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Virtual Spinach Festival

Spinach Festival LogoPopeye and Olive Oyl dancing with childrenTwo babies crawling on a matShoppers at a boothMan giving a history presentationTwo women tossing a giant spinach salad

**To help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the in-person event has been canceled. Join us for virtual activities instead.**

Sept. 5–12, 2020
Online via Facebook event

  • Rock Skipping Challenge (Sept. 5-11)
  • Hula Hoop Challenge (Sept. 6-8)
  • Bubblegum Blowing Challenge (Sept. 7-9)
  • Singing Popeye Theme Song Challenge (Sept. 8-10)
  • Arm Wrestling Challenge (Sept. 9-11)
  • Baby Crawling Challenge (Sept. 10-12) 
Join the fun on Facebook

Normally, we would be gathering for a day packed with fun activities for the whole family in celebration of Lenexa’s history and heritage as the "Spinach Capital of the World" in the 1930s. Since it is not safe to gather in large crowds this year, we have come up with a fun new way to celebrate with the Virtual Spinach Festival. Activities include:

  • Spinach recipes and cooking
  • History and trivia quizzes
  • Old-fashioned games/challenges (participants eligible for prize drawings)
  • Craft/antique vendors (Connect on your own with the vendors who were planning to be at the festival.)
Follow the Lenexa Virtual Spinach Festival event page on Facebook for details about how you can participate.  

Also, check out beautiful Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park (location of the Spinach Festival in normal times) on your own and enjoy the unique playgrounds, fishing in the pond, picnic spaces, trails, the Legler Barn Museum and much more!

Lenexa's spinach history

Lenexa was hailed as the "Spinach Capital of the World" during the 1930s thanks to the excellent spinach crops grown in the area. Learn more by watching this video. 


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Platinum Sponsors

  • Alenco

  • Kansas Strong

  • KS National Guard

  • LeafFilter

  • Massage Envy

  • Pella Products of KC

  • Vita Chiropractic

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Contact Information and Cancellations

For more information contact Susanne Neely, event coordinator,

To stay notified of event cancellations, call our notification line at 913.477.7170.