Kansas Sampler Festival
FREESTANDING EXHIBITORS & CULTURAL DEMONSTRATORS INFO
The primary purpose of the Kansas Sampler Festival is to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy, and learn in the state.
The reason for rotating the festival is to give exhibitors statewide exposure, to give the public in every part of the state a chance to experience the festival, and to give each host city a chance to showcase themselves to a statewide audience.
NOTE: The criteria statements explain what is allowable and what is not. We apologize for the heavy tone of what is not eligible. However, it is clear that the festival is much more effective and more enjoyable for all if everyone follows the criteria. This festival has a purpose that can more successfully be achieved with everyone following the rules. Remember, there is much space allowed for creativity within the rules!
No booth refunds will be given in the event of inclement weather and refunds for booth cancellations will only be given through March 31.
FREE STANDING / DEMONSTRATOR EXHIBIT CRITERIA
Free-standing exhibits must tell the story of one of the rural culture elements: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history, or people. Only exhibits that cannot fit in an exhibit tent will be considered for free standing status. A Plains Indian teepee, Kansas stone carvers and blacksmiths, antique cars, and an antique fire truck are examples of free-standing exhibits. The free-standing exhibits must be set up and staffed for the entire festival schedule with an exception only for weather or host approval. All free-standing exhibits must register.
FREE STANDING EXHIBITOR - DEMONSTRATOR FEES:
Demonstration and handing out information: $50
Demonstrating and selling product: $155
Tables (6' or 8'): $8
Electricity (110v): $20
Add'l festival passes: $4
* Each registration receives 4 passes (good for two people for both days of festival) and 2 parking permits. Handicapped parking permits are available upon request.