2018 Kansas State Fair – September 7th – 16th, Hutchinson, Ks

Enjoy Family Fun at the Kansas State Fair!

September 7th – 16th 2018 – 2000 N. Poplar – Hutchinson, Ks

There are so many things to see and do at the Kansas State Fair!  Exhibits, Rides, Animals, Performances, Concerts, Contests, and don’t forget all the wonderful Food!!

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The Kansas State Fair has some new features this year including “MOO U” BARN TOURS, THE BUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE, LASER LIGHT SHOWS, KIDDIELAND and more!  Click here for more information on “What’s New in 2018”!  

Midway Wristbands 

Wristbands are $30 and get you unlimited rides on the following days. As a comparison, ride sheets with 22 tickets are $20, and most rides take 2-4 tickets (except on Dillons Dollar Day, when all rides are 1 ticket).

Fri. Sept. 7 — 3pm—11pm

Tue. Sept. 11 — 1pm–10pm

Wed. Sept. 12 — Noon–10pm

Thurs. Sept. 13 — 3pm–10pm

Fri. Sept. 14 — Noon–11pm

Sun. Sept. 16 — Noon–8pm

*Press Release*

Kansas State Fair to showcase the best of the Sunflower State

Those attending the 2018 Kansas State Fair will be able to explore the state through daily themes that focus on the different components that make Kansas unique.

Each day of the fair – which runs from Sept. 7-16 – will be structured around an important piece of the state’s industry, people, innovations, and entertainment. This new approach will provide fairgoers the chance to experience the Kansas State Fair in a targeted way – and may open the door to discoveries they’ve previously overlooked.

The 10-day celebration will launch with “Explore Kansas” – a virtual tour of Kansas through exhibits that showcase the state’s food, history, wildlife, geology, towns, and people. Throughout the week, daily themes will help guide attendees through an interactive, hands-on experience that highlights different aspects of Kansas, across a spectrum of topics, including civic engagement, food, technology, and innovation.

For more information contact Joy Whitman at joy.whitman@ks.gov or visit kansasstatefair.com.

Daily themes:

Friday, Sept. 7 – Explore Kansas

Sample Kansas’ history, culture, cuisine, geology and people found in towns large and small. Various exhibits will help you explore Kansas-made products, wildlife, music, and agriculture.

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Poll and stroll

Make your vote count at the Kansas State Fair. Learn where the candidates stand on the issues, make your voice heard, and vote on fair foods, best carnival rides, and more.

Sunday, Sept. 9 – Kansas Salutes

Honor Kansas’ best and brightest with a tribute to the state’s service men and women and those First Responders who serve and protect us every day. Today we celebrate everything America!

Monday, Sept. 10 – Dillon’s Dollar Day

Stretch your dollar further on Dillon’s Dollar Day! Enjoy reduced gate admission, food and drink discounts and exciting ride passes – all you need is a Dillon’s Plus Card.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 – Foodie Fest

Indulge your inner foodie with all the deep-fried favorites you love. Special meal and tasting packages will help you savor all the flavor the midway has to offer.

Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Kansas Cares

Kansans from all walks of life demonstrate compassion for their friends and neighbors, and on this day. people and organizations will create even more opportunities to show how much Kansas Cares.

Thursday, Sept. 13 – Maker’s Day

Kansans are builders, innovators, creators and makers. Today, the fair showcases all the new and exciting products created by the minds and hands of Kansans.

Friday, Sept. 14 – Ag Innovation Day

A growing world population means that the ag industry must efficiently produce more food. Ag Innovation day will showcase some of the most advanced productions methods and technology.

Saturday, Sept. 15 – Team Spirit

From small community colleges to the state’s largest universities, Kansas boasts a rich tradition of competition in academics and athletics. Let your team spirit soar today with your favorite school colors.

Sunday, Sept. 16 – Go Big or Go Home

One last chance to take in all the big deals, events and toys the fair brings together. From classic cars, shooting demonstrations, tractor pulls and decked out boats and RVs – take in all that’s “Big” at the fair.

Photo Credit Kansas State Fair


Photo Credit Kansas State Fair


Photo Credit Kansas State Fair

For more information

Visit the Kansas State Fair website kansasstatefair.com

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