Two roaming herds of buffalo have been sighted heading towards Larned just in time for the 25th Annual Santa Fe Trail Days weekend and 2nd Larned All School Reunion. The last time they traveled through Larned was in 2004. In honor of the upcoming festivities, two herds have decided to venture back to Larned to help us celebrate.
Starting Monday, May 22nd, both herds of buffalo are expected to arrive inside Larned city limits and begin wandering throughout town bringing excitement and traditional for the 25th Annual Santa Fe Trail Days and 2nd Larned All School Reunion! Each herd will need a minimum of 24 hours to fully rest and recuperate from their travels. After that period, they will be ready and eager to move onto greener yards. Wednesday, June 7th will be the last day the herds will roam throughout town. The herds will be picked up that night and will later be found resting and grazing on the Courthouse Lawn, so they can get front row seats for the weekend events.
Once a herd makes its way to one yard, that host family has the opportunity to send the herd to another’s yard for $25. Yard Insurance is available for $30 to those wishing to protect their lawn from buffalo grazing on their green grass. The buffalo host families may call the Chamber office to coordinate the next stop of the herd’s journey.
These buffalo haven’t roamed the streets of Larned in 13 years. If you see one of the herds around town, take pictures of or with the herd to welcome them to town and encourage them to come back again in the future. When taking pictures or interacting with the herd, please be respectful for the owners yard, as well as the buffaloes own personal space – they are wild animals! If you wish to help us document the herd’s travels throughout town, please tag us on social media, so we can inform others of their journey. We encourage you to like our Larned Area Chamber of Commerce and Santa Fe Trail Days 2017 Facebook pages and stay up-to-date with local events and updates.
If you are interested in purchasing Yard Insurance, sending one of the herds to someone, or have questions regarding the Traveling Buffalo, please contact the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce office at 285-6916, or firstname.lastname@example.org.