The Kansas State Fair is considering a date change to include the Labor Day weekend and is conducting a survey. The event would continue for 10 days per normal.
“The festivities that take place in Hoisington on Labor Day weekend have a tremendous economic impact on Barton County as a whole,” said Jonathan Mitchell, Hoisington city manager. “It is difficult to support an effort that may have a detrimental impact on the Barton County area.”
He asked that area residents take the survey, and let state fair officials know of the impact this date change would have on Hoisington and the surrounding area.
“We need to let the world know how much Hoisington’s Labor Day festivities mean to use,” he said.
The biggest weekend of the year in Hoisington is Labor Day. The Labor Day weekend event attracts thousands to Barton County. In addition, the event is the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce’s biggest fundraiser of the year. They have a full weekend of activities, including the Labor Day parade, which is one of the largest, longest running parades in the state, according to the chamber.
The survey need to be completed by Nov. 6 and can be taken at: