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2022 Special Events

Friday, Sept. 9

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony will take place at the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena 11am. 
Mutton Bustin

Mutton Bustin

Youth from across Kansas compete for the championship 6pm, Expo II.  

Saturday, Sept. 10

Gubernatorial Debate

Gubernatorial Debate

Join us at Peoples Bank and Trust Arena at 10:30 am 
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. 1pm - Prairie Pavilion. 
Celebrity Grape Stomp

Celebrity Grape Stomp

Join us at the Lake Talbott Stage starting at 1pm 
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. 4pm, Encampment Building - Hansen Auditorium. 

Sunday, Sept. 11

Lutheran Layman's League Worship Service

Lutheran Layman's League Worship Service

Join us at Peoples Bank and Trust Arena as Lutheran Laymen's League holds a worship service at 10am. 
Youth Pedal Pull Championships

Youth Pedal Pull Championships

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

Sponsored by Cellular Sales of Kansas, LLC - Verizon
 

Monday, Sept. 12

Emergency Preparedness Exhibit

Emergency Preparedness Exhibit

Check out Kansas' finest emergency response and National Guard representatives on Monday, Sept. 12 in the Admin Lot, 7am - 4pm. 

Tuesday, Sept. 13

My Town Pub Crawl

My Town Pub Crawl

Tues. Sept. 13 from 4pm-8pm. Cost is $40 for Pub Crawl. (Pub Crawl & Eddie Montgomery Concert $60)

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.
 

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Veteran's/Military Appreciation Breakfast

Veteran's/Military Appreciation Breakfast

This treasured event begins at 9am in Dillon Hall at the 4H Encampment building on the fairgrounds.

SPONSORED BY DISH
 
Kansas Auctioneers Bid Calling Championship

Kansas Auctioneers Bid Calling Championship

This event is held on Wednesday, September 14th at the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena at 2pm.  

Thursday, Sept. 15

Pub Rockers - Pub Crawl

Pub Rockers - Pub Crawl

Thurs. Sept. 15 from 4pm-8pm. Cost is $40. (Pub Crawl and Great White & Quiet Riot concert, $60)

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. 16

Celebrity Goat Milking

Celebrity Goat Milking

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

Saturday, Sept. 17

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. Administration Lot - 8:30am - 4pm. 
Woodcarver Auction

Woodcarver Auction

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

Explore Kansas Festival

Location: 211 Cottonwood Ave. (Across from the Domestic Arts Building)
Time: 9am. - 9pm.
 

Sunday, Sept. 18

Pronto Pup Eating Contest

Pronto Pup Eating Contest

The third annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest takes place at noon - Peoples Bank and Trust Arena.  
Kansas State Fair Car Show

Kansas State Fair Car Show

The Kansas State Fair Car Show will be held in the Admin Parking Lot from 8:30am - 4pm

Coordinated by the Central Kansas Corvette Association
 
Arm Wrestling Championship

Arm Wrestling Championship

Moving to the last Sunday of the Fair

The AUSA will hold and conduct, at the Fair in accordance with its rules and regulations, AUSA sanctioned Arm Wrestling tournament - “The Event”.

All contestants who reach the Final Four in their divisions, if desired, will represent their area at the World Championships in October 2022.
 
Explore Kansas Festival

Explore Kansas Festival

Location: 211 Cottonwood Ave. (Across from the Domestic Arts Building)
Time: 9am. - 6pm.
 
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