Whether you're interested in showcasing your business, serving up your very own deep "Fried n Joy", or hoping to provide our commercial vendors and concessionaires with a requested product or service during the 2023 Kansas State Fair, you must first apply!
The Kansas State Fair has two types of vendors. Please ensure you complete the appropriate application and submit all required documentation, as follows:
A Commercial Vendor is:
Anyone who wishes to sell or exhibit a product(s), has an item or items to display, or wishes to become a food, ride or attraction concessionaire should fill out the Commercial Vendor Application. This particular application will be available Monday January 9, 2023 in the Commercial Vendor Applicants section of this page.
A Service Vendor is:
Anyone who wishes to provide individual exhibitors or concessionaires with a product or service during the Kansas State Fair, should fill out the Service Vendor Application. This application is also now available in the upper left corner of this page under 'Service Vendors'. The Service Vendor process begins in November 2022 with the most current application available in the 'Applicants' section at the top of this page.
A Vendor or Concessionaire that participated in the 2022 Kansas State Fair does not guarantee a License Agreement for the next year’s Fair. The Fair reserves the right to refuse to offer a License Agreement with any exhibitor or concessionaire, at their sole discretion, when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the Fair and its patrons. License Agreements are issued each year in January, based on the same company or individual, locations, and products/items from the previous year. A Change Request Form must be completed and submitted with the Agreement each year for approval of any and all changes and/or additions to the Agreement or from the Commercial Exhibits Department.
All change requests will be reviewed by the commercial exhibits committee which consists of the Kansas State Fair General Manager, Commercial Exhibits Coordinator, Physical Plant Manager and Sponsorship Director.
In the event a space should need to be changed, eliminated, or rearranged for any reason, the space for the affected Exhibitor may be reassigned by the Commercial Exhibits Committee as deemed appropriate.
Our process starts with returning license agreements in January and February. We will know what space will be available for change requests. Change requests are processed through March to make ready for our new applications.
If you are interested in being a Vendor/Concessionaire you must go through the application process, submitting all required information. Beginning on or around the 15th of April
, the Commercial Exhibits Coordinator will begin reviewing all new applications. If the Kansas State Fair is able to accommodate your needs, based upon your application information, an offer of space will be made to you utilizing the contact information provided.