Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Winfield Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:42:58 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/ Walnut Valley Festival Brings Bluegrass to Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/1/Walnut-Valley-Festival-Brings-Bluegrass-to-Kansas/3079/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/20130921-249.jpg'/><br/> The&nbsp;Walnut Valley Festival&nbsp;draws bluegrass musicians and lovers to the South Central Kansas town of Winfield every September. Referred to as a &quot;Pickers Paradise,&quot; the festival is home of the International Finger Style Guitar Championship, and the International Autoharp Championship, as well as a number of national contests. This was the 42nd&nbsp;year for the festival that starts every year on the Thursday before the third full weekend in September.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/1/Walnut-Valley-Festival-Brings-Bluegrass-to-Kansas/3079/ A Bucket List of Golf Courses in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Alvamar-Members-Course-3.jpeg'/><br/> A novice golfer, I decided to create a bucket list of some of the best public golf courses in Kansas. I questioned two of my avid golf friends who regularly travel distances in search of a ... Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/A-Bucket-List-of-Golf-Courses-in-Kansas/2481/ Knee-slappin’ Bluegrass Music at Pickin’ on the Plains in Colby http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Knee-slappin-Bluegrass-Music-at-Pickin-on-the-Plains-in-Colby/2289/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Hootin_Annies2.jpeg'/><br/> Tap your toes to live bluegrass music or pick your own banjo or guitar at Pickin&rsquo; on the Plains Bluegrass and Folk Festival July 20-22 in Colby. This event is in harmony with the long-running Walnut Valley Festival&nbsp;in Winfield, just on a slightly smaller scale. In fact, Pickin&rsquo; on the Plains began when music enthusiasts decided to bring the music, fun and fellowship they experienced at the Winfield event to the Western High Plains of Kansas nearly 20 years ago. And what a festival it has become! Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Knee-slappin-Bluegrass-Music-at-Pickin-on-the-Plains-in-Colby/2289/