Ellis County Fair

Ellis County Fair Barnyard mardi gras!

Barnyard Mardi Gras pic

****No Boarding of Horses at the Ellis County Fairgrounds****

Message From the President

Come one, come all and join us for a Barnyard Mardi Gras at the Ellis County Fair! Be sure to mark July 16-23, 2022 on your calendars.

The Ellis County Fair Association invites you to enter your open class exhibits for judging, for divisions and entry guidelines, check out the fairbook on ellisco.net . Ellis County 4-Her’s will be busy entering and competing in different project areas and you are invited to come see what they can do! Visit the barns and check out all the animals or stroll through the air-conditioned buildings and see the indoor exhibits. 

This year our grandstand lineup will include two nights of races, two nights of rodeo, barrel racing, Jarrod Niemann concert, and Ranch Rodeo. Purchase your all week pass for only $30 in advance. We will continue with the inflatable carnival and mechanical bull. New this year will be a cornhole tournament, so be sure to sign up! 

There will be free concerts on the midway where there is plenty of seating and food vendors to satisfy your appetite. 

The Ellis County Fair wouldn’t be possible without the exhibitors and volunteers who donate their time, along with 4-H members, Extension agents, County Commissioners, superintendents, and countless others that step up and answer our call for help. 

We also couldn’t do it without all our wonderful and supporting sponsors. Their sponsorship of the fair keeps the week pass at a low cost to everyone. 

The Ellis County Fair Association hopes to see you July 16-23 for a Barnyard Mardi Gras! 

Jill M. Pfannenstiel
President



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Contact Us

1344 Fairground Rd.
Hays, KS 67601
785-628-8820

President
Jill Pfannenstiel
785-639-2177

Vice-President
Justin Scheck
785-650-9969

Secretary
Norleen Knoll
785-639-2274

Treasurer
Julie Miller
785-259-1316


Feature Events

Races at RPM Speedway

Kick off the 2022 fair with car races including sprint cars plus IMCA mods, stocks, sport mods, hobby stocks and the crazy cruisers! Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th starting at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Races


Mutton Busting

Mutton Busting is returning to the Ellis County Fair! Bring your kiddos out to ride some sheep before the rodeo on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 and Wednesday, July, 20, 2022 starting at 6:30 p.m. each night!

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KPRA Rodeo

Calling all Rodeo Fans! Come watch the cowboys and cowgirls as they ride, rope, wrestle and race! Join us Tuesday, July 19, 2022, for “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night” and Wednesday, July 20, 2022, for “Patriotic Night" each night starting at 7:00 p.m.  

Rodeo

Barrel Racing

Join us Thursday, July 21, 2022 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and cheer on your favorite cowgirl as the ladies compete in barrel racing!

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Jerrod Niemann

Join us Friday, July 22nd as we welcome Jerrod Niemann to the Ellis County Fair! Jerrod is an American county music singer and songwriter. Jerrod's three albums Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury (2010), Free the Music (2012) and High Noon (2014) have produced a combined ten Top 40 entries on the Hot Country Songs & Country Airplay charts including the Platinum Number 1 singles "Lover, Lover", and Drink to That All Night", and Gold Top 5 single "What Do You Want". Jerrod has sold over 20 million albums and downloads as a singer and songwriter. Jerrod takes the stage Friday, July 22, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
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Ranch Rodeo

Back by Popular Demand! Ranch Rodeo!!!!! Saturday, July 23, 2022, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Come on out and cheer on your favorite team as they compete to see who the best is in cutting cattle, loading cattle into trailers and range branding.

Ranch Rodeo Entry Form                           Ranch Rodeo Minor Release Form

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Inflatable Carnival

A full night of fun for your kids of all ages!
Bounce Houses, Treasure Dig, Laser Tag, Obstacle Courses, Axe Throw, Alien Invasion, Target Range, Dunk Tank and much, much more!

Inflatable Carnival
Laser Tag
Axe Throw
Alien Invasion
Target Range
VR Roller Coaster
Straw Crawl

 Livestock Sale Photo


ELLIS COUNTY 4-H LIVESTOCK SALE 

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Livestock Purchaser’s Meal 5:00 p.m.

Sale 6:00 p.m.
Ellis County Fairgrounds

What is the livestock/grand champion auction?

The Ellis County 4-H Livestock Auction is when the animals the 4-Hers have raised and cared for are sold to the public. This is the final step in their projects where the educational aspects come to life. This is also where the grand champion and reserve champion food projects are sold. The sale will be Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Ellis County Fairgrounds.

Why should I purchase an animal or food project? 

You will receive personal satisfaction through:

  • Helping promote 4-H youth “Learn by Doing” programs.
  • Obtaining meat for your freezer or locker, if you so desire.
  • Free advertising as a buyer in a support sign to hang in your business.
  • May be tax deductible premium contribution. Contact your income tax preparer to determine if this is a tax-deductible contribution.

What types of projects will be sold?
Animals: Market beef, market swine, market lamb, meat goats, poultry and rabbits.
Foods: The overall grand and reserve champion food projects which could be anything ranging from breads to cookies.
Payment is due the day of the sale, made payable to Ellis Co. Fair. There are two plans from which buyers may choose:

Plan 1

Buy an animal through the sale for the market price, plus the premium price, and keep the project for a butcher animal. You must make arrangements with 4-Her in regard to transportation to locker. If the animal is reserved to show, it will be delivered to you at a later date.

Plan 2

Buy the animal and pay only the premium price. The animal will remain the responsibility of the 4-H member.

Please Note: Anyone may add on additional premium to a 4-Her’s check by informing the clerk of the additional amount, with payment at the close of the sale.

What do I do after I purchase an animal for consumption?

The processing arrangements are the buyer’s responsibility. 4-H Family provides transportation to processor, FREE of charge.

Who do I contact for more information? 

Justin Scheck, Ellis Co. Fair Board Representative
Phone: 785-650-9969