Come Help Us Celebrate the 24th Year of

The Wild West Festival

July 4, 2018 through July 7, 2018

Monday , January , 22 2018
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The 2017 Wild West Festival was a huge success.

This is the information for the 2017 Festival.

The planning has begun for 2018. Watch for details to come.

Thursday, June 29th

Eagle’s Golden Egg Hunt

Sponsored by Eagle Communications, Inc.

Clues released 9am & 2pm daily www.eaglecom.net


Featured Summer Exhibitions

A Place in Time and Pete Felten Retrospect

FREE admission Hays Arts Council

10am - 4pm


Be sure to visit The Ellis County Historical Society

Free admission with your Wild West Festival ticket

Take a break from the heat and cool off at

Big Creek Crossing Shop for all the latest styles

10am - 9pm


The Bricks in Downtown Hays -  is a distinct part of the heart of our city. Any trip to Hays must include The Bricks and its various treasures. You’ll find a sense of community, an appreciation for history and a spirit of innovation. The Bricks is home to more than 70 businesses offering shopping, dining, arts and entertainment. 

Hours Vary


Festival Grounds Open (WWF ticket/armband needed)  5pm

VIP Area Opens at 6pm

VIP meal Catered by Whiskey Creek

*Heart of America Carnival

$25 armbands   6pm - 10pm



Chris Janson

9:30 p.m.


Special Guest

Runaway June

7:45 p.m.

Opening Guest

Jared Daniels

6:15 p.m.


*Admission not included in WWF ticket