Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Category - Event Spotlight Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:03 GMT 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ A Kansas Version of the Nutcracker http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/A-Kansas-Version-of-the-Nutcracker/1269/ This holiday season, plan on taking your family to see the Nutcracker Suite - Kansas style. While Tchaikovsky’s ballet is performed throughout the state, the Lawrence Arts Center weaves pieces of our ... Tue, 01 Nov 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/A-Kansas-Version-of-the-Nutcracker/1269/ Kansas' Neewollah Festival offers alternative Halloween fun http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Neewollah-Festival-offers-alternative-Halloween-fun/1194/ Dress up and join the week-long celebration in IndependenceNewspapers in Independence, Kan., reported that pranksters committed more vandalism during Halloween 1918 than the citizens found tolerable. ... Tue, 04 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Neewollah-Festival-offers-alternative-Halloween-fun/1194/ Enjoy the best in bluegrass at Winfield’s Walnut Valley Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Enjoy-the-best-in-bluegrass-at-Winfield-s-Walnut-Valley-Festival/1040/ Pick and grin, or just tap your toes, at this popular Kansas music eventRecognized as the “Bluegrass Event of the Year,” the Walnut Valley Festival annually attracts bluegrass fans and performers ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Enjoy-the-best-in-bluegrass-at-Winfield-s-Walnut-Valley-Festival/1040/ Plan a weekend at McPherson Scottish Festival & Highland Games http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Plan-a-weekend-at-McPherson-Scottish-Festival-Highland-Games/753/ Kansas event celebrates Scottish heritage with pipe and drum, dancing, food and more! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/12/Plan-a-weekend-at-McPherson-Scottish-Festival-Highland-Games/753/ Wichita American Indian Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/Wichita-American-Indian-Festival/681/ From colorfully costumed dance participants parading in the Grand Entry to rhythmic dances and chants, experience Kansas Native-American Indian culture first hand. It's all happening at the American Indian Festival presented by the Mid-American All-Indian Center at Century II Expo Hall in Wichita July 9-10. The first-ever festival will serve as a showcase for the art, dance, history, and song of the culture for which Kansas was named – as well as an opportunity to renew American Indian cultural ties and preserve their rich heritage. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/27/Wichita-American-Indian-Festival/681/