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Kansas Travel & Tourism




June 30, 2011



Kansas Events Shine Through Late Summer and Fall


Topeka, Kan., …  Kansas festivals and events continue through late summer and into the beautiful, colorful fall months, making a vacation to Kansas even more memorable.




September 3-5, 2011


Caldwell 140th Anniversary Celebration & Kansas 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive | Caldwell 


Caldwell k! icks off this historic three-week cattle drive in style, celebrating Kansas’ 150th anniversary. This event will celebrate Caldwell’s cowtown history and will be chock-full of fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy beginning on Saturday, September 3rd.  


Among the activities planned will be the 24th Annual All Wheels Car Show, a quilt show, chuck wagon meals, cow camp visits, concerts by the Diamond W. Wranglers and Border Bandits, and of course Caldwell’s own live entertainment at the historic Opera House. Shows include re-enactments of Caldwell’s notorious early-day citizens including gunslingers, cowboys, out-laws, marshals, saloon-keepers, and dance hall girls.



September 9-18, 2011


Kansas State Fair | Hutchinson


Kansas' largest ev! ent showcases Kansas agriculture, industry and commerce, with a wide variety of entertainment. This year’s grandstand concerts include Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Jerrod Niemann, Daughtry and REO Speedwagon.




September 10, 2011  


Annual Lenexa Spinach Festival | Lenexa, Kansas


Lenexa w! as hailed as the “Spinach Capital of the World” during the 1930s. The Spinach Festival rolls all of the history surrounding Lenexa into a fun celebration! Explore this period of Lenexa’s history during the 27th Annual Lenexa Spinach Festival. Look for returning crowd favorites plus new activities to highlight this year’s event. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 913.477.7100



September 24-25, 2011


McPherson Scottish Festival |! McPherson, KS


Named one of the Top 100 Events in 2009 by the American Bus Association, the annual Scottish Festival in September features two stages of live musical entertainment Sept. 24-25 at Lakeside Park. The music is usually Celtic in nature and there are both Highland Dance and Pipe & Drum competitions on Saturday.



September 23-25, 2011


Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant | Medicine Lodge, KS


The Treaty of 1867 was the foundation of settlement of the entire Southwest. The Medicine Lo
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