The annual Kansas State Fair begins the Friday following Labor Day and lasts for 10 days at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas.
The mission statement of the Fair is:
"To promote and showcase Kansas agriculture, industry and culture, to create opportunity for commercial activity, and to provide an educational and entertaining experience that is the pride of all Kansans."
The largest single event in the State, the Fair annually attracts approximately 350,000 people from all 105 Kansas counties and several other states.
The Fair offers tremendous opportunities for commerce with over 1,000 commercial vendor locations; for competition, with close to 30,000 entries in various competitive exhibit departments; for education, through its Kansas' Largest Classroom field trip program; and for entertainment with strolling and stage entertainment in addition to the national acts performing at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand.
In addition to the annual 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, and company picnics, to name just a few.
THE KANSAS STATE FAIR welcomes everyone to its annual celebration of our great state.
THE KANSAS STATE FAIR BOARD is committed to making the Fair's campus accessible to all.
ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES: Portable Listening Devices are available for use at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand and the Expo Center. To request a Device, please call 620-669-3600 at least 48 hours prior to the event for which you are requesting.
During the ten days of the State Fair, a TDD/TTY device will be available in the Administration Building. The number for this service is 800-766-3777.
FIRST AID: The First Aid Station is located at the west end, south side, of the Administration Building. First Aid is open during the annual Kansas State Fair only.
NEX-TECH WIRELESS GRANDSTAND SEATING: There are seats in the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand designated for our patrons with disabilities. With the purchase of each seat for a patron with a disability, that patron is permitted the purchase of up to threecompanion seats. If more than three companion seats are needed, please contact the ticket office. For information on Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand events, please call the Fair at 800-362-FAIR.
PARKING: There are three areas of parking reserved for visitors with disabilities. Two are located on the east side of the Fairgrounds in Public Parking Lot C. The other is on the north side of the Fairgrounds off State Fair Road. A vehicle with a state-issued parking permit or a license plate designated a disabled driver or passenger may park in these areas.