Friday, October 1, 2010

Kansas Speedway Buzz and Other Weekend Events

It's race weekend here in Kansas City again. The Nationwide Series-Kansas Lottery 300-race takes place on Saturday, with the Sprint Cup -Price Chopper 400- Race on Sunday. Sunday's race is the third in the "Chase for the Cup" series of ten races that determines the winner of the Sprint Cup. This is the second NASCAR event weekend held at Kansas Speedway this season, but the only Sprint Cup race. Tickets are still available at the Kansas Speedway website here. Be sure to check out the Legends while you are out at the speedway this weekend.

Leawood City Park (106th & Lee Blvd)

Leawood will be holding their 1st Annual Fall Festival today (Friday October 1st) from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. This event is primarily for kids with inflatables, pumpkin painting, hayrides, cake walk, etc. Admission is Free, but a $5 wristband can be purchased per child for unlimited activities. A Screening of Ghostbusters on a 16X18 foot screen will take place at 8PM after the activities.

Louisburg Cider Mill (3 miles west of US 69 on K68 in Louisburg)

Another Family Event is the Cider Fest - Saturday and Sunday - 9AM-5PM. Pancake Breakfast in the Morning followed by Barbeque dinner in the afternoon. Moonwalk and Pony Rides for the Kids, Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. There is a charge for the activities and food, but parking is free. For more information contact the Cider Mill at 913-837-5202.

16200 E Hwy 40, KCMO

From time to time, I like to highlight some of the more offbeat events around Kansas City. It doesn't get much more off-beat than the Kansas City Juggling Festival. Starting at 5PM on Friday, there will be continuous juggling until Sunday afternoon. Saturday afternoon many "World Records" will be attempted, with a public show and raffle on Saturday evening. Registration is $10 for jugglers, and $5 for non jugglers.

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