Sep 03

5 Way to "Fall" for Hays

Posted on September 3, 2021 at 10:40 AM by Brandon Cooley

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Fall is in the air, and we have a few suggestions on how to make the most of it in Hays!

1 Explore seasonal home decor1.  Explore Seasonal Home Décor

From Flowers by Frances on Vine Street to Regeena’s Flowers in Downtown Hays, our talented florists are setting the stage for Fall. With a few new pieces, you can transform your dining table or entryway into an inviting expression of the season.

2 Tailgate with the Tigers 2. Tailgate with the Tigers

Grab your favorite tailgate snack and head down to Lewis Field Stadium where grills and fans alike are fired up! Fort Hays State University home games are a great way to enjoy the crisp Fall air with friends til kickoff. Find unique Tiger gear at Simply Charmed on Main Street or the Victor E. Apparel and Gift Shop on campus.

3 Cozy up to coffee3. Cozy up to Coffee and Conversation

Breathe Coffee House is a welcoming space where you can relax with a hot cup of the house custom roast or an espresso. House-made crepes and pumpkin scones are a treat available any time of day. At Mokas, try the Toffee Cream Latte with toasted marshmallow, then stay for a Reuben for lunch!

4 Find the perfect pumpkin4. Find the Perfect Pumpkin

Whether your plans are to bake it into a pie or decorate your front porch, you can find the perfect pumpkin – along with kids’ activities and alpacas – at Pa’s Pumpkin Patch. Pa’s is located just 2.5 miles south of Hays on Hwy 183, and open Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Find even more pumpkins, fresh produce, baked goods, and handmade items at the Downtown Hays Market under the Downtown Pavilion at 10th and Main on Saturday mornings through October.

5 Spice up your wardrobe
5. Spice up Your Wardrobe

Fall textures and comfy layers are everywhere in Hays, from Main Street boutique windows to Big Creek Crossing mall. Pick up a new pair of boots at Vanderbilt’s, the largest boot retailer in northwest Kansas, or get styled with a new outfit at Lily & Marie.

Aug 13

Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center

Posted on August 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM by Brandon Cooley


With 8,000 square feet of meeting space, the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center is changing how we do business here at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Our community is now able to host larger events and meetings for the first time in years. Whether it’s a family reunion or a state conference, the teams at the CVB and the Hilton Garden Inn will make sure your event goes smoothly. The hotel also boasts an in-house restaurant and bar that is open to the public. Try their made-to-order breakfast or stop in one evening for an elegant dinner!

Check out this colorful property at 221 W. 43rd St. through our virtual tour, then make a reservation for a Hays staycation or dinner and see it in person!

Be sure to follow the Hays Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook to be the first to see new tours. They can also be found here.

Jul 22

Your Brand New Hays Public Library!

Posted on July 22, 2021 at 2:19 PM by Brandon Cooley

Hays Public Library Virtual Tour


Who uses a library anymore? 

If your library is anything like the Hays Public Library, the answer is – everyone! In addition to their collection of over 300,000 print and digital materials, the library hosts hundreds of programs for all ages each year. Pop into the newly renovated space and you might find patrons engaged in a book discussion group, taking a painting class, or attending a presentation on gardening. Upstairs on the children’s floor, you won’t find any “shhh-ing.” Kids are enjoying story time, crafts, chess club, movies, and more. Downstairs in the Kansas Room, you’ll find local and regional archives, fascinating historic photos and documents, and genealogical resources.

If there is learning to be done, the Hays Public Library will be there to provide resources. Explore your new space in our virtual tour, then stop by 1205 Main Street and see it for yourself.

Be sure to follow the Hays Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook to be the first to see new tours. They can also be found here.