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Special Events

  1. 16th Annual Flint Hills Festival of Wines

    August 28, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Colbert's Restaurant at Colbert Hills

    Festival of Wines is an annual wine and food sampling event, and proceeds benefit the local Homecare & Hospice organization and The Good Shepherd Hospice House. The festival begins with a wine dinner and live auction at Colbert’s Restaurant, Colbert Hills. This year’s multi-course dinner features wines from the Hess Collection including: Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc, Hess Shirtail Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Hess Select Pinot Noir, Hess Select Treo and Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon.

  2. After Sunset: Animal Encounters in the Dark

    August 28, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    The whole family is invited to enjoy a night guided tour at Sunset Zoo and discover the animals after dark! Please register at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

  3. Speedy PD 10K/5K race

    August 29, 8:00 AM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Scenic views of Tuttle Creek State Park and a great atmosphere with volunteers and supporters lining the course. The Speedy PD 5K/10K and Family Fun Run benefits the Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan at Meadowlark Hills.

  4. Flint Hills Festival of Wines private/grand tasting

    August 29, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Private tasting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Bluemont Hotel. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample 10 highly-rated wines and unique hors’d oeuvres that won’t be available at any other festival event. The private tasting room is sponsored by Nespor’s Wine & Spirits and 4 Olives Wine Bar. The main festival event, grand tasting and silent auction from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Participants will sample from a variety of 200+ wines and spirits from all around the world and taste gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

  5. Wildcat Week, Flint Hills Discovery Center/Sunset Zoo

    August 30 - September 5 @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Kick off the start of another K-State school year with a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo!