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Find Family Fun at Wichita’s Riverfest!

River festival offers nine days of Kansas entertainmentFor more than 40 years, Wichita’s Riverfest has kept crowds coming back for an annual event featuring live music, fireworks, food, games and many other family-friendly activities  

Posted on June 6, 2011 9:16AM by Becky Blake

Join Kansas’ “Faces & Places Tour!”

This summer we’re kicking off the great Kansas “Faces & Places” tour – your chance to help promote Kansas tourism through social media and learn more about our state’s events and attractions.

Posted on May 23, 2011 5:07PM by Becky Blake

Tee off at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course

If you’ve been longing for sand and water hazards, it’s time for a round of golf. In southwestern Kansas, few courses can hold a flagstick to the challenging Buffalo Dunes Golf Course on Highway 83 in Garden City. The 18-hole, regulation course has won numerous awards and is consistently rated among the top courses in the state. And for good reason.

Posted on May 9, 2011 4:23PM by Becky Blake

Celebrate Beef in Garden City!

Photo credit: Beef Empire P.R.C.A. Rodeo Breakfast, lunch and dinner. What to eat? If you have beef in mind at mealtime, Garden City’s Beef Empire Days in June will be a bonanza for you. There, you’ll find plenty of banquets, beef-tasting bouts and all-you-can-eat steak cookouts. Hold onto your cowboy hat as the food-centered celebration hosts everything from cattle-health competitions and carnival rides to rodeos and roundups.

Posted on May 2, 2011 4:30PM by Becky Blake

Savor the State’s Story in Beautiful “My Kansas” Book

I’m pleased to announce the publication of  “My Kansas: A Photographic Journey Across the Sunflower State,” a vibrant, image-filled hardbound book honoring the state’s 150-year heritage. Every page in this coffee-table book features a dramatic look at the unique people and places of Kansas – and illustrates why the state is a wonderful place to explore in depth.

Posted on April 25, 2011 3:44PM by Becky Blake

Found on the Web: Turkey Trickster, Happy Hunter

Spring turkey season in Kansas opened earlier this month – and some hunters are already calling in the toms. Check out this video by “Kansas Hunter,” who filmed his solo turkey hunt on opening day and called it “Flying Feathers.” Then make some hunting memories of your own by buying a Spring Turkey Permit/Game Tag combo. The season ends May 31.

Posted on April 18, 2011 1:45PM by Becky Blake

Prairie Fire Festival Honors Dramatic Flint Hills Tradition

The Prairie Fire Festival in Cottonwood Falls celebrates the annual range-management practice of burning the tallgrass prairie to promote new growth. Indigenous Native Americans noticed that bison liked to graze on the freshly burned grasses and shared the concept with European settlers, who went on to develop exceptional cattle-grazing territory.The festival marks this Flint Hills tradition with a weeklong schedule of talks on everything from “The Kaw Dwellings in Morris County, Kan.” to “Mammals of the Tallgrass Prairie” and performances by historians and bluegrass groups.

Posted on April 4, 2011 10:25AM by Becky Blake


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