Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Pumpkin Contest Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:30:19 GMT 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/