Iola wins trail town of the year! A clear winner from our poll, we’ll be awarding our 2017 Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year to Iola. The presentation will be on Thursday, July 20 at 2pm at the Thrive Allen County conference room, 9 South Jefferson Ave, Iola.
Along with the award and an honorary copy of the Kansas Trail Guide book given to Thrive Allen County, we’ll be presenting information on the trails of Kansas and just what you can see when you get off the highway and explore. From wagon trail ruts and Civil War history to impressive geologic formations and beautiful wildflowers, there’s some amazing things to see.
You’ll also be able to buy your own copy of the Kansas Trail Guide book, get a copy signed, and ask any questions about the trails of Kansas that you might have.
Looking forward to honoring Iola and to seeing you there!
We’re excited to be back this summer to keep on sharing our love of Kansas trails, and letting people know what’s out there throughout the state.
We’ll be giving a talk on the varying trails and ecosystems and adventures of Kansas at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore in Emporia at 2pm on July 8. That’s one week from day! Mark your calendars and bring your copy to be signed or buy one!
Fun fact on the place itself — it’s named after Ellen Plumb, who opened Emporia’s first bookstore back in 1870.
If you go:
Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore
1101 Commercial, Emporia
Saturday, July 8
Our segment with Sunflower Journeys was filmed in August at the Konza Prairie, and it will premiere at the end of the Recreation episode that’s airing on 11/10/16 – episode 8 of Sunflower Journey’s 29th season.
About Sunflower Journeys: Kansas’ longest running local history program, KTWU’s Sunflower Journeys, travels the highways to bring Kansas stories home to viewers. And now, there are various ways you can see KTWU programming. Sunflower Journeys airs three times a week on KTWU. Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 2:30pm, Saturday at 5:30PM and the following Wednesday on KTWU’s Enhance channel at 7:30pm. Sunflower Journeys also airs on KCPT in Kansas City, KPTS in Wichita, and Smoky Hills Public Television in the western part of the state. Check local listings for airtimes on those stations.
If you’re running the Salt City Run For The Rocks in Hutchinson, you may be stopping by Harley’s Bicycles on Saturday 9/24 to pick up your race packet. While you’re there, you’ll also find Jonathan there from 10am to 1pm with signed Kansas Trail Guide books available to purchase!
Of course, he’ll be there for those of you not picking up a race packet too.
Good luck to all the runners from the 5k to the half marathon!
If you go:
629 North Main, Hutchinson, KS
This Saturday, September 10 is the 6th annual Kansas Book Festival at the statehouse in Topeka. Kicking off the day is the awards ceremony for the Kansas Notable Book Awards in the House Chamber.
We’re excited and honored to be receiving the award, and we’ll also be presenting and signing books at 2:00 in the Visitor’s Center Auditorium.
Held at the Capitol building in Topeka the festival combines author presentations, vendors, children’s activities and entertainment, and, of course, tasty food!
Find out more details about the full schedule here. Some authors we’re excited to see are George Frazier, author of The Last Wild Places of Kansas and Jane O’Connor, author of the Fancy Nancy series.
We’ll be in Hays at the Hays Public Library at 1pm this Saturday, July 30. Our presentation will include just what you can find on the trails of Kansas if you take the time to get off the highway.
Far more than a flyover state, Kansas has plenty of trails for those on foot, on wheels, and on horseback. We’ll tell you our favorite spots around the state, give you some information about writing the book, sign books, and books will be available to buy a $24.95.
We’re set up to do some book signings and presentations on Kansas trails about this summer. Here’s where we’ll be:
July 18 at 7pm at Lawrence Public Library
July 30 at 1pm at Hays Public Library
August 2 at 6:30pm at Faith & Life Bookstore, Newton
Books will be available for purchase for $24.95.
We’d love to see you at one of these events! If you can’t make it to one, you can always buy the book here.