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Free fun, live music, and more at Sedgwick County Fair 2022

Yup, it’s happening. The Sedgwick County Fair organizers announced the dates for 2022. And every night they’ll have free live music on their open air stage, too! Admission to the county fair is FREE. (Yes, free!)

We’re so ready for the “spectacular return” they promised for 2022, and it does look spectacular – activities every day and FREE live music every night! (See live music schedule below.)

The Sedgwick County Fair is an annual event that is always lots of fun. The fair is held just down the road west of Wichita at the Sedgwick County Fairgrounds in Cheney, Kansas.

The dates for the 2022 Sedgwick County Fair are July 20 – 23!

Admission is free and parking is free too!

The ferris wheel at the Sedgwick County Fair in Cheney KS

The Sedgwick County Fair is a nice example of an old-fashioned county fair. Its “just-right” size means that you can enjoy the animals, the quilts, live music, and other exhibits with the kids.

I highly recommend it for a fun family outing.

roasted corn sedgwick county fair cheney ks

Among the free events are a horse show, goat show, rabbit competition, bake sale, the Sedgwick County Fair parade, lots of animal exhibits, a children’s petting zoo, free live music on the outdoor stage, often a quilt show and/or vendor fair, an arts and crafts competition, and more!

This year they have an awesome lineup of FREE live music every night at the Open Air Stage. Here’s the free concert schedule:

Free Music Lineup: 

  • Wednesday, July 20th = Molly Neeley Trio at 7:30 p.m. (after the Fair’s parade which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street) 
  • Thursday, July 21st = Groove 42 at 8:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 22nd = Sleepy Truckers at 8:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 23rd = The Dirty Gentlemen at 9:00 p.m.

You’ll only need tickets for events like the Ranch Rodeo,  the Demolition Derby, and of course the carnival, which runs throughout the fair.

Usually, you can get a 20% discount on “Ride All The Rides” armbands if purchased before the Fair, which makes them only $20. The regular price for an all-day carnival ride bracelet is $25 each.

And of course the fair’s got “fair food,” which is fun to eat, if expensive. (But admission is zero dollars, so there’s maybe an argument to be made for buying snacks and meals while you’re at the fair!)

The Sedgwick County Fairgrounds are located at 308 S Main St in Cheney, KS 67025.

Date: July 20 – 23, 2022
Time: all day
Location: Sedgwick County Fairgrounds, 308 S. Main Street, Cheney, KS
Cost: FREE admission! (Can you believe it?)

For more information on events and to see the schedule, check out www.ourcountyfair.com

To buy tickets to the Ranch Rodeo and Demo Derby, click the Event Tickets tab on their website. You’ll save money if you buy them in advance.

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