Plan a September Road Trip to These Three Upcoming State Fairs
State fair season rolls along into September, as the fried food continues to attract visitors from all over the place. There’s a whole bunch of them taking place this month, so we though we’d take a minute to give you a quick rundown. So if you’re looking for rides, attractions, and way too many calories, here’s our picks for three spots to spend your September.
September 4, 2013
Kansas State Fair
For those yearning for a visit to the fair this weekend, look no further than the action taking place beginning on September 6 and running through September 15. Advance admission costs $6, and that will get you into the gates over in Hutchinson, Kansas. As far as special stuff is concerned they’ve got their share of headlining acts, as Kansas—the band—kicks things off on September 6 and Toby Keith visits on September 15. These options will set you back at least $13 and $20, respectively. There’s still time to enter for some of the fair’s annual competitions, so may we suggest the Kansas State Armwrestling Championships? It’s $10 to enter, and it all takes place on September 8. We guess that’s one way to burn off some of those fair food calories.
Oklahoma State Fair
This year’s fair does its September 12-22 in Oklahoma City, and getting in will set you back $9 per adult—but only $7 if you order in advance before the fair begins. For the big kids they’ve got a wine and beer garden where you can pass the time, and for the little kids the barnyard birthing center provides a look at the cute and cuddly baby animals. Just be sure to visit the fair’s website before visiting, as their food finder will help you find and locate everything from things like the bacon blood mary to chocolate dipped jalapenos.
Washington State Fair
Head to Puyallup—less than an hour south of Seattle—and you’ll find the Washington State Fair celebrating the summer September 6-22. Getting in will set you back $10 for now, but once the fair starts running the rides and frying the foods the admission jumps to $12.50. It’ll be extra if you’re planning to attend one of the concerts, as Carrie Underwood visits on September 13 and Kid Rock does the fair thing on September 22—tickets for these start at like $45. Rides, attractions, and the usual offerings are obviously available, but the SillyVille Soda Shoppe—for the kids—and the Bavarian
Beer Garden—for the big kids—seem like two solid picks that set this fair apart from the competition.