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Dancing with the Steers

old settlers logo 2012Welcome To Halstead's Old Settlers! 125 Years of Family Fun!  August  10, 11 ,12th 2012

On behalf of the City of Halstead, I welcome you to the 125th Annual Old Settlers’ celebration. Our traditional link with Halstead’s past is waiting for you, your family and your friends to enjoy each others’ company just as many of Halstead’s forbearers have done for generations.  I especially would like to welcome home those of you returning to Halstead especially for the All School Reunion.

As usual, you will find some changes in this year’s schedule. Please consult your schedule so you know exactly when and where to find all your favorite activities.  From a safety perspective, you should notice less vehicular traffic than in recent years.

Halstead childhood memories recall the anticipation and excitement of having fun during the Old Settlers’ Celebration and in turn, this fuels our Old Settlers’ tradition dating to 1888. This is who we are as a community. So, get out there and build some lifetime memories!

Enjoy our tradition.


Kevin Pyle


History has recorded many great events since 1887 – the first automobile, air travel, space exploration.  Yet one thing has remained the same. For the past 125 years, an annual event has been held in Halstead celebrating the spirit and the people of our community.

The tradition continues in August with the 125th Old Settlers festival featuring activities, games and fun. Entertainment will be provided with several bands taking the stage in Riverside Park. A Rod Run, Car Show featuring classic cars and legendary motorcycles will be held in Scout Park. Mud volleyball, golf and horse shoe tournament along with a Fun Run 5K walk/run, pie eating contest and much more will be part of the three day celebration. The event will be highlighted by a spectacular Fireworks Show display and the traditional Kiddie Parade and Grand Parade bringing many visitors to our community.

To maintain a reasonable charge for visitors and families, the cost of an Old Settlers Button (see image above) will again be $5.00 this year.

Wear your Old Settlers Button with pride: It's your Dedication, your Heritage, your Family Fun that you wear on your shirt! Your Old Settlers!

"We all feel the pinch of the economy"  Says  Fire Chief  Jim, Old Settlers Organizer . The support we get from the many individuals, the City of Halstead, and business community, shows just how special small town life is to everyone. No other community has such history and passion for celebrating their friendship with the many patrons of Halstead Kansas. Exclaimed the Fire Chief. We thank everyone involved and we invite everyone to come experience our community celebration, Halstead's Old Settlers.

Halstead's Old Settlers is the longest continuous celebration in Harvey County and is one of the longest celebrations in Kansas

Get Your Buttons Today at these Old Settlers Supporters!

Halstead Grocery    The Old Hardware Store     D'Angelo's   Kaleo Cafe   Angel's Boutique   The Harvey County Independent


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