The annual Sedgwick County 4-H show is the highlight of the Fair! You can't BELIEVE all the different cool things that the 4-H-ers bring to the fair for their exhibits. Check out their website for a complete list of all the categories: http://www.sedgwick.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=487
We're really proud of all their accompllishments!
In the Open Air Arena...for your listening pleasure:
Wolfgang- Thursday night, July 12th 8:00-11:00pm This band performs covers from some of the best 80's bands that rocked our world! Their major influence is Eddie Van Halen and even gave tribute to the man by naming their band after his favorite composer, Wolfgang Mozart. Of course with such an influence they do cover Van Halen, but they also cover such classics as Journey, Posion, KISS, Queen, and a bit of AC/DC.www.myspace.com/wolfgangks
Turnback Creek-Friday night, July 13- 8:30-11:30pm Called the best Country Band in Wichita, this band will bring you a set of original down home country as well as covers from Lady Antebellum, Randy Rogers, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert. The band was founded by Kingman native, Kevin Fairchild who has been singing and touring since the mid-90's. Other band members hail from Kansas and Missouri and they've played more than 50 clubs in south central Kansas and northern Oklahoma.http://www.turnbackcreektheband.com/
Ooooo, Ahhh, WOW! The Big Fireworks Finish- When you buy your Fair Button this year, $3 in advance…$4 @ the Fairgrounds….but rest assured, dear Fair Goer, those $$$ are being put to very good use: Saturday night at 10:00pm, we’re closing the Fair with a Big Bang (!) Fireworks show. The best viewing will be from the south end of the carnival midway or the east side of the Fairgrounds. Enjoy!
Not New...but we had so much fun last year, it's back for a 3rd edition: The Fabulous, One-And-Only, Sedgwick County Fair Hot Dog Eating Contest ~ OMG…you ate HOW MANY HOTDOGS!?? 5:30 p.m. on Saturday is your chance to show us whatcha got. Rules and entry forms are available under “Downloadable Forms”.
Buy your Bull BlowOut/Demolition Derby Tickets @ midnight in your jammies! ~ Advance online ticket sales start June 25th.
Anything Can Happen at the Demolition Derby ~ A special attraction at Saturday night’s Demolition Derby…a half time show full of TUFF TRUX...Demolition Pickups. Don't miss this!
Woo-Hoo, Y’all…Watch This!!!
Do you want to be part of the Fair? Check under "Downloadable Forms" on the menu to the left for rules and entry forms to your favorite Fair Activity. That's where you'll find the Open Class Rules, a printable Fair Schedule and entry forms for the Guitar Hero contest, BBQ Cookoff and the Parade. Check it out and come be part of the fun!
A Fair button is required for some Fair events and they are available for $3 in advance and $4 at the Fairgrounds. They can be purchased at Benny's Bugers & Shakes, Citizens State Bank, Clip and Curl, Hank is Wiser Brewery, Jim's Foodliner, KAPS Convenience Story, Subway, Twietmeyer Dentistry in Cheney, in Garden Plain: Farmers Coop & Stuhlsatz Service; and in Goddard at First Choice Credit Union and First National Bank of Southern Kansas and at all Legacy Bank locations in Wichita.
Bringing out the kid in everyone: The Pride of Texas Carnival! The Pride of Texas Carnival has new rides for the little kids to ride this year; which will make you want to buy a bracelet for your child so they can ride the rides all night long. They've got "Oooo's and Awww's" for the tikes and the thrills and chills for the "big kids". Just remember to ride the rides FIRST, then go for the church lady food, it's safer for everyone that way. They'll be open every night from 6:00-12:00 a.m.
You can get a $5 discount coupon for the $20 ride-all-the-rides bracelets in the West Wide Story, the Times-Sentinel or the Jim's Foodliner grocery circular for Wednesday or Thursday night.
CowBoys, Beer and Bulls, Oh My! That's right, it's Bull Riding time again and this event is a guaranteed good time. Come out to see some of the bravest adrenaline junkies and the best animal athletes you have ever seen. On Friday, July 8th, the gates open at 5:00 p.m. Mutton Bust'in is at 6:00 p.m. and the main event begins at 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children; $12 dollars and $10 respectively at the gate. As always, children five and under get in free. But before the big show begins, make sure you support the younger crowd with the mutton bustin' competition. Kids age 5-7 can take on the challenge with only a $10 entry fee and a completed form (located in the downloadable forms section) due the night of the competition. Only the first 20 entries will be eligible. Circle M Rodeo Company is back for their 6th year of producing the event. Danny & Staci McDorman bring the best live show on dirt and they hire the best stock contractors in the country. JK Rodeo Company from Carlsbad, NM will once again be providing livestock. JK Rodeo has numerous PRCA Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) bulls as well as PBR Finals bulls. JK Bulls are hauled all over the country to the biggest shows. Other contractors are Rollin F Rough Stock from Boise City, OK; McDonald Rodeo Company, Ava, MO; KD Bar Bucking Bulls, Caldwell, KS. Also, to keep everyone entertained throughout the show, Brian White, AKA The Brown Clown, will be back. Circle M Rodeo also has hired two professional rodeo announcers to call the event. Matt Palmer and Storm Denison will keep everyone up to speed with what’s happening in the arena. Last but not least, make sure to visit the beer garden for some Bud, Bud Light and Natty light to keep up your stamina! (Remember: No ID, No BEER!)
On the night when it's Dad's turn to cook or Mom is simply too tired to slave over a hot stove to feed her unruly brood dinner, load up the car and take the short drive out to the fair grounds to sample some of the best fair food around. Billy can have his pizza, Bobby Sue can have her corn dog, and Mom and Dad can have some scrumptious church lady chicken & noodles and pie. Here's the menu:
Methodist Church Booth- Chicken & Noodles, taco salads, homemade pie
Trinity United Christian Church Booth- Bierocks, sloppy joes, homemade pie
Cheney Recreation- hamburgers/brats
Baptist Church Booth-ice cream
Pronto Pup- Corn Dogs
Quality Concessions- Funnel Cakes & Limeades/Lemonades
Delano 4-H Club- Snowcones
Ossman Concessions- Roasted Corn & Limeades/Lemonades
Squat & Gobble- BBQ
Bite My Cookie-Philly Cheesteaks, hot dogs & desserts
Smok'in Nichols- Pulled Pork sandwiches, smothered burritos
ChowHound Concessions-Rib Eye steak sandwiches, hamburgers, smoked sausages, hotdogs
W-C Concessions-Shrimp Kababs, Indian tacos, fry bread, fried Oreos
Catfish-N-Stuff-Fried catfish, chicken wings
Black Sheep Kettle Korn
Demolition Derby: Saturday, July 14th, 7:00 pm
Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 5-9, under 5 get in free; At the gate: $10 for adults and $8 for kids. (until capacity has been reached). Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at D'Mario's Pizza, Robinson's Hardware, Citizen's State Bank and online at www.OurCountyFair.com. Feel like busting up some Detroit Pig Iron? Get a jalopy and join the action at the Sedgwick County Fair. Many contestants will find willing sponsors to provide cars in return for advertising painted on the vehicle. All you need is a valid driver's license and, if under 18 years of age, a parental consent. The whole idea of course, is to drive onto the track arena with a number of other contestants and proceed to wreck as many other cars as possible while keeping your own car running. No holds barred, except deliberate head-on collisions and drivers door crashes are prohibited. The survivors will share in cash prizes and trophies. There will be four to three heats at each derby scheduled, plus a feature event for the finalists. Drivers interested should contact the fair for rules and regulations immediately, call Bret Albers @ 542-0407 or 542-0404 for information.
Download rules and entry information here: http://www.gsademoderby.com/
Bigger, Badder Bragging Rights…PLUS CA$H Prizes!
Woot, Woot Fair Idol!!
16 hand-selected performers will vie for the Fair Idol title. Local Celeb judges with the help of the audience will vote for their top choice each night of the competition and the winner takes home $500. Competition will start in the Open Air Stage Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. and the competition and talent will be fierce! Audience members must have fair button to participate and vote. A friendly fair Thank You to this years sponsors: Meritrust Credit Union, Cheney Pharmacy, Harper Pharmacy and Kingman Drug, KAPS Convenience Stores and Filmore Street Designs. NEW THIS YEAR: a non-competitive junior division to feature younger, up and coming area talent.
Running a little short on cash? The Central Star mobile ATM will be on the fairground to handle all your greenback needs.
Got something to sell? Check under "Downloadable Forms" on our main menu for the Commercial Booth Regulations and Application form in Acrobat format (270k download).
To download the the rules and registration forms for some of the events, you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files. Acrobat Reader is a free program and versions are available for the Windows, Macintosh, and Unix/Linux operating systems. Follow the instruction to download and setup.