Kansas State Fair
The annual Kansas State Fair begins the Friday following Labor Day and lasts for 10 days at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
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. Get your fair on Sept. 7-16, 2018. The event is one of the largest in the state of Kansas with crowds numbering more than 350,000. View their full Grandstand entertainment lineup here!
Something new and exciting added in recent years was the State Fair Museum, housed in the Lair White House on the Fairgrounds. After over 100 years, the Kansas State Fair has a museum devoted to preserving its past, as well as a more dedicated effort to archive a century’s worth of history. Fairgoers have the opportunity to peruse through State Fair history which includes photos and memorabilia that has been stored in tubs and boxes across the 280-acre fairgrounds for decades. There are photos of the grandstand’s horse-racing days, as well as nearly every famous singer to take to the venue’s stage. Boxes also hold old ribbons and fair books – just a few glimpses into the fair’s storied past.
In addition to the annual Kansas State Fair, the Fairgrounds' facilities are utilized throughout the year for a wide array of events, including horse and livestock shows, trade shows, flea markets, wedding receptions, family reunions, company picnics and RV rally’s/parking.