Food festivals in Kansas couldn’t bring more happiness, because who doesn’t like food, along with live music and entertainment? Kansas is known for its sunflowers and open prairies, but did you know that it is also famous for its spinach? Dating back to the early 1900s, spinach has grown particularly well in the Prarie State’s soil and is a vital part of its history. In fact, the city of Lenexa, located on the eastern side of the Sunflower State, is known as the Spinach Capital of the World. To celebrate this important piece of history, this gorgeous Kansas city hosts the biggest spinach festival around on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sar-ko-Par Trails Park. Let’s take a look at one of the best Kansas festivals!

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Food festivals in Kansas are some of the best fun we’ll have all summer! Discover more on the Lenexa Spinach Festival web page. If you need some ideas for all of that spinach, check out the book, “500 Spinach Recipes.”

Have you ever attended this delicious event? What did you love about this festival in Kansas? Please share your experience in the comments below!

Have you ever been to Lenaza? Learn more about this beautiful city in Kansas.

Known As The City Of Festivals, Lenexa, Kansas Is A City You’ll Want To Visit Over and Over Again

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Spinach In Kansas

Where else can I find spinach in Kansas?

  • 7 Local Farm Markets: Some on this fabulous list include the Olathe Farmers Market which offers a variety of fresh produce and fresh-baked goods Most of the fresh items are locally produced. Overland Park Farmers Market also allows you to eat locally, with a wide variety of vendors offering fresh produce and specialty items. And Atchison Farmers Market reaches out to several locations in the community offering fresh fruits, vegetables, and other delicious finds.
  • Gieringers Family Orchard and Berry Farm (Edgerton): U-pick some delicious crops on these typical seasonal dates: strawberries in May, blueberries in June, blackberries in mid-to-late June through July, peaches in late June through August, and more.

Where can I pick my own produce in Kansas?

  • Meadowlark Farm (Rose Hill): When in season, juicy strawberries (May), fresh peaches (July and August), and 20 varieties of apples (September and October) are available to pick. Also, pumpkins can be cut from the vine in the fall. You can also purchase homemade cider, jams, vinegar, and salsa. Pack a picnic and stay awhile on the picturesque property.
  • Tenth Street Orchard (Sterling): This up-and-coming pick-your-own apple orchard is in the works. Meanwhile, you can pick up some of the sweetest corn in the area in late July and early August. The property is also available for farm tours, field trips, and to rent for special occasions.

Where are some of the best festivals in Kansas?

  • Brew Fest (Kansas City): Every August the event features more than 45 breweries with 120 beers. Trip the light fandango to the live entertainment, and enjoy some delicious food at this massive street party!
  • Twine-o-thon (Cakwer City): A festival to celebrate a ball of twine? You bet when the size of the ball is about 17,320 pounds with a 40-foot circumference! The Cawker City Community Club owns and cares for the ball of twine and it is celebrated each in conjunction with the annual Cawker City picnic and parade. The twine ball was started in 1953, and by 1957, it weighed about 5,000 pounds.

 

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