CVB Activities & Events

The McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to sponsoring community activities and events to engage local residents and visitors alike. No matter what the season, CVB staff members are busy planning the perfect scenario to showcase the City of McPherson. Be sure to check out our upcoming schedule. Call 620.241.3340 for more information.
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Are you ready? October 5 & 6 is approaching fast and will be a time when residents of McPherson demonstrate their strength in creating a meaningful community experience. The weekend opens the door for shopping, tasty food, family connections, rekindled relationships, athletic pride and overall celebration. Many community events and activities are scheduled and, quite honestly, there was no master plan for this plethora of activity. Tradition led the way for some events, while other plans reflected the need for something new. All are invited to discover the heart and should of McPherson.


Fallin’ for Central | October 5 - 7 | Central Christian College

Homecoming & Family Weekend


Craft Coffee 5th Anniversary | October 5 | 6 - 9:30 p.m. | 120 N. Main

Block party featuring Latte Art Throwdown, live music, food trucks and corn hole


MHS Homecoming | October 5 | 7 p.m. | McPherson College Stadium

Annual celebration featuring football, marching band & royalty


The Cooks Nook 30th Anniversary | October 5 & 6 | 219 N. Main

Free cake & coffee, giveaways and demonstrations


Flippin’ Pancakes | October 6 | 7 - 10 a.m. | Lakeside Cabin

Fundraiser for McPherson Parks Department featuring Chris Cakes


Golf Tournament | October 6 | 7:30 a.m. | Turkey Creek Golf Course

Social event for alumni and friends of Central Christian College


Volleyball Tournament | October 6 | 8 a.m. | McPherson High School

Girls varsity volleyball invitational showcasing 10 high school teams


Kansas Barn Sale | October 6 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Lakeside Park

Outdoor sale featuring antique, vintage, repurposed items, artisan goods and food


Burnin’ Down Main | October 6 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Downtown Plaza

Hometown fun including chili & soup cook-off, touch-a-truck, face painting, live music and corn hole tournament


McPherson County Historical Society | October 6 | 2 p.m. | McPherson Museum

Presentation by Wichita Paranormal Research Society


The Boston Brass | October 6 | 7:30 p.m.| McPherson College Brown Auditorium

Free concert featuring a one-of-a-kind musical experience

Chili Pepper Guy

Burnin' Down Main

October 6 | Downtown McPherson

Get excited about one of McPherson's hottest events! Sponsored by McPherson Main Street, the event promotes a child & soup cook, touch-a-truck children's event, face painting, live music and a pie-eating contest. Call 620.241.7430 for more information. This event is funded in part by an event grant from the McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau. Learn more
Rustic image of a barn and the words KANSAS BARN SALE

Kansas Barn Sale

October 6 | Lakeside Park

Vendors and shoppers from all over the Midwest will gather to sell and buy antiques, vintage, re-purposed, handmade and artisan goods. The setting is McPherson's beautiful Lakeside Park from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event is expected to draw in 5,000 - 7,000 shoppers an more than 130 vendors. Learn more
This is an ad for the 2017 Candy Cane Cash promotion sponsored by McPherson Main Street and McPherso

Home for the Holidays

November 1 - December 24 | McPherson Merchants

There's no place like McPherson for the holidays! Merchants kick off the holiday season with an open house on November 1. Be sure to ask about Candy Cash Cash, a shopping reward program offering $500 and $1,000 shopping spree prizes. For more information call 620.241.7430. This event is funded in part by a marketing grant from the McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau. Learn more