Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Independence Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:22:24 GMT Neewollah – A Festival You Won’t Forget http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/-Neewollah-A-Festival-You-Won-t-Forget-/2862/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/neewollah21.jpeg'/><br/> Let me just start by saying I’m a big fan of Halloween. The mixture of fall colors, cooler temperatures, creative costumes and oh-so-sweet candy makes for one of the most fun holidays out there. So when I got my list of Faces and Places stops a few months ago, I was very excited that I was chosen to go to Neewollah, once I found out what it was.I had never heard of Neewollah before. It wasn’t until I told my parents about my trips, that my mom pointed out it is Halloween spelled backwards. I really should have figured that out earlier. My parents told me about the great Halloween celebrations that take place in Independence, Kansas, and from that point on I was counting down the days until the trip. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/14/-Neewollah-A-Festival-You-Won-t-Forget-/2862/ Kansas' Neewollah Festival offers alternative Halloween fun http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Neewollah-Festival-offers-alternative-Halloween-fun/1194/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/neewollah1.gif'/><br/>Dress up and join the week-long celebration in Independence Newspapers in Independence, Kan., reported that pranksters committed more&nbsp;vandalism during Halloween 1918 than the citizens found tolerable. As a&nbsp;result, city leaders decided a healthy diversion from mean-spirited&nbsp;Halloween antics might be a solution. So they created festivities for&nbsp;"Neewollah" - Halloween spelled backward - as an outlet for young people's&nbsp;autumn energies. What began as a one-day county fair, parade and rodeo has&nbsp;grown into southeastern Kansas' largest celebration the last full week of&nbsp;October.&nbsp; Tue, 04 Oct 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Kansas-Neewollah-Festival-offers-alternative-Halloween-fun/1194/