Kansas kids strap their bootstraps for seventh-annual West Fest

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Museum of History held its seventh-annual West Fest on Saturday.

Kids enjoyed activities like a petting zoo, learning out to lasso, and ice cream churning. It's all to celebrate Kansas cowboys: past, present, and future.

"It's just always good for children to be exposed to our history," Joy Brennan, museum coordinator, said. "We still have working cowboys in the state today who do an important job and the state, and we're here to celebrate them.

Participants even got to take a ride in a stagecoach at the festival!

The event goes until 3 p.m. Saturday.