Just a portion of the rides at the Kansas State Fair.
The Kansas State Fair has been held in Hutchinson, Kansas since 1913. Each year the organizers strive to make the Kansas State Fair larger and better than the previous year.
In 2012, admission to the Kansas State Fair grounds are only $10 for adults, $6 age 60 and over, and $4 ages 6-12.. Free public parking lots are located north and east of the Fairgrounds. On street parking can be found in the residential neighborhoods near the Kansas State Fair Grounds, particularly if you arrive early. Discount tickets will be available online starting in the spring at http://kansasstatefair.tix.com/Schedule.asp?OrganizationNumber=1437.
The Kansas State Fair has all the usual things you would expect: farm animals, food displays, midway, many booths selling things that you didn't know you couldn't live without. Many livestock events and competitions are including with admission to the fair grounds. Events held in front of the grandstand require and addition admission which may run from a few dollars for motor sports events to $25-40 for musical performers. Less well known Kansas State Fair entertainers may be viewed for free at the Lake Talbott stage.
Sprint Grandstand performances for 2011 included Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull (September 9), Kool & The Gang (September 10), Kenny Rogers (September 11), Demolition Derby (September 12), Darius Rucker (September 13), REO Speedwagon with Little River Band (September 14), Third Day (September 16), Daughtry (September 17) and Big TIme Rush with Hot Chelle Rae (September 18).
During World War 2, the Kansas State fairgrounds in Hutchinson was used to house German prisoners of war, but during the State Fair the POWs were move to Fort Riley.
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