Hide Park Showdown – August 19, 2023

Revisit Newton 152 years ago when it was known as the ‘wickedest town west of the Mississippi.”
The 2nd Annual Hide Park Showdown will take place August 19, 2023 at the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, 203 N. Main, Newton, Ks.
Event includes a reenactment of the August 20, 1871 shootout in Perry Tuttle’s Saloon in Hide Park, Newton. Eight men were shot, 5 men died, the shooter was never caught.
The Hide Park Showdown is a fundraiser for the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, Newton, admission is by donation. The reenactment starts at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Other activities include a chance to play faro and the 2nd annual water gun showdown. Food and drink will also be available on the museum grounds.