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33 rd Annual  SMOKY HILL RIVER FESTIVAL     JUNE 10-13 2010 SALINA, KS


For more information:

Phone: 785-309-5770
Fax: 785-826-7444

Two national competitions bring more than 150 outstanding exhibitors to the Festival’s Fine Art Show and Four Rivers Craft Market. Kansas’ #1 art and craft destination present a marketplace of the highest quality, garnering acclaim and recognition from ArtFair Sourcebook, National Association of Independent Artists, Sunshine Artist, and the Harris List.

The Smoky Hill River Festival has featured some of the most outstanding artists from around the world.  Last year, I noticed more photography and illustration art, as well as fine art, and other great visual arts.  Many of these artists travel to festivals all over the world to showcase their work.  Many outstanding jewelry artists, pottery, and even unique musical artists.  There is everything from glass blowers, to painting and sculpting.  The park grounds have something for everyone all ages.

The activities lined up each year make the Smoky Hill River Festival a fantastic event for a great family outing.  The children learn to be creative, and the adults are amazed at all the magnificent talent.  Great food from wonderful vendors, and affordable prices make the festival a quality event!

We will keep you updated as more information is announced!

Check out these stages:


Celebrating its third year, the Bravo Salina! Stage features great performances and other activities from talented folks in the area. Here you will find a spectrum of performances – from music, improv, storytelling, and more – showcasing the best talent in Salina and the region; along with special events and performances presented by Salina cultural organizations. Previously known as the Storytelling Stage – located just east and north of the Mulberry Street Bridge – the Bravo Salina! Stage has undergone a dramatic transformation in format. You’ll love it!


The Festival’s Stage II is located near the Fine Art Show and Four Rivers Craft Market – an ideal location for Festival goers to shop AND listen to great music. Stage II features many of the same performers who will showcase their talents from the Eric Stein Stage, but on a smaller stage – giving them a more intimate location to connect with the audience.

Stage II goes literary at the Festival this year. Check out selected times for live read-aloud by Salina celebrities, between acts! Some of your favorite Salina citizens will read selected passages from books, poems, and short stories. It’s a great chance to get some insight on books you’d like to read, and people you know.


Stake a spot early in front of the Eric Stein Stage – the Festival’s premier stage and the only place to catch this year’s headliners. The Eric Stein Stage, while located near the southern edge of the park, is the heart of the Festival.


The Children’s Stage features a merry introduction to the performing arts for young Festival goers and the young at heart. The Children’s Stage presents a grab-bag of smiles, songs, and silliness designed with families in mind.


Music defines the Smoky Hill River Festival – with a fascinating medley of musical styles. From country, jazz, classical and a cappella to reggae, fusion, blues, and ethnic, the Festival presents an incredible variety of musical groups and styles in a wide variety of venues.

Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Eric Stein Stage

Groovin! It all begins with the amazing Festival Jam – 16 bands of every imaginable musical style, changing every 15 minutes! The Jam showcases regional and local entertainers in a quick-time format building to the dazzling Giant Jam at evening’s end. Food vendors open their booths at 4:00 p.m. with a full menu of Festival fare. Start with the Jam and hang out till Sunday – there’s a lot more ahead! Admission to the Jam is by Festival button.

Be sure to visit the arts areas too. The Art Patron program is an exciting program for anyone who enjoys selecting and purchasing artwork! Festival Art Patrons enjoy an early morning breakfast for two in Oakdale Park’s beautiful formal garden as a prelude to Saturday’s opening morning of the Fine Art Show. A pledge to purchase $250 or more in artwork from artists provides an exciting and delightful weekend opportunity to find those favorite pieces for yourself or for gift giving. The Program provides a high quality venue, supporting and encouraging artists’ participation, regionally and nationally. Join us in one of the Festival’s most successful, energetic, and just down-right fun events. Great breakfast and creative Shopping!


Information at the festival…..

Available in and around Oakdale Park – Red Cross & EMS First Aid Center; Baby Station; Lost & Found; Information Booths; Telephones; Rest Rooms.

First Aid – Scrapes and bruises happen. If so, visit the Festivals’ EMS/Red Cross center for first aid assistance. The center is located in the brick restroom building, just north of the tennis courts.

Baby Station – Need a quiet place to change your baby’s diaper or nurse him or her, visit the Festival’s Baby Station, located near the Children’s Stage. Rocking chairs, fans, and more available to make sure our littlest Festival goers stay comfortable.

Lost & Found – Visit the Festival’s Lost & Found booth, near the Fourth Street Bridge, to scope out any of your lost items. Lost children are brought here to be reunited with their parents. Kansas Amateur Radio Club provides storm spotting services. Lost & Found is located on the lower road – west and north of the Eric Stein Stage.

Information Booth – Your source for directions and other Festival-related questions. T-shirts and other Festival merchandise is sold here.

Telephones – Public pay telephones are not available in the park. Please make prior arrangements to accommodate your needs.

Parking – Parking lots are adjacent to the Bicentennial Center and in the general vicinity. No unauthorized vehicles or pets are allowed in the Park. Shuttle Service is available and accessible.

Rest Rooms – Public rest rooms are available throughout the park. Accessible restrooms and hand washing stations also are available.

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