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Faces and Places Tour to Stop in Russell

TravelKSThe Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's Faces and Places Tour, an annual five-month road trip across the state, will make a stop in Russell this year during Freedom Fest on July 4.

State tourism officials and Kansas travel bloggers ("Roadies") are scheduled to visit events in more than 20 communities before the tour concludes in mid-October. The Roadies will pilot a colorful, graphic-wrapped minivan (SEEN HERE), underwritten in part by Briggs Auto Group.

At each stop along the tour, the Roadies will distribute Kansas Travel Guides, maps and other giveaway items. They will also visit with event visitors, snap photos and shoot videos to share on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks – and encourage visitors to share their experiences on social media, too.

Dates and Locations (subject to change):

  • June 11 - Bike Across Kansas, Coldwater to Medicine Lodge
  • June 15 - Symphony in the Flint Hills, Fort Riley
  • June 22 - John Brown Jamboree, Osawatomie
  • June 27-30 - Country Stampede, Manhattan
  • July 3-4 - Wild West Days, Hays
  • July 4 - Russell Freedom Fest, Russell
  • July 10-14 - Kansas Wheat Festival, Wellington
  • July 19-21 - Pickin' on the Plains, Colby
  • July 25-28 - Kustom Kemps of America's Leadsled Spectacular, Salina
  • August 6-11 - Morton County Fair, Elkhart
  • August 23-25 - Busker Festival, Lawrence
  • August 30-31 - Tumbleweed Festival, Garden City
  • September 1-2 - Highlights in History, Fort Scott
  • September 6-15 - Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson
  • September 20-22 - Highway 36 Treasure Hunt, Seneca to St. Francis
  • September 27-28 - Jammin' in JC, Junction City
  • September 27-29 - Scottish Festival, McPherson
  • October 4-5 - Svensk Hyllingsfest, Lindsborg
  • October 11-13 - Columbus Day Hot Air Balloon Regatta, Columbus
  • October 18-19 - Maple Leaf Festival, Baldwin City
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