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26th Kansas Sampler Festival in ...

Just over 12,000 people came to enjoy the 26th version of the annual Kansas Samp...

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Just over 12,000 people came to enjoy the 26th version of the annual Kansas Sam...

Kansas Sampler Festival...

The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held Mary 2-3 in Wamego's City ...

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!

Consider donating to or putting your community project on our crowdfunding site, wekansupport.com.

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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Support the Kansas Sampler Foundation

The Kansas Sampler Foundation's mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture.

Our funding comes from memberships, earned income, book sales, and private contributions.  We are a public 501c3 non-profit.  Donations are tax deductible. 

Donations can be made by sending a check to the Kansas Sampler Foundation, 978 Arapaho Road, Inman, KS  67546 or by making a credit card donation below. 
 
Could you help support our research trip to every town in the state?
Below is approximate mileage, lodging, and food.  Fill out payment information below and then in the comment box just state which county trip you'd like to help support at any amount and we'll put your name beside that county.  If you want to remain anonymous just say so in the comment box.  In either case, thank you!
 
REMAINING ERV COUNTIES as of May 24, 2015

ANDERSON, 390 miles; $140 meals; $300 lodging
 
BARBER, 320 miles; $120 meals; $180 lodging
 
BOURBON, 470 miles, $150 meals; $240 lodging
 
BUTLER, 270 miles, $180 meals; $240 lodging
El Dorado CVB, thanks for lunch at Dilly Dally!

CHASE, 250 miles; $120 meals; $180 lodging

CHAUTAUQUA, 390 miles; $120 meals; $180 lodging

CHEROKEE, 510 miles; $180 meals; $300 lodging
 
CLAY, 228 miles; $100 meals; $150 lodging

CLOUD, 310 miles; $180 meals; $240 lodging

COFFEY, 350 miles; $180 meals; $240 lodging

COWLEY, 290 miles; $180 meals; $240 lodging

CRAWFORD, 390 miles; $180 meals; $330 lodging

DICKSON, 250 miles; $150 meals; $300 lodging

DONIPHAN, 530 miles; $150 meals; $240 lodging

DOUGLAS, 410 miles; $240 meals; $400 lodging
 
ELK, 360 miles; $100 meals; $100 lodging

FINNEY, 470 miles; $180 meals; $330 lodging

GEARY
Thanks for the meal at Milford Tropics, Rick Dykstra.

GRAY, 370 miles; $110 meals; $100 lodging

GREELEY
Thanks for the meal at Elliot's Gastro Pub, Christy Hopkins.

GREENWOOD, 310 miles; $100 meals; $200 lodging

HAMILTON, 570 miles; $100 meals; $200 lodging

HARVEY, 170 miles; $120 meals; no lodging

HASKELL, 470 miles; $80 meals; $60 lodging
 
JEFFERSON, 470 miles; $120 meals; $180 lodging
 
JOHNSON, 500 miles; $180 meals; $400 lodging

KEARNY, 470 miles; $70 meals; $80 lodging

LABETTE, 430 miles; $110 meals; $190 lodging

LEAVENWORTH, 510 miles; $180 meals; $320 lodging

LYON, 290 miles; $180 meals; $330 lodging

MARION, 80 miles; $50 meals; no lodging
Thanks to Susan Marshall for the meal at the Coneburg and to Gypsy Antiques for a few informative items.
 
MIAMI, 510 miles; $180 meals; $300 lodging
 
MITCHELL, 290 miles; $145 meals; $240 lodging
 
MORTON, 590 miles; $90 meals; $120 lodging
 
NEMAHA COUNTY
Jerry K., thanks for lunch at the Dinner Bell in Wetmore. 
Elmer Ronnebaum, thanks for supper money at Willow's.

NEOSHO, 270 miles; $110 meals; $200 lodging

NORTON, 420 miles; $50 meals; no lodging

OSAGE, 330 miles; $180 meals; $180 lodging
 
OSBORNE, 350 miles; $150 meals; $150 lodging
Thanks for helping with Osborne County Judy & Ronnie Dayhoff

PHILLIPS, 510 miles; $150 meals; $200 lodging
 
POTTAWATOMIE, 370 miles; $180 meals; $300 lodging

RILEY, 320 miles; $180 meals; $350 lodging
Thanks for help with Riley County Rich Williams

ROOKS, 430 miles; $130 meals; $240 lodging

SALINE, 220 miles; $180 meals; $150 lodging

SEDGWICK, 220 miles; $200 meals; $330 lodging

SEWARD, 470 miles; $120 meals; $240 lodging. 
(Thanks for help with Seward County from Lidia Hook-Gray)
 
SHERIDAN, 510 miles; $80 meals; $120 lodging
Thanks for the meal, Midway Cafe in Selden
Thanks for the scone, Oscars in Hoxie

SHERMAN, 630 miles; $100 meals; $300 lodging
Thanks for the lodging and great meal and fun, Visit Goodland

SMITH, 380 miles; $120 meals; $250 lodging

STANTON, 550 miles; $80 meals; $100 lodging

STEVENS, 510 miles; $80 meals; $100 lodging
 
SUMNER, 250 miles; $180 meals; $300 lodging

THOMAS, 570 miles; $100 meals; $240 lodging
Thanks for the lodging, Colby Convention & Visitors Bureau

WABAUNSEE, 330 miles; $120 meals; $240 lodging

WILSON, 350 miles; $120 meals; $200 lodging

WYANDOTTE, 470 miles; $180 meals; $360 lodging


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