Event celebrates Cheyenne Bottoms’ unique wetlands system
HOISINGTON — The 6th annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlanders Festival will take place April 15-17 in Hoisington. Organized and hosted by Hoisington Main Street, Inc., the festival celebrates the Cheyenne Bottoms region and the myriad flora and fauna it harbors. Activities for the whole family are designed to showcase these natural wonders.
Most activities will occur on Saturday, April 16, but some will be held on April 15 and April 17. Included in the festivities is a Ducks Unlimited Banquet on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. On April 16, participants can compete in a 5k run, take tours of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Cheyenne Bottoms, watch a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks K-9 dog demonstration, enjoy children's story time, test archery skills, compete in a fish casting contest, hone skills at a duck calling clinic, and learn more about Kansas mammals.
The event ends with a 10th anniversary remembrance of the tornado that hit Hoisington on April 21, 2001. Most events are free of charge. For more detailed information, go online to www.wetlanders.org.