Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Northeast Kansas: Oct. 1 - 7

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Northeast Kansas: Oct. 1 - 7

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1. InflataFEST

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7

Where: West Ridge Mall, 1801 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka

Price: General admission is free, wristbands are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate

InflataFEST is Produced by Carnival Guy Events and delivers dozens of hands-on activities and special attractions. Explore the activity stations, pumpkin decorating, costume contests, special appearances, carnival games, face-painting, balloons, food trucks and of course, inflatables. For more information visit kansaskidsfest.com/inflatafest.

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2. OktoberFest Wiener Dog Races

When: 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7

Where: Fairlawn Plaza, 2114 SW Chelsea Dr., Topeka

Price: Free

Join Petland Topeka for its annual wiener dog races. Prizes are given out for first, second, and third place, and for biggest, smallest and best dressed wiener dog. For information visit Petland's Facebook event page, or call (785)246-8990. Pre-registration is preferred.

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3. Julliard String Quartet

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5

Where: Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence

Price: $11 - 35

Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet is widely known as the "quintessential American string quartet." For information about the musicians, visit lied.ku.edu.

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4. Up To No Good Improv

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6

Where: Andrew J. & Georgia Neese Gray Theatre on Washburn's campus, Topeka

Price: Free

The student improv group UNTG is back for a new season, with new members. They will be playing the improv game "Cagematch," where two teams will go head to head and the audience will vote on a winner. For information visit the Up To No Good Facebook event page.

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5. Pioneer Bluffs Fall Festival

When: 2 p.m. until dark, Saturday, Oct. 7

Where: Pioneer Bluffs, 695 Kansas Highway 177, Matfield Green

Price: Free

Come out for all kinds of music, a car show, food vendors, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, face painting and so much more at the 10th annual Fall Festival. Activities are happening all day. For information, visit pioneerbluffs.org or call (620) 753-3484.

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6. First Friday Art Walk

When: Friday, Oct. 6

Where: Topeka

Price: Free

For this First Friday, enjoy some delicious chili while discovering new things to do in downtown Topeka. …

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