Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Category - Events Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:32:08 GMT Walnut Valley Festival http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/Walnut-Valley-Festival/3095/ Every year, right as the heat subsides but before the leaves change, comes a landmark occasion for music lovers in Kansas. If your grass is blue, then the Walnut Valley Festival is the place for you. Winfield, in the southeast corner of the state, becomes a home away from home for thousands of folk and flatpickin’ fans every September. It’s almost become a rite of passage for any native Kansan. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/16/Walnut-Valley-Festival/3095/ 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 "fry up" what the steer "gave up" 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 “Home-Grown Fun and Farm Fresh Adventures,” Renyer’s Pumpkin Farm&nbsp;near Wetmore has turned pumpkin picking into a month-long party. If you try it, your family might just ... 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’t miss this month’s FREE Konza Prairie Open House. It only ... 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’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’s based on a lot of similar festivals in the United States and Europe. They do a lot of what I like to call, “Useless skills” like fire-eating and sword-swallowing, contortionists, Pogo acrobats. There are also plenty of musicians. This year there will also be food vendors.&nbsp;" 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/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/266775_10150241724843971_4244304_o.jpeg'/><br/>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&nbsp;annual ... 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/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Blue-Spiderwort5.jpeg'/><br/>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 before Mother's Day&nbsp;is a perfect example. It lets you encounter native wildflowers and have the chance to see a beautiful part of the state in a unique way.&nbsp; 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/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/theater2.jpeg'/><br/>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.&nbsp; Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ Kansas Day Celebration at the Santa Fe Trail Center in Larned http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Kansas-Day-Celebration-at-the-Santa-Fe-Trail-Center-in-Larned/1547/ Kansas’ 151st birthday is right around the corner. If you are looking for a little cake and song to celebrate, stop by the Santa Fe Trail Center in Larned. The center has a FREE day for all visitors ... Tue, 03 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Kansas-Day-Celebration-at-the-Santa-Fe-Trail-Center-in-Larned/1547/