Inaugural Event will focus on urban activities related to families, agriculture and health
Wichita, KS: K-State Research and Extension – Sedgwick County invites area residents to
participate in an event packed with educational activities, fun and prizes on Saturday, August 26, 2017,
from 7:00 to 1:00 p.m. The Farms, Forks & 4-H Festival will be held in 4-H Hall at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. N.
More than 20 interactive booths will highlight extension program areas including a hands-on
cow milking display. Additional activities include a Kids’ AgZone area which will feature tractor
equipment, farm pedal races and a petting tent with live dairy cows, goats, rabbits and chickens.
Seminars will take place throughout the morning. Topics range from cooking and garden demonstrations
to barbecue and cold smoking workshops to classes on Medicare, parenting, agriculture and tree
selection. Travis Russell, chef and owner of Public at the Brickyard, will serve as the celebrity chef for the
day. His Farm to Fork food demonstration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Sunflower Room.
The festival event will also showcase 4-H activities in Sedgwick County. Current youth, ranging in age
from 8-18, will be demonstrating their skills and talents in front of a live audience. A 4-H Fashion Show
and Dog Agility Show will also be featured by club members. Bacon and waffle ice cream sundaes will be
sold inside 4-H Hall and made with Purple Pride ice cream, a blueberry favorite typically sold only at Call
Hall on the campus of Kansas State University.
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by K-State Research & Extension –
Sedgwick County. A full schedule of activities is available at www.sedgwick.k-state.edu/festival.html.
K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designated to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansas. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus in Manhattan.
Angela Jones, Extension Director or Rebecca McMahon, Horticulture Agent – (316) 660-0100.