Marching Band Competition
Bands complete Monday (9/9/19), Tuesday (9/10/19), or Wednesday (9/11/19) of the Fair.
Nearly 6,000 band students attend the Kansas State Fair each year, some showcasing their marching skills on the Fairgrounds for a competition, before putting their best foot forward for a professionally judged competition at the Bretz and Young Injury Lawyers Arena. This highly-popular event is favorite of fair-goers, students and teachers.
Sunday, Sept. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Bretz & Young Arena
School dance teams and dance studio performance groups who want to show off their dance skills can participate in the Kansas State Fair Dance Showcase. Each team/group will receive ratings per KSHSAA rules. All participants receive a ribbon, and rosettes/banners are granted to teams that earn specialty awards.
Debate and Forensics Showcases
Debate Showcase: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.Debate Demonstration sponsored by Kansas Wesleyan University
Debate demonstrations provide the chance for your academic teams to hone their talents and skills. Demonstrations take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is not a tournament, but an exhibition by several of our state’s top high school teams and individuals. They’ll be debating the current topics in conjunction with the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
Register your class for discounted tickets here.
Forensics Showcase: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12Forensics Demonstration sponsored by Sterling College.
Forensics is competitive speaking and includes such events as Solo and Duet Acting, Prose, Poetry, Informative Speaking and others. State Champions and medalists from all 6 school classifications will be presenting their pieces at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Forensics provides a wide variety of topics and performances from dramatic and comic to thought-provoking and informative.
For more information contact Katie O'Brien, Arts Coordinator for Sterling College at 620.278.4222.Register your class for discounted tickets here.
Scholastic Press Corps
The Scholastic Press Corps is a yearly favorite that often fills up well before the end of the previous school year. This is a fantastic chance for students interested in print and broadcast journalism to experience work in the real world—spending one day at the Fair producing a newsletter, video, or broadcast related to their Fair experience. About 250 students each year craft several story packages–including specific assignments from the Fair–which are then submitted for competition. Thank you for your interest. Registration is full for 2019.
This is the first year classroom artwork will be displayed in the Education Center (formally the Do Art Building). Due to limited space, each student will be allowed one entry from their teacher(s).
For questions about School Art entries contact Jacki Eckert, Education Manager at 620.669.3607.
Students wishing to enter additional individual artwork or crafts may do so in Fine Arts under Kreative Kids. Deadline for Fine Arts is Aug. 15.
For questions about Fine Art entries contact Nicole Jaskoski, Competitions Coordinator 620.669.3621 or Cheri Baysinger, Competitive Exhibits Assistant 620.669.3881