At the Grinter Fest

Jim Grinter, a former chief of the Delaware (Lenape) tribe in Kansas, and Linda Graff, chief of the Delaware (Lenape) tribe in Kansas, led a ceremonial bean dance at the Grinter Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grinter Place, South 78th and K-32. In the dance, thankfulness is expressed for the bean and its nourishment of people. The festival continues through 5 p.m. Saturday. (Staff photo)
Jim Grinter, left, a former chief of the Delaware (Lenape) tribe in Kansas, and Linda Graff, chief of the Delaware (Lenape) tribe in Kansas, led a ceremonial bean dance at the Grinter Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grinter Place, South 78th and K-32. The festival continues through 5 p.m. Saturday. (Staff photo)
Linda Graff, in the front of the audience, chief of the Delaware (Lenape) tribe in Kansas, gave a talk on Saturday about the history of the Delaware (Lenape) tribe in Kansas, during the Grinter Fest. Graff is a direct descendant of Annie Marshall Grinter, who with her spouse, Moses Grinter, built the Grinter House and ran the ferry across the Kansas River in the 1800s. Annie Grinter was a member of the Delaware (Lenape) tribe. (Staff photo)
Roger Miller performed a magic show at the annual Grinter Fest on Saturday at the historic Grinter Place, at South 78th and K-32. (Staff photo)
Patsy Weibrecht and the Grinter Quilters were working on a quilt at the annual Grinter Fest Saturday at Grinter Place in Kansas City, Kansas. The quilt in the background is completed and will be raffled as a fundraiser at the end of this year. (Staff photo)
Donna Ready and the Grinter Place Friends passed out information about the Grinter Fest and other events on Saturday. (Staff photo)
Rebecca Meditz, right, staffed a table for the Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum, discussing upcoming programs, at the Grinter Fest on Saturday. (Staff photo)
Many vendors were at the Grinter Fest on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. There was a little rain during the day. (Staff photo)
Many vendors were at the Grinter Fest on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo)
VFW Post 846 provided pulled pork sandwiches and other food at the Grinter Barn during the Grinter Fest on Saturday. (Staff photo)
Tammy Reeves offered handmade items at her table at the Grinter Fest on Saturday. Her booth was “Grammy Tammy Creating in Kansas.” (Staff photo)
Kuierra Swift arranged jewelry at her table at the Grinter Fest on Saturday. (Staff photo)
Christa Caldwell painted nails at her ColorStreet booth at the Grinter Fest on Saturday. (Staff photo)
Ed Stevens’ The Sweet Life booth included pies, buns and sticky rolls made by his wife and family. He was at the Grinter Fest Saturday. (Staff photo)
Animal Crackers’ table included fresh produce on Saturday at the Grinter Fest. (Staff photo)
Visitors walked to the historic Grinter House at K-32 and 78th Street, the oldest home in Wyandotte County. (Staff photo)
A walking trail is being built to the northwest of the Grinter Barn. (Staff photo)

3 thoughts on “At the Grinter Fest”

  1. The Grinter Fest was a fun experience! Thank you Grinter Friends for inviting the Kansas Delaware to speak and dance.

  2. Thank you Grinter Friends for providing ample parking spaces and for supervision of the parking lots during the festivities!

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