Kansas State Fair sees record attendance

Kansas State Fair 2015

HUTCHINSON, Kansas – A record number of people attended the Kansas State Fair this year. This year’s fair took place September 11-20 in Hutchinson.

Fairgoers came from all over the state to enjoy the once-a-year tradition.

The audited audience for 2015 was 369,322, beating the previous record, set in 1995, by more than 7,500 attendees.

Weather this year was definitely on the fair’s side, delivering pleasant, cooperating weather throughout.

Pat Repp, of North American Midway, said the 2014 Fair set the record for largest Midway growth, and the 2015 Midway surpassed that with another 8.1 percent increase.

“We are thrilled at the turnout for this year’s Kansas State Fair,” interim general manager Lori Hart said. “From the exhibitors and vendors to the competitors and Fairgoers, Kansas has so much to be proud of.”

Inspired by the record turnout, the Kansas State fair has already begun ramping up for next year. Mark your calendar and plan to be in Hutchinson for the 2016 Kansas State Fair, September 9-18.

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