Kansas State Fair

Economy
10:57 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Kansas Cash Booth Returned $750,000 To Rightful Owners

State Treasurer Ron Estes says the Kansas Cash booth at this year's state fair resulted in more than $750,000 dollars in unclaimed property being returned to its rightful owners. The treasurer says the number of people stopping at the booth and searing for missing money in a computerized database this year was far greater than in recent years.

Community
2:40 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

5 Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend

In need of something to do to fill your extra-long Labor Day Weekend? We've rounded up a few events taking place in and around town that will run through the weekend and on Labor Day.

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Community
11:15 am
Fri July 12, 2013

The Carnival Parade Is Back For The State Fair's Centennial

The Kansas State Fair in the early 1900s.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Kansas State Fair is reviving its fair parade through Hutchinson to celebrate the fair's 100th anniversary.

Back when the carnival traveled by train, people would line up on Main Street in Hutchinson to see the procession of rides and animals from the depot to the state fairgrounds.

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Free Speech
1:07 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Federal Court Sides With Fair Against PETA

A federal judge has agreed with the Kansas State Fair in a free speech challenge filed by an animal-rights group.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled Tuesday the fair is a so-called "limited public forum." He said fair officials acted reasonably in requiring People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to shield people walking by its booth from easily seeing images depicting animal slaughter.

PETA sued the state, the Kansas Fair Board and the fair's general manager, arguing the restrictions violate its free speech rights.

Animal Rights
10:48 am
Wed August 29, 2012

PETA Files Lawsuit Against Kansas State Fair

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal is suing Kansas over restrictions imposed on its booth at this year’s Kansas State Fair.

The federal lawsuit filed Monday asks the court to prohibit interference with the group’s free speech rights at next month’s fair in Hutchinson. It also names the Kansas State Fair Board and the fair’s general manager as defendants.