Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Prairie Fire Festival Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:31:06 GMT Prairie Fire Festival Honors Dramatic Flint Hills Tradition http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Prairie-Fire-Festival-Honors-Dramatic-Flint-Hills-Tradition/330/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/aerial-photo-prairie-burn.jpeg'/><br/>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. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/4/Prairie-Fire-Festival-Honors-Dramatic-Flint-Hills-Tradition/330/