Cider Days Fall Festival

  Kansas Expocentre
1 Expocentre Drive
Topeka, KS 66612
 (785) 230-5226

September 27 - 28, 2014
Saturday: 10AM - 6PM       Sunday: 10AM - 5PM
Admission fees
Age 11 and older:  $7 at the gate    $6 in advance

Free Parking

A Benefit for the American Lung Association

Cider Days Fall Festival - Topeka, Kansas
Cider Days Fall Festival

2014 is the 32nd year for the Cider Days Fall Festival at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. The festival was originally held at Lake Perry, 30 miles away, and later at Lake Shawnee near Topeka. The festival has two elements. Inside the Expocentre, there are two large halls of arts and crafts exhibits. Although some vendors sell their own work, it appeared that many of the craft booths had mass produced items. 

Outside there are pioneer demonstrations, animal rides, food and entertainment. A big top shelters the entertainment stage where local musicians perform. There used to be a wide variety of music, but in 2014 the music is all bluegrass.

When we visited the Cider Days Fall Festival in 2008, several of the vendors had food that looked appealing, but they had very long lines and I didn't have time to try them. I intended to buy cider to take home, but saw only one apple cider vendor, and they were charging $8/half gallon! 

The Cider Days Fall Festival is a benefit for the American Lung Association of Kansas, and the Association has a booth where it informs the public about its mission and provides information about lung health issues. Discounted advance tickets may be purchased at Topeka area Walgreens and HyVees. 

Cider Days Fall Festival at the Kansas Expocentre
Kansas Expocentre vendors

Pony rides at the Cider Days Fall Festival
Pony rides


Kaw Valley Railroad Express

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