Events

12th Annual American Legion Riders Bike Show
Nemaha County

12th Annual American Legion Riders Bike Show

Saturday September 12, 2020 - Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am to 3:00pm 812 Main St., Seneca, KS 785.336.2825

This annual bike show includes vendors, beer garden food, raffle and t-shirts. If you want to enter your motorcycle for the show contact Mark Wessel at mwessel.alr21@gmail.com or 785.336.2825. Registration fee to enter bike is $10 between 9am-12pm. Judging starts at 1pm and awards given at 3pm. It is free to attend the show.

36 Alleys BOGO Bowling Extravaganza
Nemaha County

36 Alleys BOGO Bowling Extravaganza

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 512 N. 11th St., Seneca, KS 785.336.2979

Drop on by 36 Alleys for evening entertainment! Mention the Big Kansas Road Trip and receive Buy One Get One Shoe Rentals and Games! Snack bar and domestic beer bottles. Thursday-Saturday 3-10pm, Sunday 7-10pm.

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4-H Fairgrounds Agricultural Experience
Doniphan County

4-H Fairgrounds Agricultural Experience

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 100 N. Boder, Troy, KS 785.985.3623

Get a taste of Doniphan County rural culture by observing a variety of agriculture-related activities like 4-H demonstrations, agricultural exhibits, and dog obedience. Find the fun photo opportunities and 4-H concession stand. Check out the 4-H pond--folks are welcome to bring their canoes or kayaks to paddle around, and fishing is allowed with a license. Please call 785-985-3623 for details about times and activities.

A.L. Wynkoop Historical House Tour
Doniphan County

A.L. Wynkoop Historical House Tour

Friday May 08, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 307 W. Pennsylvania St, Highland, KS 913.775.2804

Tour this privately owned residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1912 for wealthy merchant A.L. Wynkoop. The style is based on the popular Prairie School and Craftsman architecture from that era. Learn more about the history of the home and its inhabitants over the last 108 years from current owners, Michael & Marie Lamb who spent over 10 years restoring the A.L. Wynkoop home to it’s original glory. During the Historical House Tour, visitors will be able to purchase items from "The Quilted Heart" - a locally owned small business showcasing handmade Fabric Cosmetic Bags, Quilts and Gifts. Kansas specific designs will be available. Discounts applied on all items during the A.L. Wynkoop Historical Tour. Friday and Saturday tours: 11am-12pm and 2-3pm; Sunday 1-2pm

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Abraham Lincoln in Doniphan County, Kansas Territory, 1859
Doniphan County

Abraham Lincoln in Doniphan County, Kansas Territory, 1859

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description Doniphan County, KS 816.591.8898

In 1859 Abraham Lincoln was in Doniphan County, Kansas Territory where he gave three talks. Each day, Lincoln guide Larry Faulkner will be at these locations to answer questions: 10am - site of the Great Western Hotel in Elwood, (NE corner of N. 12th St. and Pacific St.); 12pm - site of McClellend's Tavern in Blair (NW corner of 190th Rd. and Port William Rd.); 2pm - Nelson-Rogers Home in Troy (NW corner of E. Walnut St. and N. Liberty St.),; 4pm - The Doniphan House in Doniphan (NW corner of Mineral Point Rd. and Monument Rd.).

Abram M. Minier Historic Home Tour
Doniphan County

Abram M. Minier Historic Home Tour

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 307 South Avenue, Highland, KS 785.741.1019

Abram M. Minier, a grandson of John Bayless, a founder of Highland, commissioned the construction of this Craftsman bungalow in 1916. It was built from a house plan by Gustav Stickley first published in the November 1909 issue of "The Craftsman" and later published as Cottage No. 78 in Stickley's 1912 catalogue "More Craftsman Homes." The home contains all the signature Stickley designs including wood shingle siding, exposed rafter tails, a full-width front porch, heavy structural beams, built-in bookcases and seating, and Mission-style hardware. Stop by the house Friday-Saturday from 9-11am or 2-4pm to tour and learn more from the owners about the historical significance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Adam Brenner Vineyards Cellar
Doniphan County

Adam Brenner Vineyards Cellar

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 10:00am to 2:00pm 209 Lone Star Road, Doniphan, Kansas NA

This brick-over-stone cellar was begun around 1875 by Adam Brenner as a wine production facility for a broad variety of wines and brandies produced from grapers grown on his near 200 acre vineyard. Part of the Brenner VIneyards HIstoric District, it is one of two cellars under restoration. Tour the cellar and learn the fascinating history on Friday 10am-2pm. Directions: From Mineral Road in Doniphan, 400-feet west on 95th to Lone Star. Park here and walk 1/4 mile south.

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Antique Trucks and Transportation Memorabilia
Brown County

Antique Trucks and Transportation Memorabilia

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 201 W. Old Hwy. 75, Fairview, KS 785.285.2147

Stan G Keim, local trucking company owner, invites the public to view his truck collection and transportation memorabilia display. Inside, find lobby displays of transportation theme artifacts and at the Long Haul Truck Wash lot you'll see a 2016 KW ICON, 25th Silver Anniversary Edition, a #1 build in the series, a 1952 KW Bullnose KCC-523C, 1973 KW K-123, a 1958 International RD-405, a 1965 White 4464TDL and 1968 Antique International fire truck. Lobby hours Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm and Saturday 7am-12pm.

Backyard BBQ Fundraiser
Doniphan County

Backyard BBQ Fundraiser

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 12:00pm to 7:00pm First Baptist Church, 511 E. Elm St., Troy, KS 816.390.6262

The First Baptist Church Youth Group are excited about welcoming you to their community and invite you to their fundraising dinner to help them raise money for church camp. They'll be serving up pulled pork nachos, a pulled pork dinner and yummy desserts

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Baseball Double Header - Sabetha
Nemaha County

Baseball Double Header - Sabetha

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Thursday May 07, 2020 4:30pm 815 N. 6th, Sabetha, KS 785.285.2139

If you get into town early on Thursday afternoon, put on a ball cap and join the locals to cheer on the team at a Sabetha High School Baseball double header against Hiawatha. Concession stand will be open. Games start at 4:30pm.

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Birdcage Theater Tours
Brown County

Birdcage Theater Tours

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 10:00am to 2:00pm 118 Parsons, Robinson, KS 785.544.7735

Take a tour of the Birdcage Theater. Photo opportunities to have one taken with villain attire for fun!

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Blacksmith and Long Rifle Muzzle Loaders Encampment
Brown County

Blacksmith and Long Rifle Muzzle Loaders Encampment

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm Brown County Ag Museum, 301 East Iowa Street, Hiawatha, KS 785.742.3330

See displays and demonstrations of blacksmithing and muzzle loading at the Blacksmith Shop and encampment located nearby on the grounds of the Brown County Ag Museum.

Cards & Coffee
Nemaha County

Cards & Coffee

Sunday May 10, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 6:30pm 520 4th St., Centralia, KS 785.857.3331

If you are staying over on Sunday before heading home, stop by the Centralia Library for a game of cards, have some coffee and visit with the locals.

Centralia Library:  Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation
Nemaha County

Centralia Library: Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 9:00am to 10:30am 520 4th St., Centralia, KS 785.857.3331

Join the locals who come down to the Centralia Library each morning to visit, drink coffee and enjoy some snacks. This is your chance to really get to know fellow Kansans in a local setting and learn more about what we have in common.

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Community Jazz Band Concert & Bibber BBQ
Brown County

Community Jazz Band Concert & Bibber BBQ

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 6:30pm 601 Oregon St., Hiawatha, kS 785.742.7136

Listen to community jazz band concert on the courthouse steps. Bibber BBQ food truck will be set up on the square from 6pm-8pm. Bring a chair or blankets. Bibber BBQ website: https://www.thebibber.com

Denton United Methodist Church
Doniphan County

Denton United Methodist Church

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 2:00pm to 4:00pm 508 Maple Ave., Denton, KS 785.741.0658

Stop in and chat with congregation members about local history and the Denton United Methodist Church that dates back to 1869. Bathrooms and water available. You're welcome to attend the 9am Sunday service, too!

Doniphan County Narrow Gauge Railway
Doniphan County

Doniphan County Narrow Gauge Railway

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 544 Hwy 7, Bendena, KS

Find out why there are narrow gauge railway cars sitting alongside Highway 7. Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-2pm. Photo courtesy Jason Midyette.

Double G & L Farms Tour
Brown County

Double G & L Farms Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 2722 Dewberry Rd., Morrill, KS

Double G & L Farms, LLC is a family farm with a calving-to-finish beef cattle operation. Other animals you'll see are sheep, goats, pigs, milk cows, miniature horses, chickens, ducks, bunnies, dogs, cats, a miniature donkey, and a llama! Their education, hands-on tour might involve bottle feeding lambs, kids, and calves. You might even get to see them milking cows during the evening tour. There will be farm fresh sweet rolls, pies, desserts, and more for sale too! Farm tours last about an hour and begin at 9:30 am, 1:30 pm; and 6:30 pm. Restrooms available.

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Drum Line Performance
Nemaha County

Drum Line Performance

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 1:00pm 606 Main St., Seneca, KS

Join the 5th and 6th Grade Nemaha Central Drum Line for a special performance at the Seneca Free Library Music Garden!

Ernie Dittemore Program and Exhibit
Doniphan County

Ernie Dittemore Program and Exhibit

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description Troy Library, 105 N. Main, Troy, KS 785.985.2519

Ernie Dittemore, 1915-1995, was a smart, friendly fellow who loved aviation. After his house burned down, he made the unconventional choice to live for many years in a hole he dug in the ground on his farm near Troy. His friends and neighbors accepted Ernie just as he was and treated him as a valued member of the community. Attend a free, 30 minute program about this colorful fellow who is something of a Doniphan County legend. Cindy Hoverson, local historian and storyteller, will present the program. Ernie's favorite snacks will be available. Post cards of Ernie Dittemore will be offered for sale at the library with all profits going toward a local scholarship. Ernie Dittemore Program: Saturday, May 9 from 10-10:30 a.m. at the Troy Library. Ernie Dittemore Exhibit at the Troy Library: Thursday, 9am-7pm; Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-3pm.

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Feed a porcupine!
Nemaha County

Feed a porcupine!

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 1:00pm to 4:00pm Sabetha Library Park, 915 Virginia St., Sabetha, KS 785.284.2699

ARC Wild invites you to a special meet and greet with our animal ambassadors and educators. Find out how soft a porcupine can be, make a native seed ball and learn what to do when you find baby bunnies. A variety of nature inspired activities will be planned. Free will donations will be accepted. ARC Wild provides wildlife education to youth in northeast Kansas through up close and personal experience. This is a come and go event and programs last 15-20 minutes. (ARC stands for Animal Rescue and Conservation. Several members of this organization are also licensed wildlife rehabilitators with Northeast Kansas Wildlife Rescue group in Topeka. The team of volunteer educators include retired teachers, biologists, zoo docents, vet techs, and horticulturists and grandparents with a passion for getting kids back to nature.

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Gnome Hunt
Nemaha County

Gnome Hunt

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 606 Main St., Seneca, KS 785.336.1313

Be very quiet, you’re hunting gnomies! Come by the Seneca Free Library, and pick up your gnome hunting map! Gnomes are hidden throughout Seneca's businesses and attractions. Find the gnome at each location and receive a stamp or signature! Visit the specified number of locations and bring your map back to the library (or put it through the drop box) to be entered to win several great prizes! Need not be present to win, we will mail it to you! The map will also be available online closer to the BKRT! Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

Goat Happy Hour
Brown County

Goat Happy Hour

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 2:00pm to 4:00pm 2035 Kingfisher, Hiawatha, KS 785.741.3362

Join Lisa Thompson at a come and go "meet and greet" with her special needs goats. Lisa runs Ruby Slipper Goat Rescue, a non-profit helping goats in need of care. Stop by to visit the goats, take pictures and have a snack.

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Grimm's Garden Arboretum
Brown County

Grimm's Garden Arboretum

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 2991 Goldfinch Road, Hiawatha, KS 785.459.2586

The two arboretums located at Grimm's Gardens are available to tour by appointment. Call Doug Grimm to set up a personal guided tour or if you prefer, you can just take a pleasant walk along the walking path. If you are a Geocache fan, then a trip to the arboretum is a must. Tours are 30 minutes to one hour. Call Doug at 785.459.2586 or email Doug@grimmsgardens.com. The tour is free.

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Hamlin Baptist and Brethren Church Tour
Brown County

Hamlin Baptist and Brethren Church Tour

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:00am to 2:00pm 121 1st Street, Hamlin, KS

This historic rural church was torn down in 2016, but the locals are eager to share the importance this church had to their town. A replica of the church, built by a college student for her mother who grew up in the church, will be on display, along with some of the original pews, photos and other information. They will be set up on the former church location on 1st Street. Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society.

Hand-Dug Well
Nemaha County

Hand-Dug Well

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 301 N. 11th Street, Seneca, KS 66538 785.336.2434

Visit the second largest hand-dug well in the state in Seneca's city park. Dug in 1895, the well is 34-feet wide and 65-feet deep. It's a visible reminder of the town's original water system. Twenty-minute tours will be given. Please check in at the Historic Jail & Sheriff's Residence (113 N. 6th) for Thusday-Friday tours. On Saturday you may begin directly at the Hand-Dug Well. Tours 10am-4pm all three days.

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HCC Western Center Precision Ag Demos
Nemaha County

HCC Western Center Precision Ag Demos

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 See Description 313 Nemaha St., Baileyville, KS 785.442.6240

Take a tour of the Precision Agriculture Program! Precision Agriculture is a study of the basic principles of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Position System (GPS). Tours last 30-45 minutes. Thursday and Friday, 10am and 2pm.

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HCC Western Center Tours
Nemaha County

HCC Western Center Tours

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 9:00am to 3:00pm 313 Nemaha St.,, Baileyville, KS 785.442.6240

Tour Highland Community College Western Center tech school in Baileyville. Programs range from industrial welding to diesel technology and last 30-45 minutes.

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Hewins Sawmill
Doniphan County

Hewins Sawmill

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 See Description 310 South 1st St., Wathena, KS

View Hewins Sawmill and ask family historian, Marty Hewins, about this fascinating business that harvests logs from northeastern Kansas and shipped worldwide. It's located in the Historical Apple Barn (from the era of the Wathena Apple Growers Association). Tours last 30 minutes and are held from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.

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Hiawatha Maple & State Champion Tree Presentation
Brown County

Hiawatha Maple & State Champion Tree Presentation

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 1:30pm to 2:00pm Between Tennis Courts and 301 S 1st St., Hiawatha, KS 785.284.2586

Hiawatha, CIty of Beautiful Maples. Doug Grimm of Grimm's Gardens had an aspiration to find the best trees in Hiawatha and introduce a reliable, strong colorful fall tree. After polling the community during fall and watching a few trees properties for a few years, Doug propagated and introduced the 'Oregon Trail' Hiawatha Maple. This event is hosted under the mother tree of Doug's Introduction. He will recount the steps to the trees introduction and also talk on another of his passions - Champion trees in Kansas.

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Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church
Doniphan County

Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:00am to 2:00pm 101 South Avenue St., Highland, KS

This church has the earliest formed Presbyterian congregation in the state, dating to 1843. The founders of the church also founded the Indian Mission, the town of Highland and Highland College. After the 1888 church burned down, the new church, constructed around 1914, was designed with a flat roof and without a steeple which was highly unusual for that time period and location in a rural community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided tours are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Along with beautiful stained glass windows, see the "history wall" and a letter signed by President Franklin Roosevelt. The public is invited to attend church at 10:15 am on Sunday, May 10th.

Historic Fire Truck  and Museum Tour
Nemaha County

Historic Fire Truck and Museum Tour

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 51 N. 6th St., Seneca, KS 785.336.1313

See the 1922 Stutz fire engine, restored to pristine condition. Other early-1900s fire department artifacts are also displayed. Open Saturday, May 9 10am - 4pm. Other times by appointment by calling 785.336.1313. Tours last about 30 minutes.

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Historic Homes Tour - Troy
Doniphan County

Historic Homes Tour - Troy

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description Pick up free map at Troy Library, 105 N. Main, Troy, KS 785.985.2519

Stop by the Troy Library to pick up a map of homes and buildings highlighted on this tour, along with brief descriptions of each one. The tour is a self-guided, driving or walking tour where visitors can view the homes from the outside, but will not enter any homes. The Seekers of Light and Knowledge (SLK), a women's literary and service organization, is sponsoring the tour and will have homemade treats for sale at the library and also selling a selection of post cards with photos of local subjects of interest including Ernie Dittemore, county courthouse, Tall Oak Indian monument, Pony Express monument, and more. All proceeds from the sale go toward a scholarship the SLK sponsors for local students. Maps are available at the library on Thursday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday May 9, 9am-3pm.

Jack's Cook Shack Lunch
Brown County

Jack's Cook Shack Lunch

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 11:00am to 1:00pm 611 Utah St., Hiawatha, KS 785.742.3330

Brown County Historical Society is hosting a delicious buffalo burger lunch for only $5.00 Learn more about Jack’s Cook Shack while you’re there.

Kansas Barn Alliance - Barn Tour
Doniphan County

Kansas Barn Alliance - Barn Tour

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 1:30pm 120 E. Chestnut, Troy, KS 785.275.2306

If you love barns, join other barn enthusiasts on Friday in Troy at the Doniphan County Courthouse at 1:30. Meet in the courtroom to learn about a barn repair training workshop that took place at the Bohr-Staudenmaier Barn near Troy. Tom Kennedy, The Barn Reclaimer, will be on hand to answer questions. Afterwards, folks will car pool to the Bohr-Staudenmaier Barn to see the progress on the 1879 Byre & Bluff barn. Barn-themed treats and beverages will be served. Allow 2 hours for this event.

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Lisa Scholz Concert
Doniphan County

Lisa Scholz Concert

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 5:30pm to 7:00pm 100 N Boder St., Troy, KS 785.985.3623

Come out to the Troy Fairgrounds enjoy country music by local performer, Lisa Scholz. Lisa is one of Doniphan County's favorite performers.

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Main Street Music Garden
Nemaha County

Main Street Music Garden

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 Daylight Hours 606 Main St., Seneca, KS

Come enjoy the Main Street Music Garden - open during daylight hours. Some instruments include music so you can play a tune. In honor of the Big Kansas Road Trip we've added "Home on the Range" to the list of tunes!

Make your own BKRT souvenir
Brown County

Make your own BKRT souvenir

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 9:00am to 5:00pm 216 N Center St., Powhattan, KS 785.741.0128

Make a leather souvenir with Luke Pollock, owner of the English Leather Shop in Horton. Activity will take about 30 minutes. Fee of $10.

Melodrama Skit by the Robinson Lions Club
Brown County

Melodrama Skit by the Robinson Lions Club

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 2:30pm 118 Parsons, Robinson, KS 785.544.7735

Rest a spell at the Birdcage Theater to watch a short rendition of an annual melodrama skit as performed by the Robinson Lions Club.

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Morrill Art Show: Featuring the photos of Harland J. Schuster and area artists
Brown County

Morrill Art Show: Featuring the photos of Harland J. Schuster and area artists

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:30am to 6:30pm 611 Roxanna St., Morrill, KS 785.547.5897

Featured artist is local photographer Harland J. Schuster who is well known across the state for his photography skills. His work has appeared in the magazines Kansas!, Travel Kansas and Nebraska Life, as well as in the popular “8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook” and “My Kansas”. He is represented by the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas and by the Southwind Gallery in Topeka.. Also on display will be the works of other area artists, including the oil paintings of Ann Grove. The show will be held in the new community center, which was erected through countless hours of volunteer labor, as part of a Kan-Step project.

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Music at Bethany Church
Brown County

Music at Bethany Church

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 7:00pm to 8:00pm 303 North 6th St., Hiawatha, KS 785.547.6917

Lean back and enjoy a concert featuring piano, violin and soprano of classical to original works by classically trained musicians. Original compositions, special arrangements, and favorites from classical composers, Broadway, popular artists, and more. Featuring local musicians Shane Spangler, Kenya Patzer and Sarah Kleopfer

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Neighborhood Gals Crafts
Doniphan County

Neighborhood Gals Crafts

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm 1198 Last Chance Rd, Troy, KS 816.261.4623

These gal pals love to get together and craft handmade items to sell. You'll find Christmas decor, purses, personal accessories and other types of sewing and craft items. Stop by got see their wares and visit a bit.

Nemaha Central Softball Game
Nemaha County

Nemaha Central Softball Game

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Thursday May 07, 2020 4:30pm S. 9th & Walnut Streets, Seneca, KS

If you arrive in Seneca early feel free to check out either the Nemaha Central Lady Thunder in action at their softball game or watch the guys play baseball, both at Pearson Field.

Nemaha County Recycling Center Tours
Nemaha County

Nemaha County Recycling Center Tours

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 1872 U.S. 36, Seneca, KS

Come tour Nemaha County's Recycling Center! Drop in tours available. Thursday-Friday 8:30am-4pm, Saturday 8:30am-12pm.

Nemaha Valley Motors Dodge Challenger/Charger Reunion
Nemaha County

Nemaha Valley Motors Dodge Challenger/Charger Reunion

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 1:00pm to 5:00pm 703 North St., Seneca, KS 785.336.3481

Are you an owner of a Dodge Challenger or a Dodge Charger? You are invited to bring your car to display for the public to admire.

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Oregon California Trail Association Tour
Doniphan County

Oregon California Trail Association Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description E. Walnut St. and N. Liberty St., Troy, KS 785.850.0063

The Gateway Chapter Oregon California Trail Association will give tours of overland trails in the county. Starting point is the top of the hour Thurs.-Sun. from 10am-3pm from E. Walnut and N. Liberty in Troy. Some transportation will be provided, along with a guide.

Paint a Barn Quilt
Nemaha County

Paint a Barn Quilt

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 1:00pm to 8:00pm The Market Greenhouse, 33 North 5th, Seneca, KS 785.587.4980

Take an hour to design and paint a 12” quilt block choosing between several options. Cost $20. Then take a selfie with your creation with the hashtag #bkrt20 and share with your fellow BKRT travelers. It all takes place at The Market Greenhouse, a multi vendor shop, that hosts crafting parties, offers custom stencils and furniture refurb and sales. Greenhouse open April-June.

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Pancake Breakfast
Brown County

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 7:00am to 11:00am 118 Parsons, Robinson, KS 785.544.7735

Do you "flip" over pancakes? Head over to the community center for a pancake feed sponsored by the Robinson Lions Club. Proceeds benefit the 2020 fireworks display. Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Robinson Lions Club

Picnic in the Park & Corning's Museum Tours
Nemaha County

Picnic in the Park & Corning's Museum Tours

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 6th St. and Atlantic St., Corning, KS 785.564.1662

Join us for a picnic in Corning's City Park! Also in the park is the Corning Museum located in the former high school, a WPA building. Picnic at noon! Donation.

Pie on the Porch
Doniphan County

Pie on the Porch

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 201 S. Prairie St., Highland, KS

Get to know the city of Highland by visiting with the locals and enjoying the Pie on the Porch event! There will be fruit, cream, seasonal and local favorites available to enjoy on a shaded porch of a cute Highland home. There's lots of room and pie so stop by on your way to other events or relax and stay awhile. Start at Lanna French's home at 201 S. Prairie. There will also be brownies and cookies for children. Friday-Saturday 9-11am and 1-4pm each day or while the pie lasts!

Powhattan Community Hall Backstage Inscriptions Tours
Brown County

Powhattan Community Hall Backstage Inscriptions Tours

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:00am to 2:00pm 302 Main St., Powhattan, KS 785.741.0128

Self-paced walk through tour lasting approximately 15 minutes.

Putting Contest - Sabetha Golf Course
Nemaha County

Putting Contest - Sabetha Golf Course

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:00am to 4:00pm 2551 X Road, Sabetha, KS 785.284.2023

Try your putting skills at this beautiful private course. The 5990 yard 9-hole course provides various challenges when playing both the white and the blue tees. The bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens are lined with decades-old cottonwood, maple, sycamore, and native cedar trees. No pre-registration needed and no admission fee on day of contest.

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Rainbow Communications Selfie Stop
Brown County

Rainbow Communications Selfie Stop

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00am to 5:00pm 608 Main St., Everest, KS

Stop in any Rainbow office in the BKRT region to take a selfie with personalized window murals made for each town! The other location in Brown County is 628 Oregon St., Hiawatha.

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Rainbow Communications Selfie Stop
Nemaha County

Rainbow Communications Selfie Stop

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 8:00am to 5:00pm 513 Main St., Seneca, KS

Stop by all the Rainbow offices in the Big Kansas Road Trip region to take your selfie with personalized window murals for each of the towns made special for the BKRT! Other locations are in Brown County at Everest, 608 Main and Hiawatha, 628 Oregon St.

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Sacks to Mats
Brown County

Sacks to Mats

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 116 W 8th St., Horton, KS 785.640.0948

At the Horton Senior Center, the “Sacks to Mats” group will demonstrate how they transform ordinary shopping bags into mats for the homeless. Enjoy coffee and cookies as you also peruse projects of The Knitting and Crochet Group. Thursday-Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 1-4pm.

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Sawmill Demonstration - Albany Historical Museum
Nemaha County

Sawmill Demonstration - Albany Historical Museum

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 1:00pm to 5:00pm X4 and 204th Rd, Sabetha, KS

Don't miss seeing a 130 year old sawmill in operation at the historic Albany Historical Museum. Several volunteers will be on hand to explain the process and answer questions. Starting from Main St. in Sabetha, go 2 1/4 miles north on 6th (becomes X4).

Schenck Process Tour
Nemaha County

Schenck Process Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Thursday May 07, 2020 1:30pm to 2:00pm 810 S. Old 75 Highway, Sabetha, KS 785.284.6670

Schenck Process designs and builds food grade pneumatic systems. Food grade equipment that moves bulk dry products like Duncan Hines and Star Bucks Their sayings is......"if you ate breakfast today then you probably had something in the life cycle that went through Schenck Process equipment." Please email c.mcelroy@schenckprocess.com with number attending.

Seneca United Methodist Church Tours
Nemaha County

Seneca United Methodist Church Tours

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 4:00pm to 4:30pm 702 Main St., Seneca, KS 785.336.2940

The Seneca United Methodist Church or the "church on Main Street" as it sometimes called, welcomes you to come learn their history! Tours last 30 minutes. The Church's front door is open 24/7. Sunday Worship Gathering 11am.

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Seneca Walking Tour
Nemaha County

Seneca Walking Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 2:00pm to 2:30pm 606 Main St., Seneca, KS 785.336.1313

The Historic Walking Tour takes you back to Seneca's early days. Maps available at the Seneca Free Library. Go on your own or on a guided tour given at 2pm and last approximately 30 minutes. Gather at the library and the tour will take you up and down Seneca's Main Street and end at the Nemaha County Historical Society.

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Sloppy Joe Lunch
Brown County

Sloppy Joe Lunch

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 11:00am to 1:00pm 118 Parsons, Robinson, KS 785.544.7735

Come for a Sloppy Joe Lunch sponsored by the Robinson Community Building Association on either Thursday or Friday and help the community raise funds for their 2020 fireworks display. Lunch includes chips and a drink. Held at the Robinson Community Building.

Smore's & Sunset at the Centralia Lake
Nemaha County

Smore's & Sunset at the Centralia Lake

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 7:00pm to 9:00pm G Road/Highway 187 and 72nd Rd., Centralia, KS 785.294.8391

Enjoy Smore's and lemonade with Centralia Cub Scout Pack 136 at the Centralia Lake Shelter House and watch the sun set over the beautiful lake. Bring your chairs and blankets! From 2nd Street and K-9 in Centralia, go 2 miles south on G Road/Highway 187 and 1 mile west on 72nd Road.

Spanky's Bar & Grill Cornhole Tournament
Nemaha County

Spanky's Bar & Grill Cornhole Tournament

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 9:30pm 405 Main St., Seneca, KS 785.336.6031

Join us at Spanky's Bar & Grill for a Cornhole Tournament on Saturday beginning at 9:30pm! No entry fee, prizes. Come for supper and drink specials!

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Spanky's Bar & Grill Karaoke Night
Nemaha County

Spanky's Bar & Grill Karaoke Night

Friday May 08, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 9:00pm 405 Main St., Seneca, KS 785.336.6031

Join us for Karaoke at Spanky's Bar & Grill on Friday beginning at 9pm! Come in early for supper, serving food 5-9pm. Drink specials all night.

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St. Benedict Church Open House
Doniphan County

St. Benedict Church Open House

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 10:00am to 3:00pm 676 St. Benedict Road, Bendena, KS 785.442.3373

Nestled in the rolling hills of rural Doniphan County just southwest of Bendena, the current church, the third erected on this property, has a history dating to 1856 and has ties to the first Benedictine monastery in the New World. The first church was built in 1859; the second was erected in 1859, but a tornado destroyed it May 25, 1903. Seven month later, the first Mass in the current church was celebrated. Listed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places, the church is known for its beautiful stained-glass windows and three altars. Church and Hall open for viewing. Water available for a free will donation. Visitors are welcome to attend Sunday Mass at 8am. Photo courtesy Esther Gormley.

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St. John's Lutheran Church Open House
Doniphan County

St. John's Lutheran Church Open House

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 9:00am to 3:00pm 102 Commercial St., Bendena, KS 785.741.1250

St. John's Lutheran Church has had a presence in the community since the 1860s and continues to worship today in a historic building that was completed in 1913. The building and grounds will be open to visitors on May 8-9 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Photo courtesy St. John's Lutheran Church. Photo courtesy Emily McQuillan.

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Sts. Peter and Paul Church Tour
Nemaha County

Sts. Peter and Paul Church Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 2:30pm to 3:00pm 411 Pioneer St.,, Seneca, KS 785.336.2128

Tours of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church lasting about 30 minutes. Mass times: Thu 7am; Fri 8am (school mass), Sat 5pm, Sun 7am, 9am, 11am

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Thursday Morning Coffee
Nemaha County

Thursday Morning Coffee

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Thursday May 07, 2020 9:00am to 10:30am Eastridge Nursing Home, 604 1st St., Centralia, KS 785.857.3388

If you arrive early on Thursday, join the residents at the local nursing home for a cup of coffee and snacks. Locals regularly join the residents here on Thursday mornings for coffee and your visit will make their day.

Tour St. Joseph Catholic Church
Doniphan County

Tour St. Joseph Catholic Church

Friday May 08, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 104 S 7th St., Wathena, KS 785.989.4711

Be spiritually inspired by touring the St. Joseph Catholic Church, built in 1914, and located on the picturesque bluffs of the Missouri River. See our beautiful stained glass windows, statues, and 6' illuminated cross on the steeple.Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday 10am-5pm. Join local parishioners for Holy Mass on Saturday at 5pm.

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Vintage School Gym Tour - Troy - CANCELLED
Doniphan County

Vintage School Gym Tour - Troy - CANCELLED

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 8:00am to 5:00pm 319 South Park, Troy, KS 785.840.6483

Due to Covid-19 and the state-wide closer of school buildings, this event has been cancelled. Troy Booster Club will be giving tours of the Grade School (230 Poplar Street) and High School Gyms (319 South Park Street). Visitors will be able to view the vintage gyms with their hardwood floors and vintage scorekeeping equipment. The Booster Club will be selling homemade baked items at the high school during the tour. Support the Troy Trojans! Photo from "Hallowed Hardwood, Vintage Basketball Gyms of Kansas", courtesy of author, Brian D. Stucky.

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Wathena American Legion Auxiliary Unit 161/American Legion Post 161
Doniphan County

Wathena American Legion Auxiliary Unit 161/American Legion Post 161

Saturday May 09, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 8:00am to 12:00pm 304 Fourth St., Wathena, KS 816.262.7072

Stop at the 1936 Legion Hall to see pictures of past veterans and articles about the restoration of the Civil War Monument at the nearby Bellemont Cemetery. Cookies, cinnamon rolls, coffee and water will be served. Photo courtesy Debbie Sigrist.

Wenger Mfg., Inc. Tour
Nemaha County

Wenger Mfg., Inc. Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Friday May 08, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm 714 Main St., Sabetha, KS 785.284.1213

Stop in the Wenger Conference Center for an overview of how this small rural company leads the world in the manufacture of extrusion processing systems used in the production of food and feed. Come and go throughout regular business hours with hosts available to answer questions. A 30 minute factor tour available on Thursday and Friday at 2:30. No reservation required. Limit 40 people.

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Werner Wagon Works Tour
Brown County

Werner Wagon Works Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 1705 Yates, Horton, KS 785.438.5500

Don Werner makes and restores horse-drawn vehicles and is reputed to be one of the best in this field in the Midwest. Don is one of about six non-Amish craftsmen in the United States who works full time as a wainwright and wheelwright, and his wagons, buggies, carriages, and other conveyances are beautiful works of art. Tours lasting approximately 30 minutes are offered Thursday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am and 2pm, Sunday 1-3pm. (Located just east of Mission Lake.)

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White Cloud School Tour
Doniphan County

White Cloud School Tour

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Saturday May 09, 2020 See Description 103 S. 5th, White Cloud, KS

The 1872 two-story, Italianate building was designed by Kansas architect Erasmus T. carr. Today it houses the Ma-Hush-Kah Museum. "Mah-Hush-Kah is a phonetic spelling of the name of Mahaska II, "White Cloud" (ca. 1810-1851), the chief of the Iowa Tribe for many years." Open for self-guided tours from 10am – 4pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Woodlawn Baptist Church Events
Nemaha County

Woodlawn Baptist Church Events

Thursday May 07, 2020 - Sunday May 10, 2020 See Description 2111 120th Road, Sabetha, KS 785.285.0204

Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am-9pm; 4-H snack stand May 7-9, free will donation. 4-H music program Thursday, 7pm; Gospel piano music on Friday and Saturday, 7pm. Sunday service at 10am.