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September 2021

2021 Svensk Hyllningsfest
October 8 & 9

Lindsborg's largest Swedish festival only occurs in odd numbered years, and time is running out to purchase your 2021 Svensk Hyllningsfest smorgasbord tickets, festival buttons, and limited edition festival stickers. Find purchase links below as well as a full festival schedule.
Smorgasbord Tickets: Friday night Saturday night
Festival buttons and stickers are available for sale, in person, for $5 and $3 at the Hemslojd, located at 201 N. Main Street, Whites Foodliner at 215 N. Harrison and Peoples Bank & Trust, First Bank Kansas, Bank of Tescott and Farmers State Bank, all located in Lindsborg.
Can't make it to Lindsborg before the festival? Get your festival buttons and stickers by clicking on the links below.
Festival Buttons - Buttons support the festival, but are not necessary to attend all festival events.
Dala Horse and Festival Logo Stickers - purchase and adhere to your laptop case, water bottle, auto window, etc. A great way to show your love for Lindsborg and Svensk Hyllningsfest!
Mark your calendars for October 8 & 9 and download your festival scheduleto begin planning!
***Please note that masking will be required indoors.

September Maker's Street
September 10

The September theme for Lindsborg's Maker's Street will be Busking! Just in time for cooler weather, this evening will revolve around musicians, performers, and buskers of the sort! Downtown businesses will be open from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Grab a friend and dinner and enjoy an evening in Lindsborg.

Indigo Moo'd and the Trendy Tomte
Now Open for Business

Indigo Moo'd Ice Cream officially opened its doors on August 28, offering homemade ice cream that is churned in-house with fresh, local ingredients. Shop hours are Wednesday - Thursday, noon - 8:00 pm and Friday - Saturday, noon - 9:00 pm. Stop by and grab a sweet treat at 125 N. Main Street!
The Trendy Tomte, located at 119 N Main St. recently opened their doors for business., offering women's clothing, shoes, and accessories in sizes juniors - 5X. Stop by during business hours, Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, 11: 00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Birger Sandzen Gallery
Through October 24

From August 22 through October 24, 2021, the Birger Sandzén Gallery will feature works by Bruce and Trish VanOsdel of Wichita; photographs by George Jerkovich of Salina; selections by the Bethany College art department faculty; and Swedish art from the Gallery's permanent collection. A reception is planned for Sunday, August 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 pm. on Sunday. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Docent tours for groups are available by two-week advance appointment. For more information about Birger Sandzén, the Gallery, and these exhibitions visit or phone (785) 227-2220.

Red Barn Studio Museum
September 26 - 30

Ketchikan, Alaskan, Ray Troll will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg, Sunday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 30th. Ray has donated the painting shown here, titled “Know Your Kansas, Mosasaurs, Bub” to the Raymer Society Art Auction. Of his art, he says, “While at the Red Barn I plan to do a number of pen and ink on paper drawings in my ‘scientific surrealist’ style. I am also planning on helping to document and record memories from the Lindsborg art scene from the 1970’s. I have a number of photographs from that era that I plan to share with the community in either a temporary display or a public presentation. Or both!” Ray is best known for his scientifically accurate and often humorous artwork. He was educated at Bethany College and Washington State University. He has lectured at Cornell, Harvard and Yale and has shown works at the Smithsonian and has even had a ratfish named after him (a New Zealand species Hydrollagus trolli.) From his tree-top studio, high above the Tongass Narrows in rain-swept Ketchikan, Ray Troll draws and paints fishy images that migrate into museums, books and magazines and onto tee shirts sold around the globe. Troll is a 2006 recipient of the Alaska Governor’s Award for the Arts and won a gold medal for distinction in the natural history arts from the Academy of Natural Sciences in 2007. In May of 2011, Troll joined an elite group of Alaskan artists by receiving the 2011 Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist Award. Most recently, he and science writer Kirk Johnson were awarded a $50,000 joint fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support a book project, “Cruising the Eternal Coastline: The Best of the Fossil West from Baja to Barrow.” You may see his art at   For more information, please contact the Red Barn Studio at 785 227-2217 or The Red Barn Studio is open to the public Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. and is located at 212 S. Main St.

Old Mill Lunchbox Cookies
Limited Edition

Local baker Carla Wilson is rolling out a new culinary creation to help draw attention and grant funding to a new exhibit recently unveiled at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum.
The museum's “Not The Same Old Grind” exhibit opened in mid-August. This exhibit highlights the significance of the museum’s circa 1898 Smoky Valley Roller Mills brick mill building and other prominent mills of McPherson County, to the region's flour-milling industry over time.
350 Degrees owner Carla Wilson researched heritage recipes and tested locally grown wheat varieties to arrive at a hearty cookie featuring Turkey Red wheat and raisins, along with oats, orange juice, vanilla, sugar and butter. “It was challenging in a fun way, to search for a historic recipe and create a cookie that blended a modern approach with old-fashioned appeal,” Wilson says. The “Old Mill Lunchbox Cookie” incorporates Turkey Red wheat grown by local farmers Tamara and Jim Dahlsten.
The limited-edition, signature “Old Mill Lunchbox Cookie” is available at 350 Degrees on Wednesday through Saturday, from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, and at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum on Monday and Tuesday, when 350 Degrees is closed, and throughout the museum’s normal six-day week, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The cookie’s ‘soft launch’ will run through Thursday, September 9. Depending on public response, the signature baked good may be brought back during Hyllningsfest season in early October. “Old Mill Lunchbox Cookies” are available for $10 for a bagged dozen or $6 for a half-dozen.
The Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum is located at 120 E. Mill St. and 350 Degrees is located at 125 N Main St. STE 1.

Coronado Heights Run & Falun Classic Bike Ride
Register Early for Outdoor Fall Fun

The Coronado Heights Run has been drawing a crowd for 46 years! Join in and register early.

Registration and Starting Times
Registration begins at 6:00 a.m.
2 Mile Walk begins at 7:15am
5K & 15K begins at 7:30am
1 Mile Youth Fun Run begins at 8:30am

Course Information
15K Run - 7:30 Start
Composed of a flat, scenic country-road course with Coronado
Heights hill (1 mile running distance up a circular, rugged road) at the heart of the race, this is a demanding course; please train accordingly. Aid stations (water) and split times will be provided throughout the course. The starting line will be at the intersection of Main and Lincoln streets(race will head north on main); the finish line will in close proximity to the starting line.

Please Note: there is a 2 hour time limit on the completion of this course.

5K Run - 7:30 Start
The 5K Run is conducted on a flat blacktop course around town. Aid stations (water) and split times will be provided throughout the race. The starting line will be at the intersection of Main and Lincoln streets(race will head north on main); the finish line will in close proximity to the starting line.

2 Mile Walk - 7:15 Start
The 2 Mile Walk is conducted on a flat blacktop course around town. The Starting Line will be at the intersection of the Main and Lincoln streets the finish line will in close proximity to the starting line.

*No awards for the 2 Mile Walk

1 Mile Youth Fun Run - 8:30 Start
The 1 mile Youth Fun Run (ages 5-14), will be run on a flat blacktop course around town. The Starting Line will be at the intersection of the Main and Lincoln streets. The Finish Line will be in close proximity to the starting line. ALL RUNNERS will receive a medal for participating. We will not have age divisions.

*Parents are encouraged to run with their children*

October 10, 2021 marks the 29th anniversary of the Falun Classic Bicycle Ride, a 32-mile fun bike ride that meanders through the beautiful Smoky Valley. The course starts and ends at Riverside Park, located at the 500 block of S. 1st Street. More than 100 riders typically participate in this annual event. Held every October, all proceeds of the ride go to the Central Kansas Conservancy to develop the Meadowlark Trail. Register early here. Discounted rate runs through September 26. Ride begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 10.

Kansas State Fair
September 10 - 19

In January of 1873 - when the prairie town of Hutchinson was barely one year old - a group of businessmen met and organized the Reno County Agricultural Society. On September 23-24 that year, the society hosted a fair which was held in a small wooden livery stable behind the town's only bank on the northwest corner of Sherman and Main.

Today the Fair has far outgrown its humble beginnings. Join us in Hutchinson to celebrate all things Kansas for the 2021 Kansas State Fair that will be held September 10 - 19. You will find the Lindsborg booth in the Oz Building, the weekend of September 18 and 19.

What is there to do? Browse the schedule of events and purchase tickets for a variety of activities ranging from concerts to rides on the Midway. General admission includes a multitude of exhibits and activities.

***Please note that masking will be required indoors.

Lindsborg Community Library
Mural Completion & September Programming

Tuesdays starting September 7, @ 10:30AM: Tales for Tots Story Time: 30 minute picture book program for children 3-5 years old to attend with an adult.

Thursdays, September 9 & 23, @ 4PM: LEGO Club: 1 hour LEGO building challenges for K-6th graders.

Fridays starting September 10, @10:30AM: Books & Babies Story Time: 30 minute intro-to-books program for babies & toddlers 0-2 years old to attend with an adult.

Watch the library's Facebook page for more information on upcoming library events.

And, snap a selfie with the completed mural, located on the east (alley) side of the library building. The Lindsborg Community Library is located at 111 S. Main Street. 

Farmers Market
Saturdays in Swensson Park

Browse a variety of late summer produce, baked goods, and farm fresh products that will be available at the Lindsborg Farmers Market until the last of the summer produce ripens. Goods vary each week and vendor stands are ready for business each Saturday morning from 7:30 am - 11:00 am, or until supplies run out. The Farmers Market is located in Swensson Park, 400 block of N. Main Street.

Find more info here.

"Most Hallmark Movie-esque Small Town"
2021 Travel Awaits Best of Travel Awards

We hope you stop by and see for yourself why Lindsborg was named “Most Hallmark Movie-esque Small Town” by voters in the 2021 Travel Awaits Best of Travel Awards! Lindsborg was also a finalist in the "Friendliest Small Town" category. Happy times ahead!

Find the the list of the best of the best here.

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