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Upcoming Events in Hillsboro Kansas


April

22 Hillsboro Garage Sale Days - Individuals interested in having a garage sale should contact the Hillsboro Free Press to place an ad before noon, Thursday the week before. The cost of the ad includes a sign and stickers.

Ph: 620-947-5702 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hillsboro-kansas.com

July

19 - 22 Marion County Fair - Carnival, rodeo, demo derby, 4-H exhibits, & food.

Address: Marion County Fairgrounds , Hillsboro, Kansas
Ph: 620-381-0109 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: MNCoFairManager@yahoo.com
Web: www.marioncountyks.org

September

3 Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Fundraiser - LABOR DAY SUNDAY - Starts at 1:00 P.M. The Fire Departments of Marion County's annual Labor Day Fireworks include an afternoon with Games, Food, a Raffle Drawing for a rifle or shotgun, a fishing contest and the grand finale, a fireworks display at dusk!.


Address: Marion County Lake , Hillsboro, Kansas
Email: hillsborofd@cityofhillsboro.net
Web: www.hillsboro-kansas.com
Fee: Firework Show is a Free Will Donation

16KS0110017e004 - Hillsboro Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair - THIRD SATURDAY - This one-day smorgasbord of arts and crafts booths attracts more than 400 artists from 15 states and more than 40,000 shoppers to Hillsboro. This event has been rated among the top 100 arts and crafts shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

The third Saturday in September may come and go in other communities without much fanfare, but in Hillsboro, it signifies an annual event of epic proportions. The usually quiet, peaceful town is once again gearing up for the annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will once again cover a seven-block area of downtown Hillsboro. That may sound like a lot of space for an arts and crafts fair, but this is no average fair. Hillsboro is a relatively small community located more than an hour or so from the state's major metropolitan areas, but the attraction of the annual Arts & Crafts Fair can only be described as phenomenal. Virtually every year since the the fair began in 1969, the crowd of shoppers has steadily increased. A long-standing trademark of the Hillsboro fair, and one of the main reasons it has attracted such a loyal following, is its quality.

Parking is available with shuttle buses to the festival area. The fair also offers local food vendors - many of whom serve Dutch-German food - and a first-aid station.

Address: Downtown , Hillsboro, Kansas
Web: hillsboroartsandcraftsfair.org/

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Kreutziger Schoolhouse

The Kreutziger Schoolhouse reminds us of the early education on the Kansas prairie, 1886-1960. Today the bell tower, the desks and the stove show how one teacher taught eight grades with an average of from 20 to 30 students.

Hillsboro, KS Historic Schoolhouses

1887 Olde Towne Restaurant

The three-story Olde Towne building was completed in 1880, a year after Hillsboro was founded. It was restored in 1887. Over the years, the building has housed a bank, hardware and dry goods store, apartments on the upper floor, and egg processing plant. The building was vacant in the 1960

Hillsboro, KS Historic Buildings

Mennonite Settlement Museum

The Mennonite Settlement Museum celebrates the thousands of immigrant Russian and Polish Mennonites who settled in western Marion and eastern McPherson Counties in the early 1870s. The museum includes: The historic Peter Paul Loewen House

Hillsboro, KS Museums

Friesen Dutch Windmill

The mill is an authentic replica built to specifications of the original 1876, Jacob Friesen Mill built by Mennonite immigrants. Authentic down to the square wooden pegs, this working mill uses wind power to grind whole wheat flour.

Hillsboro, KS Historic Mills

The William Schaeffler House

Reflective of a prosperous midwestern family in the early years of the century, this home of Lutheran immigrant, William F. Schaeffler from Germany, was constructed in 1909. Part of the reason the house is now a museum could be attributed to its "modern"

Hillsboro, KS Museums

Things to do near Hillsboro, KS

Lyon County State Lake

Lyon County State Lake is a 40 acre lake and 442 acre wildlife area owned and managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife an...