annual events and festivals


Look forward to these events in our woodson county communities

The Saturday before Easter Sunday, gather on the courthouse lawn for an easter egg hunt.  Each section is set apart for different age groups.  Treats, eggs, and goodies are provided by the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses.  Call or email the Chamber to find out how to sponsor the egg hunt and keep this tradition for kids in Woodson County.

Yates center easter egg hunt

Yates Center days

The Woodson County Chamber of Commerce proudly puts on the Memorial weekend festival of Yates Center Days.  Live music, vendors, and games for kids on the town square are only part of the weekend celebration.  Many classes hold their reunions and participate in the Saturday parade.  We welcome all who wish to be part of the weekend.  Vendors of crafts, foods, and other goods are invited to contact the Chamber to reserve a spot.

Toronto days

The Woodson County Fair takes place every July at the county fair grounds.  Young people and 4H members from across the county come to compete and show off their livestock, baked goods, artwork, and other projects.  The weeklong event is family fun for everyone.

woodson county fair

Toronto holds in annual city festival over the 4th of July weekend.  Events include the mud run, talent contest, baby contest, mud volleyball, and fireworks at dark. 

Friends for life walk

Friends For Life is a local organization that sponsors a walk for breast cancer awareness each October.  Participants of all ages join in the walk that concludes with an auction to raise money for families facing expense from cancer treatment.

trunk or treat

One of the newest traditions in Yates Center is the Halloween trunk or treat event.  It begins with a costume parade around the square, followed by “trunk or treating” decorated vehicles parked around the square.  Prizes are awarded for the best costumes by age group, and to the best decorated trunks.  Kids of all ages are welcom to parade and collect treats.  Anyone can bring a car, candy, and decorations to participate.