Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Posts Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:45:49 GMT Winfield Makes December Bright http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/4/Winfield-Makes-December-Bright/2929/ You may think of taking a drive to Winfield in September for its internationally famous bluegrass festival, but thousands of visitors are discovering how the town lights up December, too. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/4/Winfield-Makes-December-Bright/2929/ Ever Wanted to Go to a Calf Fry? Kicking off Hunting Season in Hugoton http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/7/Ever-Wanted-to-Go-to-a-Calf-Fry-Kicking-off-Hunting-Season-in-Hugoton/2825/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Events1.jpeg'/><br/> When you &quot;fry up&quot; what the steer &quot;gave up&quot; and mix in neighbors welcoming strangers, you have what has quickly become a hugely popular event in southwest Kansas. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/7/Ever-Wanted-to-Go-to-a-Calf-Fry-Kicking-off-Hunting-Season-in-Hugoton/2825/ Pumpkin Picking Adventure in Wetmore http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/Pumpkin-Picking-Adventure-in-Wetmore-/2707/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Renyers-Pumpkin.jpg'/><br/> With &ldquo;Home-Grown Fun and Farm Fresh Adventures,&rdquo; Renyer&rsquo;s Pumpkin Farm&nbsp;near Wetmore has turned pumpkin picking into a month-long ... Tue, 02 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/Pumpkin-Picking-Adventure-in-Wetmore-/2707/ Day out on the Konza Prairie http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/4/Day-out-on-the-Konza-Prairie/2614/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Bison-Family-Hoogy.png'/><br/> Plan on a walk or ride through the prairie. See the native Tallgrass. Watch the buffalo roam. But make sure you don&rsquo;t miss this month&rsquo;s ... Tue, 04 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/4/Day-out-on-the-Konza-Prairie/2614/ A Festival of Performers in Lawrence http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/7/A-Festival-of-Performers-in-Lawrence/2503/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Performer.jpeg'/><br/> Sword swallowers, Fire-walkers and Pogo-stick stuntmen are among the dozens of performers taking to the streets in Lawrence this month for the 5th annual Busker Festival. It&rsquo;s a chance to enjoy performances ranging from the bizarre to the truly unique. Festival Co-Conspirator (Founder) Richard Renner explains what the party is all about:What is a Busker Festival?The Busker Festival is a three day long street performer festival that&rsquo;s based on a lot of similar festivals in the United States and Europe. They do a lot of what I like to call, &ldquo;Useless skills&rdquo; like fire-eating and sword-swallowing, contortionists, Pogo acrobats. There are also plenty of musicians. This year there will also be food vendors.&nbsp;&quot; Tue, 07 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/7/A-Festival-of-Performers-in-Lawrence/2503/ Celebrate Czechs in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Celebrate-Czechs-in-Kansas/2249/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Czech-Dancers.jpeg'/><br/>Get out your accordion and don your&nbsp;Bohemian&nbsp;best for this month's Czech Festival. One of the greatest small town parties&nbsp;in the state takes place&nbsp;July 26 to 28&nbsp;in Wilson.The town, just south of I-70 between Salina and Russell, celebrates its ethnic heritage each year on the last weekend of July. The 52nd&nbsp;annual festival will actually start a day earlier than usual this year, giving visitors three days to find a way to take part in the fun. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Celebrate-Czechs-in-Kansas/2249/ Treat your Nose and Participate in a Lavender Harvest http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/5/Treat-your-Nose-and-Participate-in-a-Lavender-Harvest/2121/ A unique midsummer’s festival is the perfect stop for your olfactory pleasures this June. Prairie Lavender Farm in Bennington is celebrating 10 years in operation with their forth annual Lavender ... Tue, 05 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/5/Treat-your-Nose-and-Participate-in-a-Lavender-Harvest/2121/ Wildflower Tours, a great way to experience Natural Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/Wildflower-Tours-a-great-way-to-experience-Natural-Kansas/1985/ As Mother’s Day approaches, instead of giving your mom some flowers, plan to experience them together on one of the state’s many wildflower tours.The Barber County Wildflower Tour on the Saturday ... Tue, 01 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/1/Wildflower-Tours-a-great-way-to-experience-Natural-Kansas/1985/ Make Plans to Join in Race Day at the Kansas Speedway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Make-Plans-to-Join-in-Race-Day-at-the-Kansas-Speedway/1890/ April is the time to meet your need for speed. The Kansas Speedway is hosting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on April 22. There is still time to get tickets for this big race, one of only two the ... Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Make-Plans-to-Join-in-Race-Day-at-the-Kansas-Speedway/1890/ An Irish Tribute in Junction City http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ If you are looking for an Irish way to celebrate March, kick off the green season with a unique performance at the Junction City C.L. Hoover Opera House.The Kelly Band, a Kansas City based Celtic ... Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/