Our Mission:


After 51 years of working hard it's time to celebrate success. Join us in the fun this 2019 season as we fiesta our way through the best parts of the beef industry. There will be Rodent Races, Chuckwagons, Parades, A Carnival and BBQ. You don't want to miss out on this epic event!


Beef Empire Days would like to thank

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for supporting Beef Empire Days 2019!


Honoring The Mission

 Without waver, the goal throughout the past 50 years of Beef Empire Days has been and remains the advancement in the production and quality of beef, improvement of communications and continued education and promotion of beef. 

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Our Events

With more than 16 events held annualy, Beef Empire Day's is THE premier beef industry event of the west. Join us as we honor age old traditions in everything from ranch style cowboying, beef production, to the best ways to serve up our favorite meat. There is an event for everyone in the family to enjoy!


Come celebrate the kickoff to the Beef Empire Day's festival with a week long, family-friendly, carnival. There are rides and all of the amazing carnival foods you can imagine. 

Bring your family out as the excitement mounts for the 50th celebration of  Beef in southwest Kansas winds up!

Live & Carcass Show

The cattle begin arriving at dawn or before and the excitement level will peak by mid-morning when the 51st annual Live Show takes center stage. Anyone with an interest in the cattle feeding industry is invited to be in the grand- stands at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

Once selections have been made the exhibited animals will be harvested and judged on carcass production. Winners of the event are announced at the Awards Banquet at the end of BED 2019.

Ranch Rodeo

Want to know how the traditional cowboy works the herd? The Ranch Rodeo includes events in which traditional working cowboys gather to compete and demonstrate skills that are used every day in cattle ranching operations. Although there are some similarities to the rodeos people are accustomed to seeing, ranch rodeo events typically use combinations of roping, horsemanship, and groundwork skills to create a more genuine presentation of real-life ranch work. This is considered to be a team event, not an individual competition. A team consists of three members. Events are doctoring, mugging and penning.


Garden City’s largest parade is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with 100 or more entries. The parade begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion going north towards Walnut.

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August 2017

"Of the sixteen events held during the twelve-day fiesta, each was full of laughter, thought provoking conversation, and undeniable kinsmanship. Don’t get me wrong; the competition is still stiff in the Live Cattle and Carcass Show competitions, the air was just that of good old friends celebrating what we do best, raise beef."

Calf News Magazine / Read Full Article



Get Involved

Jump on board with the momentum of our 50th anniversay in 2018! There are several ways to get involved with Beef Empire Day's wether you want to be in the saddle or behind the scenes, we have a place for you! Please do not hesitate to learn more below or even contact us for further informaton. We can't wait to get you involved!


Register For aN Event

Sign up and registration for events has never been easier! Follow the link bellow to get involved in your favorite parts of the fiesta!

Volunteer opportunities

As a not-for-profit community organization we are ALWAYS in search of volunteers to help make this timeless tradition continue without skipping a beat.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring Beef Empire Day's is more than contribution to a one time event. It's a lifetime of tradition and community involvement in southwest Kansas. Your business deserves to be associated with this organization!