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2017 We Kan! Award Winners Annou...

The 25th annual We Kan! awards were announced May 6, 2017 at the Kansas Sampler...

Public invited to Big Kansas Roa...

On May 6 at the final Kansas Sampler Festival, the Kansas Sampler Foundation an...

Kansas Guidebook 2 shares 4,500 ...

Co-authors Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe spent four years traveling to every one...

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Kansas Sampler Festival

Kansas Sampler Festival

The 2016 Kansas Sampler Festival will be held on May 7-8 in Winfield at Island Park.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!

ERV

ERV

Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

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Apr 18, 2008 | Plan Kansas Day Trips!
Labette County, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Lecompton, Liberal, Lincoln, Lindsborg, Linn County and Lucas. Those are just the "L" list of communities the public will learn about at the May 3 and 4 Kansas Sampler Festival to be held in Concordia's City Park. The "H's" include Harper County, Hays, Herington, Hiawatha, Hodgeman County, Hoisington, Hope, Horton, Humboldt, and Hutchinson!
 
You want specifics? How about the Grassland Gardens Nursery & Flower Farm, Miltonvale; the Little House on the Prairie, Independence, the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Canton; Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina; the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute?
 
Those who attend the 19th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will find jaw-dropping amounts of ideas about what there is to see and do in Kansas. Taking place north of I-70 since the festival started at the Penner Farm near Inman, North Central communities will dominate the festival but travel ideas, food vendors, Kansas products, wineries, entertainers, and historic performers will come from every part of the state.
 
Organized by Cloud County Tourism co-chairs Susie Haver and Barbara Henry and supported by Kansas Sampler Foundation assistant director WenDee LaPlant, the desired outcome of the festival is to inspire people to travel the state year-round but to celebrate all that is Kansas during this one May weekend.
 
Festival hours are Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 7-14. For more information go to www.kansassamplerfestival.com.