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https://www.kansasstatefair.com/p/participate/commercial-vendors/commercial-vendor-info/operating-hoursThe Fair shall have the right to use or sell the Exhibitor's space(s) if not occupied by 11:00 am on the first Friday, and Exhibitor shall forfeit any and all payment(s) made.For last Sunday, see Operating Hours (Last Sunday)/Release Times.

Exhibitors must have at least one adult (18 years or older), at their space/exhibit/concession during the operating hours specified below.Spaces left unattended for long periods and multiple times throughout the Fair period, is grounds for cancellation of their Contract.The chart found on the following page lists the building hours for all inside exhibit buildings and Cottonwood Court (Food Court):


Day of Fair Ad Astra Pavilion, Eisenhower, Meadowlark, Pride of Kansas,
Sunflower North and South Buildings

First Friday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
First Saturday through Final Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Day of Fair Grandstand
First Friday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
First Saturday through Final Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Day of Fair Cottonwood Court
First Friday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
First Saturday through Final Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Exhibitors may access the buildings one hour prior to the scheduled opening if they provide the Building Manager with approved identification and they must leave within 15 minutes of the scheduled closing.Any earlier entry into a building must be approved ahead of time by the Building Manager.
  • Entrance into Sunflower South and Sunflower North during above times will only be through the east front or south doors.
  • Entrance into the Grandstand during above times will only be through north end, south end, or west side center entrances.
  • Entrance into Meadowlark Building during above times will only be through the south side entrances, either east or west.
  • Entrance into Pride of Kansas Building during above times will only be through the southeast or the west entrance doors.
OUTSIDE EXHIBIT AREAS (with the exception of the High Traffic and Pike Areas)

Day of Fair

Hour

First Friday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
First Saturday through last Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
HIGH TRAFFIC/PIKE AREAS - 300-400 block of Pride of Kansas Avenue, and areas which include addresses in the following ranges:
300 block of Ft. Riley Blvd
300 and 400 block of Bison Blvd
300 and 400 block of Grandstand Ave
300 and 400 block of Cottonwood Ave

Day of Fair Hours
First Friday

11:00 am to 10:00 pm

First Saturday through last Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Food concessionaires will be permitted to begin operation before the first Friday of the Fair, if prior arrangements are made, and utility fees are paid.If you plan to open your concession early, please contact the Fair Office at least one week in advance of your opening.Gross sales made prior to the first Friday will be reported separately but at the same time your gross sales for the first Friday.

* Must remain open until at least the time indicated above, but hours may be extended if you wish to remain open and traffic warrants. Opening hours may be earlier for food concessionaires serving breakfast.


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