November 4, 2017 - Cattlemen's Day - Eureka, Kansas Celebrating the rich history of ranching in Greenwood County. The schedule for the 89th annual Cattlemen’s Day celebration is as follows: FFA Silent Labor Auction 6-10:30am Lions Club Pancake Feed 7 – 10:30am Presentation: Capturing the Flint Hills 8:30am – 2:30pm at the Greenwood Hotel King of the Prairie Contest, Greenwood Hotel all day Archery Tournament, Eureka City Park 10am start Special Museum Exhibits.
November 18, 2017 Pecan Fest - Chetopa, Kansas Chetopa Police Department will start the day off at 6:30AM -10:00AM with Breakfast in the New Gym Lobby Adults: $7:50 Children: $3.50. Arts and Craft Show, Chetopa School's Old Gym from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Pecan Bake Sale (Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce) Will be held in the New Gym Lobby 6:30AM- ?? All proceeds go to benefit Chetopa Food Pantry, any donations are welcome!
November 18, 2017 St. Petka Serbian Food Festival & Bazaar - Kansas City, Kansas Hosted by the Serbian Sisters for over 30 years, this event includes traditional Serbian food, bazaar, live entertainment and dancing.
November 23, 2017 THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.
December 2, 2017 Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade - Lawrence, Kansas Marking the 25th year of tradition, this is a Christmas Parade you and your family don’t want to miss. As one of the most unique parades in the nation, the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season with exclusively authentic horse-drawn carriages parading down Massachusetts Street. Cozy up with hot cocoa and blankets, and feel the true holiday spirit while watching dozens of beautiful horses and wagons adorned in garland and bells. Join us to celebrate American heritage and keep our tradition alive this holiday season.
December 2-3 & 8, 2017 - Gingerbread Festival and Auction - Lawrence, Kansas Viewing Dec 2-3 and Auction Dec 8, 2017. A 23-year tradition here in Lawrence. Join us for holiday fun, food, drinks, activities, and the infamous live auction of our biggest and best gingerbread houses that are all locally handcrafted and donated! This year’s Gingerbread theme is Bourbon & Brews! We will again be offering a VIP Spirit Tasting Hour prior to the live auction, focusing this year on quality bourbon. All proceeds raised from this event to go support our local BBBS organization serving Douglas County.
December 9, 2017 - Old Fashioned Christmas - Lindsborg, Kansas Old Mill Museum. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the museum will be filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned prairie Christmas. Enjoy concerts, one act plays, crafts for children to make, Santa, refreshments and the Christmas story told by the shepherd in the stable. Admission is adults $2; children $1.
December 9, 2017 - Lucia Day - Lindsborg, Kansas According to legend, the story of Lucia came to Scandinavia when Sweden was in the throes of an appalling famine. At the peak of that terrible winter a ship shining with light, laden with food and at the helm a beautiful girl, came across the waters of Lake Vännern in the province of Värmland. Food was distributed and the people of Sweden were saved from starvation. Therefore, to honor Lucia, whose name is derived from lux meaning light, the eldest daughter of Swedish families awakens early in the morning to serve saffron buns, ginger cookies and coffee to her family. She wears a white gown with a red sash and a crown of lingonberry branches with seven lit candles. The green and light represent new life in the climax of the Winter Solstice. A favorite Swedish holiday tradition, also observed in Lindsborg, is the Lucia Festival celebrating the figure who is the emblem of light and comfort with candles in her hair and food in her hands.
December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
December 14-16, 2017 Wichita Farm & Ranch Show - Mulvane, Kansas Over 270 exhibiting companies and 420 plus booths displaying the newest in farm & ranch equipment and technology. Special features of the show include daily livestock squeeze chute demonstrations, livestock handling demos, and educational seminars. Attendance: 18,000. December 31, 2017 Little Apple New Year's Eve - Manhattan, Kansas Join the celebration with live music and DJ as all of NE Kansas celebrates the end of 2017 and heralds the approach of 2018. Little Apple New Year's crowds have reached 10,000; residents and visitors alike send out the old and ring in the new with midnight apple drop atop Rally House on Moro Street.
2014 KANSAS: November/December 2014 Food & Wine Festivals & Local Events events still waiting for new dates
November 22, 2014 'Tis the Season: Taste of Lindsborg - Lindsborg, Kansas Lindsborg Hospital Bake Sale and Auxiliary Sale. Samples: Scott's Hometown Foods- Scott's Homemade Specialties: Swedish Tea Ring, Rye Bread, Potato Sausage & Meatballs and Bob's Special Sandwich Spread; The Good Merchant-Specialty gourmet food sampling of products available in the store. ; Farley's Bar & Grill-Farley originals: Desserts, Sliders, Jams, Pickles & Cinnamon Rolls; The Old Grind- Almond Cakes Also nosh on food samples at Connected, Small World Gallery and Village Clotheslane. Food Demonstrations: Senior Center-Samples and recipes for all who attend 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Swedish Specialties, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Quick Holiday Foods 1:00-3:00 p.m.; Hemslöjd Swedish Gifts- Crisp Bread (knäckebrod); Black Smith Coffee Roastery-Coffee Demos using New Espro Presses.
2013 KANSAS: November/December 2013 Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events events still waiting for new dates
December 5-8, 2013 Gingerbread House Festival & Viewing - Lawrence, Kansas The annual Gingerbread House Festival and auction benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. Local talent builds and donates amazing Gingerbread creations to be placed up for charity auction at an elegant seasonal gala.