|The U.S. 36 Highway Association sponsors the annual U.S. 36|
Highway Treasure Hunt the third weekend in September.
The U.S. 36 Highway Association sponsors the annual U.S 36 Highway Treasure Hunt the third weekend of September. This year, it will be Sept. 15 thru 17. This event gives people the opportunity to shop garage and antique sales along U.S. 36. It spans 400 miles across the northern part of Kansas through 13 counties, from Cheyenne County to Doniphan County.
The event helps promote local businesses that are located along U.S. 36 which encourages motorist to travel and helps the economic welfare of the communities along the route. More than 35 towns participate in this event. Click here to see a short video highlighting the sales and other things to see along the route.
The history of the event is rooted in the Pony Express, which occurred from 1860-1861, and still follows the original route from St. Joseph, Mo., to Marysville.
U.S. 36. is the only Kansas highway with four geological regions on its route.
To learn more about this statewide event, visit the official website for US. 36 Highway Association. Maps of the sales locations in cities along U.S. 36 will be available later this month on this website as well.