Celebrate all things about the sunflower state at the Kansas State Fair Sept. 6-15, 2019. You can celebrate for less if you buy your tickets for gate admission or carnival rides by Sept. 5, 2019 before the fair begins.
Each day of the fair will have a theme and be centered around part of the state’s industry, people, innovations and entertainment. You’ll also be able to enjoy traditional fair favorites of live music and entertainment, contests, exhibits, fair food, carnival games and rides, vendors and more.
If you enjoy fairs, festivals and carnivals, check out our full list of Kansas City Fall Festivals.
Kansas State Fair Admission
Adults – Save $3. Adult gate admission through Sept. 5 is only $7 a person.
Kids – Save $2 on kids ages 6-12. Ticket prices are $4 per youth through Sept. 5. Kids five and under are free.
Seniors – Save $2. Senior pricing through Sept. 5 is $4 in advance, $6 at the gate.
Military Discount – A new discount for 2019. All military, service members retired or active, and their families can purchase $4 gate admission tickets with military identification.
Season Pass – A plastic scannable card that is good for up to 10 gate admissions for a cost of $40. The 10 admissions can be used one per day or in any increments by different people. If you’ve got a group of people going or plan to be at the fair several nights, this is a great deal. It must be purchased before Sept. 6, but you’ll save up to $60 off gate admission prices.
Special packages – See more information here about package deals for families couples and kids.
Gate admission tickets can be ordered online or purchased at some Dillon’s grocery stores in Kansas. However, Dillon’s will not be selling the military admission tickets. Those will need to be purchased online or in person from McConnell Air Force Base at the Information, Tickets and Tours Office.
Carnival Ride Tickets
Most rides will take two to four tickets, depending on the ride.
You can buy ride tickets in sheets of 20 for $20. The price goes up to $25 after Sept. 5 and will need to be purchased at the fairgrounds.
There are six wristband events during the 2019 fair on the following dates: Sept. 6, 10-13 and 15. Wristbands are $30 per day.
Friday, Sept. 6 (Moonlight Madness – Wristband Day): 3-11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 8: Noon-11 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9 (1 Ticket/Ride): Noon-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 (Wristband Day): 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 (Ride-O-Rama – Wristband Day): Noon-10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12 (Ride-O-Rama – Wristband Day): Noon-10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13 (Moonlight Madness – Wristband Day): Noon-11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15 (Last Blast – Wristband Day): Noon-8 p.m.
Carnival ride tickets can be purchased online here. Dillon’s grocery stores will be selling ride tickets sheets, but not wristbands.
Kansas State Fair Dillon’s Dollar Day
Monday, Sept. 9 is Dillon’s Dollar Day. Admission is only $1 (still free for kids five and under), but you can get in for free by showing your Dillon’s/Kroger Plus card. It’s one Plus card per free admission. Even better, most carnival rides are just one ticket each on this day.
Special Attractions and Events
There is a cost for some attractions and events, but there are also plenty of free entertainment options, including concerts, roving acts, stage performances and Fearless Flores Thrill Show featuring motorcycle-madness and skilled stunts.
Who says you can’t be frugal at the fair? Save some money by bringing in your own cooler with snacks, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Of course, all your fried fair favorites will be available for purchase.
Kansas State Fair Fairgrounds is located at 2000 North Poplar Street in Hutchinson, Kansas.
You may find the following information helpful as you plan your trip to the Kansas State Fair.
Kansas City Fall Festivals
It’s time for apples, pumpkins, wagon rides and more. Take a look at our list of Kansas City fall celebrationshappening throughout the metro.