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Welcome to the 27th Annual Kansas Sampler Festival!

This is your one stop shopping page to find out all you need to make your visit to Winfield and the Kansas Sampler Festival an easy and pleasant one.

Below are links to take you to pages with information you'll want to know before you arrive and while you attend the festival.

LOCATION: Island Park, north end of Main Street, Winfield.  

DATE: May 7 & 8, 2016 (In 2017, the dates will be May 6 & 7)

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ADMISSION: Adults - $5; Children 7 - 12 years - $3; six years old and under are admitted free - Cash and checks only. ATM machine will be located near the admission gate.

Adults - $8 Children - $4

PETS are not allowed at the park (except service animals) from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3.  
SMOKING: The park is designated a "tobacco free" area. This includes electronic cigarettes.

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FESTIVAL SITE MAP - click here

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LODGING - click here
If you have questions about anything don't hesitate to call Sarah Werner, Festival Director, Chamber of Commerce office, Email: kssamplerfest@gmail.comPh: 620.221.2420 
Or contact WenDee LaPlant, Kansas Sampler Foundation assistant director at 620.585.2374 or wendee@kansassampler.org