There is nothing more American that an old fashioned country fair. July and August in Kansas means that it’s Fair Season! Kansas fairs offer great food, rides, animal exhibitions, parades, rodeos, and so much more. So check out our Fair & Festival Blog and plan on making a few stops this summer at our great Kansas fairs.
The annual Northwest Kansas District Free Fair is held the first week in August (Sat., Jul. 31st – Sat., Aug. 7th). The fair attracts people from Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. Each year the fair offers many opportunities for commercial vendors and exhibitors.
The grounds of the fair are open to the public free of charge and are open from 7:00 am MT to 11:00
pm MT. Buildings are open from 7:00 am MT to 10:00 pm MT depending on activities and events
taking place. Home-Owned Carnival will provide Thrill Rides (Scrambler, Swings, Tilt-A-Whirl, Bullet, Octopus, Ferris Wheel, and Rock-N-Roll), Family/Kid Rides (Carousel, Kiddie Carousel, Kiddie Swing, Jeep Ride, Edson Rocket Train, Inflatable Slide, Inflatable Bounce House, Bumper Cars, and Trackless Train) and Game Booths.
The Carnival has a variety of games to choose from. Each game is organized and run by a club/organization
in the community. Earn tokens for great prizes.
Wristband Prices: All Rides: $10.00 & Kid Rides: $5.00
Colby’s Sunflower Festival is a full day of activities for the whole family. There are many kids’ events, a Mini Triathlon, Antique Car Show, Nationally Sanctioned Steak Cook-off, and a Strongman Competition. You will also be able to partake in Sand Volleyball, Corn hole, and Horseshoe Tournaments. There is also huge Brewfest where you can sample many different Brews. Come join us for a day of fun!
The third week of July is fair week in Oakley, Kansas!
Each summer youth from the county exhibit their animals and 4-H projects at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Other fun for the family includes a demolition derby, rodeo, and the hometown carnival that runs each night of the fair from 7 pm to 11 pm. Saturday evening the fair winds down with a free BBQ at the Annie Oakley Park.
The fairgrounds are located at 200 Kaler Avenue. A full schedule of events is available on the Logan County Fair website.
Trego County Free Fair is scheduled for July 13-17th. Activities for all ages. There will be Exhibits and Animals. Modified and Sport Mods will be at the racetrack for race fans. There will also be a demolition derby and Kid’s Power Wheel Derby to enjoy at the race track. Free Music every night including “Hard to Handle” Military Rock Band from the 35th Infantry Division Bank of the Kansas Army National Guard at 5:30 (free). Garry Moore’s Amusement Rides will also be there to enjoy! Or bring the ATV and get signed up for the ATV Rodeo, or come watch the Cowboy Extravaganza Ranch Rodeo. What’s a fair without a parade? Of course we will have a parade Saturday morning followed by vendors and kids games in the courthouse square on Saturday until 4pm. Then up to the fairgrounds at 4pm for more, “Country Roots & Cowboy Boots” festivities. For all the dates and times check out TregoCountyFair.com.
“It’s a Jungle Out There”. Join us July 10-17th at the Ellis County Fair!
Exhibition of projects is the foundation of the fair, both 4-H and open class. The 4-H participants and open class exhibitors work hard on their projects all year, and if you’ve never had a chance to view them, we invite you to visit their impressive exhibits this summer. Entries include everything from home-grown vegetables and baked goods to arts and crafts.
Enjoy two nights of dirt track races, two nights of rodeo, a ranch rodeo, and two nights of a thrill show that includes monster trucks and the Globe of Death! Purchase your all-week pass for just $20 in advance for evening entertainment. New to the midway this year are a NASCAR simulator and mechanical bull, along with the inflatable carnival.
Enjoy the Russell County Free Fair July 20th-23rd! Lots of 4H activities, a carnival, live bands and more! Fun for the whole family!
Make plans to attend the Tri-Rivers Fair, August 4th-8th, 2021. Carnival, food, commercial displays and great entertainment including the rodeo!
Abilene’s Central Kansas Free Fair is one fair you won’t want to miss! The parade kicks off the annual Central Kansas Free Fair on Thursday, August 5 at 4 pm. Watch a variety of floats, horse groups, farm machinery, and even longhorns wind their way through Abilene along the parade route.
Following the parade, make sure to get your tickets to the 75th annual Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo – named one the best medium sized rodeos in the nation!
Enjoy carnival rides, 4H displays and livestock shows, community booths, and, of course, fair food.
The Riley County Fair in Manhattan features all your fair favorites including the Kaw Valley Rodeo. At the Kaw Valley Rodeo watch as cowboys and cowgirls push it to the limits to compete in events like barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and more. At the Riley County Fair enjoy 4-H exhibits and livestock shows. The Ottaway Amusements Carnival will be there with limited rides. Join the fun at the Riley County Fair with rodeo entertainment, carnival rides, livestock shows and more.
Head to Lawrence for the annual Douglas County Fair, July 27-31. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Children love the petting zoo and pony rides. Moore’s Greater Show Carnival will have rides from carousels to thrill-rides, and, of course, lots of fun games. Nightly entertainment like live music, demolition derby, tractor pull, and more are sure to provide fun for everyone.
Come and enjoy a classic American experience at the Leavenworth County Fair! From July 27 – 31, 2021, you and your family can delight in the fun of games, contests, pony rides, derbies, food, rides, exhibits, music, and more. Our local fair is always lively, day or night, and always filled with great folks from all over the Leavenworth County area! There is NO ADMISSION cost to the Fair. The fair is open from 11am to 10pm and Parking is $4.
Celebrating Bonner Springs’ Heritage, the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce sponsors Tiblow Days, the city’s annual heritage festival. It is celebrated the last weekend in August, prior to Labor Day. Bonner Springs was originally named Tiblow in honor of Henry Tiblow, a Delaware Indian who operated a ferry across the Kansas River. The city was renamed Bonner Springs in the 1880s.
This popular festival has grown to a three-day event.
- Thursday Evening – Mayor’s Banquet and Carnival
- Friday – Carnival, Vendor Booths, City Band Concert, and Ice Cream Social
- Saturday – Parade, Tiblow Trot, Car Show, Vendor Booths, Carnival, and Live Bands
Activities and events take place at Centennial Park, K-32 (Cedar Street) and Second Street, K-32 and Third Street, Oak Street, Second Street and Elm.
Visit the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce to sign up as a vendor, sponsor, and find more details.
Celebrate agricultural heritage and the rural life as you watch tractors pull and pigs race. Take in the aromas of sweet kettle corn and indulge in all things fried: corn dogs, fried Oreos and funnel cakes. All of this and more can be found at the family-friendly annual Wyandotte County Fair in Kansas City, Kansas, July 13-17, 2021.