The Kansas State Fair is a wonderful way to learn more about the state of Kansas and the people who live there. What better way to discover an area than to see what people share about their arts & crafts, the things they grow, and the food they eat? Of course, there’s more to the fair than just those things - there are games to play, and rides to ride, and bands to hear. You can learn about how things grow in AgriLand, and see calves, ewes, and piglets be born in the Birthing Center during the fair.
Kids can see a live rocket science show, visit an exotic animal petting zoo, and see Farm Bureau Ag Central where they can play agricultural trivia games and go on a scavenger hunt. There are marching band concerts and a high school dance showcase.
Of course, there are also carnival games and midway rides. You can purchase a wristband that allows you unlimited rides, or you can purchase individual tickets. The number of tickets each ride requires varies.
There are plenty of amenities on-site at the Kansas State Fair. There is a First Aid Station, and there are wheelchairs and strollers for rent as well.
2000 N. Poplar St.
Hutchinson, KS 67502-5562
Don’t forget the live entertainment as well!
The 2021 Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand Lineup includes 38 Special and America's Got Talent winner Darci Lynne Farmer. More headliners will be added, so be sure to check back! Also, if you buy concert tickets online by August 15th, you can also get free admission to the fair!
You can camp right at the state fair! Enjoy a full day of fun and excitement, then head back to a quiet space and your own things just a short distance away. If you rent an RV with RVshare, you can enjoy the comforts of home near where you’re playing and exploring all day, even if you don’t own an RV. You can choose to camp at the full-service RV park, which requires you to stay for the duration of the fair but provides full-service 50-amp hookups and gate admission for two people, or you can choose nightly RV sites, which have water and electricity only. You can find more information and make reservations here.
There are also other places to camp nearby, including:
Regardless of whether you own your RV or use a rental from RVshare, RV camping is a great way to travel to the fair! You can take your time getting ready in the morning, make your own food to bring along, and know that you have your own shower and comfy bed waiting for you at the end of the day!
If you choose not to camp, there are other options for lodging as well! You’ll find information on places to stay here. There are dorms available for former and current 4H and FFA members, and you can sleep on-site right at the fair. There are, of course, also hotels, and the website also has recommendations on renting a house in the area if you’d prefer to do that.
Directions from the airport in Wichita: Take US-400 E/US-54 E from Eisenhower Airport Pkwy. Then take KS-96 W to S. Main St. in South Hutchinson. Continue on S. Main St. Take Woodie Seat Fwy and S. Adams St. to N. Poplar St. in Hutchinson.
If you park at the Hutchinson Mall southwest parking lot, you can take the free shuttle to the fair. The Kansas State Fair also offers free parking in three different lots. Several businesses near the fair also offer parking for a price, but there is enough free parking you shouldn’t need to pay.
You can purchase tickets to the fair online or at the door. If you purchase tickets ahead of time, you can get up to a $3 discount on the price.
Save $3! Adult gate admission through Sept. 9 is only $7 a person.
Senior pricing through Sept. 9 is $4 in advance, $6 at the gate.
Save $2 on kids ages 6-12! Ticket prices are $4 per youth through Sept. 9.
NEW! All military, retired or active and their families can purchase $4 gate admission tickets with military identification.
Kids 5 and under are FREE
You don't need a ticket for youth ages 5 and under.
At RVshare we love to help people try new things and explore new places. Whether this is the first time you’ve been to Kansas, or you’re very familiar with it, heading to the state fair is sure to make memories to last a lifetime! You’ll learn more about the state and the things that thrive there, play carnival games and ride midway rides, and enjoy some top bands and entertainment. You may even make a new friend or two!
RV camping at the fair is a wonderful way to visit with ease. You’ll have your own things nearby and your own food to make and eat. Whether you head to the fair in an RV rental from us or make other arrangements, we want to see pictures of your trip! Be sure to send us photos at [email protected] and tag us on social media to share your visit! Your trip could be featured on our blog or social accounts.
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.