After being cancelled due to the Covid Pandemic in 2020 the Kansas State Fair is set to return September 10 to 19, 2021.
According to Interim General Manager Ed Berger fair goers should expect an exciting year with many traditional attractions and events as well as several new ones.
“A great 10 days of entertainment, education, culture, and agriculture, a celebration of Kansas,” said Berger.
Fans of the State Fair won’t have to wait until September to get a taste of the fair.
Fair Food and Tunes will take place on April 10th at the fairgrounds.
“We will have entertainment beginning at 1pm and the last act at 7:30pm and we will have all of the fair food you like.” Admission for Fair Food and Tunes is free and open to the public. There is an option to park on the fairgrounds for $5, or guests may park in the free lots.
The NexTech Wireless Grandstand has a full list of entertainers, which were rescheduled from the 2020 fair.
New to the Grandstand lineup this year is the Nex-Gen Bull Riding Tour, the first time a rodeo event has been a part of the Kansas State Fair in many years.
Other performers include Country Artist Tracy Lawrence, classic rock band 38 Special, rapper Nelly and Oklahoma native ventriloquist and singer Darci Lynne Farmer.
Tickets for the grandstand shows can be purchased at www.kansasstatefair.com.
In addition to the ticketed Grandstand events, there are many areas that offer free entertainment at several locations during the fair.
General admission for the Kansas State Fair is $10 at the gate, or advanced tickets can be purchased for $7 at the fair office located at 2000 N Poplar in Hutchinson, or at any Dillon’s Food Store in Kansas.
Click below to listen to the full interview with State Fair Interim General Manager and Josh Roesener.