overlay
Kansas Sampler

Last Kansas Sampler Festival App...

The 28th and final Kansas Sampler Festival will take place in Winfield's Island...

Last Kansas Sampler Festival App...

The 28th, and final, Kansas Sampler Festival will take place May 6-7 in Winfiel...

Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers...

It took Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe four years to visit every one of the 626 in...

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.

Kansas Sampler Web Log
email Signup
Kansas Sampler Web Log
Kansas Sampler Web Log
Social Links Follow us on Twitter Become a Fan On Facebook

Map Header
Kansas Sampler Events

 



General/All News

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.