Come Help Us Celebrate the 25th Year of

The Wild West Festival

July 3, 2019 through July 6, 2019

Wednesday , January , 16 2019
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This is the 2018 Schedule of events, watch for details to come.

Wednesday, July 3rd

Eagle’s Golden Egg Hunt

Sponsored by Eagle Communications, Inc.

Clues released 9am & 2pm daily


Featured Summer Exhibitions

Paintings & Sculpture by: Barbara Waterman-Peters and Larry Peters

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, only at your Northwest Retail Destination

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)  5:30pm

VIP Area Opens at 6:00pm

VIP meal Catered by Applebee's


*Heart of America Carnival

$25 armbands

6pm - 10pm



A Thousand Horses

9:00 p.m.


Special Guest

To Be Announced


7:30 p.m.


*Admission not included in WWF ticket