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Here's What's New at the Kansas State Fair 2023!

It’s Kansas State Fair time again so get ready because it will be here before you know it! The State Fair is starting off with some great improvements like newly laid asphalt that will continue to be updated after the fair. In addition, the House of Capper, the tribute to former Governor and Senator Arthur Capper, has been rebuilt. You’ll also notice that the Oz Gallery will be an air-conditioned space so it will be perfect to escape the heat while also exploring the “fine arts, school arts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as the Explore Kansas Festival the last weekend of the Fair.”

If you plan to stay after dark, you’ll also be able to see the beautiful tree light scaping that has been done in Gottschalk Park, Administration Park, North of the Administration Building, around the Lair White House, and throughout the Lowen Corporation Free Stage located at Lake Talbott. You’ll also be glad to know that the restrooms at the Expo Center and the Grandstand have been updated with more coming soon! Lastly, a very big project is ongoing to update Bison Arena into an Ag Innovation Center!



This year, the Nex-Tech Grandstand will start with Needtobreathe on September 8th. Carly Pearce and Megan Moroney will be performing the next night followed by Rob Schneider and Bryon Kennedy the night after that. September 11th will kick off the Demolition Derby with a performance by Cooper Alan and Frank Ray the next day. Matthew West and Anne Wilson will then perform on September 13th followed by an epic performance by Hairball on September 14th. Things will really kick into gear when La Fiera de Ojinaga performs on September 15th followed by none other than Ja Rule with Disco Lines the next day! It all ends with Monster Trucks on September 17th.


That’s not all! All your Kansas State Fair food favorites are back! On Tuesday, September 12th, the State Fair will host “Tasty Tuesday” where select vendors offer sample sizes of their most popular foods for just $3. Some of those include:

  • Kettle corn
  • Tasty TuesdayFried green beans
  • Fried mac & cheese bites
  • Pineapple whip
  • Small Pronto Pup
  • 4-inch funnel cake
  • Cinnamon roasted nuts
  • Dippin’ Dots Ice cream
  • Jalapeno poppers
  • Fried pickles
  • Roasted corn
  • Iced tea
  • And so much more….  




Another thing to keep an eye out for this year at the Kansas State Fair is our new Snapchat lens! You can search for “NTW,” “Nex-Tech Wireless,” or “NTW Shades” to find it in the app. You can even scan the barcode below to get taken straight to the lens. Make sure you snap pictures of yourself and your friends and families having fun at the Kansas State Fair using our lens!