On the 4th weekend of August (25th – 27th, 2017) the west green of the Lee Richardson Zoo comes alive with sights and sounds of families enjoying food, music and children’s activities. We invite you to bring your lawn chairs and make yourselves comfortable to enjoy its beautiful outdoor setting. This summer marks the 26th anniversary of the Tumbleweed Festival with a lineup of entertainers, arts and crafts, and food rivaling any other major festival!

Whether you like country, rock, bluegrass, Americana, folk, Christian, or that hard-to-classify sound; the Tumbleweed Festival is for you! Each year the Tumbleweed Festival aims to provide a variety of entertainers from across the musical spectrum in a setting which allows you to roam the entire festival grounds and hear them all! Visit this page often for updates on this year’s festival!

Grants Provided by:

Western Kansas Community Foundation

Stage Sponsors


Diamond Level Sponsors

City of Garden City

Commerce Bank

Finney County Farm Bureau Association

Lee Richardson Zoo

Ruth Gordanier Charitable Trust

Western State Bank

Valley State Bank

TownePlace Suites


Platinum Level Sponsors

Palmer American Holding, Inc

Ryan Brady

Brookover Land Enterprises

D V Douglass Roofing

Sandhill Trading LLC

Golden Plains Credit Union

Gold Level Sponsors

Ag Management Consultants

Cheryl Sweley

Colwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe

Fry Eye Associates & Fry Eye Surgery Center

Garden City Farm Equipment

Garden City Noon Lion’s Club

Garden City State Bank

Garnand Funeral Home

Harris & Harris Family Dentistry

High Plains Orthodontics

Hopkins, Hopkins & Ackerman, Optometrists

Jeffrey Stasch, DDS

Justin Kohlhorst, DDS

Lobmeyer Seed Farms, Inc.

Main & Palmer Family Dentistry

Price & Sons Funeral Home

Prudential / Liberty Mutual – Greg Calzonetti

Rental Enterprise

St Catherine Hospital

Sterling Seed

Tatro Plumbing

Lon & Donna Wartman

Weathercraft & Overhead Door Company

Wallace Electric

Whartons, For Every Bloomin’ Thing

WindRiver Grain, LLC

Worthington Industries

Silver Level Sponsors

ARC Real Estate, Inc.

Bryan & Geneen Love

Burtis Motor Company

Daryl & Ann Hamlett

The Garden City Company

Garden City Wholesale Supply, Inc.

Garden City True Value Hardware

Heritage Realty, Inc

Hope, Mills, Bolin, Collins & Ramsey

Hydro Resources Mid Continent

Jim & Cherie Randall

Knoll Crop Protection

Lisa Axman

Plaza Medical Center

Randall K. McVey DMD

Reeve Cattle Company

Robinson Oil Company

Rupp Chiropractic Center

Sleep Resolutions

Tex-Ok-Kan Oil Field Services, LLC

Tim & Diann Routon

Wards Garden Center

Bronze Level Sponsors

American State Bank & Trust Company

Envision Real Estate

Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas

Garden City Optometrists

J&M Paint

Joe & Katrina Lowry

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Shultz Law Office

Landson & Company

Lee & Company Certified Public Accountants, LLC

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC

Michael Richards, DDS

Neil Hawley Agency

Tim Regan

Occupational Health Services – Dr. Jerome Greene

Palace Computer Center

Russ & Debbie Tidwell

S & S Appraisals

General and In-Kind Sponsors

American Implement

Buffalo Dunes

Cherie Randall

City of Garden City

Coldwell Banker-The Real Estate Shoppe

Culligan of Southwest Kansas

Deb Oyler

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Friends of the Lee Richardson Zoo

Garden City Community College

Garden City Farm Equipment

Garnand Funeral Home

Home Depot


Lee Richardson Zoo

Office Solutions

Papa John’s Pizza

Peterson Printing

Price & Sons Funeral Home

Rhonda Brady

Robin Valenzuela



Scheopner’s Water Conditioning

Sunriser’s Kiwanis


Valarie Smith Rivera

Young Entrepreneurs of Kansas


Zeller Upholstery


Wristbands available now!

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