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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - West Fest

Celebrating Kansas Cowboys!

West Fest is our annual event for children and families.

Activities included with Museum admission. Free to Kansas Historical Foundation members!

  • Explore new museum exhibits
  • Climb inside the full-sized covered wagon, a great photo op!
  • Gallop through the gallery on stick ponies
  • Enjoy one wagon or stagecoach ride with each admission from Mahaffie Stage Stop and Farm

Many free activities!

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free hot dogs and chips while supplies last.
  • Live music by Kaw Valley Cornet Band
  • Demonstrations by Kansas artists
  • Face painting
  • Candle dipping
  • Make hand-cranked ice cream
  • Build a log cabin
  • Rope a steer
  • Sing around a campfire
  • Watch a cowboy cook over a fire pit, quilter, woodcarver, glass blower, button maker
  • Photo opportunities
  • Meet Nevada the mustang and Sundance the miniature horse

Support for West Fest is provided by Dillon's and Frito Lay in Topeka.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020