Nonprofit Vendor Application

You are invited to participate in the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, known as Trails, Rails and Tales, (TRT). This event will be September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2017 in Abilene, Kansas– the end of the trail. This is just the beginning of a yearlong event reaching from Kansas through Oklahoma to Texas!

The first herd using the new Chisholm Trail in 1867 consisted of 2,400 longhorns driven by cowboys from San Antonio, TX to Abilene, KS. That first shipment, loaded onto a train, bound for Chicago was celebrated in festive tents, feasting, wine, speeches and song!

We’re focusing on education, featuring historic re-enactors, cowboy poets and country western bands. Vendors such as you with a historic look and merchandise and high quality craftsmanship are preferred.

Interested in being a vendor? Fill out an application and it to Have questions? Call Michael Hook at 785-263-2231 or email Giddy up and move ’em out!