Get ready for hogs, carnival rides, games, dairy cows, and a centennial celebration—it’s almost time for the Kansas State Fair!
In 2013, the Kansas State Fair celebrates its 100th birthday. (Though, with all the energy and fun, you’d never know it was a day past 25!)
The fair is scheduled for Sept. 6-15 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, only a one-hour drive from the Lee Gurney Wichita office.
The focus of the fair has been, and always will be, agriculture. This provides such an educational opportunity for kids and adults alike, as they learn about animals, crops, and economics around the state.
4-H provides many children from around Kansas the opportunity to show off their work from the year, as they present livestock and projects for competition. The 4-H sheep and swine exhibitors will check their animals into the fair on Sept. 10, as will beef and poultry exhibitors. The 4-H horse show begins on Sept. 18 in the Expo Center.
The U.S. Cellular Grandstand will be hosting many concerts to celebrate the centennial, including Kansas (naturally), Bridgit Mendler, Eli Young Band, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jars of Clay, Theory of a Deadman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Toby Keith.
The grandstand will also host the demolition derby on Sept. 9 and the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull on Sept. 11.
There will be all sorts of competitive activities, including an arm wrestling competition, an auctioneers competition, marching bands, pedal pull, spelling bee, and high school debates.
We encourage you to make the short drive from Wichita to Hutchinson to celebrate and support the Kansas State Fair this year. We can promise family fun that everyone will enjoy and are sure you’ll be back for the fair’s 101st birthday!