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Taste of Kansas

Taste of Kansas 2018Save the Date for this year's Taste of Kansas, October 5-6, 2018!

Join us for a taste of south central Kansas when we'll explore oil, cattle barons, and flying high!

Friday, October 5, highlights

  • Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado delving into the story of oil and gas
  • Greenwood Hotel in Eureka, a historic hotel associated with the oil and cattle industry, and enjoy a special snack
  • Beaumont Hotel, lunch at the historic fly-in restaurant
  • Augusta TheaterAugusta Theater, historic movie palace, featuring MovieTone News and popcorn
  • Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita, exploring the connections between oil, gas, cattle, and aviation
  • Connie's Mexico Café in Wichita, dinner at this celebrity favorite

Saturday, October 6, highlights

  • Keriel Dairy Barn in Whitewater, special tour of this third generation farm
  • Karg Art Glass and Artisan Lane Shops in Kechi, featuring glass art and sculpture, quilters, weavers, and woodworkers
  • Stearman Field Bar and Grill in Benton, lunch at the popular airstrip
  • Whitewater Falls FarmWhitewater Falls Stock Farm in Towanda, once a historic workhorse operation


  • For October 4-5, 2018: Call 785-272-8681, ext. 205; for hotel information

Bus trip

  • Members receive special discounts!
  • Tour rates include all local transportation by bus, food, admission fees, tour guides, and performances. Lodging is not included.
  • Register online
  • Registration form (PDF)
  • Complete and mail registration form to reserve your seat on the bus

We reserve the right to change or cancel scheduled events based on participation or dangerous conditions. We request prior notification to accommodate and individuals' special need. Please indicated any special accommodations needed.


  • Karg Art Glass, KechiMember early bird rate: $195
  • Non member early bird rate: $255

Refund policy

The paid amount minus $10 handling fee will be refunded for cancellations requested before 5 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018. No refunds will be grants after September 21, 2018.

Our annual bus trip, hosted by the Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Foundation, offers an insider's perspective into Kansas history. Jennie Chinn, executive director of the Kansas Historical Society, and Vicky Henley, executive director and CEO of the Kansas Historical Foundation, are your hosts. We take you behind the scenes to discover fascinating stories from our state's past.

See photos of past trips.