Kansas Sampler Festival: Make a weekend visit to sample Kansas

By Dave Azwell

Osage City ambassadors, the Lohmeyers and Azwells, greet visitors at the 2014 Kansas Sampler Festival.

Osage City ambassadors, the Lohmeyers and Azwells, greet visitors at the 2014 Kansas Sampler Festival.

The Kansas Sampler Festival is happening this weekend, May 7-8, 2016, in Winfield, Kan. Osage City will be one of over 140 communities with a booth to tell people about their historic sites, unique events, local eateries, specialty shops and more. The Osage City Chamber of Commerce will be set up in the Northeast Kansas tent in Winfield’s Island Park, 200 N. Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

As an added bonus, visitors may also want to browse around the city of Winfield. A wide variety of attractions, restaurants and shops are available. The community is no stranger to putting on events and hosting guests. It’s a welcoming and inviting town. It’s probably best known for its Walnut Valley Festival that occurs in September and other events such as Art in the Park (October) and Rock n’ Country Fest (June).

A full schedule of musical entertainers from 10:15 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday will appear on the Walnut Valley Stage, Meadowlark Stage and Sunflower Stage. Historical performers will present interpretations and present educational information about famous Kansas individuals and events 10:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Saturday, and 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

So, make a weekend out of it. Come visit the Osage City booth, talk with other community representatives, enjoy outstanding musical and historical entertainment and great food.

Admission is $5 adults, $3 kids (7-12) or $8 adult weekend pass, $4 kids weekend pass. Kids under 6 are free.

Parking, ticket booth, camping and shuttle service are available at the Cowley County Fairgrounds, 1105 W. Ninth St., Winfield. Shuttle transportation will be provided 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

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