Kansas Sampler Festival Will Promote Tourism

135 Kansas communities will promote day trip ideas in Concordia.

One hundred thirty-five communities will gather in Concordia's city park on May 2-3 to promote Kansas day trip ideas. The 20th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy, and learn in Kansas.

Kansas musicians and historic performers will showcase their talents, Kansas products and books will be sold, and food booths are managed by local restaurants and specialty food producers.

The festival is a project of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation with Cloud County Convention & Tourism as the local host. Concordia attractions including the Orphan Train Museum, the Brown Grand Theatre, and the Nazareth Motherhouse will also be open for tours.

Foundation director Marci Penner said, "When over 100 communities get together to strut their stuff, it's not hard to get the public excited about exploring Kansas."

Hours are Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for kids 7-14. More information is available at www.kansassamplerfestival.com; 785-243-4303.

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