Enjoy the best vacation! Find and book area attractions & activities:  Check Availability ›
Find & book activities:  Check Availability ›

Cato Days

Presented By: Cato Historical School House
Dates: November 3, 2018
Location: Cato Historical School House
Address: 1153 N 200th St, Arcadia, KS 66711
Phone: 620-231-1212
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Price: Please Inquire
Visit Website

Cato Days is an annual festival held at what is believed to be the first community built in the Southeast Kansas area. This pioneer town peaked in population in 1910 with 112 residents, but an old, one-room, stone school house built in 1869 remains, as does a church built in 1915, and a stone bridge once used on a stage coach route. Each year the Cato Historical Preservation Association spends one weekend reminding residents and tourists of the pioneer days. The festival includes tours of the pioneer era community, live music, food, and re-enactments, occasionally "including a shoot-out between Missouri border roughians and Kansas lawmen". Friday, is Cato Kids' Day and is coordinated with area schools to show students what the pioneer days were like. Saturday is the Annual Cato Days Tour, and is open to the public. Activities include: 9:30 & 10:45 am: Music and Historical Reenactments One Room Schoolhouse presentation at the Cato School 12:00 pm Music & Food around a campfire (Ham & Beans & Cornbread will be available) 1:00 pm Wagon ride to area sites. Silent auction to benefit restoration and upkeep of the Cato school and Cato Church.

Cato Historical School House

(620) 232-6944 592 E 725th, Arcadia Map it
Visit Website

The first schoolhouse in Crawford County was a log cabin built at the same location in 1867. Classes began in 1867 and... Learn more