Join us on the Brick Streets
of Golden Wheat!

herzlich willkommen
to Ellinwood!


Settled by German immigrants in 1870, Ellinwood, KS lies on the Santa Fe Trail. Ellinwood is located between Quivira Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms making it an easy drive for nature enthusiasts, bird watchers, and hunters.

When you arrive in this perfect little town, a tour of Ellinwood's Underground Tunnels is a must. Built under the town's buildings, sidewalks, and streets, the tunnels were home to a barbershop, a brewery, soiled doves, cowboys & gamblers. After the tour, shop our downtown shops, antique stores, and museum. Enjoy a meal at one of our locally-owned eateries and coffee shop. Call ahead and spend a relaxing night at our beautiful award-winning Historic Wolf Hotel and Events Center

Numerous attractions and rich German heritage are sure to delight. Plan a day trip to discover our many hidden treasures, including casual coffee shops, restaurants, an award-winning hotel, fishing spots, and so much more. You'll quickly fall in love with our small-town charm


fall Citywide garage sales Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Head to the streets of golden wheat for published garage sales in and around the area. Residents will be ready for you to shop. Find unique treasures while helping reuse items instead of throwing them away! Many of our local Merchant Businesses also offer specials and deals. Be sure to pick up a map at local businesses, for more information! Maps will be available the weekend of the event.

Go to the event's page to see the map and details.

Garage Sale Box

10th annual chriskindlmarket Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Ellinwood transforms into an authentic German holiday village brimming with traditional Christmas activities at the Annual Christkindlmarket. The roots of its German heritage run deep in the community that was settled by Germans in the late 1800s.

The 10th Annual Christkindlmarket Holiday Boutique Crawl will be held on the first Sunday in December. This is a perfect time to start your Christmas shopping.

Christmas activities start at 1 pm, join local Merchants, Vendors, for holiday shopping.

So many wonderful activities for the whole family! End the day at Wolf Park for our Raffle Drawing at 5:15 pm. We hope you can join us downtown Ellinwood Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2022! 

featured events

Garage Sale Box

spring city-wide garage sales

last Saturday in April

April 29th, 2023


battle of the badges chili cookoff

First or second weekend in October

October 16th, 2022


annual after harvest festival

third weekend in July

July 13-15, 2023


Saint joseph catholic school annual German buffet

first Sunday in November

Donation Boxes

fall city-wide garage sales

last Saturday in September

September 24th, 2022


american legion post 320 craft beer festival

first or second weekend in October


annual christkindlmarket

first Sunday in December

December 4th, 2022


ellinwood hospital foundation annual gala

in conjunction with



food & spirits

In Ellinwood, dining is an experience! We have several locally-owned and operated family-style restaurants. Smiling, welcoming faces ready to serve great customer service. Be sure to check out our Underground Saloon Bar if you're in town on a Friday/Saturday night, complete with Prohibition-era style and drinks -- try the 'bee's knees'! Enjoy our local Grocery Store, Packing Plant, and Liquor Store. You’ll quickly fall in love with our small-town charm.

things to do