Calendar

October

Oct. 1-31 Family Farm at Louisburg Cider Mill, 10-acre corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, louisburgcidermill.com. $2 off (with valid ID) Oct. 15-17 for first responders, teachers, enlisted military, police and health care workers.

Oct. 7-9 Gordon Parks Festival, Fort Scott, fortscott.com.

Oct. 8-9  Svensk Hyllningsfest, celebration of the first Swedish immigrants to settle in the Smoky Valley, 15K run, Lindsborg, VisitLindsborg.com.

Oct. 8-10 Columbus Hot Air Balloon Regatta/Columbus Day Festival, Columbus, 620-429-1492.

Oct. 9 Pumpkin PaZOOla, free pumpkins while supplies last, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, rollinghillszoo.org.

Oct. 22-30 Neewollah Festival, Independence, neewollah.com.  

Oct. 23 Burning Scarecrow: 12th Annual Burning of the Scarecrow, 7 p.m., live music, bonfire, wagon rides and zombies in the corn maze, Louisburg Cider Mill, louisburgcidermill.com.

Oct. 24 Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley concert, 3:30 p.m., Swedish Pavilion, Old Mill, Lindsborg. 

November

Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Vintage Christmas tree display with 200 decorated trees, Lecompton, lecomptonkansas.com.

Nov. 7-Jan. 2 Holiday Gift Show, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, sandzen.org.

Nov. 13 Holiday Open House, Lindsborg, VisitLindsborg.com.

Nov. 18-Jan. 8, 2022 Illuminations, Botanica, Wichita, botanica.org.

Nov. 24- Dec. 31 Chautauqua Isle of Lights, drive-through light display with over 250 designs in Chautauqua Park along the Solomon River, Mitchell County, visitmcks.com.  

Nov. 26-Jan. 14 Tours of the historic Seelye Mansion decked out for the holidays, Abilene, seelyemansion.org.

Nov. 27 Home for the Holidays Festival & Parade, opening of Santas Around the World and Trail of Lights, Great Bend, visitgreatbend.com.

December 

Dec. 3-4 Candlelight Tours of the Fort, Fort Scott, fortscott.com.

Dec. 3-11 Victorian Christmas (weekends), Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, oldcowtown.org.

Dec. 4 Night of Christmas Magic, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Dec. 4 Country Store Holiday Open House, Louisburg Cider Mill, louisburgcidermill.com.

Dec. 4 Artists’ Studio Christmas Open House, pick up a map at the Red Barn Studio, Snowflake parade, Lindsborg, VisitLindsborg.com.

Dec. 4 Five Places of Christmas, Newton, ToNewton.com.

Dec. 4 Holiday Open House, tree lighting, carols, Kechi, kechiks.gov.

Dec. 5 Cookies with Santa, decorate cookies, write letters to Santa, create an ornament, visit Santa, reservations required, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, rollinghillszoo.org.

Dec. 9-15 Holiday Light Trolley Tours, McPherson, visitmcpherson.com.

Dec. 10-12 Prairie Nutcracker, Hutchinson, prairienutcracker.com. 

Dec. 10-12, 17-19, 23 Christmas Candlelit Tours at the Historic Brown Mansion in Coffeyville, visitcoffeyville.com.

Dec. 11 St. Lucia Festival, Swedish winter tradition, holiday music, dancers, downtown during the day, and Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Old Mill Museum complex starting at 5:30 p.m., Lindsborg, VisitLindsborg.com.

Dec. 11 Leavenworth County Historical Society Vintage Homes Tour, Leavenworth, VisitLeavenworthKS.com.

Dec. 11 Illuminated Frostfest Parade, Hays, VisitHays.com.