Update on July 13, 2020: The Kansas State Fair has been canceled for 2020.
It’s the largest event in the State of Kansas with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Earlier in July, the board had plans to proceed with the fair according to a HutchNews article. However, the Fair posted on its Facebook page this morning a graphic that reads “See you in 2021!” and a message that says, in part:
“Although the State Fair as we know it is cancelled, a Special Edition 4-H/FFA and Open Class Livestock Show will be featured this September.
Click here for more information: www.kansasstatefair.com/p/manage-events/kansas-state-fair-cancellation”
The message also says that information on ticket refunds will be released soon.
The fair was scheduled for September 11-20, 2020.
What Are the Dates for the Kansas State Fair?
The 2020 Kansas State Fair will be held Sept. 11-20. Each day of the fair will have a theme and be centered around part of the state’s industry, people, innovations and entertainment. You’ll also be able to enjoy traditional fair favorites of live music and entertainment, contests, exhibits, fair food, carnival games and rides, vendors and more.
The Kansas State Fair provides plenty of ways to save money throughout 10 days of fun – from discount tickets and packages to Midway specials and season passes.
Here are several ways to save on Kansas State Fair tickets. We’ll update with more information as soon as we find out about tickets for carnival rides and grandstand acts.
Kansas State Fair Ticket Discounts
Discount outside gate admission is available for purchase before the fair begins.
The ticket office is now open and selling tickets for the 2020 Kansas State Fair. To encourage online and advanced ticket sales, the Fair has changed its ticket-pricing structure.
You can buy your discounted advance gate admission online in advance.
Sept. 11, you will save $2 when you purchase fair tickets at Dillons or at the Kansas State Fair website ticket page. Purchase tickets by phone at 800-362-3247 or 620-669-3618, online, at any Kansas Dillons store, or in person at the KS State Fair Ticket Office.
Adults – Save by purchasing online tickets in advance. Gate admission is only $7 a person in advance, or $10 online once the fair begins, but you’ll pay $12 if you wait and buy at the gate.
Kids – Save on tickets for kids ages 6-12. Kids fair admission is only $4 online in advance, $6 at the gate. Kids 5 and younger get in free.
Seniors – Save when you purchase senior (ages 60+) admission in advance. Tickets for seniors are $4 in advance; $6 at the gate.
Kansas State Fair Military Discount – New in recent years is a military discount at the fair. All military service members, retired or active, and their families can purchase $4 gate admission tickets with military ID.
To get the military discount, you’ll need to purchase your tickets from McConnell Air Force Base at the Information, Tickets and Tours Office.
Kansas State Fair Fairgrounds is located at 2000 North Poplar Street in Hutchinson, Kansas.
You may find the following information helpful as you plan your trip to the Kansas State Fair.
ABOUT THE KANSAS STATE FAIR
Find your fun at the Kansas State Fair. From the opening bell to the final grandstand blockbuster, it’s a play day hay day. Take in the world-class Midway, blue-ribbon animals and family-friendly activities. It’s pure Americana – an event not to be missed. Party with your pals and hear the hottest performers at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand. Tour the many agricultural and educational displays. Win prizes. Brave heart-pounding carnival rides. Sample deep-fried treats and other culinary delights. Enormous vegetables, odd artifacts, homemade crafts and the infamous butter sculpture provide something for everyone.
The event is the largest in the state of Kansas with crowds numbering more than 350,000. The fairgrounds are in centrally located Hutchinson, Kansas. Mark your calendars now and plan to join Kansans from across the state – along with visitors from around the world. For more information, call 620.669.3600, toll-free at 800.362.FAIR or visit www.kansasstatefair.com.
How Much Does it Cost to Get Into Kansas State Fair?
You’ll save money by purchasing gate admission in advance. Here are the regular prices and the advance-purchase ticket prices for the 2019 Kansas State Fair.
Advance Ticket Discount Prices
- Adults (ages 13-60) $7.00
- Seniors (ages 61+) $4.00
- Children (ages 6-12) $4.00
- Children 5 & under FREE
Regular State Fair Ticket Prices
- Adult Ticket (13-60 years of age) $10.00
- Senior Ticket (61 years and over) $ 6.00
- Child Ticket (6-12 years of age) $ 6.00
- Children 5 and younger do not require a gate admission ticket