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Rain Washes Out Last Day Of State Fair

Associated Press - September 16, 2013 6:56 am

While more people attended the 2014 Kansas State Fair than in previous years, officials say fewer people are buying tickets to watch events in the 90-year-old grandstand.

While more people attended the 2014 Kansas State Fair than in previous years, officials say fewer people are buying tickets to watch events in the 90-year-old grandstand.

Heavy rain and lightning brought an early end to this year’s Kansas State Fair.

Fair officials closed the midway early Sunday, the last day of the fair, because of flooding and lightning. However, the Toby Keith concert went on as scheduled Sunday night when the rain subsided.

Many fairgoers waded through a foot of water on the midway while leaving on Sunday.

Fair Manager Denny Stoecklein says those who could not use the ride tickets they bought Sunday could use them next year. And anyone who bought a wristband for rides on Sunday can exchange them for new ones next year.

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Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News

Red Neck

September 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

Like this is the first time it has rained in all these years? There have been other rain storms producing the same amount of rain in years past but they never shut it down. Of course they never fixed the problem of flooding either.

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