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Emporia Adds Distillery to List of Exceptional Attractions

Emporia, Kansas is celebrating the trifecta! The Trolley House Distillery has been added to the mix of our coveted microbrewery, Radius Brewing Company, and Twin Rivers Winery. One of only six microdistilleries in Kansas, Trolley House has been working hard the past two years and will soon be able to open their doors to the…

These Mischief Makers Share their Pot of Gold

What started out as three men and a dog in 1994 has blossomed into an organization that has given away $325,000 to local organizations and charities. Since the Emporia St. Patrick’s Day Committee’s humble beginning of walking four blocks in a parade, the organization has grown to about 15 committee members and this year the…

If Your Holiday List Includes Quirky, Funky and Authentic, We Have You Covered!

This holiday season if you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further than Emporia, Kansas. Emporia has everything from specialty food and drinks, all-things disc golf, unique stocking stuffers, and everything in between. There is truly no need to head anywhere else for your holiday shopping needs! Vault Meats & Cheeses, 509 Commercial St.…

Join Us In the Founding City of Veterans Day for the 2019 All Veterans Tribute!

As the founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia, Kansas, is proud to host more than two weeks of events honoring our veterans. Plan to visit for one of our special events. There are enough events Nov. 8-11 to make it a long weekend. For accommodation information, visit our Hotels/Motels Directory. Veterans Day History According to…

Emporia is THE Place to be this Fall!

As summer winds down and things cool off, Emporia, Kansas, heats up and boasts events for everyone. Mark your calendars and plan to have fun with festivals, live music, disc golf, gravel rides and arts & entertainment. Whether you live near or far, grab some friends and head to Emporia for a variety of fall…

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…

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 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…

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…