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2018 KANSAS: January to April 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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January 9-11, 2018 - 29th Annual Topeka Farm Show
Over 300 exhibiting companies, 550 booths and added attractions that include a Purebred Cattle Expo, Daily Horsemanship Clinics, and leadership seminar. Free parking, free admission, free health care programs and events for the entire family. Over 30,000 attendees each year. Attendance: 30,000.
February 10-13, 2018 - International Pancake Day
The friendly little competition between Liberal, Kansas, and Olney, England, with women running down the streets of each town flipping pancakes, has been going on for more than 50 years now. It is still the only race of its kind on the planet. Eating & Flipping Contests, Recipe/Cooking Contest, Pancake Race, Receptions, Breakfasts, Parade, Entertainment, etc. (Last day & Race is always Shrove Tuesday).
February 14, 2018 VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 17-24, 2018 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
March 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association. 'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'
March 20, 2018 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture
April 4-6, 2018 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo - Great Bend, Kansas
The 2018 Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo is all about promoting agricultural technology! With more than 700 inside and outside booths covering 80 acres. Celebrating our 7th year, this is one of the largest farm shows in the United States. Corporate sponsors are KSN, Great Bend Co-op and the American Hat Company Inc. Parking and admission are FREE!
April 7, 2018 3rd Annual Brews on the Bricks - Hays, Kansas
Craft Beer Festival
April 20, 2018 - The Taste of Downtown - Hays, Kansas
We took an event loved by many, THE TASTE, and gave it a makeover! Participating downtown businesses will feature their latest clothing, shoes, merchandise, makeup, hairstyles, and jewelry on the brick streets of Downtown Hays. Patrons will be encouraged to purchase a $25 advance ticket – only 300 will be available — allowing them to watch the fashion show, sample hors' deurves, and walk around to participating downtown restaurants and businesses after the show.
April 22, 2018 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.