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Big Kansas Road Trip postpones event to 2021

Slideshow: Originally set for last May and moved to September, the annual event has been postponed again due to COVID-19.

The Big Kansas Road Trip that was to take place in Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha counties in September has been rescheduled for May 6-9, 2021. The Kansas Sampler Foundation of Inman made the announcement after a meeting with local leaders.

“Everyone on the call was able to express their opinions,” says Marci Penner, foundation director. "We were all sad about pushing the event to May but we unanimously felt like it was the right thing to do for the communities, the public, and the success of the event.”

Originally scheduled for early May of 2020, the trip was first postponed until September due to COVID-19. 

“We’ve had to reschedule twice now and that is hard on everyone concerned,” Penner says. “We fully intend to hold the event next May, in some fashion, no matter what. The people, businesses, attractions and scenery in these three counties deserve the best event possible. We will do everything we can to help make that happen next May.”

The trip is a project of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation and is organized like a giant open house. The communities in the three counties are asked to simply be good at being themselves. The public is then invited to roam at their own pace to eat, buy, explore and visit locally in order to get to know the people and places.

Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha counties would be the third trio of counties to be showcased in the Big Kansas Road Trip series. In 2018, the public explored Barber, Comanche and Kiowa counties. In 2019, Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace counties were featured.

The trip replaces the long-time Kansas Sampler Festival as a way to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, eat and buy in Kansas.

Go online for updates and more information. Local leaders are Linda Duesing and Connie Werner in Brown County; Leah Johnson in Doniphan County; and Kylee Luckeroth, Gina Murchison and Cindy Alderfer in Nemaha County.

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