Kansas State Fair

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KNSS News
September 15, 2019 - 10:48 am
The Kansas State Fair will reevaluate its gun policy this fall because concert security concerns could conflict with state law that allows gun owners to carry their weapons openly.
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Kansas State Fair
March 14, 2019 - 3:51 am
The Kansas State Fair wants to start their own non-profit foundation. The bill to do that passed the Kansas House earlier this session and the Senate hearing was Tuesday in the Senate Ag committee. Fair Board President Virginia Crossland-Macha says the idea is to be able to taking donations for the...
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October 14, 2018 - 10:47 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Fair's new director hopes to overcome challenges in order to grow the annual end-of-summer event in Hutchinson. Robin Jennison recently took over the fair after leading the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported...
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September 22, 2018 - 10:12 am
Kansas State Fair officials are crediting good weather and concerts for an uptick in attendance. The Hutchinson News reports that preliminary tallies for the 2018 fair show nearly 330,000 people came through the gates during the fair's 10-day run from Sept. 7 to Sept. 16. That's a 1.76 percent...
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September 08, 2018 - 11:17 am
The Kansas State Fair is welcoming some unusual food vendors and new attractions this year, from deep fried Pina Coladas to an inaugural Bread Sculpture contest. The fair in Hutchinson opened Friday, featuring a food lineup that attempts to outdo outrageous concoctions from the past, the Wichita...
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August 14, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Robin Jennison, the head of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, will be the new general manager for the Kansas State Fair. The Hutchinson News reports the selection was announced Tuesday by the State Fair Board in Hutchinson. Jennison is a former state lawmaker and Speaker of the...
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April 01, 2018 - 1:17 pm
The Kansas senate unanimously passed a bill for state sales taxes collected at the Kansas State Fair to be used strictly for capital improvements for the fair. According to The Hutchinson News, the bill would only allow the money collected to return to the fair if the annual event remained in the...
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