Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Tuesday
Low  66°
High 93°
Wednesday
Low  68°
High 95°
Thursday
Low  65°
High 90°
Friday
Low  62°
High 83°
Saturday
Low  64°
High 86°
Sunday
Low  66°
High 92°
Monday
Low  69°
High 99°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 81°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Sampler Festival Offers Something For Everyone
04/25/2013

 Have you heard about Kansas Play Klay made in Ellis or tried the kijafa crepes at the Pancake House in Liberal?  Have you seen the Whole Wall Mural, the longest sculpted brick mural in the U.S. located in Concordia? Or climbed over the giant concretions at Rock City near Minneapolis?  Find out about these places and hundreds more at the Kansas Sampler Festival!

 

The twenty-fourth annual celebration of what there is to see and do in Kansas will be held in Liberal's Light Park May 4-5.  Almost a fifth of the communities in the state will have travel booths. A Kansas Products tent will be filled with Kansas entrepreneurs.  Three stages will feature Kansas musicians, children's entertainment and historic performers.  The food booths will feature Kansas specialty or ethnic foods.

 

The event is a project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation whose mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture.  Festival overseer WenDee LaPlant says, "Visiting this event is the perfect way to get a start on your travel plans for the summer and throughout the year. It's like a living brochure of Kansas brought to life and offers the audience one stop shopping in finding places that meet their tastes and budget." 

 

The festival began on the Penner Farm near Inman in 1990 as a book signing party for Mil Penner and daughter Marci Penner's first Kansas Weekend Guide.  It remained on the farm for eight years and then started to rotate around the state every two years.  The event has also been held in Pratt, Ottawa,  Independence, Newton, Garden City, Concordia, and Leavenworth. It will move to Wamego in 2014 and 2015.

 

LaPlant continued, "We're pleased to return for the second year to Liberal and southwest Kansas.  Convention & Visitors Bureau director Sally Fuller and her staff and the entire city did an incredible job welcoming visitors and exhibitors last year and are ready for everyone to make a return visit to this delightful and friendly community."

 

Some of the attractions in or near Liberal, home to the International Pancake Day Race, include the Mid-America Air Museum, Dorothy's House and the Land of Oz, Baker Arts Center, Seward County Historical Museum, and the Mighty Samson of the Cimarron bridge.


The festival will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from  10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Adult admission charge is $5; children 7-12 $3.  For more information phone 620.626.0170 or go to www.kansassamplerfestival.com.  

 

© KS Sampler Festival
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Amtrak Passengers Join Lawsuit In Derailment Case
Syracuse Man Killed In Accident
Bee Jays Break Through in Blowout Win  
USD 480 Classified Staff and Administrators Receive Raise
Suspicious Grass Fire In Guymon
House Fire In Guymon
Supreme Court Orders Explanation of Haskell County Vacancy
KS Senate Committee Approves Education Funding Plan
KS Sen. Candidate To Hold Meet and Greet
SCCC Trustees Wrap Up Fiscal Year
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Cimarron Regional Advisory Committee to Meet in Liberal
Wheat Harvest Continues Across The State
Gov. Brownback Signs School Funding Bill
Guymon Hotel Makes Historic Registery
All City and County Offices Will Be Closed
Kiwanis Offer Georgia Peaches
Bethany Salvages Final Game in Extra Innings
Rattlers Win Garden City Tournament
Syracuse Man Killed In Accident
Liberal Edges Bethany  
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2016 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group