-Old Settler's Jack and Ann Ratzlaff Royalty
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
Support 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.