Carnival rides are part of the Wyandotte County Fair, which continues from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas. There is a charge for carnival rides. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
The Wyandotte County Fair continues from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas.
Thursday events at the fair:
5 p.m.-6:45 p.m., DJ Luigi Franko, Main Stage.
5:30 p.m., Magic show, Red Barn.
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Reyes Brothers Band, Entertainment Tent.
7 p.m., Magic show, Red Barn.
7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., Imperio Sierreno, Main Stage.
8:45 p.m.-10 p.m., Son Selecta, Main Stage.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fair attractions including Hedricks Pig Races, a petting zoo, 4-H and open exhibits on display, food concessions and a marketplace.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m., carnival rides, wristband night at the carnival.
Helicopter rides will be available, weather permitting.
Thursday will be Donnelly College Student and Alumni Night at the fair.
Tickets to the fair are $5 per person, with ages 12 and younger free. Parking is $5. There is a charge for carnival rides, helicopter rides and refreshments.
The Wyandotte County Fair runs through Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds at 137th and Polfer Road in Kansas City, Kansas.
Wyandotte County 4-H events on Thursday:
On Thursday, the 4-H horse show – halter classes were at 9:30 a.m. Other 4-H horse show events will be performance class at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and timed events at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. There is no charge to see these morning shows.
4-H round robin competition will be at 7 p.m.
The Wyandotte County Fair runs from July 9 through July 13 at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds at 137th and Polfer Road in Kansas City, Kansas. Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, and close at 10 p.m. Go north on K-7, continue on K-7 north of Leavenworth Road and north of Hollingsworth Road, and turn east on Polfer Road, to 137th. The fair was founded in 1863, and opened at this location at 137th and Polfer Road in 2011.
More information, including a schedule of events, is online at https://www.wycofair.com/ and information is available at https://www.facebook.com/Wyandotte-County-Fair-663607383718211/ .
by William Crum
An annual event is soon to happen in Kansas City, Missouri. The event I am referring to is called the Fringe Festival.
What would the summer months be without the Fringe Festival? In fact, a lot of people from Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County attend, volunteer or perform at this festival.
Some of those who join the Fringe Festival are State Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., not to mention other citizens from Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County who volunteer to help make the Fringe Festival a success. They have various performances at different venues in Kansas City, Missouri.
The performances are unique, everything from dance to comedy. This year should be even bigger and better. This is the 15th year here for the Kansas City Fringe Festival. How it works is simply this. You can go down to the Fringe headquarters, located at Kansas City Union Station, or go online at https://kcfringe.org/.
The second step is to get a schedule, buy a button which provides access to Fringe events. The ticket prices are $10 for each event and can be purchased at the venues 30 minutes prior to Showtime, in advance or on the website KC fringe.org, or at Union Station, Fringe 411 at the Union Station. Ticket prices for children 6 to 12 are $5. And for those of us who like a real bargain at Fringe 411 they also sell shareable punch passes worth $100 for only $90. They accept MasterCard and Visa.
If you want to find out what the Fringe Festival is, you’re cordially invited to the kickoff party held at 6 p.m. July 18 at the Haverty Family Yards behind the Union Station.
It has been talked about in the past that Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County are being looked at for future Fringe events, that as of now there is nothing.
In the past I’ve covered the Fringe Festival and I personally find it to be totally amazing to say the least. I’m totally recommending the Kansas City Fringe Festival. See for yourself, you can do this by going to the kickoff party at 6 p.m. July 18.