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Founded:1874, Pop.:565, Elev.:1533 feet. Goessel is located in the Central Region of the state, in Marion County. North of Newton along Highway K-15 near the Cottonwood River.

The flat black earth around Goessel is among the world's greatest producers of wheat, in particular the hearty hybrids able to withstand the Midwest winter. The city park; West Branch Park and the Mennonite Heritage Museum are local attractions.

In 1898 The Bethesda Hospital Society was formed, the first Mennonite Hospital in North America. It continues today in the form of the Bethesda Home.

Unique events include:

  • Threshing Days, 1st week of August.
  • Mennonite Barn Tour, 1st week of June

History Mennonite Heritage Museum |
Public Libraries Goessel Public Library |

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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.
Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
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.