On the last day of the recent 2023 Big Kansas Road Trip in Jewell, Republic and Smith counties, Marci Penner, director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, announced that the 2024 Big Kansas Road Trip will take place in Ellsworth and Lincoln counties plus the community of Lucas on May 2-5.

The BKRT is a multi-day event that feels like a tri-county open house of communities and their attractions and locally owned shops and restaurants, and it’s a time to travel back roads and take in short activities that help locals tell their story.