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Popular Statewide Festival Comin...

The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced today that the long-time Kansas Sampler...

Research duo completes statewide...

Marci Penner and WenDee LaPlant of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation h...

2015 We Kan! Award Winners Annou...

The 23rd annual We Kan! awards were announced May 2, 2015 at the Kansas Sampler...

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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Festival Sponsors

Special thanks to the following sponsors. We appreciate your support!
 
Cottonwood $5,000+
 
American Bison $2,500+
  • Walnut Valley Association  2016 & 2017
  • Winfield Economic Development  2016 & 2017
 
Sunflower  $1,000+
  • College Hill Coffee  2016 & 2017
  • Grene Vision Group - Dr. Gail Burden  2016 & 2017
  • Winfield Recreation Commission  2016 & 2017
  • Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn
  • Legacy Foundation
  • Millington Place
  • Powder Valley Inc.
  • PrairieLand Partners
 
Meadowlark  $500-$1,000
  • Citizens Bank  2016 & 2017
  • Cowley County Soil Conservation Dist  2016 & 2017
  • Marquee Performing Arts Center
  • SKT
  • Valley Co-op, Inc.
  • Winfield Iron & Metal
 
Spotted Salamander  $250-$500
  • Buterbaugh & Handlin  2016 & 2017
  • Home on the Range  2016 & 2017
  • iYarn  2016 & 2017
  • McClung Brothers  2016 & 2017
  • Merle Snider Motors  2016 & 2017
  • Winfield Daily Courier  2016 & 2017
  • Community National Bank & Trust 
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Get Branded Promotions
  • Wilke, Stephen & Beth
 
Ornate Box Turtle  $100-$250
 
2016 & 2017
  • Edw. B. Stephenson
  • Field to Fabric Quilt Company
  • Finney Heating
  • Gary and Pat McCutcheon
  • Gottlob Nursery & Garden Center
  • Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
  • Jarrett & Norton CPAs, LLC
  • John Schmidt & Sons Inc.
  • Liermann's Boot & Saddle Shop
  • Lindly Appliance Repair Inc.
  • Lyle A. Weinert, CPA
  • Sunrise Kiwanis
  • Theurer Auction/Realty
  • Walnut Valley Farmers Market
 
2016
  • Andreas Law Office
  • Ark Valley Credit Union
  • Biederman's Bistro & Catering
  • CPA Solutions
  • Ed Trimmer
  • Edward Jones Investments - Daniel YoNash, Financial Advisor
  • Four County Mental Health Center
  • Galaxie Business Equipment
  • Health Center Pharmacy
  • Henderson Tree Care LLC
  • Herlocker, Roberts, & Herlocker, LLC
  • Hutto Printing
  • JP Long CPA, LLC
  • Quality Outdoor Design
  • Rotary Club of Winfield
  • Taylor and Krusor, LLC
  • Taylor, Mark & Roxann
  • Trunk N Treasures
  • Virginia Jarvis Antiques
  • Wamego CVB