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Where should we park? Is there a shuttle? Public parking, including handicapped parking, is located at the Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Avenue. Free shuttles will run continuously from the fairgrounds to the festival site at Island Park.

Can I bring my dog? He’s really cool... While we’re sure your dog is way cool, we’re sorry, pets are not allowed in the Kansas Sampler Festival, with the exception of service animals that are clearly marked as such.

I want to buy Kansas products, are there ATMs? There are ATMs at both the fairground parking location and festival site. ATMs are marked on the festival guide map found on page 24. Many vendors have the ability to process a card, but having cash available is a good idea.

Can I smoke or vape? No smoking or vaping allowed. Can I ride my bicycle around the festival? No bicycles/skateboards allowed in the park.

I’m an exhibitor, when can I set-up? Friday, May 5 between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please make special arrangements for set-up after 7 pm Friday or early Saturday morning.

Can I give out coupons and brochures? No unregistered organization’s coupons or other type of printed material will be allowed at the festival site including parking lots from Friday a.m. - Sunday p.m. 

What is the restroom situation like? There are six restroom areas located inside the park, with a handicapped unit at each area. Restroom areas are indicated on the festval guide map on page 24.

Whose idea was this festival? The festival is a project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation. The foundation is a public non-profit based out of Inman, Kan. with a mission to preserve and sustain rural culture. Important work!

Baby on board – is the festival family friendly? Diaper changing facilities, comfortable chairs for nursing, and electrical hookups will be available at the Breastfeeding On the Go tent sponsored by Breastfeeding Advocates of Cowley County.

MORE QUESTIONS? No problem... Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 123 E. 9th Avenue, Winfield, KS 67156 620-221-2420 | f

2017 festival guide Festival Welcome......................................................4 What is the KS Sampler Festival?........................ 5 Explorer Attractions Statewide.......................... 6 Explorer Information................................................7 Big Kansas Road Trip.................................................8 Winfield........................................................ 9-10 Cowley County................................................. 11-13 Arkansas City.....................................................14-15 Festival Entertainers........................................16-19 Historic Performers..........................................20-21 Food Vendors....................................................22-23 Festival Map.....................................................24-25 Exhibitors.....................................................26-30 Favorite Kansas Place Essays.......................31-33

Festival Hours

parking map

N. Main

Island Park

E 9th Ave

S. Main

W. 9th Ave

Winfield Fairgrounds

5th Ave

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening Ceremony - 9 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

admission Daily (Sat. or Sun.)...... Adults - $5 .......Children 7 to 12 - $3 Under 6 - Free! Weekend Passes.........Adults - $8 .........Children - $4

PARKING Parking/Shuttle MAP

10 miles South to Arkansas City

2017 Kansas Sampler Festival Guide Content and editing by the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Sampler Foundation Designed by Field Creative, Winfield, KS Printed by Sun Graphics, Parsons, KS Photo Credits Kaydee Riggs-Johnson | Skyler Livingston | Steve Tredway Kansas Sampler Foundation | Eric Montgomery | Virginia McConnell

Winfield Fairgrounds 1105 W. 9th Ave Satellite Parking, Shuttle Service Handicapped Parking Ticket Booth, Camping Free Shuttle Transportation Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



EXPLORE Welcome to the Kansas Sampler Festival! Winfield is proud to be the host of the 28th Annual Kansas Sampler Festival. We are thrilled to be the “stage” on which the rest of the state can perform. There is no other event like this one. Enjoy the festival and discover all you can see, do, hear, taste, buy and learn in our great state! Here are a few of the things you won’t want to miss at this year’s event: 24 Kansas musicians and performers – Since Winfield is well-known for its musical heritage, we decided to add a fourth stage to this year’s Kansas Sampler Festival. Just about every kind of music you can think of will be performed at this year’s festival: bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, blues, and country. And there is more than just music! Bring a lawn chair, and sit for a spell, enjoying the great entertainment on the four stages. Kansas Winery and Microbrewery Tent – A popular stop at the Kansas Sampler Festival, sample wine, beer, and spirits provided by Kansas wineries, microbreweries and distilleries. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase to take home and enjoy. Kids Activities – everything from a petting zoo provided by our local 4-H groups, to pack goats, to kids crafts and a “musical petting zoo,” there is SO much for kids to do that they will be begging to come back a second day! Festival Food You’ve Never Dreamed of – So everyone’s heard of funnel cakes and hot dogs, but how about a Peachy Pig or a Grilled Lemonade? Find these delicious


concoctions and more at one of more than 20 food vendors at this year’s festival. All food vendors are Kansas-based, and work hard to bring unique and delicious foods using locally-sourced ingredients. Barn quilts – Winfield is a part of the Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail, and the larger Flint Hills Quilt Trail. To enhance the festival, volunteers have created barn quilts in this year’s festival colors that are up throughout the park and downtown for your enjoyment. Historic performers – The historical performers are a hit each year at the Kansas Sampler Festival. Hear the stories of Calamity Jane and Amelia Earhart, among others. Learn how to explore Kansas!– Don’t miss the most important part of the festival, and that is visiting the regional tents to learn all about the amazing things you can explore in our state! “Kansas is so cool,” has been our motto for the 2016-2017 Kansas Sampler Festivals. Make sure to take time to visit with representatives from all of the small towns around the state to learn just how cool Kansas really is. Plan to come and enjoy the festival – and then get out in the state of Kansas and explore! Sarah Werner KE # 5618 2017 Kansas Sampler Festival Director

What is the kansas sampler festival? W ould you like to learn about hundreds of things to see and do in this fascinating state? Then don’t miss the 28th Kansas Sampler Festival. Representatives from more than 140 Kansas communities will be present to tell you about their historic sites, unique events, local eateries, specialty shops, and more. You’ll get to listen to a variety of historic performers and an eclectic mix of entertainers but you can book them for your events, as well. A variety of Kansas food vendors will satisfy your hunger pains with everything from ham balls and bierocks

to cranberry pecan chicken wraps and fruit kabobs. More than 40 Kansas entrepreneurs will spill out of two tents to showcase and sell their products, from books to furniture. Your kids can pet the Pack goats and take photos by the Mammoth donkeys. There are activities just for kids and the adults can slip into the sampling tent to try some Kansas wine and beer. With the price of one admission ticket you can step into a living brochure of Kansas---all happening in the beautiful setting of Island Park in Winfield. One place, one weekend, all Kansas!

kansas sampler festival is... Designed to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy and learn in Kansas. A place where everyone celebrates Kansas. A project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation. The Inman-based Foundation’s mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture. Awesome; every Kansan should attend.

The late Milferd Penner with his daughter, Marci Penner– the two began the Kansas Sampler Festival in 1990.

Celebrating 28 years of sharing kansas


his year we’ll be celebrating all that Kansas has to offer as well as tipping our hats to an event that has brought Kansas together for 28 years. This will be the last year for the festival before the Kansas Sampler Foundation rolls out a new format to educate Kansans about Kansas, the Big Kansas Road Trip. The festival started with a book signing in 1990 for Kansas Weekend Guide, the first Kansas guidebook written by Mil Penner and daughter Marci Penner. Held on the Penner Farm near Inman, the event featured a tent’s worth of displays from a few places promoted in the book. Despite the cold weather, more than a thousand people showed up. It was clear that people were hungry to know more about things to see in their own state. For seven more years, the festival exhibitors and public enjoyed the farm as a pleasant backdrop for promoting the state. A big change was made in 1998 when it was decided to take the festival on the road. Since then, two-year host communities have literally done all the work to stage and host the event. Big cheers to the host teams

in Pratt, Ottawa, Independence, Newton, Garden City, Concordia, Leavenworth, Liberal, Wamego, and now Winfield. The Kansas Sampler Foundation would like to extend gratitude to every exhibitor, musician, historic performer, food vendor, and entrepreneur who came to share the Kansas story; to every festival director, volunteer, and sponsor who kept the festival going; and to every person who walked through the gates to discover that Kansas is one wonderful place to explore and call home.


kansas ExplorerS highlighted attractions (Learn more about these featured attractions while at the festival by visiting the corresponding tent)

Stone bridges, a big waterfall (at the right time of year), and the Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail are just a few reasons to travel the scenic backroads of Cowley County. Architectural splendor will keep you looking up in the cities. Cowley County tent

cowley co. lake waterfall

Find out about the Trails, Rails, and Tales event in Abilene that will properly celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail on September 2-4. Dickinson County tent Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie Preserve is a historic and beautiful place for an ascending walk through native wildflowers and grasses. It was named for Captain Mitchell who came to the area with the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony in 1856. Flint Hills tent Concordia is home to the National Orphan Train Museum. Dozens of statues are being placed throughout town with accompanying stories about actual orphan train riders. North Central tent

Little Jerusalem in Logan Co.

Doniphan County is in the section of the state that will best see the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse of the sun and they will be having a viewing event. The last time this eclipse passed over the United States was 1918. Northeast tent Little Jerusalem, in southern Logan County, is the largest Niobrara Chalk Formation in Kansas. Nature Conservancy acquired the awe-inspiring badlands in 2016 and will soon permit public access. Northwest tent Kansas flora is showcased in the lovely Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. A half-mile path takes you through native wildflowers and grasses with inspirational quotations visible along the way. South Central tent

Trails, Rails, and Tales in abilene

Murals, murals, you’ll find murals everywhere in Coffey County, more than a 100! Come to the Coffey County booth to get a map of the 13 outdoor murals in Burlington. Southeast tent


Come to Horse Thief Reservoir in Hodgeman County and sleep in a yurt! Or, bring your glamper! Cabins are also available as is tent camping. Vintage campers are welcomed, too. Wild West Country tent

National orphan train museum in concordia

Stumpin’ for kansas What is stumpin’ for Kansas? It’s a thing Marci Penner does four times each day. She jumps on the stump and peppers the crowd with questions about things to see and do in Kansas. It’s ten minutes of fast-paced fun and laughs as well as learning about Kansas. Correct answers win a ticket and someone walks away with a prize at each Stump session.

the stump schedule Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. 12 noon 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.

The kansas explorers club


he Kansas Explorers Club was created by the Kansas Sampler Foundation to inspire, educate, and encourage the exploration and appreciation of Kansas. Members receive an eight-page bimonthly newsletter that promotes day trips or armchair travel. Occasionally members get together for enjoyable group adventures, intriguing planned activities, or just to share the secret greeting ritual. An individual membership to the Kansas Explorers Club is $18.61, which shares the same numerals as the year Kansas became a state.

Explorers of Kansas dare to do dirt (that is, follow the back roads), feel good about spending money in independently-owned businesses, eat in town cafes, interact with the locals, and simply enjoy the journey! Some members have been known to create Explorer quests to enhance their statewide explorations like bowling in every county, walking down the main street of every town, and touching the water in each state lake. Mostly, exploring Kansas is about having fun. Come to the Kansas Explorers Club tent and let’s talk!

a New kansas guidebook is coming!


id you know that you could find some of the best crème puffs, lemon bars, and muffins at the Muffin Top Bakery and Confections in South Haven? And one of the best Explorer Way chicken-fried steaks you could ever have is in Selden? There is a petrified rock garden in Coats and an airplane salvage yard in Rantoul that is fascinating to see from the road. These are just four of more than 4,000 entries you’ll find in the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers 2. Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe went to every town in the state in a four-year span to search high and low for the best bridges, gardens, outdoor art, scenic backroads and everything else that will make an Explorer weak in the knees.

The race is on to get the guidebook done for the Kansas Sampler Festival. At press time for this festival guide it is looking favorable that the guidebook will be done when we see you at the festival in May. It’s an incredible compilation of Kansas things to see and the authors and team of helpers can’t wait to share it. Come to the Kansas Explorers Club tent to see if it’s ready. Cross your fingers! The point to be made is that a guidebook is nothing if it’s not in the right hands. A used guidebook is good for the Kansas explorer, the place they are visiting, and it’s just really good for the 34th state to have so many people getting to know her.

For more information about the Kansas Explorers Club or the Kansas Sampler Foundation go to


get ready for 2018


n 2018, for the first time in 29 years, there won’t be a Kansas Sampler Festival. But that doesn’t mean the Kansas Sampler Foundation is done promoting Kansas. It just means there will be a new reason and a new format for people to come together!

How much fun we would have if on one weekend we all decided to explore the same designated area, like a county, or maybe three counties! Instead of picking up a brochure to learn about a place, you would go to that place and experience it in person. You would drive the back roads, talk to the locals, and spend money in the town. And you would bump into lots of other people doing the same thing. The designated towns would just be asked to be good at being themselves. They wouldn’t have tents or parades or food vendors on the street. They might do special tours or have more people working behind the counter, but the plan is to not stress the town with extra event planning. They might have to stock up on more merchandise or ingredients or put more chairs out at their usual evening jam session but we’d get to be part of that town being itself. The Big Kansas Road Trip would be about being an explorer, not just talking about it. Many of you already do it but let’s do it all together in one area, in one weekend. It’s going to be so much fun!

Come to the Kansas Explorers Club tent and we’ll tell you where the Road Trip will be in 2018! 8




infield is known for rolling out the red carpet for our guests, and we hope you will be one of them at the Kansas Sampler Festival on May 6-7, 2017!

We invite you to come for the festival, but also to come back later in the year to enjoy everything else our city has to offer! Our iconic downtown is the scene for popular music crawls, great food, and quaint shops. Venture out to Wheat State Wine Co. while in town to enjoy their award-winning wine and beautiful location. The many great things to do in Winfield are plenty to keep a person busy! While at the festival, be sure to visit the Cowley County tent, where we will be promoting Winfield and Arkansas City and many other communities in the area. We want you to take the time to learn more about what you can do on your return trip to the area after the Kansas Sampler Festival. We are excited to host so many visitors in our community for this festival. Enjoy your stay, and we hope to see you back here again! 9


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Winfield’s Downtown Whether shopping a summer sidewalk sale, catching a music crawl, or watching a downtown parade, Winfield’s downtown district offers amazing architecture, rich history, and beautiful decorations year-round. Neives Mexican Restaurant Try the famous Chickenancho or one of the many time-tested family recipes that have become a staple for Winfield dining. This Winfield favorite is most loved for their Neives cheese, so be sure to order some with your chips! 119 E. 9th Ave. Walking/Hiking/Biking Trails in Winfield Winfield’s ever-expanding trails are a favorite past-time for nature enthusiasts and families looking to spend healthy outdoor time together. Wooded areas, streams, and native grasses are great places to discover wildlife and a sense of adventure! You can find the entrances to these trails at Island Park and Southwestern College. Summer Concerts at Wheat State Wine Co. April through September marks the season for outdoor concerts in Winfield. Among the many venues, Wheat State Wine Co. takes the cake for atmosphere. Nestled in the Flint Hills, concert-goers can enjoy a great view while they sip on an awardwinning wine and listen to up-and-coming bands and performers. 23622 Springhill Farm Dr. Richardson Performing Arts Center at Southwestern College Catch a performance by the Southwestern College Theatre Department, a concert by the South Kansas Symphony, or even the occasional lecture series in this state-of-the art, 441-seat auditorium built in the classic architecture of Southwestern College’s Christy Administrative Building. 100 College St. Memorial Park This beautiful square of lush grass and tall trees features a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. listing the 777 servicemen and women from Kansas who were KIA or MIA, plus a tall monument honoring veterans of all American wars. 9th Ave & Fuller St. Gallery 1001 Local artists have collaborated to bring the visual arts to downtown Winfield in an art-filled shop on the corner of 10th and Main. Local artwork is available for purchase year-round and the gallery also features guest artists monthly. 1001 Main St. Biederman’s Bistro & Catering In a building constructed in 1872 lies a bustling restaurant serving delicious breakfast, fantastic lunch options, and a variety of dinner entrees. With daily specials and a wonderful dessert selection, Biederman’s Bistro is a great place to meet for lunch or go on a romantic date! 801 Main St. Quail Ridge Golf Course The city of Winfield boasts a top-rated golf course set on the south side of town in an area called Quail Ridge. 3805 Quail Ridge Dr. Island Park The site of the 2017 Kansas Sampler Festival! This unique park is surrounded by a moat that is great for fishing or watching ducks swim while you have a picnic under a willow tree. The iconic Island Park playground will keep kids busy for hours with its many slides and activity gyms. Feel like taking a hike? Timber Creek Nature Trail is just on the other side of the foot bridge! 200 N. Main St.


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Find a detailed Google map to all of the Cowley County stone bridges at or use your mobile device to scan the code to the left to open.

owley County’s 17 stone arch bridges are a beautiful treasure, one we love to share with visitors! However, Cowley County has much more to offer than just bridges. Located where the Flint Hills meets the lush scenery of the Arkansas River lowlands, Cowley County offers scenery like you never knew existed in Kansas. Rocky bluffs, lush vegetation, and rolling hills are sure to delight your senses in rural Cowley County. Plan a weekend to enjoy the sites of Cowley County ... the stone arch bridges, barn quilts, beautiful scenery, and wonderful restaurants and shops! Go to for more information on Cowley County, including a map to the stone arch bridges and Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail.


Events inCo.

Cowley Eagle Watch at the Chaplin Nature Center - Last Saturday in January and first Saturday in February

K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show - Winfield– Third Weekend in August

Arkansas City Art and Music Crawl - 5th Thursday in March/June/August/November

Burden PRCA Rodeo and Burden Dayz – Burden, Second Saturday of September

Uncork the Music Concert Series at Wheat State Wine Co. – April - September

Atlanta Labor Day Celebration – Atlanta – Labor Day Weekend

Cowley County Outdoor Vintage Market in Wilson Park – April and September

Winfield Main Street Hamburger Feed and Music Crawl – Tuesday before the Walnut Valley Festival

Kansas Sampler Festival, Winfield –May 6-7, 2017 Movies in the Park – Wilson Park Rotunda – May, June and July

Walnut Valley Festival –Winfield - Third Weekend in September

Walnut Valley Farmer’s Market –Winfield - Saturdays, June – September Arkansas City Farm & Art Market-Arkansas CityTuesdays, June-September Ark City Community Band Concerts in Wilson Park – Thursday evenings in June and July Prairiefest – Arkansas City – Third weekend in June Rock N’ Country Festival – Winfield - First weekend in June Wings and Wheels Fly-In and Car Show – Strother Field-Saturday in June of Father’s day weekend Cowley County Wildflower Tour – Rural Cowley County - First or second Saturday of June Udall 4th of July Celebration – Udall, July 4

Last Run Car Show – Arkansas City - Last weekend in September In Toon Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze-Burden-open third weekend September-Halloween Pumpkinfest at The Farm at Quail Valley – Winfield - Every weekend in October Stone Barn Farm Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch – Dexter - October Art in the Park - Winfield – First Saturday in October Fall Into the Holidaze Craft & Antique Show – Winfield– First Saturday in October Udall Fall Festival – Udall - First Saturday in October Arkalalah – Arkansas City - Last full week in October Merry Monday Christmas in the City Tree Lighting in Arkansas City - November 20, 2017

Dexter BBQ – Dexter - Second Saturday in July

Christmas in the City Saturdays with carriage rides, Santa and activities downtown – Arkansas City – Butterfly Count at the Chaplin Nature Center – November/December Arkansas City – July Winfield Isle of Lights – Third Sunday of November Winfield Municipal Band Outdoor Summer Concert through Decemer 30 Series – Friday Evenings in June and July Winfield Community Theater – August - May Cowley County Fair – Winfield – First Full Weekend in August


Winfield Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade – Second Saturday in December

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Cowley County Rivers and Creeks/Guided Kayaking Adventures – Take the family or a group of friends on a kayak trip down one the many beautiful rivers and creeks in Cowley County. Just call Prairie Outfitters & Excursions in Winfield or Ark City Kayaks by Prairie Enterprise in Arkansas City and schedule a guided trip! The Farm at Quail Valley – This event center is set in a luscious green valley overlooking a pond on the outskirts of Winfield. The 3,000 square foot facility is perfect for wedding receptions, reunions, or any special party. During the fall, the farm turns into a pumpkin patch complete with lots of activities for kids. 9315 194th Dr., Winfield Stone Arch Bridges –Named the “Stone Bridge Capital of Kansas,” Cowley County has been busy with visitors from far and wide wanting to catch a glimpse of 17 of the remaining 1,700 historic stone arch bridges in the United States. Barn quilts –The Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail, a portion of the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, features over 160 barn quilts that can be viewed on barns and outbuildings around the county. Pick up a map from the Winfield or Arkansas City Chambers of Commerce. Henry’s Candy Co. –This candy factory has been in business in Dexter for over 50 years serving delicious taffy, suckers, chocolates, and licorice to families and visitors. You can even watch them make it! 21172 HWY K15, Dexter Helium Park – Stop by Dexter’s Helium Memorial Park to learn about the United States’ discovery of helium and the story of the helium well found in Dexter. Just south of the town is a marker showing where the original well was accompanied by a helium plant. 109 N. Main St., Dexter Cambridge Cabin – A reconstructed version of the 1872 cabin that once stood on this property for over 100 years is open to the public from dawn to dusk. Nearby, the original foundation and the dugout used as a cellar and living quarters for the family as the cabin was being constructed can be found. 3 Miles North of Cambridge on Cowley 7 Pumpkin Patches – Cowley County has three great pumpkin patches to choose from for families looking to make memories: In Toon Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Burden, Stone Barn Pumpkin Patch in Dexter, and The Farm at Quail Valley’s PumpkinFest in Winfield. Each offers lots of fun activities for kids and a great selection of pumpkins! The Caboose Museum – Climb aboard the 1968 Santa Fe caboose in Atlanta and see a large collection of antiques, historical records, local artifacts, unique collectibles, and many one-of-a-kind items. The museum and grounds commemorate the impact of the railroad on the town of Atlanta and many other rural communities in Eastern Cowley County. 606 5th St., Atlanta Winfield City Lake – This man-made lake is a perfect spot for camping, fishing, boating, and swimming. Located only eight miles northeast of Winfield, it’s also not too far away from city commodities. 8 Miles Northeast of Winfield on 141st Rd


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aving fun in Arkansas City has always been a priority. There are three annual festivals in Arkansas City that visitors as well as locals look forward to each year. Each festival brings visitors back year after year and we would love to include you this year. Arkalalah, an Indian word meaning “good times,” is the largest of three annual festivals. Over 20,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Arkansas City for the “big parade” on Saturday. Amusement park rides, 20+ food vendors, street games, craft show, and a queen coronation make this a week-long event. Come join us this year the last full weekend of October. The biggest car show in the region, the Last Run Car Show, is the second largest of our festivals. This festival often sees more than 1,000 antique and styled cars participate in one weekend. Hosted by the AC Tumbleweeds, this event has been held for 41 years. The three-day


event features Family Fun Night on Friday with a drag on main street, music, and a dance in Wilson Park. A craft show is set up on Saturday and Sunday. Food vendors, games, contests and activities for all ages make this a family friendly event. Last Run Car show is hosted on the last weekend of September in Paris Park. The Renaissance Festival held at our beautiful Knebler Pond is growing and becoming an Arkansas City favorite for many visitors and locals. Come enjoy the sword fights, singing and dancing, fire dancing, royalty in costume, birds of prey and medieval re-enactments. The Renaissance Festival will be held in the spring of 2018. If you are unable to make it on a festival weekend, rest assured, you will still have many things to entertain you while you visit our town. The many antique shops, boutiques and retail stores are here for a unique shopping experience.

Snacking and dining are a favorite pastime of many, so don’t miss some of the unique local favorites such as The Green Door, Graves Soda Fountain and The Grinder Man. For the history buff, you will enjoy the beauty and history of our National Register Historic Downtown District and the rich local heritage on display at the Cherokee Strip Museum. For the biking/hiking enthusiast our community will not disappoint. You can visit Chaplin Nature Center, Camp Horizon Center or one of the two hike/bike trails that covers 6+ miles of our city. We would love to have you join us for an afternoon, evening, day or weekend. For more information on visiting Arkansas City go to www. or call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 620.442.0230. Pam Crain, Arkansas City CVB

Arkansas City explorer attractions Chaplin Nature Center– This beautiful trail along the Arkansas River is a great place to reconnect with nature. The visitor center has lots of interesting facts about the wildlife, and events such as eagle watches and a butterfly count. 27814 27th Dr. Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum– Stop by the museum to see Native American and pioneer artifacts dating back to the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of 1893. 31639 US HWY 77 Camp Horizon– Tucked away along the Arkansas River of South Central Kansas, this camp and retreat center is a serene location for getting close to nature. 30811 Horizon Dr. Wilson Park– This fun park has great playground equipment, a beautiful rotunda, tennis courts, and best of all, a No. 2542 Santa Fe Locomotive Engine sits at the park for kids and adults to climb and explore. South Summit & Birch Ave. Graves Soda Fountain – Take a trip back in time at this 1950s style soda fountain! The fountain is one of less than 40 operating fountains in the state of Kansas. 212 South Summit Ave. Ireland Hall – This beautiful building was constructed in 1890 as the Arkansas City High School. It was built using local Silverdale limestone. 300 W. Central Ave. La Hacienda Greenhouse and Bison farm –Find this buffalo ranch right at the edge of town. 1822 North 20th St. Downtown Historic District– Take a walking tour through downtown Arkansas City, a National Register Historic Commercial District since 1984. You will see Italianate, Richardsonian Romanesque, Spanish Eclectic, Commercial style, and Neoclassical architecture. Be sure to visit the Stan Herd mural in the 100 block of North Summit depicting the Cherokee Strip Land Rush. South Summit Ave. Scripture Hill– In 1897, a railroad dispatcher created this 475 ft. message for everyone on the northbound train to see. It reads: “Christ died for the ungodly.” Built of stone, each letter is 18 ft. high, 12 ft. wide, and 3 ft. deep. US HWY 77 Bypass VJ Wilkinson Burford Center for the Arts – The Arkansas City Area Arts Council strives to bring cultural experiences to the community through exhibits, art, and music programs for children and adults. The recently re-opened 1924 downtown theater is the perfect venue for any of your event needs. 118 South Summit Ave.


2017 Festival Entertainers Advanced Cheer Crew All Starz – advancedcheerallstarz. com,, 620-441-5206, (Arkansas City) Cheerleaders from all across the area represent the program. They serve over 100 kids in the Ark City area teaching gymnastics, dance and the sport of cheerleading. They have won over 75 National Championships all over the World and have been ranked as one of the Top Small Gyms in the Midwest. Ages are from 3 to 18 years of age. They practice 365 Days a year performing all over the United States! Alferd Packer Memorial String Band – alferdpackerband. com,, 785-841-0277, (Lawrence) The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band is five multi-instrumentalists, dressed in old time costumes, singing and playing fiddles, banjo, guitars, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, accordion, bass, and creative percussion. The band has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Bill Geist, and in a documentary called “Overlooked” which aired on KTKA-TV. They were the focus of articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Readers’ Digest. Their music has been used in a national broadcast on NPR. Their infectious good humor and high energy leave no toe untapped. Ann Zimmerman –,, 785-825-7135, (Salina) With an irresistible stage presence and roots deep in the American grasslands, Ann Zimmerman sings her native prairie into universal language and works magic from songs of life on the windy plains. Her confident Kansas style has taken her across the continent with award-winning songs that tell stories and paint portraits, leaving audiences laughing, thinking, and singing.


Bryton Stoll –,, 785-713-2716, (Marysville) Bryton Stoll is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from the small town of Marysville, Kansas. Picking up his first guitar at the age of 11, Bryton has been playing and writing music ever since. He released his debut album on his 17th birthday which was followed by another on the day of his graduation. These albums helped Bryton hone his skills at writing, recording, and producing, which has led to a brand new generation of songs, showcased in “Finger on the Trigger” a work-in-progress album that currently includes five songs. Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy –,, 316-285-2873, (Wichita) Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy is a high-energy “Brass ‘n’ Grass” sextet from Wichita, KS. The band, whose sound has been described as “…a stagecoach in overdrive”, has brought their eclectic blend of punk, bluegrass, and dixieland to packed bars, basements, and festivals across the US since their inception in the spring of 2007. CNS plays hundreds of dates a year hitting 47 states and 5 countries. The band has built a dedicated following with their energetic live show and ability to fit on the bill with acts ranging from bluegrass to rockabilly; punk to ska. Breakneck mandolin solos melt into blaring trombone and trumpet lines, while the standup bass and feed-bucket-trap-set churn out driving rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train. CNS has been pounding the highways and byways of this great country for 8 years now, bringing their songs and stories to thousands. Always providing a high energy, drink’em down atmosphere to any place they play, CNS has proven a dedication to their live shows with a solid understanding of what entertainment really means.

performers Jeff Davidson –,, 620-583-4437, (Eureka) Using songs and historical facts, Jeff Davidson leads audiences through the history of Kansas. The making of the state of Kansas had a tremendous influence on western U.S. settlement, helping to shape the economy, ideology and heroism of a young nation. Davidson has presented his unique program to a variety of audiences, mostly in Kansas.

Symphony. At age 17, he was selected to play the Dittersdorf Bass concerto with the Delano Chamber Orchestra. Today, he teaches, repairs instruments, and plays gigs for a living. His goal is to enjoy the art of music while making a living out of it, and doing it for the glory of God. Laura Dungan & Aaron Fowler –, aaron@, 316-207-4715, (Wichita) Aaron and Laura combine their areas of musical expertise and empowerment to create a dynamic and rich musical experience in the folk tradition. Their music leads the listener to be attentive and appreciative of one’s place in the world, examine matters of the heart and conscience, and lend courage to take next steps on the journey. Aaron and Laura have been performing together for more than 35 years.

Kelly Werts –,, 913-3626691, (Fairway) Kelly Werts has performed throughout the Midwest for over 20 years, including appearances at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. He is known for his award-winning finger-style guitar playing as well as downhome delivery of old-time folk, country and popular songs. Kelly’s music has been heard on local and national television and in films, and he has performed with Connie Dover, The Plaid Family and many others.

Lem Sheppard –,, 620-875-9131, (Pittsburg) Lemuel Sheppard’s blend of original folk, blues and traditional music gives audiences of all ages a concert experience they are sure to remember. His scholarship in folklore and history makes it also enlightening as well as entertaining. He first began performing as a member of the Eva Jessye Choir. Dr. Eva Jessye, is most noted as the original choral director for the folk opera “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin. The US Embassy in Brazil referred to Lemuel as “The perfect touring artist, talented, flexible, knowledgeable of his own culture and interested in others.”

Sunflower STAGE

Meadowlark Walnut Valley STAGE STAGE

Lane Turgeon –, 620-218-6027, (Winfield) Lane Turgeon was born in Winfield, Kansas September 18th 1996. Growing up in a musical home, it was mandatory for him to play. At age 11, he started playing bass on his parent’s worship team. From there, he grew a strong interest in music. He began playing Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, or whatever he could play to land a gig. When he was 16, he landed 1st chair in the Bass section of the Wichita Youth


May 6

May 7



10:15-11:00 11:15-Noon 12:15-1:00 1:15-2:00 2:15-3:00 3:15-4:00 4:15-5:00

Advanced Cheer Crew All Starz Mountain Deer Revival Mountain Deer Revival Kansas City Bear Fighters Kansas City Bear Fighters Moreland and Arbuckle Moreland and Arbuckle

Walnut River String Band Mountain Deer Revival Mountain Deer Revival The NightWatchmen Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy



(45 minute sets)

10-10:45 11:00-11:45 Noon-12:45 1:00-1:45 2:00-2:45 3:00 -3:45 4:00 -4:45 10:15-11:00 11:15-Noon 12:15-1:00 1:15-2:00 2:15-3:00 3:15-4:00 4:15-5:00

The NightWatchmen

Alferd Packer Memorial String Band Rusty Rierson

Lindsborg Folkdanslag The Student Loans Walnut River String Band Matt Miers Winfield Municipal Band

Laura Dungan & Aaron Fowler Matt Miers Bryton Stoll Six Mile Creek



Bryton Stoll The Vogts Sisters Ann Zimmerman Rusty Rierson Lem Sheppard Six Mile Creek Laura Dungan & Aaron Fowler

Jeff Davidson The Vogts Sisters Kelly Werts Ann Zimmerman Lem Sheppard

New this year:

coffee house STAGE Enjoy the laid-back environment of a coffeehouse, right in the middle of the festival! This stage will be in a tent with Winfield’s College Hill Coffee and will feature acoustic performers. A schedule will be posted outside the tent each day of the festival.

Performers include: Lora McDonald Lane Turgeon Kelly Werts Wayne Long and Arthetta Faye Willis Pracht

Entertainers will be available for bookings and to sell merchandise following their performances. Please stop by and visit with these talented Kansas musicians. Performer’s schedule subject to change.


performers The Eisteddfod International Music Festival in South Africa referred to Lemuel as “An example in international and inter-cultural relations” Lemuel is a member of the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Kansas Folklore Society’s Joan O’Bryant award. Lem has performed at the Kennedy Center, and also composed the sound track to the PBS documentary on the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education, “Black, and White & Brown.” Lindsborg Folkdanslag –, 785-227-3678, (Lindsborg) Traditional Swedish dancers from the central Kansas community of Lindsborg have travelled nationally and internationally promoting their Swedish heritage and community. They are always a crowd favorite. Lora McDonald –, lorakathleen@yahoo. com, 620-437-6229, (Madison) Lora McDonald, mother of two, wife and band teacher, music has always been a constant in her life. “Living in ranch country in the Flint Hills of Kansas, natural beauty has surrounded me my whole life providing a creative canvas to develop as an artist. Time spent with family, horseback, and helping on the ranch have inspired me in lyrics and song.” A great friendship between Lora McDonald and Marc Haney, singer / songwriter and producer at Analogue Magnetism provided an opportunity to record her debut album Doin’ Alright. Doin’ Alright is a fun mix of easy listening, blue grass and country. Matt Miers –, 620-262-6509, (Winfield) After playing with bar bands for the past ten years, singer/songwriter Matt Miers breaks out for a solo performance. His original work has been described as blend of Ben Folds and Bob Seger. Playing music since 15, he is an accomplished pianist and guitarist. Moreland & Arbuckle –,, 704-525-1559, (Winfield/Wichita) Guitarist Aaron Moreland – co-founder of the groundbreaking Kansas-based trio Moreland & Arbuckle -- describes their music as “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.” Moreland, along with harmonicist/ vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues, folk, and traditional country with unrelenting punk rock energy washed in hard-hitting Southern soul. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large


and loyal worldwide fan base. Soon after coming together, Moreland and Arbuckle played both as an acoustic duo and as The King Snakes, a four piece electric band. Keeping a bass player proved difficult, and they soon found they made a better sound without one, as Moreland kept the rhythm thumping on his guitar while Arbuckle took the music into overdrive with his harmonica and vocals. The band quickly became local heroes, filling clubs beyond capacity. It wasn’t long before they started touring larger cities around the country, earning new fans with every performance. Over the course of their career, Moreland & Arbuckle have played hundreds of shows and have logged hundreds of thousands of road miles (recently replacing their van after driving it over 400,000 miles), performing in the United States, Canada and across Europe. In 2008 they spent 10 days in Iraq, playing for the troops. They’ve shared stages with ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Los Lonely Boys. They’ll return to the road in support of the new album, with dates in the United States, Europe and beyond. No Depression says, “These guys have kegs full of talent. Their songs will keep you driving fast and long.” Mountain Deer Revival –,, 316-807-4330, (Wichita) Every great sound has to come from somewhere. Red dirt music had its start in Oklahoma, Southern Rock can be traced back to the early American South, while Texas Country clearly defined its roots in its name. So where does Mountain Deer Revival’s sound come from? From band members Jake and Jason Coffey, Dale Shuey, Matt Ohm and Connor Edmundson. Their music manages to successfully close the gap between Country Rock, Americana and Bluegrass, while maintaining an honest, independent tone. The band reaches beyond talent, by writing with creativity and performing with passion. With great focus being placed on their lyrics and the feeling of their songs, MDR’s music is as much a state of mind as it is a sound. Rusty Rierson –,, 316200-4389, (Augusta) Rusty Rierson has played all over the United States including Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and across Europe as well. After graduating from Kansas State with the Masters’s degree Animal Science and Industry, Rusty has been a full-time country music artist and a country radio show host. He has shared the stage and worked with many legends including his greatest hero, the great Don Williams. Rusty plays a wide variety of country music as well as some crossover songs. Rusty often tours with his band “Forever Young”. Six Mile Creek –, 785-640-6499, (Topeka) Kirk Drager and Jim Campbell perform as a duo called Six Mile Creek. They have a unique style on the local music scene as they play an eclectic mix of Americana Roots music. Their repertoire includes Alt-Country, Rock, and Bluegrass in addition to originals including up-tempo honky-tonk party songs and softer tales of love and loss.

performers The Kansas City Bear Fighters –,, 913-636-3280, (Kansas City, KS) The Kansas City Bear Fighters have been amazing and confusing audiences of all sizes since 2007. The band’s sound hearkens back to days of old with an originality all its own. Swinging rhythms and a dizzying spectacle, they are often accompanied by their bear “Spanky”. The Bear Fighters are adept at wowing families, late nighters and martians all at the same time. Come and be amazed. The NightWatchmen –, 620-221-4564, (Winfield) The NightWatchmen are a three-piece power Blues Band with roots in all the classics such as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, as well as Cream, Free, Johnny Winter, and Jimi Hendrix. The members all have over 30 years playing time and bring a unique touch to the rockin’ blues format. Marshalls, SWR, Ludwig amplifiers and drums matched with Les Pauls, Flying Vs, and Jazz Bass guitars ensure the tone is tight and true. The band performs covers and originals. The Student Loans –,, 620-221-4110, (Winfield) Formed in 2010, The Student Loans is a quartet that features a repertoire of jazz standards and custom arrangements by composer Scott Williams. Their Sinatra-ish vocal jazz is one of the area’s most popular attractions. The group features Anthony Gropper on vocals and woodwinds, Nick Hofmeister on drums, Nathan Johnson on bass, and Scott Williams on piano. The Student Loans are Listen Up! featured artists on KWCH news and special guests at the Cole Summer Music Festival at Southwestern College. The Vogts Sisters –,, 620-244-5619, (Erie) Touring the Midwest since May 2012, the Vogts Sisters touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go. The young emerging artists have gained widespread recognition for their haunting vocals and tight sisterly harmonies, taking their music wherever they can to include stages at festivals, auditoriums, theaters, and even a few coffee houses. The Vogts Sisters have garnered numerous awards in regional and international songwriting competitions, including their latest win at the 2016 Walnut Valley Festival’s New Song Showcase. The girls have over twenty-four original songs that fit seamlessly into their acoustic Americana-Folk act, blending timeless music with sweet sister harmony. A few of their musical influences include Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, and Gillian Welch, but they often surprise audiences with covers. The Vogts Sisters released their first co-produced album, Homeward, (June 2016) as a humble attempt to truly define who they are as artists and musicians. My Own Dixie (March 2015), has achieved high-ranking reviews and radio airplay on a regional and international level, calling attention to their haunting vocals and lyrical depth and maturity. Their debut album, Old Time Noise, released in 2012. Maggie (age 25) plays the fiddle and guitar and graduated college in December 2013, while Abigail (age 20) plays the mandolin and guitar and attends a local junior college.

They make their home in rural Erie, Kansas. Praised for their graceful, authentic, yet vulnerable performances where one hears the real deal, the Vogts Sisters remain humble, possessing a highly developed sense of who they are and what they represent. Walnut River String Band –, 620-221-7653, (Winfield) This band was born right here in Winfield, near the Walnut River. The group originally played only for local gatherings but within the last few years they have branched out to perform statewide. The Walnut River String Band enjoys entertaining folks with a mix of bluegrass, old time country and western and American folk. The group consists of Jerry O’Neil on autoharp, and penny whistle; Ned Graham on guitar; Andrea McNown on percussion, Gaye Young on hammer dulcimer; Dennis Young on bass; and Rex Flottman on guitar. Graham, Flottman, O’Neil, and McNown share vocal duties. This group and their music may make you laugh a little, smile a lot, and maybe cry a tear or two. Wayne Long and Arthetta Faye –, wayne@, 316-734-4387, (Douglass) “It will intoxicate your soul. Their music is a thing of beauty.” Wayne Long and Arthetta Faye are contemporary performers with eclectic roots deep in Americana. Their melodic style is the result of a magical combination comprised of very different influences, from the guitar finger-picking of John Hurt, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, to the high lonesome sounds of bluegrass and the innovative autoharp of Maybelle Carter. Wayne is a fluent instrumentalist on both modern flat-top and vintage resophonic guitars, and Arthetta’s autoharp and vocals provide a surprisingly effective counterpoint, for a beautiful, intoxicating, and unexpected blend of traditions. Whether they are playing traditional folk or modern country, country blues or original compositions, their music is sheer listening pleasure at its finest. What kind of music do they play? Well, anything they like! Expect to hear a musical medley of styles. You will hear traditional tunes spiced with a unique twist and they will always treat fans to their original songs. Willis Pracht –, 620-260-6617, (Garden City) Willis Pracht has been entertaining audiences for over 35 years with a blend of folk, traditional country, gospel, and original songs. He has played for a multitude of venues including opening for Bryan Bowers at the Orpheum Theater in Wichita and six previous performances at the Kansas Sampler Festivals. Winfield Municipal Band –,, 316-722-6389, (Winfield) The Winfield Municipal Band began in 1895 and performs approximately 20 concerts per year. Every Friday night in June and July the band performs a free outside concert for the community on the green at Baden Square.


historic Performers Ever wanted to have your picture taken with Amelia Earhart? Find out what it was like to be a stop on the underground railroad, risk everything for a dream of flight, and travel into Kansas Territory. While you’re at it, think about bringing these performers to your community to entertain and educate. Alive With History Doug McGovern 316-927-2804 Wichita Deborah Samson Revolutionary Soldier Anna Smith 785-221-8816 Carbondale

Rags and Riches: Entrepreneur Stories Kitty Frank 785-422-8501 Allen Njoy History Norman Joy 620-669-0284 Hutchinson

Kansas Alliance of Professional Historical Performers


Ride into History Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer 620-528-3580 Admire SME-Portals of Time Mike and Belinda Adams 620-288-9869 New Albany

historical performance schedule Saturday, May 6 10:30 “Calamity Jane!”— Joyce Thierer, Ride into History 10:45 “Charles Taggart, Trail Scout”— Mike Adams, Portals of Time 11:00 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary War Soldier”— Anna Smith 11:15 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 11:30 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History 11:45 “My Grandson, Congressman “Indian Charley”—Kitty Frank as Permelia Hubbard Curtis 12:00 “Amelia Earhart, Live!”—Ann Birney, Ride into History 12:15 “Victoria Westman, Schoolteacher on the Oregon Trail”--Belinda Adams, Portals of Time 12:30 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary War Soldier”— Anna Smith 12:45 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 1:00 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History 1:15 “My Grandson, Congressman ‘Indian Charley’”—Kitty Frank as Permelia Hubbard Curtis 1:30 “Calamity Jane!” --Joyce Thierer, Ride into History 1:45 “Truth or Myth ‘Stories of the West’”— Mike Adams, Portals of Time 2:00 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary War Soldier”--Anna Smith 2:15 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 2:30 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History 2:45 “My Grandson, Congressman ‘Indian Charley’”—Kitty Frank as Permelia Hubbard Curtis 3:00 “Amelia Earhart, Live!”—Ann Birney, Ride into History 3:15 “Charles Taggart, Trail Scout”--Mike Adams, Portals of Time 3:30 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary War Soldier”— Anna Smith 3:45 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 4:00 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History 4:15 “My Grandson, Congressman ‘Indian Charley’”—Kitty Frank as Permelia Hubbard Curtis 4:30 “Calamity Jane!”— Joyce Thierer, Ride into History 4:45 “Victoria Westman, Schoolteacher on the Oregon Trail”--Belinda Adams, Portals of Time

Sunday May 7 10:30 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary Soldier”— Anna Smith 10:45 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 11:00 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History 11:15 “My Grandson, Congressman ‘Indian Charley’”—Kitty Frank as Permelia Hubbard Curtis 11:30 “Amelia Earhart, Live!”—Ann Birney, Ride into History 11:45 “Truth or Myth ‘Stories of the West’”--Mike Adams, Portals of Time 12:00 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary Soldier”— Anna Smith 12:15 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 12:30 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History 12:45 “My Grandson, Congressman ‘Indian Charley’”—Kitty Frank as Permelia Hubbard Curtis 1:00 “Calamity Jane!”--Joyce Thierer, Ride into History 1:15 “Charles Taggart, Trail Scout”--Mike Adams, Portals of Time 1:30 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary Soldier”— Anna Smith 1:45 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 2:00 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History 2:15 “My Grandson, Congressman ‘Indian Charley’”—Kitty Frank as Permelia Hubbard Curtis 2:30 “Amelia Earhart, Live!”—Ann Birney, Ride into History 2:45 “Victoria Westman, Schoolteacher on the Oregon Trail”—Belinda Adams, Portals of Time 3:00 “Deborah Samson, Revolutionary Soldier”— Anna Smith 3:15 “Joe Ferris, Hunting Buffalo with Theodore Roosevelt”—Norman Joy, Njoy History 3:30 “Alexander Gardner, Civil War Photographer”—Doug McGovern, Alive with History


food Vendors

One of the ways we educate visitors about unique Kansas foods is through the food vendors. They are asked to source all ingredients for their festival menu items from Kansas, i.e. meat locker, baker, or locally-owned business. Mustard might come from Grannie’s Mustard (Hillsboro), potato chips from Art’s and Mary’s Potato Chips (Cheney), and bottled water from one of the numerous Kansas bottlers.

BBQ’s Roll N Smoke

785-630-0345, Concordia Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Roll N’ Smoke sandwiches, Smoked Sausage, Rope Sausage, Loaded Nachos, Jumbo BBQ Turkey Legs, Chips, Potato Salad, BBQ Baked Beans, and drinks

Becky’s Bierocks

785-332-3120, St. Francis Two kinds of Bierocks, Cinnamon Rolls, Turnovers, Chips, and drinks

Black Sheep

316-250-9293, Derby Roasted Almonds and Pecans, Lemonade and Limeade

Capone’s Famous Shaved Ice

303-956-7755, Garden City Shaved Ice, Fruit Kebabs, Frozen Cheesecake, Lemonade, and Limeade

Chowhound Concessions

316-393-4774, Oxford Ribeye steak sandwich, marinated hamburgers, smoked sausage, roasted corn, baked potatoes, frozen cheesecake dipped in chocolate, fountain drinks, water, curly fries


College Hill Coffee

620-229-8155, Winfield Coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, iced tea

Cow Tippers Sirloin Steak

316-734-5826, Wichita Sirloin steak tip meal with sautéed onions, mushrooms, and potatoes, drinks

Dry Creek Buffalo Co. Chuck Wagon

785-456-5910, Wamego Buffalo Burgers, French Fries, Cheese Fries, Loaded Baked Potato Fries, Loaded Bison Nachos, Bison Brisket Tacos, Homemade Root Beer, and other drinks

Fun Time Concessions

316-618-4437, Wichita Fresh Squeezed Lemonade & Cherry Limeades, and Caramel Popcorn

Mad Man’s KC BBQ

844-623-6267, Shawnee BBQ pork or Brisket sandwiches with 2 sides & a drink. Sides include Baked Potato Salad, BBQ Baked Beans, & Coleslaw. Rib bones, Slab of ribs, BBQ pork or Brisket Quesadilla, Street tacos. S’mores, chips, and drinks

EAT UP! Old Time Ice Cream

Westys Cowboy Kettle Corn

Papa Ted’s Pizza

Winfield Lions Club

620-672-8327, Harper Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and bottled water

785-458-9660, Chanute Wood-fired Pizza with toppings of your choice and drinks

785-632-1333, Clay Center Kettle Corn, Lemonades, and Limeades

620-221-7200, Winfield Ground Pork Burgers and water

Paydro & Lena’s Catering & Concessions

785-250-9579, Topeka Burrito, Smothered Burrito, Tamale, Hard & Soft Tacos, Taco Salad, Taco burger, Nachos, Nachos Supremo, Aquas Frescas


620-202-1451, Ashland Twisted Cristo, Chicken Enchilada Melt, El Jefe, Potato Salad, and Italian Sodas

R&M’s Smokin Meat Wagon

785-249-5938, Melvern Pulled Pork, Brisket, Turkey, Sausage, and Hot Link Sandwiches, Tacos, Nachos, Armadillo Eggs, Ham Balls, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Chips, Whole Pickles, and drinks

Russ & Annie’s There’s No Taste Like Home

620-899-4692, Hutchinson Peachy Pig, Biscuits & Gravy, Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Wrap, Loaded Fries, Wicked Wings, Grilled Lemonade, Homemade Root Beer and other drinks

The Dancing Yak

620-986-5662, Rock Yak burgers and BBQ

























































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exhibitor list Cowley County Tent

Arkalalah Festival Burden Dayz Cambridge Cabin & Thee Chapel Camp Horizon Chaplin Nature Center Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail Cowley County Conservation District Cowley County Fair Cowley County Historical Society Museum Cowley County Stone Arch Bridges Dexter Helium Memorial Park Graves Drug & PamALous In Toon Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Land Rush Antique Mall Last Run Car Show Main Street Donuts & Deli Prairie Outfitters & Excursions Quail Ridge Golf Course Renaissance Festival Rock N’ Country Fest Sassy Lady Cafe and Antiques Solid Rock Cafe Southwestern College Stone Barn Farm The Barns @ Timber Creek The Caton Legacy The Farm at Quail Valley Trunk N’ Treasures Udall Community Historical Society VJ Wilkins Burford Theater Walnut Valley Festival Winfield Arts & Humanities Council Winfield City Lake Winfield Isle of Lights


Dickinson County

Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad City of Enterprise CVB of Herington Dickinson County Heritage Center Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home Hope Community Projects Committee Kansas Auto Racing Museum Trails, Rails and Tales

Flint Hills Tourism Coalition

Council Grove/Morris County Chamber & Tourism Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau Flint Hills Vacations, LLC Historic Elgin Hotel Prairie Earth Tours Visit Manhattan Wabaunsee County Economic Development Wamego CVB

North Central Tourism Region

Clay County Tourism Cloud County Tourism Kansas Buffalo Association LCL Buffalo Ranch Lincoln County Tourism Coalition Longford Water company Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce Marshall County Tourism Mitchell County Convention and Tourism Ottawa County Museum/ Ottawa Co Chamber Republic County Tourism Rock City Park Russell County Eco Devo & CVB Washington County Tourism

see it all! Northeast Kansas Tourism Connection Arvonia Historic Preservation Society Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce Baldwin City Tourism Bureau Doniphan County Eudora Convention & Visitors Bureau eXplore Lawrence Franklin County Visitors Center Jefferson County Economic Development John Brown Museum State Historic Site Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau Melvern Pride Osage City Chamber of Commerce Paola Chamber of Commerce Seneca Area Chamber & Downtown Impact Visit Topeka, Inc.

North West Kansas Travel Council

Cheyenne County Development Corporation Colby Convention & Visitor Bureau Hays CVB Norton Travel & Tourism Oakley Tourism Rooks County Economic Development Sherman Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau Solomon Valley-Highway 24-Heritage Alliance WaKeeney Travel & Tourism Wallace County Visitors Bureau

South Central Kansas Tourism Region

Arkansas City Convention and Visitor Bureau City of El Dorado CVB City of Great Bend CVB Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development Harper County Preservation and Tourism Alliance Hesston Convention and Visitors Bureau Kechi Chamber of Commerce Larned Tourism Marion County Economic Development Marquette Historical Society McPherson CVB Medicine Lodge Tourism Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau Rice County Economic Development

Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Garnett Tourism Humboldt Chamber of Commerce Independence CVB Sedan Area Economic Development Committee, Inc. Southeast Kansas Tourism Region Woodson County Chamber of Commerce

Statewide Tourism Tent

Hutchinson CVB K-TAG KAN-RVT - Kansas RV Parks & Travel, Inc. Kansas Barn Alliance Kansas Bed and Breakfast Association Ks. Dept Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Tourism Division La Torre, LLC Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau Nicodemus National Historic Site Sunflower State Tours Visit Salina

Sumner County Tent

Chisholm Trail Museum Mulvane Chamber of Commerce National Glass Museum Oxford Chamber of Commerce Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB

Wild West Country

Dodge City CVB Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau Grant County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Greensburg Tourism Hodgeman County Economic Development Liberal Convention and Visitors Bureau Ness County Chamber of Commerce Scott City Tourism USDA Forest Service, Cimarron National Grassland

Southeast Kansas Tourism Region Chanute Chamber of Commerce Coffey County Chamber of Commerce Coffeyville CVB Crawford County CVB Erie Area Chamber of Commerce


see it all! Freestanding Exhibits & Demonstrations Bowker Arts, Arkansas City – Paintings, drawings, and sketches of Kansas’ great scenery CateBow Creations, Winfield – demonstrating how to throw pottery using a pottery wheel. Fell Arts 3D Creations, Winfield – Buy pre-made Raku pottery and glaze it on the spot. Your pot will be fired in portable trash-can kilns on site. The finished pottery will be ready to pick up in approximately 1 hour. Fisher Rocks, Belleville – Customized Limestone Products Four Winds of the Past, Wamego – Depicts the pre-1840s lifestyle of mountain men, buck skinners and Indian tribes, through the historic re-creation of a primitive camp, clothing and supplies. Step back in time with us, an adventure that brings the fur trade to life. See some of the skills of the plains men and songs of the Lakota Sioux. Here the stories from Moose, a master storyteller and a taste of the cooking from WindDancer and Three Paws. Fulton Valley Farms Dash*Away Reindeer, Towanda Live reindeer Indescribubble, Manhattan – Bubble performers and a bubble machine for children’s entertainment K & O Steam & Gas Engine Club, Winfield – Antique tractors and farm equipment on display, demonstrations Kansas Explorers Club, Inman - Find out about the Kansas Sampler Foundation, how to join the Kansas Explorer’s Club, learn about the 8 Wonders of Kansas, We Kan Support; purchase merchandise, books and participate in the Go Kansas! game to learn more about Kansas and win prizes. The Stump, featuring Marci Penner, will be located next to the Explorers Club tent. The Stump is a four time a day question and answer game that gets lively and fast, with a chance to win great prizes donated by participating exhibitors. Krystle Cole Fine Art, Wichita – Visionary impressionist paintings of cats, dogs, other animals, and surrealist landscapes. Marshall County Railroad Historical Society, Waterville – Visit with representatives from Waterville and the MCRHS about what there is to see and do, then jump on a free standing track and pump car and take a little ride.


Paradise Ranch Pack Goats, Council Grove – Pack Goats and Mammoth Donkeys Play Kansas DGC (Disc Golf Courses), Wichita – Learn the sport of disc golf and see which cities in Kansas have disc golf courses. Stone House Woodworks LLC., Winfield – Western red cedar Adirondack chairs, benches, trellises, tables, and other wood products. The Tin Shed, Clay Center – Metal signs and decor Walnut Valley Quilters’ Guild, Winfield – Quilts on display and for sale

Made in kansas Kansas Products There will be three Kansas Products Tents – be sure to visit them all! Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow, Eskridge – alpaca related items from the raw fiber to finished garments. B&B Metal Arts, Hoisington – metal art shilouettes, garden bugs and patriotic flags Chile Slinger, LLC, Wichita – Chile Slinger Original BBQ Sauce, Chile Slinger Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Chile Slinger BBQ Rub Cowley County Humane Society, Winfield – home-made dog treats made with ingredients produced in Kansas, many of them in Cowley County. Cutseypu Creations, Barnes – crocheted toys and gifts, handcrafted cards, holiday Décor Daddy Jack’s Salsa, LLC, Wichita – salsa, seasoning, BBQ sauce Dale Family Farms, Protection – jerky, Summer Sausage, Beef sticks, Handmade soap David DeArmond, Merriam – original art, DVDs of art and art books: all have a Kansas theme and are made in Kansas. Dorema Farm, Altoona – goat milk soap and lotion. Gift baskets Elk Falls Pottery, Elk Falls – hand thrown commemorative stoneware mugs from KS clay using Sampler logos Grannie’s Homemade Mustard, Hillsboro – 8 different flavors of mustard: Honey Mustard, Sweet & Tangy, Ole Smokee, Horseradish, Jalapeno, Hickory, Habanero, & Chipotle.

Heavenly Sweets, Udall – chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecakes, fudge, nutella fudge brownies, chocolate covered pretzels, deluxe chocolates and candies, coffee Hewins Furniture Company, Cedar Vale – handcrafted log furniture Holmes Made Salsa, Wichita – salsas, fruit spreads, relishes Hypertufa Chicks, Winfield – hypertufa yard art and planters. Jillian’s Ceramics, Augusta – wheel thrown functional pottery and decorative textured vases, cups, bowls, and platters. Screen printed drawings. Unique yarn bowls featured at iYarn in Winfield Kansas History Books, Kansas City Kansas Originals Market & Gallery, Wilson – all Kansas-made products from over 200 members: scrollwork, fused glass, metalwork, soaps, quilting Kathy’s Cards, Winfield – handmade greeting cards Little Mama Jewels, Burdett – Boho-style jewelry: bracelets, necklaces, earrings Maddie Pies, Dexter – handcrafted moisturizing products Mom & I’s Candy, LLC, Everest – spoon lov’n fudge, nut crunch, fudge, assorted candies


shopping! Sarah Jane’s Salsa, Conway Springs – Salsas, jalapeno jelly, jalapeno mustard, jalapeno relish

Kansas Wineries, Microbreweries and Distilleries Tent

Snappy Chicks, Winfield – interchangeable snap jewelry and accessories

Highland Community College Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery Versato/ Mabel’s Homestead Vineyards Walnut River Brewing Company Wheat State Distilling Wheat State Wine Co. Wyldewood Cellars

Sticky Spoons Jelly Co., Hutchinson – 20 flavors of Home-made Jellies, both regular & sugar-free; 8 varieties of Quick Bread Mixes; Gift Boxes (combination of jellies/mixes); Quilt-block style Bib Aprons (adult & child sizes) The Country Register of Kansas, McPherson – giving away copies of The Country Register of Kansas The Ponytail Welder, Winfield – garden and wall art from post-consumer recycled metal scrap The Willow Crossing, Arkansas City – soap, lotion, creams, foaming hand soaps, foaming bath powders, and more. Wheatlands Foods, Inc., Hays – Pouch packages and shaker jars of flavorful wheat snacks. Winfield Dying Arts, Winfield – Hand dyed 100% silk scarves and Jewelry made of a mixed materials: fused glass, silver, copper, ceramic, glass, leather and textiles Yoder Candle Company, LLC, Wichita – Candles and melt trays made with a proprietary formula of blended paraffin waxes and oils which will consume any room with amazing fragrances

Kansas Products From the Land of Kansas Tent Flinthills Aromatherapy, Inc. , Atlanta – Pure Essential Oils, Essential Oil Spa Blends, Essential Oil Massage Blends, Carrier Oils, Body Butters & Body Butter Blends, Ear Candling Cones, Soywax Candles, Lotions, Body Scrubs, Dead Sea & Himalayan Mineral Sea Salts, Room, Body & Linen Spray, Handmade Soaps, Comfort Bags, & misc natural fiber scrubs and sponges Hildebrand Farms, Junction City – Milk, glass bottle carriers. Hoganville Family Farms, Olathe – Homemade sauerkraut Jams by Judy, Russell – Fruit Jams in half pints and full pints Prairie Harvest, Newton – Kansas produced food and food related items including: Peppernuts, Orange Cookies, Trail Mixes, Soup Mixes, etc.



kansas PLACE IS...

The 2017 Festival Guide contains six short essays written by people who love to travel the state. The Kansas Sampler Foundation put out a call for the essays earlier this year. The assignment: tell us about your favorite place! A panel of reviewers chose the six essays you’ll read in the guide. The essays reflect meaningful traditions, natural beauty, history, and stunning architecture.

My Favorite Kansas Place Is…

Mt. Muncie Cemetery Since the time I was a toddler, to the present, we have always visited Mt. Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth County. Now that my parents are gone, I still continue to go with my daughter and grandchildren. Every year we take our homegrown spring flowers to put on the graves, and every year I recite the stories my father had shared with me and his father shared with him about each ancestor. My toddler great-granddaughter is the 8th generation descended from the Seymour and Knapp families, who came with the military to found the first fort in Leavenworth. That's my favorite place in Kansas, and where we all remember the sturdy stock we came from. My daughters have even adopted neglected gravestones and take care of them as family would. Joyce Bishop | Hoyt, Kan. | Kansas Explorer #126 My Favorite Kansas Place Is…

The Kansas Statehouse I've been to lots of places around Kansas, and they are all interesting, but I have to say that the newest and most interesting attraction I've seen in a long time is the new visitors' center of the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. Parking is now easy, and the new entrance is lovely and easy to use. The design of the entry area is beautiful and designed for large groups as well as individuals. The gift shop is nice and has reasonably priced and beautiful Kansas mementos, jewelry, etc. But the most intriguing is the use of the massive limestone pillars to house an interesting and relevant little museum of Kansas history. I think all Kansans, present, past, and future, can enjoy the visit and learn a lot while they can also tour the entirely renovated building that glistens with its beauty and strength.  Betty Stevens | Manhattan, Kan. | Kansas Explorer #4805


My Favorite Kansas Places Are…

Lake Scott State Park and the Arikaree Breaks The two places that have stuck with me on my exploration of the state (I’m going to every courthouse in Kansas) are Lake Scott State Park and the Arikaree Breaks! Without the “8 Wonders of Kansas” project by the Kansas Sampler Foundation I would never have heard of these areas! Both are areas that I would have never expected to see in Kansas! But at Lake Scott State Park you drop out of the Kansas wheat fields into a beautiful canyon with trees and lake that is just gorgeous, then when you drive out and look back you cannot see anything except wheat fields! It’s the same for Arikaree Breaks, the canyons and whole area is gorgeous and not something you expect to see in Kansas! Carol Ann Carley | Kansas City, Kan. | Explorer #5097 Our Favorite Kansas Place Is…

St. Philippine Duchesne Park and Shrine Our favorite place to visit in Kansas, and one we think is different from all others, is the St. Philippine Duchesne park and shrine near Centerville. The 20-acre site combines history, religion, education and recreation in a lovely natural setting. We find it a place of inspiration, reflection and quiet.   The actual site of the Jesuit St. Mary's Mission, this park at Sugar Creek was the stopping point for members of the Pottawatomi Indian tribe who had been force-marched from their homes in Indiana as part of the Indian Removal Act of 1837. Their 1838 route was called the "Trail of Death" because of the numbers who died and were abandoned during their 61-day journey.  Many more died of smallpox during their years at the mission.  Sister Rose Philippine Duchesne, a 72-year-old French immigrant, came to the mission with others of the Order of the Sacred Heart to minister to the Indians there. Elderly and weak, unable to learn the native language, she nursed the sick and prayed for their wellbeing. She was known as "the woman who prays always."  She was canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church in 1888, and was the first saint to have lived on Kansas soil.   The shrine tells her story and that of the Pottawatomi who lived there. It contains an altar, memorial signs, nature trails and a Way of the Cross as well as a picnic area. It is located in Linn County, west of Highways 69 and 7 and east of Highway 59 and can be reached only by "doing dirt" on gravel road W1525.  Margaret and Walt Hays  | Osawatomie, Kan. | Kansas Explorer #569


favorite place My favorite Kansas Place Is…

El Quartelejo and Battle Canyon In the vicinity of Lake Scott State Park are two intriguing sites. Inside the park are the ruins of El Quartelejo, a seven-room pueblo built by Taos Indians about 1664. To escape tyrannical Spanish rule, a small band left their family, friends, and homes to move to a completely different environment where they constructed the only type of abode they knew. They prospered there many years, but Spanish troops eventually tracked them down and forced them to return. Just outside the park’s main gate is Battle Canyon, the site of the last battle of the Indian Wars in Kansas. In 1878, Northern Cheyenne who had fled the reservation at Fort Reno, Oklahoma, to return to their ancestral lands made a stand there against pursuing US troops. Women, children, and elderly sheltered in a small cave at the top of the canyon while the men hid among the rocks and in circular rifle pits surrounded by rock. The US commander was mortally wounded during the fight and the Cheyenne escaped that night. All were soon killed or forced to return to the reservation. Both sites are of great historical value, but what inspires me most is what they demonstrate. Two groups of people separated by two hundred years both yearned for freedom so much they were willing to face incredible risks to achieve it. Their circumstances were opposite—one group left everything they knew while the other desperately tried to return home—but their desire to be free of oppression was overwhelming. How strong that drive must have been and how disheartened they must have felt when forced to abandon hope. Every time I visit I am awed by the determination they showed and by the tragedy of the outcomes, which is why these are two of my favorite Kansas sites. Steve Elmore | Wichita, Kan. | Kansas Explorer #6009 My Favorite Kansas Place Is…

the Cathedral of the Plains The state of Kansas is home to many fascinating places to visit. But there is none greater than The Basilica of St. Fidelis (commonly known as the "Cathedral of the Plains") in the city of Victoria in the western plains of the state. In 2007, the Kansas Sampler Foundation selected it as one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas." The architecture---inside and out---is breathtaking! This Romanesque-style Roman Catholic parish church was constructed by Volga Germans over a century ago with no modern construction tools which was an amazing accomplishment!  And the exterior twin towers rising above the plains is a marvelous sight that beckons visitors to come inside for a very beautiful and spiritual experience. Two rows of large granite pillars are standing on each side of the center isle as you enter the church and are surrounded by the captivating grandeur.  The altar is Italian marble and the statuary is so life-like throughout the church.  And the Stations of the Cross are exquisite Austrian hand-carved works of art along with the 48 historic German stained-glass windows. When it was completed in 1911, the Cathedral of the Plains was the largest church west of the Mississippi River.  And in 2014, it was designated a mini-basilica by Rome---one of only 78 sites in the USA and the only one in Kansas. This is a peaceful place for quiet reflection that welcomes over 16,000 tourists a year.  And it is a photographer’s dream come true with its endless beauty. Victor Lipari | Albuquerque, N.M. | Kansas Explorer #1502


Thank you so much. This festival is the result of countless hours contributed by hundreds of individuals.

Sincere and heart-felt thanks to: Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe Nancy Revell Megan Beeson Roxann Taylor Marna Handlin Pam Crain Marsha Wesseler Kaydee Riggs-Johnson Gary Mangus Mark Olney Rick Meyer Gus Collins Kylee Davids Brett Stone Jeremy Willmoth Winfield City Commission Winfield Chamber Board of Directors Winfield City police, fire department, and Emergency Management Our hundreds of volunteers!



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Live the Adventure in Chanute, Kansas

Home of:

• The world-famous Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, housed in a restored Santa Fe Railroad Depot • The Chanute Art Gallery • Chanute Historical Museum • Cardinal Drug Store Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain • Chanute Veterans Memorial • Summit Hill Gardens featuring handmade soaps and lotions • Parks, Fishing Lake, Golf • Aquatic Center with Lazy River and Water Slide • RV Campground • Shopping & Restaurants • Free WiFi in All Parks • Hike/Bike Trails

Annual Events

Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism 21 N. Lincoln • Chanute, KS 66720 1•620•431•3350


• Mexican Fiesta - September • Artist Alley - Last Saturday in September • Chanute Blues Blast - 2nd Saturday in August Chanute is located within one hour of most Southeast Kansas attractions and less than two hours from Wichita, Joplin, Kansas City, Topeka and Tulsa.


Join today and make YOUR voice count.

.Lea Ann Seiler – Hodgeman County Economic Development


Join us in Wamego for the following events this year!

• TULIP FESTNAL ( Art & Crafts) • April 22, 23 • 4th of JULY PARADE & FIREWORKS • July 4 • OZTOBERFEST • October 7 • SEASON OF LIGHTS • December 10

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November 3-4, 2017 at Riggs Park in Haysville, Kansas. learn what life was like during the 18050’s to early 1900’s on the plains. Contact Cathy Hurley @ 316-522-8149




Visit 620.257.5166

Time for a Day Trip? Shop at 10+ unique boutiques, dine, visit an art gallery, catch a theatre production – All within a few blocks!




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Truly something for everyone awaits – with our strong cultural arts vibe featuring public art, museums, art center and cinema, theatre, music and festivals; family fun at the zoo, golf course and parks; local and regional dining experiences and warm hospitality!

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History Comes Alive in Ulysses & Grant County


isitors who take the Cimarron Cutoff from the Santa Fe Trail will find themselves at the Lower Spring campsite nestled in the heart of the Cimarron River Valley, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stop and Stay Awhile

Grant County offers superb hunting, lodging & shopping. Dining options include Kansas fed beef, some of the BEST Mexican food and catering for visiting groups.

Portrayal of Jedediah Smith along the Santa Fe Trail.

Historic Adobe Museum

Voted one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History. An interpretive center for the Santa Fe Trail, includes the Hotel Edwards.

Contact us at: (620) 356-4700

Grant County


Home of the Grant County Home Products Dinner



Elkhart, KS 620-697-2833

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Cowley County Providing area entertainment since 1976.

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Performing at the Kansas Sampler Festival Saturday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m.

Summer Concert Season: 7:30 pm, Baden Square

Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Island Park, Winfield, KS

F Live Entertainment F Food Vendors F Free Children’s F Demonstrations Activities

Every Friday evening through June and July

September 9, 2017

Always the weekend BEFORE Walnut Valley Festival!

• Free Cancer Screenings • Vendors • Parade • Big Head 5K • Kids Games • Free Train Rides • Bounce Houses • Beer Garden • Mutton Bustin’ • PRCA Rodeo • Dance

Enjoy FREE concerts ALL DAY with: Samantha & Sleeves

Split Lip Rayfield Mountain Deer Revival

First Saturday every October, 10am-5pm

Underwritten by Winfield Convention & Tourism

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September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2017

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Cowley County distinctive tea & coffee blends fresh salads, soups & sandwiches

College Hill Coffee 403 Soward, Winfield 620-229-8155 800.846.1543 f T @moundbuilders


Visit us in the Coffee House Tent at the Festival


BISTRO & CATERING 801 Main Winfield 620-221-0888




Sun. 11 am-2 pm, Tues.-Sat. 7am-9 pm For event and camping information, call (620) 221-5500 or visit us online at

Closed Mondays

Visit Often... We Feature New Exhibits Throughout the Year

1011 Mansfield St., Winfield


Cowley County Fair August 3-7, 2017 Ottaway Amusements Midway Stage Entertainment Figure 8 Races Demolition Derby Rodeo Entertainment and Thrills for All Ages!

Open nightly from 6 to 10 pm starting the Sunday before Thanksgiving

Island Park • Winfield, KS

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Donations Appreciated For more information, visit our website


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Cowley County Duke’s Alignment 303 Main, Wfd. 620-221-0835

• Front end alignment • • Suspension repair • • New Tires •

New Rooms Bright Start Breakfast WiFi • Microfridge Hairdryer 1710 Main St .


620-221-9050 We’re proud to host the Kansas Sampler Festival Come back often and enjoy our fabulous city.

Ignite your Senses, Awaken your Mind, and Unlock your Energy with the use of Aromatherapy to create a better life environment for you and your family!


• Stress Reducer Blend and Himalayan Salt Spa Kit • Stress Reducer Blend and Dead Sea Salt Spa Kit • Lemon Lavender Candle


• Body Lotion • Essential Oils • Exotic Body Butters • Gift Certificates • Massage Oils • Spa Oil Blends • 620-394-2250

907 Main St. Winfield, KS 67156 (620) 229-8540 OPEN: Monday-Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3

City of Winfield 200 East 9th Ave. Winfield, KS 67156 (620) 221-5500 Winfield Convention & Tourism 123 East 9th Ave. Winfield, KS 67156 (620) 221-2421


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Cowley County Holy Name Catholic School

• Body Shop • • Full Auto Service •

Whether you need basic storage space, a largescale, multi-use facility – or anything in between – Morton is abundantly qualified to construct a custom building uniquely yours.

If you can dream it, we can build it.

Excellence - since 1903 (620) 221-3265

15 Years in Winfield and Still Serving the BEST Mexican Food on the Planet!

We’d like to thank all our customers and friends for your support the past 15 years. We’re currently working to expand our location. Keep watching... it’s going to be AWESOME! Stop in and choose from a vast assortment of items on our menu, including American dishes.


• Daily Lunch and Drink Specials • Free Queso Monday with meal purchase • Taco Tuesday - $2.00 & Live Music • Taco Saturday - $2.00 & Live Music 119 E. 9th, Winfield 620-229-7600 • Free Dessert on your Birthday with meal purchase Open Daily 11 am - 9 pm


Creative Floral Designs Variety of Plants Assorted Fudge & Cookies Home Decor with a Rustic Flare 620-221-2418 1307 Main Winfield

Genuine Akoya Pearls found in real Oysters! We offer a wide selection of high quality fine Sterling Silver, White Gold and Yellow Gold settings. Join us for a party and open your oyster to reveal your unique pearl, choose your settings, and we’ll create your one of a kind piece of jewelry! Our pearls are limited in supply and party openings are in high demand, go to our facebook to make your reservation now!!

Shellnanigans 211 E. 9th, Winfield 620.402.0233

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Fine Home Decor and Furnishings, Furniture and Unique Items, Gifts, Collectibles and Antiques Check us out at our Facebook page

QUAIL RIDGE GOLF COURSE For information, call (620) 221-5500 or visit us online at

HOURS: Wed – Fri 11 AM to 6 PM Sat 10 AM to 4PM

Trunk N Treasures LLC 1016 Main • Winfield, KS Store: 620-218-0946 Tatta: 620-221-9520

Every Day is Senior’s Day at 700 Gary Winfield 620-221-7020 877-491-3984

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Infants through age 11

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Monday-Thursday, 8:00-11:30, 1:00-4:30 Friday, 9:00-2:00

Your Independence is our Goal GENERAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION • • • •

Information & Referral Shuttle Bus Transportation Area Senior Centers First Come, First Served

Transportation funded by the KDOT Public Transit Program, Cowley County Council on Aging, Cowley County Mill Levy & Rider Fees.


Exceptional Antiques, Primitives, Americana, Furniture, Lighting, Pottery, Quilts, Jewelry, Tools & So Much More!

7th & Main St, Winfield, KS

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Open Tue-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-2 or by appointment.

Offering a curriculum designed to make learning fun while nurturing the social developmental and school-readiness skills kids need to succeed. Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. DAILY ACTIVITIES • AFTER SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION • CURRICULUM

19789 81st Rd. • Winfield, KS 67156


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Visit Cowley County’s Destination Nursery

Classic Home Design with a farmhouse feel

Unique Gifts Family Friendly Portrait Studio

The Wet Pet Professional Dog and Cat Grooming

Mandy & Adrienne Pet Stylists

Call 620-222-4904 Conveniently located at 104 East 7th St., Winfield, KS


CRAFT SHOW First Saturday In October 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winfield Fairgrounds FREE ADMISSION

VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE Call Linda at 620-221-2078 Underwritten by Winfield Convention & Tourism

As the crowd gathered to see the well fired, the roaring gas blew out every flame brought near it. For two years it was scornfully called “wind gas.” It was not until several years later it was discovered to be helium. As helium was not well known at that time, the demand did not become essential until years later. It was then used to operate nuclear reactors, ballistic missiles and fill blimps and antiaircraft balloons to be used in World War II.

Helium Memorial Park 109 N. Main, Dexter, KS.



Quality education services from Pre-school to Graduate Work Winfield Aquatic Center Winfield City Lake Broadway Recreation Complex Quail Ridge Golf Course Thornton Fitness Center Home of Walnut Valley Festival Kansas Sampler Festival Host Community

200 East 9th Ave. • P.O. Box 646 Winfield, KS 67156

(620) 221-5500

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Field Creative Design Mobile Radio Neives Mexican Restaurant SKT Winfield Iron & Metal

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Jarrett & Norton CPAs, LLC JP Long CPA, LLC Legacy Foundation Liermann's Boot & Saddle Shop Lindly Appliance Repair Inc. Lyle A. Weinert, CPA Phil & Mary Jarvis Rotary Club of Winfield Sunrise Kiwanis Taylor and Krusor, LLC Mark & Roxann Taylor The Cutting Edge Lawn Service Theurer Auction/Realty Valley Co-op, Inc. William Newton Hospital

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2017 Kansas Sampler Festival Guide  

Winfield is proud to be the host of the 28th Annual Kansas Sampler Festival. There is no other event like this one. Join us May 6 & 7 to...

2017 Kansas Sampler Festival Guide  

Winfield is proud to be the host of the 28th Annual Kansas Sampler Festival. There is no other event like this one. Join us May 6 & 7 to...