May 01, 2014 - May 03, 2014
Venue: Kansas Barbed Wire Museum
Address: 417 Main Street, La Crosse, KS 67548
Time: all day
Contact: Bradley Penka
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A festival for the entire family. Displays feature barbed wire and fencing related tools along with other antiques and collectibles. Display area opens to the public on Friday morning. A dance on Friday evening rounds out the day's events. Exhibits reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am and are joined by a special geocaching event at 10:00 am, and the Barbed Wire Auction at 2:00 pm. The World Champion Barbed Wire Splicing Contest tests competitors' strength and speed as they attempt to splice a mock barbed wire fence in hopes of capturing the world championship. Other events throughout the community for all ages. Exhibits close at 3:00 pm and the annual themed banquet rounds out the evening at 6:30 pm.