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September 29-October 1, 2017 Kansas Junior Livestock Show - Wichita, Kansas
October 7-8, 2017
13th Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour - Douglas County, Kansas
Farms in Northeast Kansas open to the public. Always the first full weekend in October. Gather up your friends, fill up a car, locate farms on the map and decide which route you want to take! Pick and choose whichever farms you want to visit! Tickets are $10 per carload and good for both days. Tour hours are from 9:00 a.m.— 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of Farm Tour weekend. Farmers offer their farms as tour stops. They will have guided tours of their individual farms and will be available to talk to you about their farm practices. You are responsible for transportation between farms. Many will have educational displays and most will have farm products for sale. We want you to come see the diversity of agriculture in our region. We have everything from alpacas to zucchinis -- check out the farms list for more information.
October 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
October 12, 2017 Taste of Newton - Newton, Kansas
Each year, the Newton community kicks off Bethel College’s Fall Festival on Thursday evening from 6–9 p.m. with Taste of Newton downtown. Dozens of food booths sponsored by groups from the college, area churches, civic clubs and service organizations line the streets. Music and dance groups perform at two locations.
October 13-14, 2017 Svensk Hyllningsfest - Lindsborg, Kansas
Occurring in October of odd-numbered years, the residents of Lindsborg, Kansas host a community-wide festival and don traditional Swedish folk costumes to celebrate the Swedish pioneers who settled the Smoky Valley in 1868 – 1869. The festival features art and crafts, special foods, ethnic music, and other special entertainment while Swedish folk dancers and musicians add to the flavor of the festival.
October 20-21, 2017 - Lenexa Chili Challenge - Lenexa, Kansas
Each year about 200 teams compete in two divisions: Chili Appreciation Society International (C.A.S.I.) and Home Style Chili. Contestants may also compete in the Salsa Division and hot wing contest.
October 21-22, 2011 Indigenous Food Festival - Lawrence, Kansas
Haskell Indian Nations University's festival includes an indigenous food cooking contest, community potluck feast, speakers, a health fair and work sessions on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.
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