Expo Hall Century ll 225 W Douglas Wichita, KS 67202
The Women’s Fair has something for everyone!
Showcasing the latest in fashion, home décor, food, fitness, hairstyles and beauty products, the 19th Women’s Fair Feb. 17-19 brings the most up-to-date trends to Wichita’s Century II. In addition to a business workshop, motivational speakers and health screenings, more than 300 exhibitors will offer something for everyone in a unique marketplace filled with thousands of ideas and products.
More than two dozen stage shows will complement the exhibits with fashion and hair shows, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, on-stage contests, a model search, a Shocker Pride Fashion Contest, fitness workouts, Doggy Fashion Show and much more.
Fair hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.
Visit their website home page at womensfair.com for a $1-off coupon on adult tickets (print out and present at box office; electronic coupons not accepted). Spot’s Party Bus will again provide free door side transportation from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium parking lot.
Kansas Day Celebration to feature Chisholm Trail Anniversary
The Kauffman Museum will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail during its annual Kansas Day Celebration on Saturday, January 28th at the museum in North Newton.
The event will feature a live longhorn, music, square dancing demonstrations, a cowboy and cowgirl parade, indoor and outdoor crafts, activities and demonstrations.
Celebrate Kansas Day begins at 11 a.m. with an hour-long presentation in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College entitled “Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out,” by Jim Gray, executive director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame. Gray’s presentation is free.
All Fired Up BBQ food truck will sell food items following Gray’s presentation, beginning at noon.
From 1-4 p.m., Kansas Day activities will be held at the nearby Kauffman Museum. The family-friendly event is also free. Special demonstrations and activities include:
1:15 p.m.: Square dancing demonstration by Circle Eight Square Dance Club
2:15 p.m.: “The Chisholm Cattle Trail: The Rest of The Story,” a presentation by Gary and Margaret Kraisinger
3:15 p.m.: Gospel and traditional bluegrass tunes by Jammin’ Biscuits
3:45 p.m.: Cowboy and cowgirl parade – wear your best Western wear or make a vest at the museum
Indoor activities offered throughout the afternoon include knot making, cattle “stamp”ede, cowboy card toss, trick ropes, horse gear and tack display, “back in the saddle” photo op, a storytelling corner and “Memory Matters” handwriting activity.
Ongoing outdoor activities will include a walk on the actual Chisholm Trail with Brian Stucky, Wild West ropin’, cowpie tic-tac-toe, live longhorns, popcorn popping, a Native American teepee, blacksmith demonstration by Bill Moffitt, rope making, rope splicing, corn shelling, Dutch oven cooking demonstration, wagon rides with Country Boys Carriage and old-fashioned schoolyard games.
The event will also include a bake sale featuring homemade baked goods and a silent auction of antiques and collectibles, including six Remington paintings in color-artist’s proofs (1906), two antique revolvers dating from the turn of the century, a pair of antique cowboy spurs and a set of 16 U.S. National Park Service pamphlets (1930-1931).
Special Chisholm Trail anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase in the museum’s gift shop, while supplies last.
The Kauffman Museum is located on the campus at Bethel College at 27th and North Main in North Newton.
The annual car show that has been a Wichita tradition since 1957 when Darryl Starbird started the show. In 2011, the show was purchased by a new local ownership group, Cars for Charities Co. a 501(c)(3) organization and turned the car show into a charity event.
The 2016 show set an all-time record charitable donation for the show raising a total of $150,000 for their two local Wichita charities. Proceeds from the show were distributed equally to Starkey, Inc. and The Arc of Sedgwick County – each receiving $75,000 donations because of the show and its fundraising efforts.
Once again, the three-day show anticipates strong attendance with many attendees from outside of the Wichita city limits. The tradition started by the new ownership group of letting children 11 & under in Free has bolstered the show to a strong family event where grandparents, parents and children attended together. “It’s very gratifying to see two and sometimes three generations of family walking around the show together reminiscing over these wonderful classic cars that have been brought in from all over the country,” said Tim Devlin, board president, Cars for Charities and owner of Devlin Rod and Customs in Wichita.
“Then to top it off to be able to give a sizeable donation each year to our local charities and bring visitors and tourism to our great city makes all the hard work and sacrifice of our volunteer’s worth it. We urge the entire city to come out and support this show. Simply by attending the event, your dollars stay directly in this community and help support our charities. This isn’t just another car show, this family event helps make the lives of individuals in Wichita and Kansas much, much better by the work of our charities.”
. Tickets are currently on sale with discounted tickets available at Wichita area QuikTrip’s.
For ticket prices, visit the Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show website.
For more information, visit the The Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show website.
Join GreenAcres Marketfor their Annual Health Fair Saturday, January 21st 11 am – 2 pm. This Event will be held at two Wichita GreenAcres locations: 21st and Maize – 10555 W 21st St N., Wichita, Kansas 67205 and Bradley Fair – 8141 E. 21st, Wichita, KS 67206.
Visit with local alternative health care practitioners and the knowledgeable GreenAcres staff as you continue your New Year’s resolutions!
Enter from W. Douglas Ave at N. St Paul St (between West St & Meridian Ave).
The Arc’s Lights support programs for people with disabilities. Bring your family to this wonderful drive-thru light display with over 100 “new” displays this year!
Fridays & Saturdays admission is $10 a carload (tax included). Advance tickets can be purchased at TheArcsLights.orgor at area Quiktrips for only $8.00 (tax included). Sundays – Thursdays admission is by donation. Pre-purchased tickets can be used Sunday-Saturday. Donations are always appreciated those evenings and every night.
The Arc’s Lights open at 5:30 pm every night. Regular closing time is Sun – Thurs 9:00pm, Fri & Sat 10:00pm (and Dec 19, 20, 21, 22), and Christmas Eve 11:30 pm.
Santa photo nights will be every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday through Dec 23 (5:30 – 8:30pm). Other nights for Santa photos include: Dec 19, 20, 21, 22 (5:30 – 8:30pm) Printed photos with Santa are a $5 donation or take a photo with your camera for a donation.
Pet Photo Night will be December 15th 5:30-7:30pm
For more information: TheArcsLights.org, Facebook and Twitter TheArcsLights – #TheArcsLights