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The showcase counties are Barber, Comanche and Kiowa. The event will be held over four days, May 3-6, 2018.

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 Video created by Grant Neuhold, Creative Director, Kiowa Co. Media Center, Greensburg
 
 
The Big Kansas Road Trip is happening May 3-6, 2018!
 
Where will the road trip take place? 
 
The showcase counties are Barber, (Hardtner, Hazelton, Isabel, Kiowa, Medicine Lodge, Sharon and Sun City); Comanche (Coldwater, Protection and Wilmore) and Kiowa (Greensburg, Haviland and Mullinville). The event will be held over four days, May 3-6, 2018. 
 
The Kansas Sampler Festival has ended its 28 year run, but the effort to educate Kansans about Kansas has not.  We've just come up with a new format centered around the notion of road trippin'!
 
Here's how it will work. Anyone and everyone is invited to descend on the same three counties on
May 3-6, 2018. You'll have the opportunity to eat in the cafes, shop in the stores, tour the attractions,
and drive the scenic roads. You'll get to see these communities as they are--with the red carpet rolled out. 
 
It'll be fun. We'll all do it together, each person at their own pace. There will be Information Centers in the three counties where you can pick up itineraries and menu's of things to see and do. Though not required, these towns will come up with some extras. Maybe you can help paint a wall mural or bring your lawn chair to the volunteer fire department and learn how that service works in a small town. We'll give the small grocery stores whopping good days of business.
 
It'll be a great time to explore with hundreds of other people who want to get to know Kansas.
 
See you on the road! Read more about it here.
 
 
Please use #bigkansasroadtrip on your social media posts!
 
                

 
CLICK ON THE GUIDE BELOW AND FLIP THROUGH THE PAGES TO READ ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL FIND TO SEE AND DO DURING THE FOUR DAY EVENT.
 
UPDATED DAY PROGRAMS WITH LOTS OF NEW EVENT AND RESTAURANT ADDITIONS CAN BE PICKED UP AT ANY OF THE INFORMATION CENTERS.
Click here for those locations.
 
The BKRT program was published by Territorial Magazine/Empire Advertising, Publishing.
Garden City, KS, 620.865.2057. Contact Carol Schuetze, schuetze@ucom.net 
 
 
Questions and other information, please email Marci Penner at marci@kansassampler.org.
 
Barber County contact: Pake McNally, mcnallymetal@gmail.com
 
Comanche County contact: Andie Dale, thedales@unitedwireless.com
 
Kiowa County contact: Stacy Barnes, tourism@greensburgks.org