Tucked away in the rolling upland prairie of eastern Kansas, Allen County is a quiet community full of community events and festivals for the entire family. No matter what time of year you visit Allen County and its two main cities, Iola and Humboldt, you’ll be greeted by smiling faces preparing for the next celebration.
Perhaps the most unique of Allen County’s festivals is Biblesta—an annual parade that recounts stories from the bible in chronological order through engaging hand-built displays pulled behind and featured on trucks. With a more than 50 year history, Biblesta, named by contest in 1959, is the only biblical parade in the United States.
If you happen to be in the area outside of Bilbesta, which typically happens in October, Allen County is also home to a renowned Veteran’s Day Parade, Farm City Days, Humboldt Historic Days, the Allen County Fair, Elsmore Day, Moran Day, and regular performances at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.
From Allen County, Wichita is only a short two-hour drive to experience life in the state’s largest city. Or, head east and quickly cross the border into Missouri and enjoy the countless lakes that give the state its unique beauty.
When you book a flight to a jet charter airport in Allen County, Kansas, you’ll fly into the Allen County public airport. Located just south of Iola, the Allen County Airport is complete with one runway and sees approximately 16,000 aircraft operations per year.