Millfest in Lindsborg this weekend

By Lorna Nelson
May 01, 2015
McPherson County Old Mill Museum

Experience the sights and sounds of Kansas milling, at the Old Mill Museum's MILLFEST, Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd in Lindsborg.  This weekend the region's oldest flour mill springs to life once again.  Millers direct operations as visitors (ages 13 & up) tour the one-hundred year old mill in action.   The sights and sounds of the mill excites visitors and leaves a lasting impression.

Area artists demonstrate traditions such as blacksmithing, quilting, wood-carving, rope-making, basketry, wheat-weaving and more!    

This year’s Millfest Quilt Show features beautiful quilts from the McPherson Quilt Guild.   Stop to see the display and create a new block for a future quilt!   

Live music by area artists fills the air and provides a festive backdrop to the many activities.   

On Sunday enjoy free carriage rides with Country Boys Carriage of Newton.      

No need to go hungry as Buddy’s Barbecue and Homemade Ice Cream serves up delicious fare throughout the event.

It’s a weekend of family fun at Millfest!   Step back time and enjoy our Kansas heritage at this unique event.  The event runs 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and 12:00 - 5:00 on Sunday. Admission is just $2 for adults, $1 for ages 6-12, and under 6 are FREE.  

Admission includes a mill tour for those ages 13 and up. Tours are limited to this group as a safety precaution.  A viewing area outside the mill is available for those under 13, with tours for younger children at 5 pm when the machinery is turned off.

Don’t miss Millfest 2015 at the Old Mill Museum.  Need more info? Call (785) 227-3595, or e-mail oldmillmuseum@gmail.com.  Millfest is sponsored by the Bank of Tescott, Farmers State Bank Lindsborg, Marquette Farmers State Bank and Peoples Bank.


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