Founded in 1871, Elk Falls is located in the Southeast Region
of the state, in southern Elk County
, southeast of Howard
along Highway 160 near the Elk River
. Population: 122 (1990) 151 (1980). Elevation: 938 feet.
The town's site at the falls of the Elk is as fetching as any in Kansas, but the natural beauty is only part of the fascination outsiders have for the town: "World's largest living ghost town... in the heart of the Kansas Ozarks". For those who fall in love with the place, the citizens offer (for a small fee) to make you an honorary citizen as long as you promise not to move there.
A Special Event Elk Falls Annual Open House - Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Demonstrations, walking tours, flea market, craftsmen, good food, and regular attractions are all part of this two-day event. Elk Falls Pottery prepares for this weekend with an extensive selection of stoneware and other gifts. You won't want to miss the Outhouse Tour and Contest (It's a gas!).
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06/24 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.