Sedgwick County Extension

Farms, Forks & 4-H Festival this Saturday in Wichita

August 23, 2018 - 11:15 am
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The K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County will host its annual Farms, Forks & 4-H Festival that focuses on urban activities related to families, agriculture and health. The event is free and open to the public. Katharine Elder, chef and owner of Elderslie Farm, will be the guest chef and will offer a demonstration on cooking farm to table. 
 
When: The festival lasts from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Elder's cooking demonstration is at 11 a.m. 
 
Where: 4-H Hall at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. N. in Wichita. 
 
Who: Gardening demonstrations and tours will take place throughout the morning and will cover topics such as composting, fall vegetable gardening, tree planting, gardening projects for kids, planting bulbs for spring and easy flower potting for fall.   
 
More than 20 interactive booths will highlight K-State Research and Extension programs. The festival also will include the following activities.  • A Kids' Ag Zone area, sponsored by Sedgwick County Farm Bureau, which will feature farm equipment, tractor pedal races and a tent with live animals including cows, goats and rabbits. • A hands-on cow milking display. • An additional food demonstration at 9 a.m. will offer tips for home canning and preserving garden harvests.  • Projects with 4-H STEM including building towers and animal dens with marshmallows and ice cream making in a bag. • A stationary bike that blends smoothies as you cycle.  • Lolo’s Crepes, a food truck vendor, will be located inside 4-H Hall.   
 
Additional resources: A full schedule of activities is available at sedgwick.k-state.edu/festival.html.  
 

 

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