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Old Town Walkabout

April 20, 2017

On Thursday, April 20th, 2017 the Old Town Walkabout kicks off the annual Midwest WinefestSM. It opens the three days of events for wine lovers in Wichita’s premier entertainment area -- historic Old Town.

The Walkabout starts at the original Farm and Art Market plaza.  The many wonderful venues stretch from the original plaza to the newer plaza north of Second Street.  Participating venues include restaurants, bars and museums.  At each stopping point you can taste a wine or two and sample a scrumptious, wine-friendly bite of food.

The stroll from one location to another is filled with lively music to heighten your enjoyment. A trolley also is available to take you from one end of the Walkabout to the other if you prefer not to walk.  Participants love to visit new places, re-visit old favorites, and sample new wines with tasty appetizers.

Old Town Walkabout is very popular, tickets sell out quickly so mark your calendar and buy your tickets early.  All proceeds benefit Guadalupe Health Foundation whose primary beneficiary is Guadalupe Clinic. 

Thank you for your patronage, we look forward to seeing you there!

Oldtown Walkabout History…

More than 15 years ago, six Wichita residents took a trip to the New Orleans wine festival.  While there they participated in the Royal Street Stroll.  Participants in this event stroll from business to business in a four-block area in the French Quarter to sample wine and food.

The group thought this would be a wonderful addition to the Midwest WinefestSM and brought the idea back to the Winefest Committee… and, as they say, the rest is history!

2017 Participating Establishments












Walkabout Sponsors




Michelle and David Gear
Judy and David Haglund
Caroline and William Hayes
Brenda and Phil Nelson
Kathryn and John Newsom
Jane Nelson and John Paladino
Kathy and Jim Siebert