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Dillions Dollar Day at the Kansas State Fair



Kansas State Far Day 4 (Monday, Sept. 11)

Hutchinson, Kan. – Dillons Dollar Day is sponsored by Dillons Food Stores.

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:

  • Dillons Dollar Day: $1 Gate Admission or Free with Dillons Plus Card
  • Marching Bands: Tooting Their Horns on the Fairgrounds
  • Spelling Bee: Get R-E-A-D-Y to S-P-E-L-L
  • Electrical Safety Demonstration: The Learning is Shocking
  • Demolition Derby is Crashing the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand Stage


Dillons Dollar Day

Monday, Sept. 11

Dillons Stores is sponsoring Dillons Dollar Day on Monday, Sept. 11 at the Kansas State Fair. Outside gate admission is only $1 for all ages and all North American Midway carnival rides require just one coupon per ride until 10 p.m. that evening. Free gate admission with a Dillons Plus Shopper’s Card is also available. Note, only one admission per Dillons Plus Shoppers Card.


Marching Bands: Music fills the Fairgrounds

8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11

Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena

These kids can sure keep the beat. The high school marching band program is one of the long-standing traditions of the Kansas State Fair. This is a great opportunity for high school bands to showcase their musical talent, hard work and team effort.

Judge’s ratings and comments benefit the high school bands as they receive feedback before any state competitions they may compete in later in the year. Bands will march and perform on Monday, Sept. 11, Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Wednesday, Sept. 13 during the fair, with judging all three days.

Kansas State Fair Spelling Bee: Get R-E-A-D-Y to S-P-E-L-L

9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11

Encampment Building

Who’s ready for some F-U-N? Register for the 16th Annual Kansas State Fair Spelling Bee. This event will be divided into two age categories 3rd through 5th grades and 6th through 8th grades. The written exam will be at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 11 in the Encampment building.

While the written exams for the spelling be are being scored, there will be a Kansas State Fair trivia game in Hansen Auditorium. Sharpen your Kansas State Fair knowledge, because there will be prizes for those who know their fair share of Fair history.

Electrical Safety Demonstration: The Learning is Shocking

Sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperatives

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11 – Friday, Sept. 15

Ad Astra Pavilion

The Kansas Electric Cooperatives are introducing students to the basics of electricity and electrical circuitry. They will be teaching proper "electrical" vocabulary, defining the parts of a simple electric circuit and constructing models of electric circuits. It’s shocking how much you can learn at the electrical safety demonstrations.


Welcomed by Ad Astra Per Aspera

Demolition Derby is Crashing the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand Stage

7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11

Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand

$7 for adults (13+) and free for children 12 and under

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to watch – and laugh – at the Kansas State Fair’s Demolition Derby. You’ll be glued to your seat through the qualifying heat demos, consolation round and the finals. Crash, boom, bang!


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

Dillions Dollar Day at the Kansas State Fair
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