Festival Schedule

June 17, 2017

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn, 410 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, Kansas


7:30 am        Enrich Your Life 5K & 1 Mile fun run, sponsored by the Wheat Foods Council and Manhattan Running Company. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. 

8:15 am         1 Mile fun run begins

8:30 am        Festival opens to the public.
Commercial and sponsors’ exhibits are in place.
Baking competition begins. Contestants will prepare their winning bread recipes.
Admission to the event is free with donation of a canned or nonperishable food item. Donations will be given to the Flint Hills Breadbasket.


Demonstrations (free and open to the public)

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On the Main Stage

8:30 am        Torie Cox, internationally published food stylist based in Birmingham, Alabama.

9:30 am        Jeff Hertzberg, American cookbook author and physician. With co-author Zoë François, he has created cookbooks on baking homemade bread, including Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a DayHealthy Bread in Five Minutes a DayArtisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, and The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

10:30 am      "Bake for Good: Get Rolling with King Arthur Flour!" Paula Gray, Manager, Bake for Good Kids Program.  At King Arthur Flour, we believe that baked goods and doing good go hand in hand. Learn what over 300,000 kids across the country know: how easy it is to make delicious, nutritious, bread and share it with others. In this HANDS-ON demo, we’ll review some basic yeast dough tips and show shaping techniques for dinner rolls. Then, we invite YOU to shape a roll or two yourself! Rolls will be donated to the Flint Hills Bread Basket in Manhattan, Kansas. All participants receive a BFGK Baking kit so you can bake at home and share with friends, family, or those in need. 

11:30 am       Paula Gray

12:30 pm       Jeff Hertzberg

1:30 pm        "Be a Smart Snack Baker!" Sharon Davis. The facts are that snacks are how many people get their "three squares a day!" Those snacks better be good!  Sharon Davis, Family & Consumer Sciences educator with the Home Baking Association, has a Baker's Dozen recipes to share. Learn her tried-and-true test kitchen baking tips to meet new Smart Snack guidelines for delicious baked goods that may be sold in schools, bake sales and served in child care and after school programs, make delicious sports team snacks, and are good for feeding hungry adults and kids! 


In the BBQ Tent

9:00 am       Backyard Kitchen demonstration

10:00 am     Rod Gray, Pellet Envy. Pellet Envy is serious about barbecue.  Rod and Sheri Gray have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into their barbecue, and it shows.  Barbecue National Champions in 2009, Pellet Envy has gone on to be featured multiple times on the hit show BBQ Pitmasters.  They travel the country cooking, competing and teaching their brand of barbecue.  They’ve even launched a product line of their own rubs and sauces, called EAT Barbecue.  

12:00 pm     Rod Gray, Pellet Envy

2:00 pm        Rod Gray, Pellet Envy


Other events

Wheat weaving demonstrations

Bakery exhibits/samples

Oklahoma Wheat Commission Bake Truck

Trade show of vendors

Mr. and Mrs. Slice will be visiting with people to keep energy high!

Kids area with hands-on tortilla making and flour milling

The Backyard Kitchen Grill Demonstrations


3:00 pm    Judging