Buzzard Bash

Buzzard Bash is an all day event held in April to welcome back the Turkey Buzzards that roost on the water towers in WaKeeney every year.  The Buzzard Bash had its first year in 2021 and they look forward to making this an annual tradition with plans for April 23, 2022 already in the making.  The Buzzard Bash hosts many activities for kids of all ages; Fun Run, Scavenger Hunt, Car Show, Vendors, Food Trucks, and a Street Dance just to mention a few of the activities planned.  For more information contact Trego County Chamber on Facebook.

Christmas City of The High Plains

Every Saturday after Thanksgiving since 1950, WaKeeney’s downtown has come to light with a 35ft Christmas tree made with real greenery with over 3,000 lights.  The tree rests under a canopy of heavenly blue lights in the middle of town.  The tree is topped with four ivory stars, each 5-foot in diameter. To complete this downtown display is a four-block square draped with greenery, handcrafted wreaths, bells and bows and of course more lights. In all there are more than 6800 lights in the display.  The idea was born in 1948 by two local businessmen, Art Keraus and J.H. “Jake” Heckman. The first display was lit in 1950 and has been a tradition ever since.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony Day is full of fun for the whole family including a Craft Fair, Santa’s Downtown Workshop, Horse & Wagon rides, the Nex-tech Train, live reindeer and of course Santa at the North Pole.  The Tree and Downtown lights will then stay lit each evening until after New Year’s Day.  For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at Get WaKeeney.

Trego County Free Fair

Trego County hosts its local County Fair in July.  Each year there are many things to enjoy from the 4-H and open class exhibits, to the livestock, craft vendors, live music, and entertainment, not to mention the carnival food and the carnival rides.  The County Fair is also known as a time for local Class Reunions.  You can visit the Trego County website for the most recent information at