Witness four baking bloggers and four home bakers compete in America’s Bread Baking Championship this weekend.

Thousands of bread fans from around the country gather for the National Festival of Breads for demonstrations, educational sessions, samples, children’s activities and the national amateur bread baking bake-off.

Learn about baking with platinum yeast, basic bread tips, braiding bread and more from experts.

Sign up to win a KitchenAid stand mixer and a John Deere harvesting toy set. (You must be present to win.)

The festival, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Red Star Yeast and the Kansas Wheat Commission, is at the Hilton Garden Inn. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with events through the afternoon.

Admission is free, but organizers ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to support local food pantries.

Here’s a look at other area events.


Live Music on the Rooftop: Harper & Lee, 8 p.m.

Tallgrass Tap House.


Free Kids’ Movie, 2 p.m.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit mhklibrary.org.

Manhattan Public Library.

Canvas & Cork: Modern Giraffe, 6 p.m.

Kids’ Pottery Workshop: Rad Dad Mug, 10 a.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

Columbian Theatre presents “Shrek the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also June 14-16.

Featuring the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, over a dozen other fairytale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Providing fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

For information and tickets, visit columbiantheatre.com.

Columbian Theatre.

Arts in the Park: Roots R&B/Americana pianist Kelley Hunt, 8 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.

Wolf Spider Night Walk, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Also Saturday.

Handle real spiders then head out on a night walk geared with headlamps to find, catch and release wolf spiders.

Register online or call 785-587-2726. Youth must be accompanied by adult. All participants, ages 2 and up, must register.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.


Third-annual Schnitzelfest, noon-8 p.m.

Featuring homemade schnitzel, German potato salad, a German salad buffet and authentic Broetchen flown in direct from Munich.

Purchase tickets at lazytranchadventures.com

Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Road.

Taste of the Ville, 4 p.m.

Sample 23 of Aggieville’s favorite establishments.

Tickets: $15 and are available at Hair Experts. Proceeds support women’s education.


Navy Federal presents Free Outdoor Movie: “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” 7 p.m.

City Park.

The Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $10 in advance on Eventbrite.com, $12 at the door.

For information and to rsvp for the BBQ dinner from 5-7, visit thevollandstore.com.

The Volland Store, Alma.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Riley County Extension Master Gardeners’ 31st Annual Manhattan Area Garden Tour, noon-5 p.m.

Visit five private landscapes, as well as the KSU Gardens.

Cost: $8 in advance, $10. Proceeds benefit the KSU Gardens.

For information, contact Riley County Extension Office, 785-537-6350.

KSU Gardens.

Wonder Workshop’s Underground Railroad Tour, 1-4 p.m.

Journey back in time to Underground Railroad sites in Riley and Wabaunsee counties to honor Manhattan’s Juneteenth celebration.

To reserve a spot, call 785-776-1234 or email wonder@wonderworkshop.org or visit wonderworkshop.org.

Junction City Community Band Concert, 7 p.m.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.