Kansas State Fair getting ready to open in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP and KWCH) The Kansas State Fair is getting ready to open in Hutchinson.

The annual fair starts Friday and runs through Sept. 17 on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

Events include a grape stomp Saturday to help celebrate the grape and wine industry in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture says that there are 41 farm wineries through the state. The wine industry is credited with contributing nearly $47 million to the state's economy and employing more than 200 Kansans.

The fair also will feature carnival rides, livestock competitions, milking demonstrations, pig races, an antique tractor pull and demolition derby. Visitors also can see performances by Los Lonely Boys, Loverboy & Survivor, Josh Turner, TobyMac, Smashmouth, Old Dominion and Chevelle.

While you're at the fair, don't forget to stop by the KWCH-12 booth. Below, you'll find out when your favorite talent will be at the fair. Unfortunately, Millie has retired and won't be there. We're sad too.

Friday, Sept. 8
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rachel Skytta
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Ross Janssen and Brittni Thomason

Saturday, Sept. 9
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Scott Evans
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Roger Cornish

Sunday, Sept. 10
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Melissa Murray and Arielle Orsuto
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Ross Janssen and Devon Fasbinder

Monday, Sept. 11
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Merril Teller, Kiara Ealy and Melissa Scheffler
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sarah Fletcher and Michael Schwanke

Tuesday, Sept. 12
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Akeam Ashford, Mark Larson and Melissa Scheffler
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Ross Janssen and Michael Schwanke

Wednesday, Sept. 13
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Devon Fabsinder, Merril Teller, Melissa Scheffler
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Brittni Thomason, Michael Schwanke

Thursday, Sept. 14
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Anna Auld, Mark Larson and Melissa Scheffler
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Trevor Macy and Michael Schwanke

Friday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Katie Johnston, Dean Jones Melissa Scheffler
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sarah Fletcher and Michael Schwanke

Saturday, Sept. 16
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Brenda Carrasco and Jennifer Herrera
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Roger Cornish and Adriana Loya

Sunday, Sept. 17
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Libby McEnulty
3 p.m.-9 p.m. Trevor Macy

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