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Upcoming Events in Humboldt Kansas


June

1 - 3 Civil War Days - Join us for reenactments of the 1861 MO Bushwhacker Raid, burning of Humboldt & Pvt. Driscoll's court martial & execution. Civil War units encampment, drill & field amputation. Civilian spinning/loom. Civil War historians to answer questions. Special guests include John Brown & Abraham Lincoln. Children's activities include games w/ Polecat Annie; the amazing Prof. Farquar & hands-on Underground Railroad exhibit. ALL DAY: Food vendors, goat soap, carriage rides, sutlery & more! Bring lawn chair!

Address: Camp Hunter Park , Humboldt, Kansas
Ph: 620-473-2325 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ksadvocate@cox.net
Web: www.humboldtkansas.org

October

6 Biblesta - Held the first Saturday in October in Humboldt, KS since 1957. This event features a parade with a biblical theme, gospel music throughout the day and evening, other activities, food and a free bean feed.

On the first Saturday in October each year, churches, clubs, businesses and individuals construct floats and/or portray events of the Bible. The entries are arranged in chronological order to provide a panorama of the Bible. One of the favorites, "Jonah and the Whale," has been a favorite. It has been retired from competition, but still is one of the entries in all but two years of the parade. This forty-foot float is one of the most fascinating to all visitors.

The Biblesta Parade was originated by Dr. Arthur Carlson who presented the idea to the Chamber of Commerce. It was launched as a totally non-commercial celebration, supported by the people of Humboldt. It continues to be an annual event. The name was coined by the late Vernon Hawver as appropriate for this observance based on the Bible and "Fiesta" words combined.

This is a community project, and the Biblesta Committee wishes to express appreciation to all the people of Humboldt for their financial and prayer support to make this parade possible. Recently, in the book called American Trivia, Humboldt is shown as the only place in America that you can see a parade with everyone in Biblical costumes. It is with great pride and honor that this community supports such an event - honoring our Lord and Savior. At the end of the festivities, with Christian music provided throughout the day, a free bean feed is provided. One thousand pounds of beans are prepared and served by volunteers of our local churches.

Trophies and cash awards are presented at the end of the day. There are seven categories designated in judging the floats: Grand Prize, Beauty, Drama, Spectacular, Authenticity, Walking, and Philip Doty Memorial Award. The money donated for the cash awards is with the stipulation that the funds be given to the field of missions.

Address: Town Square, Hwy 169 , Humboldt, Kansas
Ph: 620-473-3374 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: biblesta@biblesta.com
Web: www.biblesta.com/
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Riverside School

Riverside School, located in the Museum complex, is the replica of a one room country school complete with furnishings. It also houses a large collection from Lewis howland of iron toys. There are many pictures and albums, and an abundance of genealogy sources:

Humboldt, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Humboldt Historical Museum

The first Museum building was built more than a century ago in 1867. There are presently five buildings of historic and collectable items open to the public. Building No. 1

Humboldt, KS Museums

Confederate Soldier Marker

This stone marker memorializes the site where a Confederate soldier was shot during the burning of Humboldt in October 1861. This is just one of 12 sites in Humboldt's Civil War Tour. Free brochures, with map, for this self-guided tour can be obtained 24 hours a day at Johnson's General Store on 9

Humboldt, KS Tours


Civil War Memorial

This monument bears a marble collage of 12 Civil War sites in Humboldt depicting events during the Oct. 1861 Burning of Humboldt by Confederate troops and revealing possible hiding places of fugitive slaves found in Humboldt during the Sept. 1861

Humboldt, KS Memorials

Things to do near Humboldt, KS