Gallery 1001 – (620) 222-1490
Marquee Performing Arts Center – (620) 402-6688
South Kansas Symphony – (620) 221-7720
Winfield Arts and Humanities – (620) 221-2161
Winfield Community Band – (316) 722-6389
Winfield Community Theatre – (620) 221-6270
Cowley County Historical Society Museum – (620) 221-4811
Historic homes/Caton home driving tour – Winfield – (620) 221-2421
DanceCamp Studio – (620) 221-6200
The Edge – (620) 229-9300
Cowley Cinema 8 – (620) 229-8336
Cowley County Fair
When: Last week of July/First week of August
Kansas-Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show
When: 3rd weekend August
Walnut Valley Festival
When: Third weekend in September
Known affectionately as simply “Winfield” or “Bluegrass,” this music festival has blossomed into one of the most celebrated folk music events in the country. Music, camping and revelry return the third weekend in September to the Cowley County Fairgrounds in Winfield. Thousands of campers, musicians and artisans arrive weeks early to get in line for the ritual land rush to stake out their favorite campsite.
Walnut Valley Farmer’s Market
When: Saturday mornings, 7:30 – 11:00 am, Memorial Saturday through September
Art in the Park
When: First Saturday in October
Fall into the Holidaze Craft and Antique Show
When: First Saturday in October
Isle of Lights
When: 3rd Sunday in November through December 30
Lighted Christmas Parade
When: Second Saturday in December
Whether a neighbor’s pond or an expansive lake, fishing opportunities are plentiful in Cowley County. Anglers commonly pull out large-mouth bass, perch, crappie, catfish and other species from the ponds, lakes and rivers that abound here. Some spots, such as Cowley State Fishing Lake and Winfield City Lake also offer boating and camping in beautiful, tree-lined settings. Hiking trails exist in rural and semi-urban settings. Cowley is also a top place in Kansas for birding — bald eagles are commonly found at Winfield City Lake and near ponds and rivers in Arkansas City.
Prairie Outfitters & Excursions
We have taken our kids hiking on about every trail we could find in Cowley County. All have been family friendly and offer a chance for kids to see and experience some of the wildlife they read and learn about in their classrooms. We’ve encountered deer, turkey, armadillos, snakes, rabbits…you name it! I have run on trails throughout the region and Cowley County has some of the most beautiful family friendly trails to hike, bike and run that I’ve seen.
— Ben Schears
Winfield Convention and Tourism
Winfield City Lake
Activities: boating, fishing, camping, birding
Activities: fishing, picnics, hiking
Tunnel Mill Dam
Activities: fishing, camping
Cowley County and the surrounding areas offer premier options for hunting upland and timberland prairie game. Whether it’s whitetail deer or bobwhite quail, this area has excellent habitat.
Popular game include turkeys, ducks and geese, doves, coyotes, squirrel, bobcats and other small-game animals. Hunters can find free access to public lands or pay to hunt on private lands.
Home on the Range
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Flint Hills Hunts
Timber Creek Wildlife Adventures
Feaster Deer Processing
Island Park is one of Cowley County’s biggest attractions. Adjacent to the Winfield Aquatic Center, the circular park features a large community-built playground, picnic pavilions, nature trail, and is surrounded by a scenic moat open to fishing and inhabited by ducks and geese that love bread!
Cherry Street Park
This large, neighborhood park offers baseball, basketball, picnic areas and public restrooms.
Broadway Sports Complex
This complex boasts baseball and softball diamonds, batting cages, a football field, a walking and bike trail, and six soccer fields. Host to state and regional tournaments.
Winfield Recreation Commission
624 College St.
107 E. 7th St.