Hot cherry pie is just one of the treats that will be available this weekend at the Kansas Sampler Festival in Light Park. Courtesy photo
• Kansas Sampler Festival
What’s a Kansas Sampler Festival without offering foods and concessions from across the state. These concessions will be in Light Park this weekend at the festival.
Becky’s Bierocks, St. Francis
Hot meat wrapped in a flaky pastry. If you’ve never had a bierock this is your chance to try one. Menu: breakfast, hamburger with cheese and german sausage bierocks, cinnamon rolls, chips and drinks. Frozen boxed bierocks will also be available to purchase and take home. A new addition this year will be brats and kraut.
Dry Creek Buffalo Company, Chuckwagon, Wamego
Hey all you city slickers, gather ‘round the chuckwagon and cowboy up! You won’t find any better grub west of the Mississippi. Try some buffalo burgers with all the trimmins’. Menu: Buffalo Burger, Cheese Buffalo Burger, Mushroom & Swiss Buffalo Burger, buffalo brisket sandwich, Bison Chili, Bison Nachos, Buffalo roll up, Hand battered homemade mushrooms, jalapeno bottle caps, french fries and drinks.
M & S Delights, Arkansas City
Ready for something new and different? M & S Delights has just the thing. Hand rolled egg rolls pork and beef, apple and cherry pie, fried rice, crab rangoons, wonton nachos, chicken on a stick.
Old Time Ice Cream, Harper
Never had old-fashioned, slow churned, soft ice cream? Well, come find out what you’ve been missing. The smooth, sweet, creamy goodness awaits you! Menu: homemade ice cream, water.
R & M Smokin Meat Wagon, Melvern
A new addition to the festival. If you’re a meat lover stop by and give them a try. They will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, pulled pork nachos, ham balls on a stick, BBQ sauce, chips, soda and water.
2 Y Enterprises, Yoder
2 Y Enterprises will be offering the salty sweet goodness of fresh popped kettle corn. Buy a bag to eat while you visit the exhibits, watch a historic performance or listen to a Kansas musician. Menu: German-style kettle corn
Kelley’s Festival Foods, Garden City
Want a meal that will travel? Smoked turkey legs or roasted corn on the cob are two perfect carry around foods. But come hungry because these legs are big! Menu: smoked turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob, fresh lemonade & cherry limeade and fruit kabobs.
Capone’s Famous Shaved Ice, Garden City
Take time to relax with your favorite flavor or a try a new one of Capone’s Famous Shaved Ice. They are looking forward to their sixth appearance at the Sampler Festival. Menu: gourmet shaved ice.
Spencer Browne’s Coffee House, Liberal
A local favorite, Spencer Browne’s Coffee House serves coffee from PT Roasting Company, founded in the side room of a Topeka restaurant in 1993, making it one of Kansas’, and in fact the country’s, oldest small-batch, specialty coffee roasters. If you are looking for something healthier and different, Spencer Browne’s is the place! Menu: Coffee, pecan cinnamon rolls, breakfast burritos, scones, lattes, iced lattes, smoothies and blended lemonades.
Fun Time Concessions, Wichita
Fresh squeezed lemonade and cherry limeade are the specialty here. They buy all of their produce from Cox Produce, a locally owned family run produce farm near Wichita. Thirsty? There’s no better thirst quencher! Menu: Lemonade and Cherry Limeade.
Pizza Hut, Liberal
Pizza Hut is a hometown favorite. Stop by and enjoy some hot pizza and grab a cold drink.
There will also be various freestanding demonstrations This weekend. Those preregistered include:
Kansas Explorers Club, Inman
Explorer gear and Kansas Explorer Club memberships. www.kansassampler.org
Kansas Kids More Than A Museum, Hutchinson
Family Hands-on Fun, Earth Science, Creative Learning, Child-size Community, Life Skills Play & Much More. www.kansaskidsmuseum.com
Kansas Cattle Towns, Abilene
Pumpkin Paradise, LLC, Sublette
They will have a maze adjacent and a mini machine to form hay bales. www. pumpkinparadisellc.com.
Kansas products from border to border will be among the tents throughout Light Park Saturday and Sunday. Here are some of those registered:
Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow, Eskridge
We raise alpacas and our booth will be filled with products from our herd from the raw fiber to rovings, hand spun and commercial made yarn and the finished products. All these will be produced in Kansas.
B & B Metal Arts, Hoisington
Bruce and Brent Bitter combine their artistic and welding talents to create works of art fashioned from metal. Selected artist for 9/11 Airport Memorial Project
David Douglass DeArmond, Merriam
Artist who painted in every Kansas County and sells a narrated DVD slideshow of this art. It runs an hour and has over 315 works displayed.
Duck Salt, Greensburg
Duck salt seasoning
Blackthorn Candle Company, Fort Riley
Handmade 100% soy candles, sea salt scrub, bath soak, and puddles. We have 64 different candle scents.
Sandcreek Creations, Cimarron
Homemade jams, jellies, preserves, noodles, baked goods, soup mixes, tea mixes, aprons, casserole carriers, and dollies
Flinthills Aromatherapy, Inc., Atlanta
Essential Oils, Essential Oil Blends, Massage Oils, Carrier Oils, Body Butters and Body Butter Blends, Lotions, Room Spray, Soy wax candles, Ear Candling cones, Body Scrubs, Baby Lotions, Pet Products, Lavender buds& sachets, Lip Balm. All products are made with plant based materials that are renewable and only plant based natural preservatives are used
KC Classic Gourmet Foods, Kansas City
Gourmet Shelf Stable Cheese Dips, Salsa, Naturally Sweeten BBQ Sauce, Salad Dressings and Seasoned Crackers
Grannie's Homemade Mustard, Newton
7 flavors of homemade mustard including Honey Mustard, Sweet & Tangy, Ole Smokee, Horseradish, Jalapeno, Hickory & Habanero
Holmes Made Salsa, Wichita
Mild, Medium, Hot and XXX Salsas, Pepper and Fruit Spreads, No Sugar Added Jams, Relishes
Wooden Trout Custom Woodworks, Hugoton
Wood Crafts, fly tying stations, wooden cutting boards, and spaghetti portion measurers
Kansas Department of Agriculture - State Trademark Program, Topeka
Selling nothing - promoting state Trademark Program (Simply Kansas) and Kansas Products/businesses in general.
Repurposed/refurbished home and garden designs. Tailgate benches, suitcase tables, etc.
Studio 54 Glass, Greensburg
Stained Glass and Fused Glass art from our store in Greensburg. Also fused glass jewelry.
Kansas Wildflower Honey, Wilson
Pure raw honey, bee pollen, sand plum jelly, other jellies and jams, relish, pickles, homemade candles.
Mutton Hollow Herb Farm, Chanute
Gourmet mixes, dip mixes, meat rubs, cheesecake mixes, beer bread mixes, and salad dressing mixes
Prairie Harvest Peppernuts and Market, Newton
Peppernuts which we bake in our store in Newton. Our Kansas-made gift assortments and other Kansas products which we resell.
Raggedy K's Treasures, Garden City
Items made from silverware: wind chimes, barrettes, bracelets, key chains, earrings, necklaces, napkin rings, rings. I make repurposed items such as birdfeeders, towel racks, coat racks, plant holders, silverware racks, bird baths. Pocket scrapbooks and crocheted ribbon necklaces.
Sticky Spoons Jelly Co., Hutchinson
19 flavors of Homemade Jelly (regular & sugar-free), 8 varieties of Quick Bread Mixes, Gift Boxes (combo. jellies/mixes), Quiltblock style Bib Aprons (adult & child sizes)
The Bluff Creek Kitchen, Inc., Protection
Canned mustards, jellies, & salsas
The Country Register of Kansas, McPherson
Will be giving away newspapers promoting businesses/stores/events throughout the state.
Uncorked Wine Jelly, Hutchinson
Wine Jelly in 3 flavors, White Zinfandel, Blackberry Merlot, and Sangria
1. Fun Time Concessions
2. Becky’s Bierocks
3. M & S Delights
4. 2 Y Enterprise
5. Dry Creek Buffalo Co.
6. Old Time Ice Cream
7. Dinky Dunkers
8. Pizza Hut
9. Kelley’s Festival Foods
10. R & M’s Smokin’ Meat Wagon
11. Capone’s Famous Shaved Ice
12. Spencer Browne’s Coffee House
15. Southeast Kansas
16. South Central Kansas
17. Northeast Kansas
18. Kansas Products
19. North Central Kansas
20. Kansas Products
21. Flint Hills
22. Wild West Country (Southwest KS)
23. Northwest Kansas
24. Mixed Communities/Statewide Attractions