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** Updates to the schedule are posted below **

2015 Photos in Progress

Sign-ups will be by the rodeo arena under the gazebo north of concession stand. Sign up anytime before 7:15. There will be  a lottery drawing for 15 kids a night. Drawing will be at 7:15 and you must be present if your name is called. 65 pound weight limit.

Softball Tournament
will be Co-ed only
(no Mens tournament this year due to construction
on the fields)

BBQ Competition check-in will be at the lot East of the Pool at North & Main at 8pm on Friday, Aug. 7

Super Hero Fitness Bootcamp Location will be held at the Halstead Municipal Pool! Kids need swimsuits!!

Welcome To The 128th Halstead Old Settlers

August 7 - August 9, 2015

Old Settler's King & QueenOld Settler's King & QueenRoyalty -Old Settler's Jack and Ann Ratzlaff 

Old Settler’s King and Queen for 2015 is Jack and Ann Ratzlaff.  Old Settlers is not new to Jack and Ann, in fact Jack along with Herb Rea began the Old Settler’s tradition of the “Great Race”.  The Race was a little wilder back in the day and included horse racing as one of the events.    ...Read more

2015 Halstead Old Settlers Button Design2015 Halstead Old Settlers Button DesignSupport Old Settlers - Wear Your Button!

Have you thought about what it was like 128 years ago?
At the time Old Setters started, Halstead, and Harvey County, were not anything close to what we see today. One thing is common: for 128 years, the patrons of Halstead have desired to celebrate their roots, year after year. Old Settlers is proof that our community cares about heritage and the people who call Halstead home.

Our committee is very diligent in keeping our annual celebration alive and well. The Old Settlers Button is an Emblem of Support. We support our heritage and want Old Settlers to continue for another 128 years.

Wear your 128th Old Settlers BUTTON with Pride!


Old Settlers Buttons will be on sale at these locations starting in June: 
Halstead Market  |  Halstead Bank  |  Central National Bank   
Halstead Independent   |   D'Angelos   |   Rizza Liquor  |  City Hall

Your $5 button is your ticket to enjoy many of the festival events and also gets you discounted admission to the Rodeo, discounted tickets to the carnival games & a free BBQ meal at the Picnic.

Button registration & announcements will take place at the Picnic on Sun. Aug. 9. You must be present to win these awesome prizes, including a grand prize of $250 cash, sponsored by Farmers Co-op.