Kansas State Fair

Big anticipation

They’ve been preparing for this day for months.

It always amazes me as I walk the fairgrounds in mid-August, seeing little activity. Within a few weeks, the grounds transforms into a small city complete with places of business and a trailer park.

On Monday, my three daughters and I walked the grounds after the fair’s 100th birthday parade. They were ready for the opening as they made lists of their favorite fair activities.

Kaci likes the purple ice cream at the grandstand dairy bar.

Brett likes Pronto Pups and free Turkey Hill ice cream.

Brett is a fan of the giant yellow slide and wants to take her sister little sister Jordie down it, too.

Kaci wants to view the fair from the Sky Ride, as well as the train.

They both like Agriland in the Pride of Kansas Building, the sprinkler outside the administration building and, of course, the carnival.

I just love that they love the fair.

Like them, I’ve been anxiously awaiting opening day.

— Amy Bickel

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