October-December Highlights


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Delano salutes Chisholm Trail

The annual Delano Fall Fair will salute the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail with a three-day event Oct. 6-8. The weekend starts with campfire ghost stories on Friday evening and continues Saturday with a western parade at high noon, old-fashioned games, storytellers, horses, chuckwagon food, and music by Suzy Bogguss and Del Shields. Sunday plans include a cowboy church service and ice cream social. Events take place in Wichita’s historic Delano district west of downtown. For more info, visit historicdelano.com.

Tallgrass Film Festival turns 15

Wichita’s Tallgrass Film Festival, the state’s largest, celebrates its 15th anniversary with five days of film-focused events Oct. 18-22. The festival features nearly 200 feature and short films screened in a variety of venues in downtown Wichita in addition to panel discussions and four gala parties. Last year’s festival screened films from 33 countries – selected from 2,000 submissions – and hosted 123 visiting film professionals and 16,500 attendees. For more info, schedules and tickets, visit stubbornlyindependent.com.

Holiday Tables toasts 50 years

Mark Arts (formerly the Wichita Center for the Arts) will host its annual Holiday Tables event Nov. 3-5 at 9112 E. Central. In addition to viewing festive holiday decorations, home-baked goods and boutique items will be for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A café and coffee bar will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $10, may be purchased at the door or in advance at markartsks.com/holiday-tables or by calling 634-2787. Advance purchase is required for Girls’ Night Out; Wine, Dine, Sparkle and Shine Party; and Sugar & Spice Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea.