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Motorcycles, Agriculture Challenges, Large Pumpkins and Los Lonely Boys at the Kansas State Fair




Kansas State Fair Day 3 (Sunday, Sept. 10)

Media Opportunities

Are You a Member of the Working Media?

Credentials are available to working media to cover Kansas State Fair events and activities on the fairgrounds, and assistance is available to help schedule Fair interviews. Additional media services are available during the fair and include daily press releases and other timely information; work space and refreshments at the fair’s on-site publicity office. Call 620.669.3840 to find out about these services and more.

In Today’s Media Opportunities:

  • Kansas Rides Motorcycle Parade
  • Agriculture Challenge of Champions
  • Kansas Pedal Pull Championships
  • Largest Pumpkin and Largest Watermelon Completion Winners
  • Los Lonely Boys Take the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand Stage

Kansas Rides Motorcycle Parade

5:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10

Plum Street

Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts to the Kansas State Fair – support motorcyclists across the state as they band together in the Kansas Rides’ annual Motorcycle Parade. Park your motorcycle on Plum St. and enjoy a day at the fair. Then, meet back at your bike at 4:45 p.m. to parade around the fairgrounds. Each participant will receive a commemorative ribbon for participating. This event is free fun for all motorcycle lovers.

Agriculture Challenge of Champions

2:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10

Encampment Building

The Agriculture Challenge of Champions is intended to recognize an outstanding Kansas 4-H or FAA agriculture/livestock oriented youth. Contestants between the ages of 16 and 19 years old will compete in multiple written tests, identifying different types of livestock equipment, animals, cuts of meat, crops, agronomic items and more.

Kansas Pedal Pull Championships

1:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10

Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena

The annual Kansas Pedal Pull Championships is back at the Kansas State Fair. Children who qualified at a sanctioned event, can participate and pedal tractors through the arena. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. The Kansas State Fair State Pedal Pull is sanctioned by the Kansas Pedal Pullers Association. Kids, get excited, it’s time to put the pedal to the metal.

Largest Pumpkin and Largest Watermelon Competition Winners

The scales have it! Congratulations to the winners of the largest pumpkin and largest watermelon contests. Donovan Mader of Garden City, KS won for largest pumpkin, weighing in at 712.5 pounds. Tony Prochaska of Simpson, KS won for largest watermelon, weighing in at 187 pounds. Make sure you stop by the Pride of Kansas building and check out these enormous gourds.


Los Lonely Boys – 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10 – Tickets $40/$30/$20

Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 14 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park.

Their strong brotherly bond helped them through those rough spots.

Their melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy soul has long endeared Los Lonely Boys to their fiercely loyal fans. Flawless harmonies and soaring solos remain trademarks, but in these songs, they explore rhythms from conjunto “Blame It On Love” to reggae “Give A Little More”, along with rustic acoustic textures “It’s Just My Heart Talkin” and baroque pop shadings “There’s Always Tomorrow”. No. 1 single, “Heaven,” wound up selling over 2 million copies, spending 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and earning them a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

For more information on Los Lonely Boys, visit


Find your fun at the Kansas State Fair. From the opening bell to the final grandstand blockbuster, it’s a play day hay day. Take in the world-class Midway, blue-ribbon animals and family-friendly activities. It’s pure Americana – an event not to be missed. Party with your pals and hear the hottest performers at the Nex-Tech Wireless® Grandstand. Tour the many agricultural and educational displays. Win prizes. Brave heart-pounding carnival rides. Sample deep-fried treats and other culinary delights. Enormous vegetables, odd artifacts, homemade crafts and the infamous butter sculpture provide something for everyone. Get your fair on Sept. 8-17, 2017. The event is the largest in the state of Kansas with crowds numbering more than 350,000. The fairgrounds are in centrally located Hutchinson, Kansas. Mark your calendars now and plan to join Kansans from across the state – along with visitors from around the world. For more information, call 620.669.3600, toll-free at 800.362.FAIR or visit

Motorcycles, Agriculture Challenges, Large Pumpkins and Los Lonely Boys at the Kansas State Fair
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