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Kansas State Fair gearing up for 2018 celebration

06/05/2018

Kansas State Fair gearing up for 2018 celebration

The 2018 Kansas State Fair will kick off 10 days of fun on Sept. 7-16, with the chance to explore both familiar and new sights, sounds, flavors and excitement from all corners of the state.

This year’s Kansas State Fair features an exciting line-up of new exhibits and themes to compliment the list of longstanding fan favorites. Guided bard tours by, post-concert laser light shows, inflatable playgrounds at Kiddie Land, enticing new food competitions, a lumberjack show, and fun new strolling performers will make the 2018 Kansas State Fair one you won’t want to miss.

Each day will provide a chance to experience a different piece of the state. The 10-day celebration will launch with “Explore Kansas” – a virtual tour of Kansas through exhibits that showcase the state’s food, history, wildlife, geology, towns, and people. Throughout the week, daily themes will help guide attendees through an interactive, hands-on experience that highlights different aspects of Kansas, across a spectrum of topics, including civic engagement, food, technology, and innovation.

Several exciting new features will dot the fairgrounds in 2018. The “Moo U” barn tours offer guided trips through the livestock barns, offering fun facts about the animals offered by professional guides who will keep the conversation fun and informational. The Butterfly Experience features an enclosed butterfly garden, where children and adults can walk among fluttering butterflies, all while learning about the cycle of life. And you’ll certainly want to catch Timberwork’s Lumberjack show – an action-packed competition from the country’s best logrollers, speed climbers, axe throwers and speed carvers.

For those who crave music and entertainment, the NexTech Grandstand concert lineup will offer 10-days of must-see events. From legends of rock and country to up-and-coming stars, the Kansas State Fair has a dynamic line-up of artists for families and fans of all ages. The grandstand lineup kicks off with a $5 show featuring funk and blues superstars KC and The Sunshine Band, followed later in the week by the legendary Beach Boys and country music icon Trace Adkins.

The Kansas State Fair has always been a venue to showcase the state’s top industry – Agriculture. With guided barn tours, a milking parlor and live birthing center, this year’s fair will once again showcase the work, ingenuity and dedication required to feed a growing world. Kids will love seeing their favorite barnyard animals up close, and adults can soak up the technological advances that make Kansas one of the most innovative ag states in the county.

And if you’re just in for the fun, the Kansas State Fair has not shortage of that! With a midway packed with rides and games, hundreds of unique exhibits, and a variety of free shows and concerts, fairgoers will find fun in every corner of the fairgrounds.

Whatever your interests, the Kansas State Fair has something that’s sure to excite your imagination, tickle your taste buds, or spark your imagination. For more information contact Joy Whitman at joy.whitman@ks.gov or visit kansasstatefair.com.

Kansas State Fair gearing up for 2018 celebration
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