The 27th season of “Sunflower Journeys” opens on Thursday, September 25th at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD with a visit to Wamego and the 25th annual gathering known as the Kansas Sampler Festival. Then it’s on to Osage City for “Smoke in the Spring” — the state BBQ championship, followed by a Plains People segment with Ron Lessman, the creator of Truckhenge, a unique display of old trucks in Shawnee County. Dave Kendall (pictured) hosts.