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 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.
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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Hello, I read that there will be a monster truck event but when I go to the site(our county.com it only gives me the option to buy demolition derby or the concert tickets. Can you help me get to where I can purchase the monster truck tickets.
I need to know the street where the Sedgwick county fairgrounds in Cheney KS so I can look it up on the map
Ah, good point. Here is the address from the Sedgwick County Fair website:
Sedgwick County Fair
308 S Main St
Cheney, KS 67025
Kathy Sifford says
Thanks Carolyn, for starting this site. I was looking for something fun to do with my granddaughter for her birthday. I started looking but the Sedgwick County Fair sounds like fun.
Aw, that’s awesome, Kathy! It is fun. It’s such a nice size fair, with plenty to do but without the press of folks you see at bigger events. 🙂 Happy birthday to your granddaughter!
(Just in case you do still need ideas, the Family & Kids category has lots of them. It’s here: https://wichitaonthecheap.com/category/kid-friendly )