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Friday, Sept. 11

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony 
Mutton Bustin' Championships

Mutton Bustin' Championships

How long can they stay on?  

Saturday, Sept. 12

Explore Kansas Festival

Explore Kansas Festival

Learn more about Kansas communities from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
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. 
Toddler Games Driving School and Art Fair

Toddler Games Driving School and Art Fair

All toddlers will find their fun at this year’s fair by enjoying coloring, riding little tykes around a custom course, and shooting hoops. 
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. 13

Explore Kansas Festival

Explore Kansas Festival

Learn more about Kansas communities!
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Worship Service - Lutheran Laymen's League

Worship Service - Lutheran Laymen's League

Join us at Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers 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. Bretz and Young Injury Lawyers Arena. 
Kansas Arm Wrestling Championships

Kansas Arm Wrestling Championships

Sunday, Sept. 13 - 1:30 p.m. in the Cappers Bldg.
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.
 

Monday, Sept. 14

Emergency Preparedness Day

Emergency Preparedness Day

Time: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Administrative Parking Lot
Learn more from Kansas' finest emergency response and National Guard representatives.
 

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Veteran's Brunch

Veteran's Brunch

Sponsored by Elliott Mortuary, this event honors our service men and women. 
Kansas Auctioneer Bid-Calling Championship

Kansas Auctioneer Bid-Calling Championship

This event is held on Wednesday, September 16th at the Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena at 2:00 p.m. sharp. Learn more on how to enter at https://kansasauctioneers.com/  

Friday, Sept. 18

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. 19

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: Bretz and Young Injury Lawyers Arena
Time: 3 p.m.
 

Sunday, Sept. 20

Pronto Pup Eating Contest

Pronto Pup Eating Contest

Apply to compete in the second annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest! 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!

If eating mass amounts of Pronto Pups in a short time frame is not really your thing but watching people make fools of themselves while doing so is, feel free to join the fun of watching the contest at the Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena at noon.
 
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