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Liberal, the official home of Dorothy Gale, celebrates The Wizard of Oz all year long at
Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz but it really gears up the second Saturday
of October during Ozfest.
Activities often include a parade, look-a-like contests, live entertainment, scarecrow building, bouncy houses and many other children’s activities, Add to that vendors, food booths and horse and buggy rides and you have a fun filled Saturday for the whole family.
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2nd Saturday in October
Always on Shrove or Fat Tuesday, International Pancake Day is
Liberal’s first big celebration of the year.
The four-day festival starts on
Saturday with cooking, eating and flipping contests. A new Miss Liberal is
crowned on Sunday and often there is a concert of Christian music. Monday
evening features talent from all over the area competing for money and trophies
at Liberal High School.
International Pancake Day itself starts with, of course, a pancake breakfast followed by races, a Shriving Service, live web chat with the folks from Olney, England and a parade.
Satuday through Shrove Tuesday
In November, the Baker Arts Center holds two special
French Market, the first weekend of the month, includes a reservations only luncheon with multiple
seatings on Saturday and a luncheon buffet on Sunday. Christmas shops featuring unique and handmade gifts and
decorations, a silent auction and a dessert shop featuring homemade cakes, pies
and candy are open both days.
Night of Lights, the third Saturday evening, includes food, drinks, a live and silent auction with decorated Christmas items and fine arts. Live entertainment is also sometimes included.
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For its 12th annual event, Cinco De Mayo is hosting a citywide culture festival on May 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Seward County Event Center. One of the highlights of the event will be a Food Truck Challenge. Want to try your hand at salsa making? How about seeing if you can eat the most hot peppers? There’s nothing like watching the colorful dancers perform to traditional Latino rhythms.
Sunday Closest to May 5
Seward County Five-State Fair County Fair and Carnival
Little World’s Fair, Kismet
Old-Fashioned Street Fair
Labor Day Weekend
Folk Art Festival
Arts and Crafts Show
First Weekend in December