Fifteen companies involved in the Simply Kansas program will display products at the 22nd annual Kansas Sampler Festival on May 7-8 in Leavenworth. The festival highlights and promotes Kansas products, communities and events. Around 150 cities and towns across the state will take part.
Member companies with displays in the “Kansas Products” exhibit include:
--Holmes Made Salsa, Wichita
--Prairie Lavender Farm, Bennington
--Grannie’s Homemade Mustard, Newton
--Flinthills Aromatherapy, Inc., Atlanta
--Chef Mark’s Kitchen, Shawnee
--Tall Grass Toffee, Inc., Lenexa
--Copper Leaf Gourmet Foods Inc., Lawrence
--Bainter Sunflower Oil, LLC, Hoxie
Member companies in the “Kansas Wineries/Microbreweries” exhibit include:
--High Noon Saloon & Brewery, Leavenworth
--Smoky Hill Vineyards and Winery, Salina
--Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan
--Blue Jacket Crossing Vineyard & Winery, Eudora
--Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, Basehor
--Stone Pillar Vineyard and Winery, Olathe
--Wyldewood Cellars Winery, Mulvane
In addition, KANSAS! magazine, produced by the Department’s Travel & Tourism Division, will have a booth at the festival. The Simply Kansas program, coordinated by the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Rural Development Division, provides a variety of help to producers and agritourism businesses to help them develop and market their unique Kansas products worldwide. For more information, go to SimplyKansas.com.
The festival will be held at Ray Miller Park, 4201 S. Fourth, Leavenworth, Kan. 66048. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 7, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 8. The opening ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., May 7. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 7-14. Find more information at www.kansassamplerfestival.com.