Posts by CVB Staff

A Great Weekend for Treasure Hunting, Bargains, Dining and Fun

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Treasures and Bargains Gather your friends and family and head to the 2019 Great American Market on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 in Emporia. Plan to spend the weekend, because we truly have all you need for a weekend getaway, from lush hotels to scrumptious food. Originally founded by The Emporia Gazette about 15 years ago…

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Another “Big Deal” Coming to Emporia!

A “Go To” Destination Emporia’s reputation as a “go to” destination has increased significantly over the past several years. We have some fabulous home-grown restaurants, a growing live music scene, a vibrant downtown and two world-class events that bring visitors from multiple countries to our town. Emporia, Kansas is a big deal! We are internationally…

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Emporia Hosts 2019 Junior Disc Golf World Championships

EMPORIA, Kansas, June 18, 2019 – – Emporia, Kansas will once again host the Junior Disc Golf World Championships. The event, held July 9 through July 13, is presented by Dynamic Discs and is sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). Players representing 40 states plus Canada, Finland, Sweden and New Zealand are currently…

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Emporia to Entertain Visitors from Around the World

Emporia to Entertain Visitors from Around the World GBO Lures Players from 10 Countries and 47 States EMPORIA, Kansas, March 28, 2019 – – Emporia, Kansas will host the 17th annual Glass Blown Open (GBO) presented by Dynamic Discs. Event dates are April 20 – 27, with round one of tournament play beginning April 24th.…

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Burning Desire: Watch the Flint Hills Transform Through Fire

Here in the Flint Hills, we greet the arrival of spring with a unique agricultural practice: pasture burning. For several weeks from late March through April, the skies are lit with flames and the sweet smell of burning Tallgrass permeates the air. Why do we burn our pastures? Prescribed or controlled burns are a vital…

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What You Must Do in Emporia! – Part 2

We love having visitors come to Emporia! This is part two of our suggestions of what you must do when you visit Emporia. Our mission at the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to inspire people to visit, stay, dine, shop and play in Emporia and we want you to enjoy your stay enough that you…

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Emporia CVB Awards Grant Funds — $9,300 Allocated to Boost Eight Events

EMPORIA, Kansas, February 21, 2019 — Eight entities have been approved to receive $9,300 through the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Tourism Grant Fund for events taking place in Emporia during 2019. During their monthly meeting, the Convention and Visitors Advisory Board reviewed grant applications received prior to the February 1st deadline. First round…

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What You Must Do in Emporia! – Part 1

We love having visitors! Our mission at the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to inspire people to visit, stay, dine, shop and play in Emporia. Whether you are an outdoor adventurist, day tripper, art lover, history buff, foodie or simply looking for someplace to have a family outing, we want you to come often and…

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