Kansas’ reputation as the wheat state began when Russian immigrants brought hard winter wheat to their new home. European heritage in Kansas appears in various locations across the state with year-round opportunities to explore the unique heritage of some of Kansas’ early settlers.
The city of Hays, known as the German Capital of Kansas, hosts its Oktoberfest. The city of Wilson, known as the Czech Capital of Kansas, which has the World's Largest Czech Egg! You can also visit Little Sweden, U.S.A - Lindsborg which hosts the Svensk Hyllningsfest during odd-numbered years. For a complete experience, attend one of the many festivals or parades to sample a new tradition or cuisine.