Head up to Leonardville, home of Merlin Potts, world champion horseshoe pitcher, and retired NFL standout Jordy Nelson, this weekend for the Leonardville Hullabaloo.

Enjoy a ranch rodeo at 6:30 p.m. Friday, as well as a beer garden and food.

On Saturday, there’s a Lions Club pancake feed from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Community Building, a community garage sale all day, a golf tournament starting at 9 a.m., vintage car and antique tractor shows from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a turtle race at 9:30 a.m. in City Park, as well as kids activities all morning.

There’s a kids’ sanctioned tractor pull at noon, an ice cream social from noon to 4:30 p.m., and a performance by the Streetside Band from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

At 3:30 p.m., there’s a parade led by kids’ decorated bikes from City Park to Downtown Leonardville.

Celebrate small town living at the annual Hullaballoo.

Here’s a look at other area events.


Concert on the Patios: The Wildwoods Duo, 6:30 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.

Landshark Music Series: Los Yumas, 7-9 p.m.

Coco Bolos.

Live Music on the Rooftop: Isaac McClung, 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Tap House.

The Bell Brothers, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Manhattan Arts Center presents “Damn Yankees,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.

Directed by Tyler Woods. Music and lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler, book by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott.

For tickets and information, visit manahttanarts.org.

Manhattan Arts Center.


Downtown Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Dillard’s parking lot.

Featuring homegrown vegetables, local meat, home baked goodies, local arts and crafts and much more.

Tallgrass Tour Bus Trips: Secrets of Energy, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tour two of the amazing energy destinations in our region: Jeffrey Energy Center and Kansas State University’s Triga Mark II Nuclear Reactor Facility.

Safety and security restrictions apply. See website for more details. Cost: $20 for FHDC members, $25 for non-members. Round trip travel and tours are included.

Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. August 5.

For information, restrictions and to register, visit flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785-587-2726.

Canvas & Cork: Seeking Adventure, 6 p.m.

For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Hoo Haw, 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, this tribute to the “Hee Haw” TV series is good, fun, homespun entertainment for all ages featuring excellent live music plus mediocre comedy delivered by exceptional actors.

For tickets and information, visit jcoperahouse.org.

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

PetPOOLooza, 1-5 p.m.

Bring your furry friends to cool off at the pool on the last day of the swim season. All donations benefit T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter.

City Park Waterpark.