Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive
Experience a Chisholm Trail celebration unlike any other with an authentic cattle drive. The event kicks off on September 12 in Pond Creek, which is located just north of Enid, and heads to Wichita, Kansas, over the next 12 days. The herd, which consists of 100 horned cattle, will travel approximately 10 miles per day and arrive at the next town in the afternoon.
Afterward, the public is invited to visit the cowboy camps and talk with drovers to learn more about life on the cattle drive. No food will be provided, but visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to the cowboy camps. Throughout the cattle drive, there will also be special events to honor the Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary. Visitors can also stop by cow camps from 3-6pm daily.
Cattle Drive Schedule:
September 12: Depart from Pond Creek at 7 or 8am and arrive in Jefferson; Us Hwy 60 & Custer Rd/Hwy 81 & Gavin 1/2 E.
September 13: Depart Jefferson and arrive in Medford; Hwy 11 & CR 980 1/4 E.
September 14: Depart Medford and arrive south of Renfrow; CR 1030 & Latimer Rd 1/2 W
September 15: Depart south Renfrow and arrive north of Renfrow; Osage Rd & CR 1030 1/4 E.
September 16: Depart north Renfrow and arrive in Caldwell, Kansas; 100 KanOkla Ave.
September 17-23: Cattle drive continues in Kansas and ends south of Wichita.
September 13: The town of Medford welcomes everyone out for a family-friendly celebration. The herd is expected to come through Medford along Front Street around 1pm. People can line up to view the drovers and cattle along Front Street. Downtown they will offer living history demonstrations, children’s games and more. Come witness butter churning, lye soap making, leather stamping, a blacksmith and rope making. Children’s games will include a bean bag toss, ring toss, modified horse shoes, mock gold panning, a stick horse obstacle course, a best dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest and more. There will also be wagon rides, horseback rides, a cake walk, “Wanted” and “Wild West” photos and a Wild West jail. Entertainment will include the Oklahoma Kid Trick Roping Show, Larry and Rick Simpson with an after dinner comedy talk and a musical performance by Chad Smith.