Thousands turnout for final weekend of Kansas State Fair

Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 9:43 PM CDT
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) - The final days of the 2023 Kansas State Fair could be the busiest of this year’s ten days.

“It’s just great we’re becoming that state fair and that’s what we want we want to become the state fair for people to come to,” said Kansas State Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz.

Schulz said 50,000 people visited the fairgrounds on the fair’s final Saturday alone.

“It has been phenomenal; the weather, the PA system, all the new things we’ve done out here on the grounds,” said Schulz, “people are noticing them and are very excited about what the future holds.”

The higher attendance also brought higher sales for some vendors. John Brentlinger operated multiple booths at the fair for J and B Family Affair and reported an increase in customers.

“There has been a great amount of people here, it’s been a good turnout, we’re seeing lots and lots of people,” said Brentlinger, “it’s been enjoyable we’ve had a good year.”

Many out at the fair were enjoying themselves up until the gates closed.

“It has been beautiful it has been a great fair this year,” said Jorge Simental, “start bringing the kids, you know, sometimes the whole day and we have fun.”