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"The Festivities Issue" 

Summer 2020 | Vol. 75 Issue 2

On the Cover

The juice from the cooling cherry filling creates a heart-shaped on the top of a pie from Upper Crust Bakery in Overland Park. Photograph by Doug Stremel


 Kansas Details

   By Cecilia Harris
   Chicken Central: The rich tradition of Kansas fried chicken

   By Kelly Banks
   Pace Yourself - Here's to you, pie strider: A pairing of road races and pie places

   By Cecilia Harris
   Moons of Our Solar System: Exploring the Galaxy's Version of Social Distancing

   Made in Kansas.
   By Amber Fraley
   Grandma Hoerner's Treats, Natural Foods from the Flint Hills

   Kansas Air.
   By Michael Pearce
   Summer Fishing Alert, This should be a good year

   Behind the lens. 
   Interviewee Luck Townsend
   A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography.

 Wide Open Spaces

Along for the Ride
    By Cecilia Harris
   Kansas Pony Express sites celebrate the 160th anniversary of the legendary, short-lived mail system.

'You See them there, at the Kansas State Fair'
    By Beccy Tanner, Photography by Justin Lister
    With rich agriculture roots, thrilling rides and deep cuisine, the state fair welcomes Kansans of all backgrounds.

 Taste of Kansas

Feasting on History
    By Amber Fraley,  Photography by Nick Krug
   A Kansas BBQ sauce celebrates 100 years


Value in the Journey
 By David Garfield, photography by Aaron Patton
 Annika Wooton helps redefine Miss Kansas for a new generation

 Big and Small Festival Events in Kansas
 By Kalli Jo Smith
No matter how big or small an event, Kansas traditions offer unique experiences for everyone!