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Kansas State Fair to Showcase Best of Sunflower State
Kansas Ag Connection - 07/11/2018

Those attending the 2018 Kansas State Fair will be able to explore the state through daily themes that focus on the different components that make Kansas unique.

Each day of the fair -- which runs Sept. 7-16 -- will be structured around an important piece of the state's industry, people, innovations, and entertainment. This new approach will provide fairgoers the chance to experience the Kansas State Fair in a targeted way -- and may open the door to discoveries they've previously overlooked.

The 10-day celebration will launch with "Explore Kansas" -- a virtual tour of Kansas through exhibits that showcase the state's food, history, wildlife, geology, towns, and people. Throughout the week, daily themes will help guide attendees through an interactive, hands-on experience that highlights different aspects of Kansas, across a spectrum of topics, including civic engagement, food, technology, and innovation.

Daily themes:

Sept. 7 -- Explore Kansas -- Sample Kansas' history, culture, cuisine, geology and people found in towns large and small. Various exhibits will help you explore Kansas-made products, wildlife, music, and agriculture.

Sept. 8 -- Poll and stroll -- Make your vote count at the Kansas State Fair. Learn where the candidates stand on the issues, make your voice heard, and vote on fair foods, best carnival rides, and more.

Sept. 9 -- Kansas Salutes -- Honor Kansas' best and brightest with a tribute to the state's service men and women and those First Responders who serve and protect us every day. Today we celebrate everything America!

Sept. 10 -- Dillon's Dollar Day -- Stretch your dollar further on Dillon's Dollar Day! Enjoy reduced gate admission, food and drink discounts and exciting ride passes -- all you need is a Dillon's Plus Card.

Sept. 11 -- Foodie Fest -- Indulge your inner foodie with all the deep-fried favorites you love. Special meal and tasting packages will help you savor all the flavor the midway has to offer.

Sept. 12 -- Kansas Cares -- Kansans from all walks of life demonstrate compassion for their friends and neighbors, and on this day. people and organizations will create even more opportunities to show how much Kansas Cares.

Sept. 13 -- Maker's Day -- Kansans are builders, innovators, creators and makers. Today, the fair showcases all the new and exciting products created by the minds and hands of Kansans.

Sept. 14 -- Ag Innovation Day -- A growing world population means that the ag industry must efficiently produce more food. Ag Innovation day will showcase some of the most advanced productions methods and technology.

Sept. 15 -- Team Spirit -- From small community colleges to the state's largest universities, Kansas boasts a rich tradition of competition in academics and athletics. Let your team spirit soar today with your favorite school colors.

Sept. 16 -- Go Big or Go Home -- One last chance to take in all the big deals, events and toys the fair brings together. From classic cars, shooting demonstrations, tractor pulls and decked out boats and RVs -- take in all that's "Big" at the fair.

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