Make a Day of It on Saturday, May 11, 2013
Kick the day off at the Farmer’s Market. The pavilion is at 2nd and Washington. Fresh produce, homemade jam, baked goods, and more are readily available. It’s a great place to pick up a little something to start the day. Pair it with a coffee to go from Allie’s Deli or Fraese Drug, just down on Main Street and get the day started right.
Spend the morning at the Hutchinson Art Show. It’s at the Fairgrounds this year and runs from 9-4. It’s all indoors, so whatever the weather when Saturday dawns, it will be okay! Enjoy art from local artists as well as those traveling to show at this show. There’s no admission charged and you can make a real impact by supporting local artists.
Try some Roy’s Barbecue for lunch. It’s on west fifth and has been serving up barbecue cooked fresh every day for more than three decades. Don’t miss it! Open from 11-2, or until the food runs out.
Spend the afternoon shopping downtown. Here are some not-to-be-missed spots:
- Smith’s Market has fresh produce, Kansas items, old-fashioned candy and great gifts. It’s worth a special trip just to visit Smith’s so make sure you visit while you’re in town.
- Toy Depot has vintage toys from every era and an elaborate train layout.
- Bear Blessings is in a new location, but with its usual fine collection of items. It’s just one of many antique store you can enjoy.
- Bluebird Books is a perfect place to find a book, enjoy some coffee and soak in the atmosphere.
You’re downtown, so give Oliver’s at 22 E 2nd a try. Oliver’s Beef and Brew is a new addition to downtown, but not new to the business of serving up food and drink. Check it out and give them a try for something different.
The Stickpeople show is in Memorial Hall. Tickets are $15 and it’s a unique event. Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:00. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall is at 101 S Walnut St.