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Attached photos are of sculptures honoring Winfield's association with roots music and the Walnut Valley Festival. While in the park, they are located right along US Hwy 77.
IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO VISIT THIS LITTLE TOWN, I GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE AMAZED BY THE TRUELY DIVERSE ARCHITECTURAL STYLES YOU WILL FIND THERE. YOU MAY BE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND NOTICE A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN STYLE HOME STANDING RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO AN ENGLISH COLONIAL, OR A TUDOR, OR AN OLD STYLE CARRIAGE HOUSE! IT IS AWESOME! WE STAYED THERE FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS, AND WE NEVER FAILED TO BE IN TOTAL AWE WHEN WE DROVE DOWN THE MAIN ROAD TOWARD THE LIBRARY AND COLLEGE. THIS TOWN IS FULL OF SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE HOMES I HAVE SEEN ANYWHERE!
Each year during the third weekend of September, the city of Winfield triples in size - most of those temporary residents abiding in tents, trailers, and campers at the county fairgrounds. The occasion is The Walnut Valley Festival - largest of its type anywhere. The event originated as a bluegrass festival but now includes a pleasant mix of traditional music genres played on accoustic instruments: folk, Celtic, old-time, country, swing, cowboy, and much that defies pigeon-holing.
Approximately thirty acts perform from Thursday thru Sunday on four stages, and jam sessions may start up about anytime of the day or night, anywhere. It's a ball - more fun than you can shake a stick at. See my travelogues for additional pictures from this event.
1710 Main Street, Winfield, Kansas, 67156, United States
Good for: Business
3803 S Pike Rd, Winfield, KS 67156
Good for: Solo
US 77 at Quail Ridge, , Winfield, KS 67156
Good for: Families
Near Winfield's downtown district is a several square block area of older residences, many of which are tastefully restored and in wonderful condition. My favorite from among these is the house shown in the accompanying photo, a beautiful rock home built in 1886 by the wild and colorful frontier lawyer and political figure, William Patrick Hackney, my great-great uncle. I have not had the privilege of touring the home, but I understand it contains a large number of antiques. The local Chamber of Commerce can provide a pamphlet for a walking tour of the historic district.
This is the historical museum in Winfield. We were there on a Saturday morning and it was not open until Saturday afternoon. On highway 160 there is a brown sign telling where to turn for the museum. It is about two blocks off of the business route through Winfield for 160.
I saw this sign in a park in Winfield. There was a similar sign in a park in Oxford. I don't know what it means and was hoping some one could tell me.