Kansas January 02, 2016
7 Winter Festivals In Kansas That Are Simply Unforgettable
Winter in Kansas might be something less than desirable for most, but don’t let that get you down! There’s definitely plenty of things to do while you wait for the ground to thaw out. Even if it’s cold until March, these seven frosty festivals will be sure to keep you warm and help you forget about the winds we know so well. Brr!
1. Wichita Historical Museum's Holiday Wreath Festival
There's plenty of wreaths here for every holiday lover, and they're for sale! The scent of pine trees will feel oh so cozy as you shop around for the perfect addition to your home decorations. Visit in late November 2016, at 204 South Main st.
2.Lecompton's Territorial Capital Museum's Historic Christmas Display
From November 2016 to January 2017, this Kansas Museum displays over 100 different Christmas trees as well as antique ornaments galore. They also have a live 15 foot cedar tree in their Chapel! What a way to get into the spirit of the holidays and knock the snow (or slush) off your boots. At 640 E. Woodson St., they sure knows how to celebrate with unique festivals of their own!
3. Topeka's Blizzard Bash Demo Derby
If you're less into the holidays and more into loud noises and cheering crowds, maybe this event in mid-November 2016 is for you! Every year, Topeka, Kansas hosts a winter themed wrecking festival where you can watch cars dash, smash, and crash their way through the arena. What's a better excuse for hot chocolate than sitting outside watching vehicular destruction? Check it out at One Expocentre Drive, Topeka, Kansas.
4. Karg Art's Glorious Glass Show
In a small suburb of Wichita called Kechi, a man named Rollin Karg displays many of his works in his shop for all to see. In addition to a gorgeous show of talent, from November 2016 to January 2017, they also offer customers the chance to create their own blown glass ornament. Nothing keeps the shivers at bay like molten glass! The one-of-a-kind piece you create will surely keep you coming back every year for more. They're located at 111 N Oliver in Kechi, Kansas.
5. Manhattan's Winter Farmers Market
In Manhattan, Kansas, there's still plenty to shop for even after the holidays have passed. Farm-fresh meat and vegetables as well as honey are always aplenty here, and they don't stop for snow.Come inside from November 2016 to April 2017, and browse local wares while kicking out the cold!
6. Wamego's Winter Woolfest
If you're the crafty type, then this festival in early January 2017 will keep you feeling right at home. Offering classes on knitting, woolmaking, and alpaca care, this festival definitely is the right color for the season. Who doesn't love soft winter scarves? Take a trip to the Columbian Theater at 521 Lincoln Ave to get knitting!
7. Wichita's Winter Bluegrass Festival
If you're from the area, you know there's plenty of music from every genre available here in Wichita, Kansas. However, that doesn't stop great groups of people getting together to celebrate great music! At the Marriott Inn, bluegrass groups and genre fans get together to celebrate what they love. Make an appearance in early February 2017, at 9100 E Corporate Hills Dr.
The weather outside won’t be able to keep you at bay with fantastic festivals like these seven to keep you busy! Why don’t you stop by some of these while you still can? If none of these events strike your interest, try checking out these
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