The 7th annual Farm to Fork event in Butler County celebrates agriculture in Kansas’ largest county with eight days of events. Here are highlights of the schedule with prices of individual events. A full festival pass good for all events and meals is available for $150.
July 16 — Family “Agventure” Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take self-guided tour of 30 agricultural businesses, with lunches available. $10.
July 16 — Charcuterie with Chefs, 6-8 p.m. at Applejack’s Pumpkin Patch in Augusta. Chefs demonstrate how to prepare charcuterie boards; local beer, wine and cider; and an auction of the chefs’ boards. $45.
July 16-23 — Festival of local food. Restaurants, food trucks and retailers promote local foods and producers on signs, menus and social media. Free.
July 23 — Charter bus “Agventure,” 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour features producers in north half of county, with a picnic lunch featuring Grace Hill wines and Walnut River Brewing beers. Begins and ends at Fulton Valley Farms in Towanda. $75.
July 23 — Bounty of Butler Feast, 5-8 p.m. Locally sourced dinner prepared by students in Butler Community College’s culinary program. $50.
An all-day pass for July 23 events is available for $100. For more information email ButlerFB@KFB.org or call 316-648-2556.
Derby book sale
The Derby library will hold a book sale from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 6. Prices range from 25 cents for paperbacks to $2 for books on CD, or you can fill at bag for $5. The library is located 1600 E. Walnut Grove in Derby.
Writers association meets
Got a story to tell? The Kansas Writers Association encourages writers of all levels to put their stories in writing. The group meets from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month in the Sunflower Room of the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st St. For more information, visit kwawriters.org.
The 6th annual Veterans Awareness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum, 650 N. Seneca. The free event will feature more than 60 veterans service providers and a presentation about Medal of Honor winner Lt. Erwin Bleckley. For more information, contact Patty Gnefkow at 316-992-2247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.