Symphony in the Flint Hills

Our Mission

Heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie.

Our signature event

Our annual showcase of the region’s heritage and beauty.

Signature Event

Global Impact

Our Field Journal, now in its 11th Edition, is a Flint Hills resource whose articles on topics from night skies to prairie chickens have been downloaded by thousands of researchers worldwide. Browse past editions or search our online database at New Prairie Press. Or buy hard copies at our Flint Hills Store.



WoodFest is a music, art and prairie weekend sponsored by Symphony in the Flint Hills and Camp Wood YMCA.  Join us for a day of fun, education and harmony at Camp Wood YMCA near Cottonwood Falls.

WoodFest is an event for ALL people of ALL ages.

During the day, nationally known musicians, artists and nature lovers share all that WoodFest has to offer — a perfect day in the Flint Hills. Grab an instrument, a paintbrush and a breath of fresh air. The day ends with a Flint Hills sunset and a magical concert featuring Eugene Friesen, Max O’Rourke and Jason Anick. Sunday morning, Eugene Friesen performs on the prairie stage at 10 a.m. for those that wish to extend the weekend.