October 2023 … 

Neewollah promises another year of family fun

Calling kids of all ages — come out to Independence for another fun-filled Neewollah, Oct. 20-28.

The festival (simply “Halloween” spelled backwards), began in 1919 as an event for kids and families, encouraged to take the place of Halloween pranks and mischief. It’s grown into a weeklong celebration of community with an arts and crafts show, a 5K run and walk, a carnival, BBQ and dessert cook-off, a marching band festival, parade, live entertainment, and the crowning and presentation of the Queen Neelah and her court. This year, musical artists The Oak Ridge Boys close the event with a concert on the evening of Oct. 28.

For more information, visit www.neewollah.com.


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Funseekers will convene on Independence, KS, for a week of celebration at Neewollah, Oct. 20-28. (Image courtesy of kansastravel.org.)