FHSU Profile – Culture
The Hays region celebrates its proud heritage and history with several annual events. They include FHSU Homecoming, Oktoberfest, Herzogfest in Victoria, the Wild West Festival, the Frost Fest parade in downtown Hays and the Victorian Christmas at Historic Fort Hays.
Hays is home to more than 30 unique shopping experiences, including home décor shops, boutiques, antique markets and more. Highlights include The Mall, the Centennial Shopping Mall and the Chestnut Street District. Located in revitalized downtown Hays, the Chestnut Street District is home to a variety of restaurants, shops and professional services.
Hays is also home to a surprising variety of places of worship. From Christianity to Islam, the religious community here spans nearly all faiths.
With a unique mix of rural and suburban housing options, it's easy to make yourself at home in Hays.
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