January 25, 2014
Venue: Central Kansas Free Fair
Address: 619 N Rogers, Fairgrounds, Abilene, KS 67410
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Contact: Jeff Sheets
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The Ball will be the first of a series of events that celebrate the birth of our great state on January 29, 1861 (actual date KS became a state).
This 20th annual event on January 25, 2014, is a fun activity for the whole family. The Kansas Brigade Bank plays 1860's period music and many like to dress in period clothes and learn some of the dances that were popular in 1861.
Although 1860's clothing is not required, dancers from all over the state come in period dress and join local residents. The ball begins with the "Grand March" and is followed by a waltz. Other dances scheduled include the Virginia Reel, the Jenny Lind Polka and the Hat dance.