Wyandotte County Fair & other weekend possibilities

Funnel cake is a critical part of your summer diet.

Funnel cake is a critical part of your summer diet.

The Wyandotte County Fair (13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas) wraps up Saturday (12 to 10 p.m.). Tonight, there’s a carnival (5 to 11 p.m.), pig races and a livestock auction. But you can get your fill of fair food and rides that make you dizzy both days.

Blue Bell is scooping ice cream — for free — this morning in front of Union Station from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate National Ice Cream Month.

Park Place (11551 Ash Street, #200) in Leawood is hosting Paint the Night: “Around the World,” Street Fair on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. There will two stages with acts ranging from a Reggae band to an Irish puppet show to Egyptian belly dancing. 801 Fish is making Hawaiian tuna ceviche, Carma will have mini chicken spiedini and Mestizo by Aaron Sanchez will be dishing up skirt steak tacos — 11 restaurants in the shopping development will have food and drink tents.

Wish your dessert came in a glass? Big Rip Brewing Company (216 E 9th Avenue, North Kansas City) will have its Cherry Cheesecake beer on tap starting tonight at 6 p.m.

Circle S Ranch (3325 Circle S Lane, Lawrence, Kansas) is hosting a Tomato & Corn Festival tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. The menu includes pork carnitas taquitos and buffalo sliders (both with meat from the Circle S Ranch), as well as sweet corn and grilled tomato salsa. There will be horse and buggy rides, lawn games and live music from Lost and Found. Tickets are $30.

Sol Cantina (408 E 31st Street) — which has a delightful patio — is hosting its Summer Luau Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. There will be drink and food specials throughout the day at the Martini Corner bar, including $4 coconut cocktails.

For those of you who only bike if there’s the promise of delicious cider at the end of the ride, this is your weekend. The Cider Mill Century Bicycle Tour is Sunday. The Kansas City Metro Bicycle Club is leading a tour through Miami and Linn Counties with rides of 28, 57, 72 and 104 miles that all begin and end at the Louisburg Cider Mill (14730 Kansas 68, Louisburg, Kansas). Registration in advance (ending tonight) is $25 for KCMBC members and $35 for non-members. It’s $35 for members ($40 for non-members) on the day of the ride. Lunch ($10) will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

[Image via Flickr: jamiesrabbits]

Jonathan Bender

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