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What a Ride! Rural Community-Owned Carnivals

Date and Time: October 17, 2022, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Rice County Historical Society, 105 W Lyon St, Lyons
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Across Kansas, late summer brings county fair season and all the fun that goes along with it. But what happens when the carnival stops coming? These community connectors have largely gone by the wayside due to economic challenges, but some counties have united to host community-owned carnivals. This talk will delve into the history of the carnival in Kansas, and the recent herculean efforts by small, rural communities to keep this tradition alive and thriving. Presented by Erika Nelson.

Sponsored by: Rice County Historical Society


For more information about this event, please contact:
Theresa Murphy
(620) 257-3941


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