July 2024

Wheat Festival is a celebration of community


The 124th annual Wheat Festival in Wellington, will feature something for every summer funseeker.

Taking place July 9-13 in downtown Wellington, the festival is jam-packed with family-friendly activities, including an art exhibit, art contest, children’s storytime and crafts, movie-themed sidewalk chalking, watermelon feed, horseshoe tournament, carnival rides, lip sync contest, hot dog eating contest, cookie jar auction, cow chip throw, and bed races.

According to the state’s tourism website, the event has been a tradition in the state since 1900, when Sumner County celebrated a bumper wheat harvest that earned Wellington the title of “Wheat Capital of the World.” The festival remains a celebration of community and agriculture.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/kswheatfestival.


Kansas Wheat Festival

Grab the family and head out to Wellington, KS, for its 124th Kansas Wheat Festival from July 9-13, featuring high-flying fun. (Image courtesy of Facebook)