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$2 Tasting Tuesday, Ride-O-Rama and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Kansas State Fair



Kansas State Fair Day 5 (Tuesday, Sept. 12)

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.

Highlights for Sept. 9 Media Opportunities:

  • $2 Tasting Tuesday
  • $5 Sunflower Savings Coupon Book
  • Enjoy Ride-O-Rama from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Glenda & Mike’s Magic and Ventriloquism Show Wows You
  • High School Debate Demonstrations
  • Ron Diamond the Comic Hypnotist
  • Pig Races
  • The Charlie Daniels Band at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand


Kansas Master Farmers and Master Homemakers welcomes you to $2 Tasting Tuesday, Sept. 12 of the Kansas State Fair.

$2 Tasting Tuesday

Just what your taste buds were waiting for! $2 Tuesday lets you pick a $2 portion of any fair food. Kansas State Fair concessionaires will offer $2 portions on every item on their menu on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Get ready to feast your way around the fair.

$5 Sunflower Savings Coupon Book

Save money with your favorite vendors and merchants or explore new ones at the Kansas State Fair. Purchase a Sunflower Savings Coupon Book for $5. Use the coupons to purchase food and merchandise as you make your way around the fairgrounds. Coupon books can be purchased the at the gate.



1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12


Enjoy the rush of the Midway? Love the thrill of nonstop rides at the fair? You won’t want to miss out on the Midway wristband specials. Wristbands can be purchased online or from the Kansas State Fair Ticket Office at 20th & Poplar in Hutchinson and redeemed during Moonlight Madness, Ride-O-Rama and Last Blast dates and times. One wristband voucher is good for one wristband day.

Glenda & Mike’s Magic and Ventriloquism Show Wows You

Daily, 10:30 a.m.

Nex-Tech Wireless Stage at Lake Talbott

Be prepared to be wowed with Glenda & Mike’s Magic and Ventriloquism Show at the Kansas State Fair! Between Glenda’s polished magic presentations and Mike’s jokes with his ventriloquist puppets, the pair provides great entertainment the entire family is sure to enjoy. The married couple has been performing throughout the Midwest for years. Be sure to see them as they perform daily at 10:30 a.m. at Nex-Tech Wireless Stage at Lake Talbott.

High School Debate Demonstrations

Sponsored by Kansas Wesleyan University

9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12

Hansen Auditorium in the Encampment Building

The annual high school debate demonstrations, sponsored by Kansas Wesleyan University, are back and will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Hansen Auditorium in the Encampment Building. Debates will begin at 9 a.m., and will continue throughout the day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ron Diamond – Comic Hypnotist

Sponsored by Kuhn Krause Inc.

Daily, 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena

Ron Diamond is a practicing clinical hypnotherapist and a huge treat to the Kansas State Fair. As an entertainer, he delights and amazes audiences with demonstrations of the power of hypnosis. Get ready for audience participation and comedy, as Ron Diamond dedicates his time at the fair to breaking down the myths about hypnosis so people can see it as a fun and usable tool in everyday life. Performances are daily at the Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers Arena.

Pig Races

Sponsored by Mattress Firm

Daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

North of Bison Arena

It’s a squealing good time at the pig races on the north side of Bison Arena. The races, sponsored by Mattress Firm, are held daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m., and are sure to bring a smile to your face as they race to the finish line.


The Charlie Daniels Band – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Tickets $55/$35/$25

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.

Charlie recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records. Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2016), the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He also received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.In August 2016, Charlie Daniels new album, Night Hawk, was released. Night Hawk is a reflection of stories from the trail told by cowboys around the campfire through the years.

For more information on the Charlie Daniel’s Band, 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

$2 Tasting Tuesday, Ride-O-Rama and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Kansas State Fair
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