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Kansas State Fair Opens

KSCB News - September 7, 2012 3:17 pm

The treats, rides and entertainment are

back, as the Kansas State Fair opens its 100th annual fair.

The fair begins on Friday in Hutchinson.

For the first time in four years, admission prices have gone up,

with a regular adult ticket going from $8 to $10.

Fair general manager Denny Stoecklein says the fair doesn’t get

outside support and needed to raise prices because expenses have

increased. He noted the state is nearly $1.5 million behind in

payments it is supposed to make to maintain the fairgrounds and its


The Fair Board has tried to bring more free

entertainment to this year’s event to give patrons more reasons to



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