Girard Chamber will have Christmas ornaments with store coupons attached – you might even get one with a prize coupon attached!

Friday, July 9 & Saturday, July 10
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Participants include Painted Barrels, Eastside Café, Tropical Snow, Norris Advertising, Derailed Commodity, C4 Coffeehouse and other Girard businesses

Spring Swap Meet

Garage or basement purge, crafts and handmade items, bake sale – anything goes.

Girard City Wide Garage Sale

Sidewalk sales on the square:
Painted Barrels (Swap Meet)
Pearls & Curls
NAPA Auto Parts
Eastside Cafe
C-4 Coffee House & Country Store
Outta Line Designs
Sherry’s Secondhand Treasurers

Easter Egg Hunt

On the Girard Square. Includes four age divisions, petting zoo, story walk, bunny selfies, and more.