Fairs and Fun this Weekend
It's been a long week. Kick back with these local weekend events!
Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair, September 16-18
For the seventh year, Wichita Festivals brings Autumn and Art to Bradley Fair! This weekend, stop by to see the outdoor, juried art show, which will feature nearly 100 artists from all over the country!
Sample food and wine as you peruse works of art in mediums such as painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and more. You can event take a paddle boat ride on the lake, and enjoy live, local music!
The event is free and open to the public, so come check out this big-market quality show right here in Wichita.
The Kansas State Fair, through September 18
It's closing weekend, and the 216 Kansas State Fair's going out with a bang!
Check out some of the Fair's great events this weekend, including a celebrity goat milking contest at 3 p.m. on Friday, a performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jake Owen and Old Dominion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, The Nostalgic Car show from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday and more! Whether you're a fan of Music, animals, or automobiles, the Kansas State Fair has you covered!
Prices for these events vary. Learn more below.
Wichitalks at the Rhatigan Student Center, September 16
This unique event allow selected members of the community talk about things they are passionate about. Featuring topics that are technical, insightful, and everywhere in between. Each of the 10 featured talks will follow a format of 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.
The event will run from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the Rhatigan Student Center. Wichitalks is free to attend with a suggested $10 donation.
Walnut Valley Festival at Winfield Fairgrounds, through September 18
It's a big week for fairs, and Winfield's Walnut Valley Festival wraps up its 45th year this weekend!
The Festival highlights over 30 different performers, including artists such as Stephen Bennett, Byron Berline Band, Roz Brown and many, many more!
You'll also find a lot of concerts at the festival, un string instruments like the guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and more!
The event takes place at the Winfield Fairgrounds, and tickets range in price from $15-$96 depending on package.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk at Exploration Place, September 17
On Saturday September 17, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosts the Light the Night Walk.
The event serves to raise both funds and awareness for those who suffer from blood cancers. Beginning at 6 p.m. at Exploration place, the walk is easy and non-competitive, so anyone can participate!
The event is free, and guests are invited to participate in the walk, play games, enjoy live music and attend a memorial service at no cost!
Wine Mosey at Cowtown, September 18
Just when you though wine couldn't get any better, here comes Cowtown to blow your mind. The annual Wine Mosey combines wine tasting with stagecoach rides, westernwear and more!
On September 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. come out to Old Cowtown Museum to enjoy gunfight reenactments, a live auction, outdoor antique bowling and more. The fundraiser will benefit the museum, so show your support!
Tickets are priced at $50 per person.
Meritrust Tiger Trot at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, September 18
Get ready to run for the wild! Tanganyika Wildlife Park's Meritrust Tiger Trot 5K and 15K race is here, and it's time to run! The event benefits the rare and endangered animals at Tanganyika, and it's the only race in Wichita of it's kind.
The 15K race begins ar 7:05 a.m. and the 5K begins at 7:25 a.m.
Registration is priced at $55 for the 15K race, and at $35 for the 5K race.