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State Fair - Free Booth Space

Each year the Kansas Tourism Office rents a large booth at the Kansas State Fair. We offer up time slots throughout the entirety of the fair where you are able to bring your business, byway, tourism region, attraction info, etc. and take over the space. We have a few requirements, but otherwise the booth space is yours to display and share about your business to the thousands of attendees. 

If you are interested in a spot, please contact us below: 

Business/attraction/region/CVB/other - andrea.etzel@ks.gov or (785) 296-7091

Agritourism/Byway - sue.stringer@ks.gov or (785) 296-1847

Below you will find the typical information for the day you are signed up for: 

Staffing

A Kansas Tourism staff member will be at the booth at all times except for short breaks. Tourism staff is responsible for checking supplies, setting the booth schedule and running the shift. If you have any concerns, please share them with the Tourism staff. If you have questions or have any last minute changes, please call 785-207-2685 (Sue’s cell) she can make needed contact with those working if needed.

Apparel

Pants: Clean slacks, pants, or jeans. No rips or holes.

Shirts: Prefer shirt with community logo or business casual. (Building is air conditioned, so light jacket if you get cold easily.)

Shoes:  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. You will be standing on carpeted cement. Tennis shoes are allowed.

Name badges: Use your community badge if you have one.

Departures and Arrivals

We recommend leaving enough time for travel and parking to be at the booth by the time you are scheduled and ready to work. If you cannot work your full shift, please have someone in line to replace you, or let our staff know that you will be leaving early. The booth will be open from 8am – 8pm, but scheduled times will differ. A work schedule will be sent to those signed up.

Parking

You will be responsible for parking fees. See map

Admission

Everyone needs a daily admission ticket to enter the grounds. Your gate ticket may be picked at Guest Services outside the south entrance E-1. It is a little building on the west side of Popular street. You should be able to temporarily park in the lot with this small building to get your tickets, however, you will not be able to park in this lot. It is reserved for law enforcement, or another specified group each year.

Meals

You will be responsible for your own meals. There are food trucks, vendors, and cafeterias across the fair grounds as well as a cafe in our building. You are welcome to bring your own food as well if you would prefer as well as water.

Booth

  • Our booth is located in the Pride of Kansas Building (see map).
  • One representative from your community is to be in the booth at a time. There will be at least one person from Kansas Tourism in the booth. There may also be a featured guest from Kansas Byways or Kansas Agritourism in the booth.
  • Travel and Tourism will furnish table covers.
  • Do not rearrange the booth. Please do not hang up extra flyers, pictures, etc… We will be providing signage for your community. There will be chairs provided for staffers.
  • You are allowed to distribute brochures and small giveaway items – NO BALLOONS, tattoos, or stickers per State Fair rules.
  • Please bring your daily drawing item(s) with you. We will draw and deliver to the winners after the State Fair concludes

Suggestions

  • Interactive displays, games, and or demonstrations within the booth space table top provided brings more attention and provides a talking point. 
  • Samples are always a huge hit if they are not messy and are easy to disperse. 
  • Giveaways for kids typically attract families for conversation.