Fair Food & Tunes 2021
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Fair Food & Tunes 2021

Come out and enjoy some great music and indulge in your favorite fair cuisine! Special live performances will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10 at Lake Talbott.

What's on the Menu?

  • Pronto Pups
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Kettle Corn
  • Philly Steak Sandwiches
  • Brisket
  • German Sausages
  • Brats
  • Adult Beverages

The Details

What: Kansas State Fair Food and Tunes 2021
Where: Kansas State Fairgrounds
Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

Fair Vendors: A few of our regular Fair food vendors will be participating, offering Kansas State Fair favorites.
Tunes at Talbott: Talented entertainers will be performing at Hutchinson Regional Healthcare Systems Stage at Lake Talbott. Live performances begin at 11 a.m.

There is no gate fee. On grounds parking will be $5. Paid Handicap Parking will also be available. Free parking available in lots A & B.

Other Details:
  • The Giant Slide will be open from 11 a.m. to close on Saturday.
  • Tunes will take place starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.
  • Those staying for the Tunes event should bring their own chairs and/or blankets. This is a park-like atmosphere.
  • Entrance into the grounds is through Gates #2 and #3 as shown on the map.
  • Food vendors are spread across from the stage, creating an open-air restaurant atmosphere with lots of space.
  • There will be plenty of locations for people to spread out and eat.
  • Bathrooms will be open. Check the map for locations.
  • Coolers are NOT allowed.
  • Exit the grounds through Gates #2 or #3.
  • Attendants will help you park. - $5 per car. Paid Handicap parking will be available through Gate #3 (23rd & Main by Skaets)
  • FREE Parking will be available on the North Side of State Fair Road. FREE Handicap parking will be available by Gate #5 (see map)
  • We will follow any current Reno County Health Department guidelines.

Giant Yellow Slide Open!

You won't have to wait a year to take a ride down the giant yellow slide! The slide will be open during the Fair Food and Tunes event.
Price for the slide $2 for one ride and $7 for four rides.

Slide hours: 11 a.m. to close, April 10.

Tunes at Talbott

Along with the FANTASTIC fair foods, musical entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April. 10. The Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott is the perfect spot to bring your lawn chair and enjoy our Food & Tunes event!


Local group, Tropical Shores Steel Drum Band has been entertaining at venues all over Kansas since 1989, when it began as a family band. Brad and Erica perform on authentic steel pan drums and play music of all types including Caribbean, rock, Latin, and pop favorites. Tropical Shores has performed at the Kansas State Fair, the Prairie Star Casino, Riverfest, Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair, and Hutchfest to name a few. The band has recorded 10 CDs and has its own YouTube channel featuring lessons on the steel drum.

Brad and Tropical Shores will perform at 1 pm at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.


Ryan Shaban, from Hutchinson, KS, has always been known to draw a crowd. Having what they call an “Old Soul,” Ryan has caught the attention and has had the opportunity to work with many legends in the music business. Ryan’s mentors and coaches include Tony Orlando, Bucky Heard (The Righteous Brothers), and Jay Siegel (The Tokens).

Ryan will perform at 2 pm at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.


Fourte is a singing group made up of Larry Brownlee, Amy Brownlee, Piper Harding, and Seth Svaty. Based out of Sterling, Kansas, this group of veteran performers enjoys singing together and specializes in Broadway-style musical theatre selections.

Fourte will perform at 3 pm at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.


By day, you will find Damaris Kunkler serving as the Community Engagement Director in Humboldt, Kansas. Damaris would describe herself as the Spitfire - sassy and sweet, honest, raw, savage, vulnerable and unfiltered with no apologies. Just a woman and her guitar with a pure emotional partnership.#comesitbymyfire 🔥

Damaris will perform at 4 pm at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.


Dr. Nick Schroeder is the Director of the Jazz Program at Hutchinson Community College. Nick also maintains a busy trumpet career freelancing. Some of the acts that Nick has appeared with are, The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Frankie Avalon.

Nick Schroeder Dixieland Band will perform at 5 pm at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.


With over 35 million video views online, Joy has captured the attention of music fans around the globe who appreciate the way she melds traditional country and modern pop influences. A seasoned performer, her impressive social media presence eventually led to a highly-touted run on NBC's The Voice, where she instantly turned all four chairs and was singled out by Rolling Stone as having one of the top 10 best blind auditions of all time.

Casi will perform at 6 pm at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.


Hutchinson native, Jake Gill, and his band bring a raw energy and charisma to his original brand of country music. As a performer, Gill qualifies as a “road warrior,” with a full slate of dates on his schedule. He has also worked the stage with such musical heavyweights as Jake Owen, Easton Corbin, and Chris Cagle.

Jake will perform at 7:30 pm at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott.


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