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Big Kansas Road Trip

What is the Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT)?

The BKRT is coming to Ellsworth and Lincoln counties plus the community of Lucas next year bringing all sorts of visitors and explorers to the area! The BKRT is a multi-day 'open house' type event highlighting unique points of interest, museums, attractions, shops, and restaurants. The BKRT is organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation (KSF) and 2024 will be its sixth year.

The BKRT will bring people from all over the state and beyond to the area for a "Build Your Own Adventure". These faithful adventurers love to explore, see the treasures, savor the local cuisine, and spend at their favorite stop shops!

We need YOU!

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and welcome visitors to our communities!  Scan the link below or click here to look at volunteer options and see where you can assist in representing our community!

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Help us PROMOTE!

So much content to share, such a broad audience to share it, and So LITTLE TIME!

In order to help market our community attractions, shop stops, and restaurants in preparation for the Big Kansas Road Trip, we are asking YOU to help, and rewarding you with a little cash incentive!


Use your own social media pages, either personal or business (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok) to help promote the many Ellsworth County Big Kansas Road Trip offerings, and we will enter you into the contest! Media streams: photos, videos, shorts, reels, graphics...we'll take all of those!


How do you know what to promote? Go to and click on the attractions, shop stops, and restaurants. You choose how to promote it, but the key is to get engagement from YOUR audience!

Make sure you mention or post "Big Kansas Road Trip" coming to the communities of Ellsworth County, Lincoln County and Lucas on May 2-5, 2024!

Please include the hashtag #bkrt2024 and tag Grow Ellsworth County.

Who wins? Grow Ellsworth County will give cash prizes!

This contest will run from February 19-April 19.

Can a business or event that registered for the Big Kansas Road Trip participate? Absolutely yes! The GOAL is to get more marketing out to a wider audience!

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