We’ve got an art and crafts fair, an autumn art festival, an annual cat show and some wine tasting to keep your weekend interesting. No matter which event you choose, you really can’t go wrong!
Read on for more information on Toto’s top 5 weekend picks. Make sure to also check out other Kansas events on FetchToto’s Events Calendar: http://events.fetchtoto.com/
1) Autumn & Art
Time: Fri 6 PM – 9 PM, Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sun 10 AM – 5 PM
Date: Friday, Sept. 13 – Saturday, Sept. 15
Where: 2000 R. Rock Rd., Wichita
Why you should go: The event is free, but for those who might enjoy a more ‘VIP’ experience, it will cost a little extra.
For $100 you can enjoy the VIP Patron Experience, which includes a full weekend of special privileges and hospitality. On opening night, VIP guests are invited to the Patron Party, where lavish gourmet food and specialty wine and spirits are served. The party will also include live auctions, music, and art performances by Wichita artist Michael Potts.
Throughout Saturday and Sunday, VIP guests will enjoy the Patron Lounge, where they’ll have unlimited access to art talks and live entertainment, reserved parking, and food and spirits.
Tickets are $75 for the Patron Party (this does not include the Patron Lounge) or pay $100 for the Patron Experience (includes Patron Party & Patron Lounge). Tickets can be purchased at Bradley Fair Guest Services (next to Williams-Sonoma), phone (316) 267-2817, or online at www.eventbrite.com (a processing fee will apply).
2) KansasKatz Championship and Household Pet Cat Show
Date & Time:
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturday, Sept. 14
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Sunday, Sept. 15
Where: The Sunset Banquet Hall, 1407 E. Harry St., Wichita
Cost: : $5 Adults, $3 Children (4-12) and Seniors (65+), FREE for Children (4 & Under), $1 discount for aircraft workers and military.
Why you should go: Cat lovers can enjoy the 2013 KansasKatz Championship all weekend long. This year’s show includes 12 rings of continuous judging for breeds various breeds of cats. The competition recognizes 55 different breeds of cats, including Persians, Himalayans, Manx, Bengals, and much more.
Vendors will offer one-of-a-kind arts and craft items, jewelry, clothing and other items for cats and cat lovers. One lucky person will also win a Blu-ray player. Tickets range from $1 - $5 and can be purchased by calling 316-619-5938.
3) Handmade in the Heartland Craft Fair
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Date: Saturday, September 14
Where: 701 W. 21st St. North (SE corner of 21 & Ridge), Wichita
Why you should go: This event is for all those who enjoy crafting and handmade items. The Handmade in the Heartland Craft Fairs will feature over 50 craft booths setup by local artists and crafters.
These crafters will be displaying and selling their amazing works, which will include jewelry, fashionable clothing; accessories, unique home, pottery, food & sweets, candles; soaps, children’s clothing, hair accessories, pottery, holiday decor, sports team home decor, artwork, and much more.
4) 5th Annual Wine Mosey
Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Old Cowtown, 1864 West Museum Blvd., Wichita
Cost: $40 per person
Why you should go: Come out for a night of wine and entertainment at Old Cowtown’s 5th Annual Wine Mosey. Fill your stomach with hors d’oeuvres, BBQ and wine in one of Wichita’s most unique settings.
While you’re at Cowtown, make sure to take a stagecoach ride throughout the museum and try your luck at antique bowling. Entertainment will also be provided by the Dixie Lee Saloon Girls and the Old Cowtown Gunfighters.
Also, don’t forget to dress up for this one! You’re asked to wear Western/ casual attire and comfortable shoes. This event is only suitable for those ages 21 and up. Tickets can be purchased online at wichitatix.com or by calling 316-350-3323.
5) Kansas State Fair
Date: Sat, September 15 – Sun, September 16
Where: Kansas State Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Poplar St., Hutchinson
Cost: $6.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Seniors (60 years & over), $3 for Children (ages 6 – 12), Children 5 & under are FREE
Why you should go: It may be the last weekend for the State Fair, but that doesn’t mean that there will be a shortage of new things to check out while you’re out there.
On Saturday, don’t miss the 2013 Chainsaw Woodcarving Auction, which takes place at 4 PM at Bretz Law Arena. All wooden sculptures carved during this year’s State Fair will be up for grabs to the highest bidder.
On Sunday, the Nostalgic Car Show will feature a wide variety of classic vehicles and will take place in Gottschalk Park between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Other one-time events taking place on Sunday include an Antique Tractor Pull (10AM) and a Cowboy Mounted Shooting event (2PM).
The State Fair will wrap-up with the much anticipated performance by Country superstar, Toby Keith. The Oklahoma native, known for hit songs, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” “Beer for My Horses,” and “Red Solo Cup,” will take the U.S. Cellular Stage at 7:30 PM on Sunday, Sept. 16. Fellow country singer, JT Hodges, will open for Keith. Tickets range in price from $20 to $100 and can be purchased online here: http://kansasstatefair.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=566641