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ferris wheelWichita County Fair 2016

Come to Wichita County for the fair, stay for the carnival! Fair dates this year are July 27- July 30. For more information about specific events, call (620)375-2724.

Wednesday, July 27

Official Opening of the Wichita County Fair- 6pm at the flagpole.

Carnival will be in operation from 6pm to midnight.


Thursday, July 28

Free Bar-B-Q and watermelon feed- 5:30- Tent

Barnyard Olympics, following the 4-H Rock launch. Approximately 8pm in the Grandstands.

Carnival will be in operation from 6pm to midnight.

Friday, July 29

Old Settler’s Breakfast- 8am at the Wichita County Senior Center

Rodeo- 7:30 in the Rodeo Arena

Saturday, July 30

Fair Parade- 10am

2016 All School Reunion

1:00pm -Reception in the High School Lobby, Find friends from your decade in the gym, Take a self-guided tour of campus, Walk a lap on our brand new track
3:00pm- Local Talent Show & Prizes in the Auditorium

Turtle Race- 2pm Rodeo Arena (Register by 1pm by the Show Arena)

Rodeo- 7:30pm in the Rodeo Arena

Fair Dance- Lucas Maddy & the KS Cartel, 9pm-1am, West of the Grandstands

Carnival will be in operation following the parade until midnight.

Sunday, July 31

Post fair clean-up- 8am

Community Breakfast & Worship Service- 9:30am at the Community Building.


Wichita County Farm & Art Market

The Wichita County Farm & Art Market will take place on the county courthouse lawn each Wednesday (weather permitting) from 5 to 6:30. The market will start the first Wednesday in May and continue through the end of October. For more information or to become a vendor, contact WCED at (620)375-2182 or wced@wbsnet.org. To participate, please see the rules: Artisan Market Rules 2016

Donate now to the WCHS Track Fund through Wichita County Community Foundation

The WCHS Track Fund reached $242,000 by December 31. Thanks to many great donors for making this possible! We are halfway to the goal. Don’t miss AIM for the Track 5K on April 18 and Flapjacks for the Track on June 6 to raise money to reach the finish line.

Are you interested in moving to Wichita County?

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Rural Opportunity Zones are 50 counties that have been authorized to offer one or both of the following financial incentives to new full-time residents:

  • Kansas income tax waivers for up to five years
  • Student loan repayments up to $15,000

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Wichita County residents enjoy a quality of life that is attractive to people seeking a simpler way of life. The citizens of Wichita County retain the hard-working, pioneering spirit that characterized their ancestors, and at the same time, look to the future with a progressive attitude and a vision for the future.