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Erika Nelson, Speaker

Independent artist and educator exploring contemporary art forms in the public realm

What a Ride! Rural Community-Owned Carnivals

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. 

Contact Erika directly about speaking at your event:
worldslargestthings@gmail.com
(785) 760-0826
Lucas

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