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August 2020

Smoky Valley Classic Car Show
August 1 , 8am - 4pm

Calling all gear heads and auto buffs to the Smoky Valley Classic Car Show, Saturday, August 1. There will be over 100 additional classic automobiles in shade-filled Swensson Park!
Awards are given out to participants including: Best Club Participation for the largest paid registration from a single club and the Long-Haul Award for the car traveling the furthest distance. Popular awards are Police Chief’s Choice and Sheriff’s Choice for the cars most likely to be stopped by those agencies, and the Kansas Highway Patrol award for the car most likely to be stopped for no reason at all!
Registration begins at 8:00am, judging is from 10:00am - 2:30pm, and awards will be given out from 3:00pm - 3:30pm. Dash plaques will be given to the first 125 entries. Download an entry form  here , or request a form from  cvbdir@lindsborgcity.org .
Be Prepared, Plan Ahead! The City of Lindsborg Mask Ordinance will be effective July 30 - Sept 9th . We encourage all participants to respect the City of Lindsborg Mask Ordinance during your time in the city limits, and at the event.
For more information, go to the Smoky Valley Classic Car Show Facebook Page .


Lindsborg Street Dance - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, plans for King Midas & The Muflers to rock downtown Lindsborg and see the summer out with your favorite oldies has been cancelled. We hope to see you in August of 2021 for this family friendly annual event. 

Smoky Valley Arts and Folklife Center
August 14, 2020 - Debut Exhibition







Smoky Valley Arts and Folklife Center will host its debut exhibition at DalaTown/Kreativhaus,105 N. Main St, on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, with an exhibition of paintings by Noah Flores, digital, pen and ink drawings by Cal McNichols and 3-D works by Bethany College alum and professors. The exhibition will run through September 13 and be open Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

Adventure in the Flatlands Series
Hike Red Rocks Canyon at Kanopolis State Park

Calling all Adventurers! LET’S TALK GEAR!! Do you know what to take with you on a hike? Join Rendezvous Adventure Outfitters for the second event of the Adventure in the Flatlands series! Julie Bodenhamer, owner of Rendezvous Adventure Outfitters will present, “The Ten Essentials”, showing what we really need in our packs, and why. This talk will be held at Rendezvous Adventure Outfitters, 113 N. Main St., August 22 at 4:00pm. At 4:30 there will time to shop and stock up on gear necessities and at 5:00 the group will head towards Kanopolis State Park to hike the Red Rocks Canyon portion of Horsethief Trail. If you don’t have a state park pass, you will need $5 for the day permit.
Led by Rick Bodenhamer, the hike at Red Rocks Canyon covers a beautiful portion trail with lots of scenic and topographic variation. Bring plenty of water, snacks for re-fueling, and...the 10 essentials! There are options for various lengths of this hike, but the plan is to cover approximately 6 miles of trail through this gorgeous canyon, unique to this area of Kansas. You may spend a good portion of the hike wondering if you are in Kansas anymore! 




This is the final information for the only auction the Raymer Society will be having, on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00am. Auction art can be viewed, in person, at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main, Lindsborg, KS from August 18 - 28, during regular museum hours.

For more information go to the Red Barn Studio Museum website .



Top 10 Pieces of Artwork



We asked Ron Michael, director of the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, to note his top 10 pieces of Lindsborg artwork. How many can YOU find and what are your favorites? We hope you tag #Visit Lindsborg with your photos!

  1. Creek at Moonrise by Birger Sandzén - located at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
  2. Lester Raymer's Noah's Ark - located at the Red Barn Studio Museum
  3. Oscar Gunnarson's concrete sculptures at the Old Mill Museum
  4. Birger Sandzén altar paintings - call Trinity United Methodist Church to check for available viewing times
  5. Oscar Gunnarson concrete and sandstone sculptures of Olof Olson and the first church at Bethany Lutheran Church - located in the churchyard of Bethany Lutheran Church, near the office entrance
  6. Birger Sandzén's Smoky River post office mural - located inside the lobby of the Lindsborg Post Office
  7. Carl Milles' Little Triton bronze sculpture, Pete Felten's Playtime, Glen Zweygardt's Good Morning Blues, Don Osborn's Ominous Towers, and Japanese Bronzes - all sculptures located in the courtyard of the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
  8. A Place to Share concrete sculpture by John Whitfield - find this extra-large sculpture on your drive to the top of Coronado Heights



Shopping in Lindsborg
Where to Find Your Faves Online





Here's a great way to interact with Lindsborg business owners --Facebook Live Sales! Each and every week, find your favorite shops online! Connect with long distance friends by virtually shopping together!
The Good Merchant - Shop owner, Molly, offers a variety of new items every week --everything from home decor to clothing.
Small World Gallery - Staff share fun facts about each evening's offerings, making this event fun AND educational.
Trollslända - Lindsborg Toy Store - This shop owner curates a great selection of toys and educational products for young and old alike.
Connected Fair Trade - Amy Kay offers a variety of jewelry, baskets, clothing and more, providing fair wages to workers in third-world countries, a passionate project for this shop's owner.
The Ivory Thimble - From funky leather handbags to awesome repurposed clothing, custom tailor, Tara, gets all of us thinking about new ways to use vintage items.



Cars and Coffee
Saturday Mornings on Main





Order your drink of choice at the Blacksmith Coffee Shop or order it online and join the conversations at Lindsborg Cars and Coffee! It doesn't matter the year or make of your car, only that YOU like it. Meet other car enthusiasts from the area and enjoy the morning. Please plan on following proper social distancing and stay home until the next meet up, if you don't feel well. More info? Find it here .


Farmers' Market
Saturday Mornings in Shady Swensson Park





Fresh from local gardens, browse a variety of healthy produce, baked goods, and farm fresh products are available at the Lindsborg Farmer's Market, every Saturday morning. Goods vary each week and vendor's booths are ready for business each Saturday morning from 7:30am - 11:00am, or until supplies run out. Enjoy this summer tradition each Saturday, in the shade of Swensson Park, located in the 400 block of N. Main Street. Find more info here .


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Hot Summer Days Make for Great Bison Viewing





While tours are not yet taking place at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge , the hot days of summer are making viewing bison pretty easy. You will frequently find bison resting in a favorite "wallow" somewhere along the road that winds through the refuge. Grab your camera and capture your favorite photos from the safety of your vehicle. Maxwell is just a short 20-minute drive from Lindsborg. Need directions? Find them here .


Catching a Kansas Sky
Through the Eyes of Ken Stafford






We hope you are catching a few moments in the beautiful outdoors this summer and capturing these moments to savor later, when summer and fall melt into cold winter days. Enjoy more of the work of Ken Stafford, a long-time volunteer at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, by following the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge page on Facebook . Ken is a master at seeing and sharing some of the majestic moments of the Kansas sky and wildlife.


Smoky Valley Distillery
Something New in the Valley





Just a short drive from Lindsborg, you will find a Smoky Valley Distillery . Although officially a new distillery in 2020, they are not without a history. Co-founders and owners Stan and Michele Von Strohe both enjoyed highly successful professional careers before embarking on their new encore careers as distillers. Stan was part owner of a medical equipment distributorship and Michele retired from teaching in a public school. Both have been distilling aficionados for many years.

Like a good whiskey, good ideas sometimes require an aging process. After years of research, visiting distilleries and attending national shows, the Von Strohe's decided to make their dream a reality when they moved to Marquette, purchasing an historic old building. Built in 1919 by Tom Collier for the Farmers Union COOP, at 16,000 square ft., this is the largest building in downtown Marquette and has been occupied by many different businesses over the years --a hardware store, a general store, grocery stores, apartments, a furniture showroom, a bar, and an antique/boutique store.

Whenever possible, Smoky Valley Distillery uses local grains to make their products and, all products have the refreshing taste of Longford water from Longford Kansas. Their inaugural product line includes smoked jalapeño vodka, and a wild plum vodka . 




Special events everywhere have been impacted by the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. You can find updates to Lindsborg COVID-19 related changes in hours and events here .

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