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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…

CVB Assists with National Tractor Show and More — Events Held in Emporia and Kansas for the First Time

EMPORIA, Kansas – – The Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau is working with a number of groups this year to bring meetings and events to Emporia. We are excited to announce confirmation of the following events, all of which are being held in Emporia as well as Kansas, for the first time. March 2, Kansas…

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…

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…

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…

2019 Emporia Visitors Guides Available – Removable Center Section Features Disc Golf

EMPORIA, Kansas, February 4, 2019 – – The 2019 Emporia Visitors Guide is now available at the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau office, 719 Commercial Street. The cover features 2018 PDGA Professional World Champion Paige Bjerkaas of Emporia. The new guide is a 48-page magazine and is the official Visitors Guide for Emporia. Disc golf…

2019 event preview!

Happy New Year, everyone! We at the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to kick off another year promoting everything that is wonderful about our community, including Emporia’s unique events. Thousands of visitors from around the world visit Emporia each year to attend various events, and they often comment that Emporia is an amazing,…

5 ways to entertain your visitors this holiday

Are you hosting family and friends for the holidays this year? Need something to do with them this weekend? Get out of the house and enjoy what Emporia has to offer! 1. Visit Lyon County History Center Give your guests a glimpse into the past with a visit to the Lyon County History Center. Eight…

2018 Holiday Shopping Guide

Christmas is upon us once again, and our local Emporia merchants are ready to help you find that perfect gift. We’ve organized Emporia’s shopping options by category, so you can quickly jot down ideas for everyone on your list. There are 21 days left to shop, and Emporia has a wealth of businesses with unique…

Happy Holidaze at the Zoo

The 2018 holiday season in Emporia officially begins tonight – Tuesday, November 20 with the Happy Holidaze lighting at David Traylor Zoo, 75 Sodens Road. This annual event illuminates Emporia’s beautiful zoo with thousands of lights, turning it into a favorite destination during the holidays. The Emporia Friends of the Zoo invite guests to join…