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What Will You Be Doing This Weekend?Also Titled : WELCOME COTTONWOOD 200!

It’s Memorial Day weekend in Council Grove! Every year, I think it’s the biggest and the best it could ever be and, every year, you prove me wrong. This year, you’ve all gone absolutely bananas!


We’ve got Trolley rides, three ribbon cuttings, events, specials, food trucks, and more all happening this weekend.


Plus, we’re thrilled to be welcoming the Cottonwood 200 to town. In fact, the Council Grove Area Trade & Tourism Association is putting together welcome bags for this group, which will include this edition of the Council Grove Republican, so if you’re reading this from your Cottonwood 200 tent on the grounds of Council Grove High School . . . Hi, we’re so glad you’re here. We’ve put together this great list of this weekend’s local happenings, and we hope you have a fantastic weekend in the Flint Hills!


Friday, May 26th :


  • The Apothecary’s Open House & Ribbon Cutting, 11:30am, 123 West Main Street, CG, Open to the public!


  • The Cottonwood 200 Bicycle Ride, Guests begin rolling into town Friday night! Overnighting at the sports field at CGHS. Keep an eye out for our two-wheeler guests!


  • Flint Hills Books’ Leonard Krishtalka Book Signing, 5:00pm-7:00pm, 130 West Main St, CG, Before he takes off on the Cottonwood 200!


  • Alexander Artworks’ Trivia Night! 7:00pm, BYOB, No theme, anything goes trivia!


Saturday, May 27th :


  • The Knuckle Sandwiches Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting! 11:00am, 200 West Main Street, CG, Come help us celebrate Cami’s new adventure!


  • The New Morris County EMS Facility Open House & Ribbon Cutting, Noon, 1447 k-177, CG, Tour this new space and thank an EMS worker with us!


  • Ride the Council Grove Trail Trolley FREE in the evening for a safe ride to local places around town, including the CG Marina, the Flint Hills Saloon & Eatery, and The Dealership Building!


Sunday, May 28th :


  • Catch up with Messy Bessie’s Bakery at the Council Grove Marina! Pro-tip : She’ll be there Saturday too!


  • The Dealership is ready for you on Sunday night! They’ve got a special food truck on deck!


Lots of additional shopping, dining, and drinking specials going on as well . . .


  • Hays House 1857 Restaurant & Tavern is dishing up Chef Randy’s insanely good monthly crab special!

  • El Rancho Viejo is your one-stop shop for margaritas, carnitas, and the best cheese dip around!

  • Flowers by Lindsey has gorgeous Memorial arrangements ready for remembering and honoring.

  • Saddlerock Cafe is a breakfast destination, but you already knew that!

  • Grove Gardens is still having its BOGO veggie plant sale!

  • Adams Lumber & Homestore is, of course, having its ultimate Memorial Day sale!

  • 318 Mercantile, Route 56, The Wooden Spoon, The Market on Main, Valerie’s Gifts & Such, The Cottage House Gift Shoppe, and Weathered Wood Home are packed with fresh finds and big sales!

  • Twin Lakes Liquors is stocked and ready to fill those coolers!

  • Start the weekend off with a handcrafted drink from Watt’s Coffee.

  • Learn a little, while eating a lot at the Traildays Cafe & Museum!


More and more is constantly popping up so be sure to check our DESTINATION : Council Grove Facebook page at @CouncilGroveKS. We’ll be sharing up a storm all week!


Happy Memorial Day, everyone!



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