Kansas State Fair kicks off in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas State Fair kicked off in Hutchison on Friday.

We have some helpful tips to help you navigate one of Kansas' largest celebrations.

First, you need tickets to get in. They can be purchased at one of the main gates into the fair grounds.

Tickets to the concerts and shows can be purchased at the administration office or on the Kansas State Fair website.

If your event is taking place in the grandstand, you'll need to stop by the grandstand ticket office.

Hungry yet? State fairs across the country are full of exotic foods.

We found the Mac-Attack and other deep-fried goodies at the Carousel Cafe.

Owner Michelle Starks says she spent a few years thinking up the idea and perfected the recipe in her own kitchen.

"It's actually deep fried, beer-battered macaroni and cheese buns, and then a quarter pound cheeseburger with vegetables as well," says Starks.

To walk off the calories, don't forget to stop by the KWCH-12 booth. Our team will be there for the next 10 days.

Micheal Schwanke and Melissa Scheffler will broadcast the 6 p.m. newscast live from our booth all next week.

You can find the full talent schedule here.