Thanks to the hard work of the state's early settlers, Kansas is a region rich in agricultural and recreational opportunities. Fun-seekers who want to see more than prairies and farms won't have to look hard, however. The state is rich in cultural events, theater productions, musical festivals and fascinating museums.
- Hutchinson, Kan. in Hutchinson, KS
For 10 days every September,the city hosts the annual event that takes place at the 280-acre fairgrounds. Guests enjoy everything from viewing blue ribbon exhibits to exciting rodeos and thrilling carnival rides. See the numerous agricultural and educational displays along with strange artifacts, homemade crafts and a lengthy selection of competitions and demonstrations sure to please visitors of all ages.
This gala annual event begins at the end of May and spans nine days filled with musical entertainment provided by dozens of live bands. Adults and children alike enjoy the large selection of food and interesting arts and crafts vendors along with parades, cultural events and shows that place right on the river.