My First Time in Independence for Neewollah 2014

I had heard about Neewollah the past couple of years and that I should go to it.  I had never been to Independence, Kansas.  I haven't even really been in southeast Kansas for that matter.  I do have to admit, the hour long drive was a bit boring.  Not much in east Butler County or Greenwood County.  Independence was a nice surprise however.  I want to make it back there (definitely on a warmer day).  So hear are some pix of the big fall festival Neewollah held in Independence every year.  Enjoy! ~ @RoyceOnTheRadio

 

My first view walking up Penn Ave. in Independence.  

My first view walking up Penn Ave. in Independence.  

I'm not sure the name of the band on the main stage, but they were jamming all afternoon!

I'm not sure the name of the band on the main stage, but they were jamming all afternoon!

I saw a young kid walking around with a sign that says "Free Hugs".  He walked up to three clowns and asked them if they wanted a free hug and they said no thank you.  You know its a bad day when 3 clowns won't give you a hug.

I saw a young kid walking around with a sign that says "Free Hugs".  He walked up to three clowns and asked them if they wanted a free hug and they said no thank you.  You know its a bad day when 3 clowns won't give you a hug.

Some of the awesome roof top detail of one of the buildings in downtown.  

Some of the awesome roof top detail of one of the buildings in downtown.  

One thing I didn't think I would see in Independence was The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo.  Apparently everyone else thought the same thing and had to get a picture of it as well.

One thing I didn't think I would see in Independence was The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo.  Apparently everyone else thought the same thing and had to get a picture of it as well.

I had to take a picture of Big Cheese Pizza.  I haven't seen one of these in 25 years.  I used to get my Book-it pizzas for reading in school from Big Cheese Pizza!  Honestly I didn't think any excited... I was wrong!

I had to take a picture of Big Cheese Pizza.  I haven't seen one of these in 25 years.  I used to get my Book-it pizzas for reading in school from Big Cheese Pizza!  Honestly I didn't think any excited... I was wrong!

Big orange balls are the best seats at carnivals.

Big orange balls are the best seats at carnivals.

Everyone trying to get their over priced tickets for the rides.

Everyone trying to get their over priced tickets for the rides.

Carnival games!  

Carnival games!  

Independence had some great art around the downtown area.  This mural caught my eye.  

Independence had some great art around the downtown area.  This mural caught my eye.  

One of the great old buildings in Independence.  

One of the great old buildings in Independence.  

No matter how small the town, or how rural the place it is in... there is always a Chinese buffet for under 8 bucks.

No matter how small the town, or how rural the place it is in... there is always a Chinese buffet for under 8 bucks.

The lady on the left was happy she beat her friend at a carnival game... she then realized that beating her friend didn't mean she won a prize.  

The lady on the left was happy she beat her friend at a carnival game... she then realized that beating her friend didn't mean she won a prize.  

Picking the right fish for a prize can sometime be so intense.

Picking the right fish for a prize can sometime be so intense.

This mini Statue of Liberty was in front of the civic center... I could be wrong, but I think at one time it had broke an they super glued it back together.

This mini Statue of Liberty was in front of the civic center... I could be wrong, but I think at one time it had broke an they super glued it back together.

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