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A historic meeting place, the Watermelon Festival, and historical sites are found in this small town of under 500 residents.

Monuments and Historical Sites

1904 Old Limestone Building

117 N. Randall
Served as Potwin’s First Bank. Now Potwin’s Public Library has over 5200 books, audio and video material, reading programs and kids activities.

1915 Vickers First Refinery

Anita St. and Kellogg St.
Closed in 1964 Except for Crude Oil Gathering.

Festivals and Annual Events

Potwin Bike Run

Mar to Oct
2nd Sunday of the Month
All cyclists welcome to “roll in”. Food and Product Vendors, entertainment, Bikers Church service. Share stories.
Email for more information,

August — Watermelon Festival

Third Saturday in August
Parade, Crafts, Softball tournament, Entertainment, Kids events (petting Zoo, inflatable’s), Carnival rides, Dinner and night Street Dance, a separate street dance for kids.
Mud Run - 4th Saturday in August. Call for info 620-752-3421.

Old People’s Day

4th Saturday in Sept.
Potwin Elementary School Gym
UNIQUE EVENT for persons 65 plus who are living or lived in Potwin and surrounding area. Come to Potwin and enjoy a FREE meal, entertainment, camaraderie, reminiscing. Reservations appreciated.

Meeting Facilities

Potwin 1917 Community House and Park

Miller St. and Violet St.
Great for reunions, receptions, weddings, birthday and other parties. Auditorium/Stage, adjacent park and shelter house. Funds donated by individuals for renovation in 2002. Every man in town helped build this community house and picnic area. Available for rent. Handicap accessible.