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5 peaceful (free) places to escape around Emporia

In our day-to-day lives we rush back and forth; rush to wake up, rush to work, rush to go pick up the kids, rush to classes; rush to make dinner. Rushing becomes our life. We forget the incalculable beauty of stillness. Of gentle, peaceful, calming, nothing. We forget how priceless it can be to relinquish…

Emporians Lead the Nation in Establishing Veterans Day

As part of our celebration of all Veterans, we would like to share some history with you. Below is the story of Veterans Day, originally published in the Emporia Gazette in 2003. A DAY TO HONOR VETERANS Published in The Emporia Gazette on November 1, 2003 By Roberta Birk Mlynar Special to The Emporia Gazette…

Kicking off All Veterans Tribute Week

Veterans Day is next Saturday, November 11, and Emporia is gearing up for a week of celebration. As the Founding City of Veterans Day, honoring our service men and women is a huge part of our culture. We celebrate with a full week of events which this year includes art exhibits, a Tracy Lawrence concert,…

Emporia CVB wins SIX AWARDS from Travel Industry Association of Kansas!

The Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has six new trophies to display in the Visitors Center at 719 Commercial Street. Emporia CVB staff attended the Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK) annual Tourism Conference this week in Garden City, Kansas. The three day conference is an opportunity for tourism professionals across the state to network and…

Fun things to do for Halloween

It’s finally starting to feel like fall outside and we’re ready for Halloween! There’s lots to do in Emporia this Friday and Saturday, as well as Halloween night, so come out and enjoy this time of year in our beautiful city. Haunted Trail at Camp Alexander Friday & Saturday night, October 27-28 from 7:30pm to…

The spooky side of Emporia…

Halloween is nearly upon us. To help you get in the mood for tricks and treats, we found a few videos of Emporia’s spookiest places. A few years ago, a team of young men founded a paranormal research group called Men of Mystery to investigate supposed hauntings of some of Emporia’s oldest sites. The group…

Celebrating the Twinkie: America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure

We know you’ve heard of the Twinkie – an American icon – but did you know Emporia is the sole producer of the snack and has a festival celebrating them? Read up on some Twinkie trivia and then come out for a good time at Twinkies Festival this Saturday! Humble beginnings Invented in 1933 by James…

3 Fall Activities To Do This Weekend

‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters, leaf piles, and pumpkin spice everything! Autumn brings its own set of unique, seasonal activities, and Emporia’s agricultural community has plenty to offer. The bounty of the season means plenty of goodies at the farmers market, plus hayrides and apple picking, so pack up the kids and take advantage…

Fall Means ESU Football

If it’s fall, it must be time for football! The Emporia State University Hornets are currently 2-2 in the MIAA Conference with big home games still to come, including Homecoming on November 4. Tailgating is a tradition that Emporians take seriously. Grab some friends, some food, and your Hornet gear for a day cheering on…

Antiquing in Emporia

Are you a picker? A flea market maven? A bargain hunter? Do you love vintage tools or clothes or furniture or household goods? Emporia has plenty of opportunities for you to find an elusive treasure from years gone by. Antique & Vintage Shops Dalton Gang Antiques – 502 South Commercial Street – Bring your work…