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Jan. 1- Feb. 1
WHISPERED SILENCES: JAPANESE AMERICAN DETENTION CAMPS 50 YRS. LATER, SMITHSONIAN, MONTEZUMA
Photographs, text sensitively document these camps and their historical context.
Stauth Memorial Museum
111 N. Aztec
(316) 846-2527

Jan. 17-18
EAGLE DAYS, JUNCTION CITY
View live eagles up close and personal
Milford Lake, I-70 Exit 295 N to K-57, west
785-238-LEAF

Jan. 23
STATE DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, SALINA
Salina High School Debate State Championships!
Central High School
785-827-9301

Jan. 24
EXUBERANT ARCHITECTURE OF ARKANSAS CITY
Arkansas City Guided Tour: exteriors and interiors of 1900-1929 buildings.
e-mail: dac@arkcity.com for complete information
Meet at Denton Art Center
525 N Fourth

Jan. 25
STATEHOOD BALL, ABILENE
Celebrate Kansas' birthday with an 1860s period dance.
Sterl Hall
785-263-2681

February

Feb. 6-22
MAN OF LA MANCHA, SALINA
Salina Community Theatre presents the spectacular musical MAN OF LA MANCHA.
Salina Community Theatre
303 E Iron Ave
785-827-6126

 

September

Sep -Oct 13
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, BONNER SPRINGS
16th century English village celebrates with food, crafts and entertainment

I-70 amd K-7 Hwy
816-561-8005 or 800-373-0357

Sep 1
ANNUAL LABOR DAY CELEBRATION, KIOWA
Bean feed, carnival rides, car show, 5k run, crafts, tractor pull
City Park
316-825-4128

Sep 1
COOL CATS JAZZ FESTIVAL, MANHATTAN
Featuring nationally known artists like Maynard Ferguson and the Woody Herman Orchestra, this event is only $3 per adult! Activities for the entire family Sunset Zoo,
2333 Oak St.

Sep 1
LABOR DAY-FUN DAY, PALMER
Fun for everyone. Food, games, crafts, parade, beer garden, give-aways
Downtown
913-692-4587

Sep 4-6
OLD SETTLERS CELEBRATION, OLATHE
Music, carnival rides, parade, arts/crafts, antique auto/flower shows
Downtown

Sep 5-14
KANSAS STATE FAIR, HUTCHINSON
Showcase of Kansas agriculture, commerce and industry. Top entertainment nightly
Kansas State Faifgrounds
316-669-3600

Sep 6
AIRPORT DAYS, OSAWATOMIE
Air show, antique planes, crafts, food, entertainment, plane rides Miami County Airport,
327th and Lookout Rd
913-755-4114

Sep 6 ART IN THE PARK, MCPHERSON
More than 75 booths with original artwork, food vendors and entertainment
316-241-6669

Sep 6
SPINACH FESTIVAL, LENEXA
Celebrate Lenexa's Belgian heritage, History, contests, world's largest spinach salad.
9am-6pm
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th and Lackman Rd
800-950-STOP

Sep 6
MARIGOLD FESTIVAL/RAINBOW'S END ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, GREAT BEND
Free outdoor arts and crafts show/sale, food, entertainment, fun
Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo

Sep 6-7
WHITE CLOUD FLEA MARKET, WHITE CLOUD
Rain or Shine. More than 400 spaces sold. Dawn until the last one leaves. Camping sites available
(913) 595-3265

Sep 6-Oct. 19
NINTH ANNUAL INDIAN ART SHOW AND MARKET, LAWRENCE
Haskell Indian Nations University

Sep 7
OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL, LEAVENWORTH
Ice Cream social and antique car rally at Victorian Carroll Mansion,
1128 5th Ave.
(913) 682-7759

Sep 8-17
5-STATE FREE FAIR, LIBERAL
Fair exhibits, livestock, carnival, commercial exhibits, food booths,
Seward County Fair Grounds
(316) 624-3712

Sep 12-13
HOMECOMING, LEROY
Carnival, crafts, parade, BBQ, dance, big horse pull, tractor pull, downtown
(316) 364-2002

Sep 12-14
BELOIT CHAUTAUQUA DAYS, BELOIT

Three-day festival highlighting historical themes with demonstrations and stage performances,
Chautauqua Park
(913) 738-2564

Sep 12-14
OAKLEY HOT AIR BALLOON RALLY, OAKLEY
Sunrise and evening balloon launches, balloon glow, fun and games,
Oakley Airport
(913) 672-3654

Sep 12-14
OTTAWA ANTIQUE GAS ENGINE SHOW, OTTAWA
Annual gas engine and tractor show features Warner gas engines
(913) 242-1232

Sep 12-14
PIONEER DAYS, HAYS
Learn about and participate in Fort activities of the late 1800's. Exhibits, living history and more!
Historic Fort Hays Site
(913) 625-6812

Sep 12-14
WHEATLAND CLUSTER DOG SHOW, SALINA
Dogs from across the United States and beyond compete,
Bicentennial Center
(913) 826-7200

Sep 13
ESLMORE DAY, ELSOMORE
Annual parade, food and entertainment
(316) 754-3534

Sep 13
SECOND ANNUAL AVIATION FUN DAY, MARION
Airplane rides, pilot's competition, concessions available, no admission, public welcome,
Marion Municipal Airport
(316) 382-3425

Sep 13-14
FIESTA '97, EMPORIA
Celebration of our Hispanic heritage. Parade, entertainment, food dance
(800) 279-3730 or (316) 342-1803

Sep 13-14
FLINT HILLS OVERLAND WAGON TRAIN TRIPS, EL DORADO
Weekend covered wagon trips, 1890's style, pioneer food and cowboy entertainment.
Phone for specific dates in September,
Chase County Flint Hills
(316) 321-6300 or (316) 283-2636

Sep 13-14
LEAVENWORTH RIVER FEST, LEAVENWORTH
Oldest City in Kansas celebrates heritage with crafts, food, races, entertainment and more in the Historic Riverfront Downtown,
downtown
(913) 682-3924

Sep 13-15
NEWTON FIESTA '97, NEWTON
Parade, three dances, mariachis, authentic Mexican food, carnival, games, car show, arts and crafts, folkloric dancing, historical exhibit,
Athletic Park
(316) 284-2808

Sep 16
GRANT COUNTY HOME PRODUCTS DINNER, ULYSSES
An entire meal that is financed, grown, prepared and served by the people of Grant County,
Grant County Civic Center
(316) 356-4700

Sep 18-21
WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL, WINFIELD
26th Annual Walnut Valley Festival. Acoustic music concerts, contests, workshops, arts/crafts show, kid's events,
Cowley County Fairgrounds
(316) 221-3250

Sep 19-20
ANNUAL MEXICAN FIESTA, GARDEN CITY
Parade, mariachi bands, Mexican cultural dancers, food booths, family fun,
Finney County Exhibition Building
(316) 275-8528

Sep 19-20
36TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL, VALLEY CENTER
Amusement rides, 150+ exhibits, crafts, food, commercial. Parade, car show, street dance, tractor pull, music golf tournament, Fun Run,
Downtown, 2 miles west of Kansas Coliseum
(316) 755-7340

Sep 19-21
USSSA BLACK AMERICAN WORLD TOURNAMENT, HUTCHINSON
Men's world softball tournament, Fun Valley Softball Complex
(316) 669-9999

Sep 20
ART IN THE PARK AND CRAFT SHOW, MARION
View wares of nationwide artists, lots of food, playground nearby.
9am-5pm, Central Park, donwtown
(316) 382-3425

Sep 20
DALTON DAY CELEBRATION, MEADE
Annual Dalton Day Celebration. Folk art festival, melodrama, chuckwagon, children's activities, entertainment, FUN!
Dalton Gang Hideout
(800) 354-2743

Sep 20
FALL FEST, KINSLEY
Games, prizes, carnival, healthwalk, countywide rummage sale, casino night,
Downtown Kinsley, Midway USA

Sep 20
HILLSBORO ART AND CRAFTS FAIR, HILLSBORO
The midwestern creative art market,
Downtown
(316) 947-3506

Sep 20
SANTA FE TRAIL FESTIVAL OVERBROOK
Old fashioned fun! Flapjacks, historical enactments, music flea market and crafts, kids' games, food,
Overbrook Fairgrounds, Cedar St.
(913) 665-7512

Sep 20
SHAWNEE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, SHAWNEE
More than 300 local and regional craftsmen display items for sale,
Old Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Dr, 3 blocks west of Nieman Rd on Johnson Dr
(913) 268-6663

Sep 20-21
CIDER DAYS, TOPEKA
Cider Days rekindles the pioneer spirits with wild west shootouts, fresh apple cider, arts and crafts and much more,
Kansas Expo Center
(913) 272-9290

Sep 20-21
KANSAS CAPITAL QUILTERS GUILD ANNUAL QUILT SHOW, TOPEKA
300 quilts,venders, silent auction, door prizes, demonstrations, featured quilter,
$2 admission,
Women's Club Building, 8th and Fairlawn
(913) 478-3034

Sep 20-21
MORAN DAYS, MORAN
51st annual parade, food and entertainment
(316) 237-8802

Sep 20-21
OLE MARAIS RIVER-RUN CAR SHOW, OTTAWA
Antique and custom car show
(913) 242-1411

Sep 20-21
SANTA FE DAYS, SALINA
Annual two-day event celebrating our cultural heritage. Featuring crafters, food, chili cook-off, entertainment, contests and historical tours,
Downtown
(913) 825-0535

Sep 21
GREENBUSH DAY, ST. ALOYSIUS, GREENBUSH
Historical site. Tribute to history and heritage. Hog roast, activities,
St. Aloysius, Greenbush, 7 miles west of Girard
(316) 724-8536

Sep 26-27
BUSTER KEATON CELEBRATION, IOLA Workshop, film showings and special guests,
Bowlus Fine Arts Center
(316) 365-4765

Sep 26-28
FLATLANDER FALL FESTIVAL, GOODLAND
Street festival, prizes, motorcycle show, hot rod run, 10k run, crafts, family games, IMCA-qualifying auto races, entertainment, food dancing
(913) 899-7130

Sep 26-28
INDIAN PEACE TREATY CELEBRATION, MEDICINE LODGE
Treaty of 1867 reenactment daily; Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo, Indian Village, dances and ceremonies, parades, Kansas history relived
(316) 886-9815

Sep 27
ARTIST ALLEY FESTIVAL, CHANUTE
Annual arts and craft booths, parade, carnival, car show, train rides, kids' games, food booths, entertainment. Fun for everyone
(316) 431-0056

Sep 27
DOWNTOWN FALL FESTIVAL, HUTCHINSON
Chili cookoff, arts and crafts, antiques, entertainment, family fun,
Downtown
(316) 694-2677

Sep 27
FAIR ON THE SQUARE, LYONS
29th annual arts and crafts fair, 150 exhibitors, no admission fee,
Courthouse Square
(316) 257-2842

Sep 27
FALL FESTIVAL, WAMEGO
Biathlon, crafts, kids' games, entertainment, cabaret, dance, quilt show,
Main St.
(Hwy 99)

Sep 27
HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL, HIGHLAND
Family oriented. Music, fish fry, children's activities. Square/line dancing,
Native American Heritage Museum
(913) 442-3304

Sep 27
KIWANIS CLUB OLD SETTLER'S DAY, MARION
Parade at 11am, games in park, food available, street dance,
Downtown and in Central Park
(316) 382-2109

Sep 27
OLD-FASHIONED HARVEST FESTIVAL, MCPHERSON
Demonstrations of pioneer foods, arts, crafts and skills,
Museum
(316) 245-2574

Sep 27
13TH ANNUAL WOODSON COUNTY FALL FESTIVAL, YATES CENTER
Old time arts and crafts, reenactment groups, Little Miss contest, style show,
Square,downtown

Sep 27
30TH ANNIVERSARY ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, KINGMAN
Riverside Park
(316) 532-3694

Sep 27-28
BAXOJE FALL ENCAMPMENT POW WOW, WHITE CLOUD
Tribal crafts/arts demonstrations including silversmithing, pottery and woodworking. Ioway pow wow
(913) 595-3306

Sep 27-28
GRINTER APPLEFEST, KANSAS CITY
Features fun, food, crafts, pioneer reenactments, dancing and entertainment,
Historic Grinter House, 78th St. and K-32
(913) 299-0373

Sep 27-28
LITTLE APPLE FESTIVAL, MANHATTAN
Arts and crafts show and sale with food, entertainment and much more,
City Park
(913) 587-2757

Sep 27-28
SCOTTISH FESTIVAL, MCPHERSON
Scottish athletics, pipe band,Celtic music and dance, ethnic foods. Children's activities,
Lakeside Park
(800) 324-8022

Sep 27-28
20TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE MACHINERY, STOCKTON
Steam-powered threshing, historical exhibits and craft show, parade and food vendors,
Fairgrounds, S. Hwy 183
(913)425-6706

Sep 27-28
WELLSVILLE DAYS, WELLSVILLE
Annual fall festival, crafts, food booths,
Downtown
(913) 242-1411

Sep 28
6TH ANNUAL ART TREK, HUTCHINSON
Benefit for state arts and cultural programs. Bike for the arts,
South Hutchinson, Best Western Sun Dome
(316) 694-2263

October

Oct 3-4
PIG ROAST -COUNTRY BREAKFAST, KIDRON BETHEL VILLAGE,
Pig Roast-Oct 3, 5:30-7:30pm; Country Breadfast-Oct 4, 7-9am, 3001 Ivy Dr, North Newton
(316) 284-2900

Oct 3-5
PIONEER HARVEST FIESTA, FORT SCOTT
See rural America at the turn of the century, Bourbon Country Fairgrounds
(800) 78-GUEST

Oct 4
APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL, NEWTON
Craft booths, entertainment, all-American meal, treasure tent, fun for all, Presbyterian Manor Grounds
(316) 283-5400

Oct 4
ART IN THE PARK, WINFIELD
More than 100 exhibitors of origional art and crafts, entertainment, children's activities, food vendors. Free. Artists from 5 states vie for $10,000 in awards/prizes,
Island Park, N Main St.
(316) 221-2160 or (316) 221-2162

Oct 4
BIBLESTA, HUMBOLDT
Parade at 1pm; gospel music and activities begin at 10am; food, free bean feed at 5pm,
Town Square
(316) 473-2761

Oct 4
BETHEL COLLEGE FALL FESTIVAL, NEWTON
Unique festival including family activities, a children's park, ethnic food, crafts, demonstrations and colorful entertainment,
North Newton
(316) 283-2500

Oct 4
CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE, COLDWATER
More than 30 sites, organizations, businesses, families, Bargains, fun for all
(316) 582-2621

Oct 4
GHOST TOWN TOUR, HIGHLAND
Annual event, 1997 featured towns: Palermo, Bellmont and Doniphan,
Native American Heritage Museum
(913) 442-3304

Oct 4
OKTOBERFEST, STAFFORD
Arts and crafts, food entertainment, fun run, bike trails, street dance
(316) 234-6951

Oct 4-5
CHISHOLM TRAIL DAYS FESTIVAL, ABILENE
Ethnic foods, crafts, games, prizes, entertainment,
Heritage Center
(913) 263-0240 or (913) 263-2681

Oct 4-5
DALTON DEFENDER DAYS, COFFEYVILLE
Dalton Raid reenactments, Mountain Man Rendezvous, arts and crafts, musical entertainment,
Downtown
(800) 626-3357

Oct 4-5
HIDDEN GLEN ARTS FESTIVAL, OLATHE
Juried arts show, children's hands-on art activity center, music,
Cedar Creek Development
(913) 780-3540

Oct 4-5
NEKR MODEL TRAIN SHOW, ATCHISON
Model train show and sale by Northeast Kansas Railroaders,
Memorial Hall

Oct 4-5
OKTOBERFEST, ATCHISON
Crafts festival with ethnic food, music and live entertainment,
Downtown on the Mall
(913) 367-2427

Oct 4-5
OLD SEDGWICK COUNTY FAIR, WICHITA
Old Cowtown Museum's reenactment of an 1870's fair, with crafts demonstrations, sorghum pressing and molasses making, good food, children's activities, and fun,
Old Cowtown Museum
(316) 264-0671

Oct 5
APPLE FESTIVAL, TOPEKA
Living history demonstration, arts and crafts, tours of Victorian mansion, log cabin, train depot, one-room school, Ward-Meade Park
(913) 368-3888

Oct 5
LYNDON PRIDE FALL FESTIVAL, LYNDON
Entertainment, vendors, kiddie parade and activities, car show. A full day of fun for all ages,
Downtown

Oct 5
PIONEER SUNDAY FUN, BLUE RAPIDS
Church service, pie contest, pioneer entertainment for all ages,
Alcove Spring Site, 6 miles north of Blue Rapids
(913) 363-7941

Oct 5-11
HOMECOMING FESTIVAL, FREDONIA
74th annual arts and crafts fair, carnival, train ride, car/tractor show, free bean feed , street dance,
Downtown Square
(316) 378-3221

Oct 8-12
SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN,RUSSELL
Community Theater production,
Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium
(913) 483-6960

Oct 10-12
COLUMBUS HOT AIR BALLOON REGATTA AND COLUMBUS DAY FESTIVAL, COLUMBUS
Balloon glow and 3 races. Great food crafts and entertainment,
Industrial Park and Downtown Square
(316) 429-1492

Oct 10-12
SVENSK HYLLNINGSFEST,LINDSBORG
Features art, crafts, special foods, folk dancing, parade, smorgasbord, entertainment,
Downtown and other locations

Oct 11
MAHAFFIE FARMSTEAD AUTUMN FAIRE AND PUMPKIN SALE, OLATHE
A festival fall event with period demonstrations, fall decorations and pumpkins for sale,
Mahaffie Farmstead, 1100 Kansas City Rd.
(913) 782-6972

Oct11
PRESIDENTIAL WREATH LAYING CEREMONY, ABILENE
Eisenhower Center

Oct 11-12
GREAT GRILLERS BARBECUE, SHAWNEE
Contest of barbecue meats,
Old Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Dr, 3 blocks west of Nieman on Johnson Dr
(913) 631-5200

Oct 11-12
HUMBOLDT HISTORICAL DAYS, HUMBOLDT
Cival War reenactments and encampments
(316) 473-2325

Oct 16-18
FARM CITY DAYS, IOLA
Parade, Ottaway carnival, band competition, quilts, arts and crafts, business expo, car exhibit, food and activities for all ages,
City Square
(316) 365-5252

Oct 17
QUANTRILL'S RAID, SHAWNEE
Reenactment of Quantrill's raid, Old Shawnee Town,
11600 Johnson Dr, 3 Blocks west of Nieman on Johnson Dr
(913) 631-5200

Oct 17-19
KWU FALL FEST, SALINA
Halloween activities, children's games, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, more,
Kansas Wesleyan University Campus, 100 E Claflin
(913) 827-5541 Ext 1123

Oct 17-19
OZTOBERFEST, LIBERAL
Origional Munchkins from Wizard of Oz, parade, craft and food booths,
Dorothy's House
(316) 624-7624

Oct 17-25
NEEWOLLAH! INDEPENDENCE
Carnival, concessions, coronations, crafts, country singers, 3 parades, street acts,
Downtown
(800) 882-3606

Oct 18
BIG LENEXA CHILI CHALLENGE, LENEXA
Sample and vote for your favorite chili, music, contests, children's games,
Old Town Lenexa
(800) 950-STOP

Oct 18
FARMERS MARKET, MANKATO
Arts, crafts, canned goods baked goods and miscellaneous items,
National Guard Armory

Oct 18
SIGMA PHI ESA ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR, STOCKTON
Unique crafters from Western Kansas, craft demonstrations and homemade food,
St. Thomas Parish, 811 E Main
(913) 425-6162

Oct 18-19
MAPLE LEAF FESTIVAL, BALDWIN CITY
Celebration of fall season, Includes 250 craft booths, entertainment, parade
(913) 594-7564

Oct 23-25
ARKALALAH FESTIVAL, ARKANSAS CITY
66th annual fall festival, parades, carnival, food, queens, large crowd,
Downtown
(316) 442-0233

Oct 23
RED RIBBON PARADE, KINGMAN
Join hands and join forces against drugs,
322 N Main
(316) 243-6625

Oct 24-31
HAUNTED HOMES TOURS, ATCHISON
Trolley tour with narrated ghost stories past haunted homes
(913) 367-2427

Oct 25
BOO! AT THE ZOO, GARDEN CITY
An evening full of ghosts, goblins and treats.
Admission $1,
Lee Richardson Zoo
(316) 276-6243

Oct 25
SOLOMON VALLEY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
100 tables of arts and craft items from craftspeople,
119 Hersey, Municipal Bldg
(913) 738-5488

Oct 25
ZOO BOO, GREAT BEND
Trick or treat thru zoo, spook house, entertainment, food vendors,
Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo
(316) 793-4160

Oct 25-26, Nov 1-2
FALL OPEN HOUSE, YODER
Fall festival celebration. Refreshments and gifts
(316) 465-2475 or (316) 662-8472

Oct 31-Nov 1
3-A/4-A VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS, SALINA
Bicentennial Center
(913) 826-7200

November

Nov 1
KECHI'S 1997 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL, KECHI
Shop early for the holiday season in the 'antique capital of Kansas",
2 miles east of Exit 14 on I-135, Downtown
(316) 744-9403

Nov 1-2
STATE 1-A AND 2-A VOLLEYBALL, HAYS
Volleyball tournament,
Gross Memorial Coliseum
(913) 628-4050

Nov 7-8
7TH ANNUAL HANDMADE HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW, VALLEY CENTER
Free map of 12+ homes with 50+ crafters showing. From our homes to yours
(316) 755-7340

Nov 7-9
4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES, LEAVENWORTH
Grand party and auction of beautifully decorated trees and other Christmas items.
Tickets $10,
Riverfront Community Center, 123 S Esplanade
(913) 682-8760

Nov 8
ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW, IOLA
Activities Bldg, 1701 N Cottonwood
(316) 365-5116, Ext 218

Nov 8
SPIRIT OF SHAWNEE CRAFT SHOW AND FESTIVAL, SHAWNEE
Annual holiday crafts and gifts, entertainment, food,
Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr
(913) 631-5200

Nov 8-9
FRENCH MARKET, LIBERAL
Seated gourmet meals, crafts, silent auction, vintage shop, origional arts,
Baker Arts Center
(316) 624-2810

Nov 13-15
NJCAA MEN'S INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, SALINA
Midwest regional invitational tournament. Offers excellent basketball action,
Bicentennial Center
(913) 827-9301

Nov 15
NU PHI MU CRAFT FAIR, GOODLAND
100 craft booths, handcrafted items for the holidays. Great door prizes and food. "Shop till you drop"
(913) 899-2309

Nov 15-16
KINSLEY CARNIVAL DAZE, KINSLEY
Carnival Heritage Museum Exhibit, dedications, programs, food, games, demonstrations, history,
Downtown Kinsley Midway USA

Nov 15-Dec 3
1 WINFIELD ISLE OF LIGHTS, WINFIELD
Open nightly; see animated light displays in beautiful park setting
(316) 221-2420 or (316) 221-2618

Nov 15-Jan 8
MISTLETOE BOUGH, A YULETIDE CELEBRATION, FORT SCOTT
A real Yuletide celebration: from drama to homes tours to reenactments of frontier holidays,
Throughout Fort Scott
(800) 245-FORT

Nov 22-23
YWCA SEE AND SELL, SALINA
Huge arts and crafts show!
Bicentennial Center
(913) 826-7200

Nov 23
STATE 3-,2-,1-A FOOTBALL, HAYS
State football tournament,
Lewis Field Stadium
(913) 628-4050

Nov 25-Dec 21
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND, STAFFORD
100,000 lights, living nativity, crafts, Santaland, rides, small town atmosphere
(316) 234-5614

Nov 27-Dec 24
CHRISTMAS FANTASY VILLAGE, GREAT BEND
Kansas' largest light display. Gift shop, train rides, visits with Santa, fun for all ages
(316) 792-2402

Nov 27-Dec 24
TRAIL OF LIGHTS, GREAT BEND
Travel the "Trail fo Lights" from Christmas Fantasy Village to Zoo's Prairie Lights,
281 Hwy and Main St

Nov 28-Dec 24
CHRISTMAS IN OLD DODGE CITY, DODGE CITY
Home tours, bazaars, trolley city Christmas light tours, musical productions,
Citywide
(316) 225-8186

Nov 29
CHRISTMAS PARADE, RUSSELL
Unique nighttime parade, lighted floats usher in Santa. Begins at 6:30pm,
Main St (913)
483-6960

Nov 29
FABULOUS CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE, OAKLEY
Floats beautifully illuminated with thousands of Christmas lights. Carolers, food,
Downtown, Center Ave
(913) 672-4862

Nov 29
HOMEMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, MANHATTAN
13th annual; crafts all handcrafted; no imports or factory-made,
Cico Park, Pottorf Hall
(913) 776-8829

Nov 29-Dec 30
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, SHAWNEE
Christmas wonderland, doll, bear lovers. Decorated trees, refreshments, free gift,
The Doll Cradle, 5725 Nieman Rd
(913) 631-1900

Nov 29-Dec25
FESTIVAL OF POINSETTIAS, LAWRENCE
Citywide festival will feature holiday activities throughout the month. Old-fashioned Christmas parade, 1st Saturday in December,
Citywide
(800) 888-LAWKANS or (913) 865-4411

December

Dec 1-31
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, MCPHERSON
Month-long display of Christmas toys, dolls and home decor,
McPherson Museum
(316) 245-2574

Dec 2
CHRISTMAS PARADE, EMPORIA
Festive evening parade, many lighted floats, Santa, great season kick-off,
Downtown

Dec 4
PARADE OF LIGHTS, CHANUTE
Unusual nighttime parade with thousands of lights on floats and buildings downtown
(316) 431-0056

Dec 5-6
ANNUAL YULE FEASTE WEEKEND, OTTAWA
Complete with jesters, wandering minstrels and seven course feaste
(913) 242-1411

Dec 5-6
FRONTIER CANDLELIGHT TOUR, FORT SCOTT
Experience this frontier fort by candlelight. Reenactors, guided tours
Fort Scott National Historic Site
(800) 245-FORT

Dec 5-6
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, HAYS
Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas at historic Fort Hays. Decorated as it was in the 1800's,
Historic Fort Hays Site
(913) 625-6812

Dec5-6
VICTORIAN ELEGANCE, FORT SCOTT
Dine with historic characters at a seven-course feast. A rare treat,
Lyons House Victorian Mansion
(800) 78-GUEST

Dec 5-6, 13-14
CHRISTMAS IN CANTON, CANTON
Tour 50,000 plus lights in park and across city
(316) 628-4455

Dec 5-24
SANTA CITY, COLBY
Christmas wonderland of lights; animated woodland characters in Santa's forest,
Fike Park
(913) 462-7643

Dec 6
ANTIQUE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, KECHI
Enjoy shopping in an oldfashioned Christmas atmosphere, surrey rides, carolers,
2 miles east of Exit 14 on I-135, Downtown
(316) 744-9403

Dec 6
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, ATWOOD
Handcrafted items, Christmas decorations, wood crafts, soup and pie,
Columbian Hall, Lake Rd

Dec 6
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, KINGMAN
Nighttime parade with lighting of buildings and lighted floats,
Kingman Chamber, 322 N Main
(316) 532-3694

Dec 6
ST JOHNS ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW, BELOIT
Food booths, arts and crafts from local exhibitors, St Johns High School Gym,
209 Cherry St
(913) 738-3722

Dec 6
PIONEER CHRISTMAS, WHITE CLOUD
Family-oriented Christmas celebration. Live nativity, caroling, yard decorating contest
(913) 595-3320

Dec 6
SANTA'S GIFTS AND GOODIES, WASHINGTON
17th annual craft fair; 50 booths, homemade crafts, citywide celebration,
Washington Grade School Gymnasium
(913) 325-2051

Dec 6-7
CHRISTMAS IN THE CABIN, ABILENE
Experience a pioneer Christmas with living history demonstrations,
Heritage Center
(913) 263-2681

Dec 6-7
HOLIDAY TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES, ABILENE
Historic homes decorated for season
(913) 263-2231

Dec 6-7
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOURS, FORT SCOTT
Tour elegant homes decorated in holiday splendor
(800) 245-FORT

Dec 6-7
PIONEER CHRISTMAS, SHAWNEE
Featuring children's events, festive 1800s buildings and reproductions,
Old Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Dr, 3 blocks west of Nieman on Johnson Dr
(913) 268-6663

Dec 6-13
HERITAGE CHRISTMAS, LINDSBORG
An 1800s prairie Christmas celebtation. Holiday music, dramatic presentations, refreshments,
Old Mill Museum
(913) 227-3595

Dec 6-7, 13-14
MAHAFFIE FARMSTEAD VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, OLATHE
Visit the Mahaffie Farmstead, decorated in grand style for the holidays. Enjoy music, refreshments, gift shop, crafts for children,
Mahaffie Farmstead, 1100 Kansas City Rd
(913) 782-6972

Dec 6-21
TWELVE VILLAGES OF CHRISTMAS, WASHINGTON COUNTY
Extensive countywide lighting, crafts, open houses, special food, celebrations, activities,
12 communities of Washington Co
(913) 325-2116

Dec 7
CHRISTMAS VESPERS, LECOMPTON
Christmas vespers and open house, 2pm,
Territorial Capital Museum
(913) 887-6275

Dec 11
CHRISTMAS FEST, RUSSELL
Holiday evening festival, entertainment, demonstrations, food and trolley rides,
Main St
(913) 483-6960

Dec 12
CHRISTMAS PARADE, LYONS
2nd annual lighted evening parade, Santa, retail shopping, Christmas caroling,
Main St
(316) 257-2842

Dec 12-14, 19-21
TROLLEY TOUR OF LIGHTS, ATCHISON
Fun trolley ride past Atchison's beautiful Christmas lights and displays
(913) 367-2427

Dec 13
CHRISTMAS IN PLAINS, PLAINS
Parade, ostrich throw, hay scramble, arts and crafts, turkey fly. Santa Claus is coming to town

Dec 13
LUCIA FEST, LINDSBORG
Traditional Swedish Christmas celebration- crowning of Lucia, music, folk dancing,
Downtown Lindsborg and Bethany Luthern Church
(913) 227-3706

Dec 13-29
CHRISTMAS JOYLAND, MORROWVILLE
The display includes miniature toy train, Christmas village, carousel, Santa and reindeer, lights galore,
8 miles west of Washington on US Hwy 36
(913) 265-3538

Dec 14
CANDLELIGHT VINTAGE HOMES TOUR, LEAVENWORTH
Driving tour of 8 vintage homes and museum, 4-9pm
(913) 682-7759

 

 


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