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Topeka festival Sunday

October 25, 2008

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— For the first time in four years, the public is invited to attend the Matrot Castle and Vineyard Fall Festival on Sunday in Topeka.

The event, which is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6446 S.W. Huntoon St., benefits the Kansas Heritage Foundation.

Storytellers and a former castle resident will share fables and discuss the building's history. Antique cars, military vehicles and classic cars will be on display. Children can be led on a "haunted" path.

Live entertainment begins at noon. Children from the Topeka Ballet Midwest Nutcracker will perform. At 1 p.m., Brent Dellinger, world yo-yo champion, will perform. The Topeka West drumline will perform at 1:40 p.m.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Topeka Big Band will play. There will be a costume contest at 3 p.m with cash prizes.

Numerous vendors from the greater Kansas City area, including Pendleton's Country Market of Lawrence and Davenport Orchards and Winery of Eudora, will be present.

The entrance fee is $5. Children 6 and younger are free.

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