Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baseball by 1800's rules

See the Wichita Bullstockings vs the El Dorado Broncos at McDonal Stadium in El Dorado this Saturday, May 31.

This is a vintage baseball game played by 1800's rules - it is highly entertaining! Do not miss it!

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Eureka Downs opens May 25

The first running of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Races of the season begins in the Heart of the Flint Hills at Eureka Downs on May 25. This is the oldest location for Horse Racing in the State of Kansas dating back to Oct 2, 1872, when the first horse race took place.

Additional 2009 race dates are, put them on your calendar: May 30, June 6, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, and July 4. Gates open at 11:45 and post time is 12:30 pm. Pari-mutual betting, drinks and concessions available. To book a table in the air conditioned non-smoking Turf Club, call 620.583.5528.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peaboy Operation Celebration: The 1940s

Peabody Operation Celebration was begun in 2008 and is a World War II era festival celebrating the men and women who have served their country.

The celebration extends from May 23 to 25. In 2008, there were over 1000 attendees from 17 different states - bet they beat that, this year! This is a Peabody Main Street Association event that won the Governor's award for outstanding promotional activity in 2008 - twice - and you know they will be trying to outdo themselves this year as well.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Burns Route 77 Festival

Be sure to check out the Burns Route 77 Festival on Saturday, May 23, on Main Street in Burns. There will be rock and roll music, food, Quilt Show, Craft Show and a Fun Run.

For more information, you can call 620.726.5543.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Waterville Wooden Nickel Day - Weaver Hotel Grand Opening

Waterville will be a great place to visit this Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, for the Wooden Nickel Day.

At noon, the Weaver Hotel Grand Opening will occur to celebrate the $2 million renovation and community visionaries that brought it to fruition. Check it out!

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Travel Kansas - Check it out!

This blog specializes in promoting the Kansas Flint Hills, of course, but the whole State of Kansas has a lot to offer. Don't believe me? Go to TravelKS.com and check out the new commercials they are now running out of region that are attracting many new visitors - there are at least five great commercials - and, while you there, also see the Ready-Made Adventure videos - especially for the Flint Hills, and Cowboys and Cowtowns, of course!

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wichita River Festival

The Wichita River Festival continues through Saturday, May 16. There is still time to take part in their many activities. Check it out! ;-)

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Thursday, May 07, 2009


What was the third most searched item on TravelKS.com in 2008?

If you get Travel Talk from the Kansas Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Division, you know the answer is "GOLF!" Is your local golf course on TravelKS.com and kansasflinthills.travel with the latest information on your events and activities? Doing so can be a real contributor to your local economic development.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Birding Hikes and Programs

Special Birding Hikes and Birds of Prey Program at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve this weekend, May 9-10. The weekend begin on May 9th at 7 am with a 60 minute International Migratory Bird Count and Hike starting from the Bottomland Trail area (weather permitting). Also on Saturday, May 9, at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm, the very popular "Birds of Prey" program will be presented in the historic barn my naturalist Vanessa Avara from the Milford Nature Center, using live specimens.

For more information, see http://www.nps.gov/tapr or call 620.273.8494.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Thanks for the Memories - May 9

Information from:

Lynn Smith

Executive Director

Pioneer Bluffs Foundation

620.753.3484 office

785.393.1569 cell


May 9 - Thanks for the Memories

If you love researching and preserving family history and are looking for more information on proper handling of old memorabilia, the latest methods for preserving memories in scrapbooks or showing off your photos in computer presentations, how to take better photographs that will tell future generations more about their ancestors, or what local history and genealogical resources are available at the newly-expanded Chase County Historical Museum and Library, this free workshop is for you.

Join us at the museum, 301 Broadway in Cottonwood Falls, at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 9 for a series of short and engaging presentations on Practical Tips for Collecting and Preserving Family History. The workshop will include a multi-media sneak preview of Helen Rogler’s remarkable scrapbook collection that covers most of the twentieth century and includes intimate glimpses into the lives of Maud and Henry Rogler and their extended family. This collection is held by the Pioneer Bluffs Foundation and will soon be archived and available to researchers.

Come for this great Mother’s Day Weekend activity and stay for dining, country craft market and music at Cottonwood Falls Second Saturday!
Hope some of you can participate!
See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Monday, May 04, 2009

Community Meetings re: Visitor Center at TPNP

The following based on an announcement from Louis Carlin:

The new Tallgrass Pairie National Preserve Visitor Center is currently scheduled to break ground in less than a year (March 2010) through the combined efforts of the Kansas Park Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Park Service

While many have helped over the years, in an effort to continue this community involvement, additional input is sought on how the Visitor Center can facilitate the best experience and education for those visiting the Preserve, from the local community to those who may never have realized this national treasure exists.

Please complete the short survey that can be accessed at the web link below and/or attend one of three community sessions at the times and locations listed below:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009:
9:30 am - Emporia - Emporia Public Library
12:30 pm - Strong City - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (barn)
5:00 pm - Council Grove - Morris County Courthouse (basement)

Web Link to Access Online Survey:

For additional information, please contact Louise Carlin at 620.273.8139 or 785.466.1511 or by email at: lcarlin@ksparktrust.org

Please participate, if you can!
See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)