With everything going on in Top City this weekend, we thought it only appropriate to help you be as efficient as you are fabulous. Wear good shoes so you can cover the most ground Saturday. Remember: You can start the day at 7:30 a.m. at the Downtown Topeka Farmers Market and rock until 2 a.m. (read No. 6!), so you’re going to want to pace yourself.
9. Check out food trucks from three states – Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. There are 37 in all and you can get the full list, and links to their Facebook pages if they have ‘em, on our website. (Bonus fact: 23 of the 37 are either completely new to Topeka or new to this event.)
8. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. There will be some tables and chairs, but you can only picnic on the Capitol lawn with your own gear. (You won’t have to carry them very far. Parking garages are open and meters are not enforced on Saturday.)
7. Start Early: The inaugural Saturday Tours at the Kansas Statehouse begin at 10 a.m. Both historical tours and dome tours will be offered. Can you climb 296 steps after you eat? Plan accordingly.
6. Stay Late: Bring $10 cover to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society benefit in memory of Blake Cazier at Celtic Fox. Get more ideas about what to do after the festival at Topeka365.com.
5. Get your sample on! If you just can’t decide or don’t want to commit to a full entrée, look for one of the 22 trucks with a SAMPLE MENU. Most are offering small portions of favorites for $2-$3.
4. Feeling a bit extra? Thanks to Topeka Landscape you can enjoy a misting station and get your chill back.
2. Find Baby Jay and Willie the Wildcat around the festival. Pictures welcome. High-fives encouraged.
1. Bring some cash. Sure, most trucks can take cards, but not everyone. You don’t want to miss out because you only carry plastic. If you do forget, there are ATMs at 7th and Kansas (CapFed) and 9th and Kansas (CoreFirst).