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Kansas State Fair General Info and Deals

The Kansas State Fair this year is September 8 – 17, 2023, in Hutchinson, Kansas. These ten days are packed with fun for all ages. This fair is the largest single event in Kansas and annually attracts approximately 350,000 people. You can enjoy mouthwatering food, live music, agricultural exhibits, and more.

Find your fun and celebrate all things Kansas at the Kansas State Fair. Make sure not to miss the enormous vegetables, homemade crafts, and my personal favorite, the butter sculptures.

Kansas State Fair Info

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It’s amazing to think that the Central Kansas Fair has been around since 1903, and was officially recognized by an act of the state legislature to give it the legitimate title of “The Kansas State Fair”.

Kansas State Fair General Info:

  • You will need a ticket to enter the fairgrounds during these hours:
    Friday, Sept. 8: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Sept. 9-16: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Sunday, Sept. 17: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m
  • Where can you purchase tickets?
    • 1. By phone at 620-669-3618;
      2. Online: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12251/kansas-state-f…
      3. At any Kansas Dillons store (Gate Admission and Ride Sheets only), July 1 – Sept. 17, 2023
      4. In person at the Kansas State Fair Ticket Office, starting May 1, from 8am – 5pm., Monday – Friday
  • You can save 30% if you pre-purchase tickets. Find out more. 
  • What is the Address of the Fairgrounds?
    • 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, Kansas.
  • Can you camp?
    • Yes, Parking lots A & C offer $10 per night camping sites. Tents are allowed only in these areas. No services will be provided other than trash cans. CLICK HERE for more information.
  •  Do Grandstand tickets include Fair Admission?
    • Yes, concert/event tickets will have a gate admission built into (one) ticket. The gate ticket is valid ONLY on the day of the event. Demo Derby will not include gate admission.
  • When is the Midway Carnival Open?
    • Friday, Sept. 8: Moonlight Madness (Wristband Day): 3-10 p.m.
      Saturday, Sept. 9: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
      Sunday, Sept. 10: Noon-10 p.m.
      Monday, Sept. 11: (*Dillons Day Wristband) Noon-10 p.m.

      • Other wristband purchases will not be honored for this special event. If using ride sheet tickets, ride tickets required are posted on each ride)

      Tuesday, Sept. 12: Pay One Price (Wristband Day): 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
      Wednesday, Sept. 13: Pay One Price (Wristband Day): Noon-10 p.m.
      Thursday, Sept. 14: (Wristband Day): 3pm -10 p.m. ($30 wristbands available at the Midway Ticket Booth Only!)
      Friday, Sept. 15: (Moonlight Madness – Wristband Day): Noon-11 p.m.
      Saturday, Sept. 16: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
      Sunday, Sept. 17: (Last Blast – Wristband Day): Noon-8 p.m.

  • Visit the Kansas State Fair website for more info.

Kansas State Fair Map 2023

Other Attractions in Hutchinson, KS. 

  • Cosmosphere – Is a Center & Space Museum that includes a collection of U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. It also is home of Apollo 13 and has the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow.
  • Strataca – A journey 650 feet underground into the exotic world of a working salt mine.
  • A progressive downtown with many locally owned businesses, including a local produce market, a bookstore, antiques, a fabric shop, jewelry stores, kitchen stores, clothing stores, restaurants and coffee shops.
  • A local airport
  • Hiking & Biking Trails – More than 12 miles of dedicated all-weather hike and bike trails are available throughout the community.
  • Hutchinson Sports Arena and Gowans Stadium – Hutchinson hosts the NJCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship, NJCAA Division 1 Volleyball Championship, Division I Mens and Womens Outdoor Track and Field Championship and the NJCAA Salt City Bowl.
  • Nationally known as Prairie Dunes Golf Course and Country Club.
  • This information was taken from the Kansas State Fair Website.

 

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