2016 Kansas State Fair announces near-record attendance

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – Attendance numbers for the 2016 Kansas State Fair are in and gate attendance reached 359,808. It is the third highest in the fair’s 104 year history. The fair took place September 9-18 in Hutchinson.

“The weather on the first Friday was less than desirable, but attendance was high over both weekends,” said general manager Susan Sankey. “Even the potential of rain can keep people away. We work to communicate the many alternate indoor venues and activities available before fairgoers make a change in plans.”

2015 was a record-breaking year for fair attendance with numbers at 369,322, beating the previous record set in 1995 at 361,647. Those years celebrated near-perfect weather throughout.

The 2017 Kansas State Fair will take place Sept. 8-17.