Rodeo Breakfast, lunch and dinner. What to eat? If you have beef in mind at mealtime, Garden City’s Beef Empire Days in June will be a bonanza for you. There, you’ll find plenty of banquets, beef-tasting bouts and all-you-can-eat steak cookouts. Hold onto your cowboy hat as the food-centered celebration hosts everything from cattle-health competitions and carnival rides to rodeos and roundups.

Photo credit: Beef Empire P.R.C.A. 

Since 1969, families and the industrious people behind beef production have flocked to the annual event. This year, enjoy a chuckwagon breakfast, then watch how cowboys work the herd in competitions of branding, roping and trailer loading. Get acquainted with the industry’s latest equipment or learn how award-winning stock and their caretakers take the blue ribbons. Other events include cutting-horse competitions, a parade and softball tournament.

Beef Empire Days

June 1-12

Garden City (most events take place at the Finney County Fairgrounds)

Review the schedule of events.

BeckyBecky Blake is the Director of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Division, and has been involved in the Kansas tourism industry for the past 30 years. TravelKS Blog provides a brief update from Becky each week, featuring communities, events and attractions throughout the state.