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Friday, Sept. 10

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony will take place at the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena 
Mutton Bustin' Championships

Mutton Bustin' Championships

How long can they stay on?  

Saturday, Sept. 11

Legislative Showmanship

Legislative Showmanship

Come watch our Kansas legislators and other esteemed guests take a crash course in showing market steers, under the mentorship of 4-H and FFA members. 
Celebrity Grape Stomp

Celebrity Grape Stomp

Join us at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage starting at 1p.m.
Holy Cross Catholic Church Service

Holy Cross Catholic Church Service

This service provides the many who attend the Fair, as well as those who are traveling with the Fair, the opportunity to worship and join others in fellowship. 

Sunday, Sept. 12

Worship Service - Lutheran Laymen's League

Worship Service - Lutheran Laymen's League

Join us at Peoples Bank and Trust Arena as Lutheran Laymen's League holds a worship service at 10 p.m. 
Kansas State Pedal Pull Championships

Kansas State Pedal Pull Championships

More than 500 kids participate in the annual competition that begins at 1p.m. Peoples Bank and Trust Arena.

Sponsored by Verizon Cellular Sales
 
Kansas Arm Wrestling Championships

Kansas Arm Wrestling Championships

Sunday, Sept. 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage Lake Talbott. The colorful and competitive sport of Arm Wrestling returns to the Kansas State Fair. This special event will feature people from all walks of life - both men and women competing for local bragging rights. 

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Veteran's Brunch

Veteran's Brunch

“BRING A VETERAN to BREAKFAST” has become a treasured special event to Kansans who serve and have served. This long-standing tradition honors our men and women in the military and fellow veterans residing in the State of Kansas. Historically, this brunch welcomes over 300 in attendance and one of most well attended events at the Kansas State Fair. SPONSORED BY DISH 
Kansas Auctioneer Bid-Calling Championship

Kansas Auctioneer Bid-Calling Championship

This event is held on Wednesday, September 15th at the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena at 2:00 p.m. sharp. Learn more on how to enter at https://kansasauctioneers.com/  

Thursday, Sept. 16

1st Annual Pub Crawl

1st Annual Pub Crawl

THIRSTY THURSDAY!
To help celebrate our $4 after 4 promotion ($4 gate admission after 4pm on Thursday), we are offering the first ever Kansas State Fair Pub Crawl, Thurs. Sept. 16 from 4pm-8pm. Cost is $30. (Registration ended on Aug. 30)

The Pub Crawl will feature one FREE drink from each of the participating vendors below:
Charlie’s Place - Ft Leavenworth
Griffin Wine & Beer Garden - Grandstand Ave
The Original Beer Garden - Grandstand Ave
Sunflower South Concession outside Sunflower South building
Roadhouse - Cottonwood Ave.
 

Friday, Sept. 17

Celebrity Goat Milking

Celebrity Goat Milking

See who wins the coveted Golden Goat! The event is at 3 p.m. at the Sheep, Swine, Goat Barn. 

Saturday, Sept. 18

Roy Coffey Antique Farm Machinery Show

Roy Coffey Antique Farm Machinery Show

Dedicated to the late Roy Coffey, this show includes more than 60 antique tractors and engines. 
Woodcarver Auction

Woodcarver Auction

Location: Peoples Bank and Trust Arena
Time: 4 p.m.
 
Explore Kansas Festival

Explore Kansas Festival

THE EXPLORE KANSAS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOW BE LOCATED IN THE MEADOWLARK BUILDING

Learn more about Kansas communities!

Sunday, Sept. 19

Pronto Pup Eating Contest

Pronto Pup Eating Contest

The second annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest takes place at noon - Peoples Bank and Trust Arena. Winner receives 2 Darci Lynne Farmer Concert Tickets, $20 in food tickets, a trophy, and bragging rights. All competitors receive a t-shirt and all the pronto pups they can eat in 10 minutes! (Registration ends Aug. 31.) 
Explore Kansas Festival

Explore Kansas Festival

THE EXPLORE KANSAS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOW BE LOCATED IN THE MEADOWLARK BUILDING

Learn more about Kansas communities!
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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