Celebrations taper off in fall, but several remain
PRATT -- As fall approaches, Kansas state park events begin to taper off, but several special events are on the calendar for October. Dog field trials, equestrian events, fishing tournaments, and Halloween entertainment highlight this October's events.

For more information on state park events, phone individual parks or click the "Event Calendar" on the "State Parks" page of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. The following is a list of October state park events:

  • Oct. 3-5 -- Topeka Retriever Club field trial at Eisenhower State Park;
  • Oct. 3-5 -- North American Trail Riders Flint Hills competitive horse trail ride at Tuttle Creek State Park;
  • Oct. 4-5 -- Crappie Busters fishing tournament at Eisenhower State Park;
  • Oct. 4-5 -- High Plains Bassmasters fishing tournament at Cedar Bluff State Park;
  • Oct. 4 -- Dooley Equestrian Trail Ride at Hillsdale State Park;
  • Oct. 11 -- Shawnee Mission Bassmasters fishing tournament at Eisenhower State Park;
  • Oct. 11 -- Monster Myths By Moonlight Halloween event at Milford State Park;
  • Oct. 18 -- Kansas Bass Chapter Federation "Team Series 2nd Chance" fishing tournament at Wilson State Park; and
  • Oct. 25-26 -- Heartland Coursing Association dog field trials at Clinton State Park.