Kansas State Fair could allow drinkers to roam

Lawmakers are considering allowing people to stroll the Kansas State Fairgrounds while holding alcohol. Patrons can now only consumer in certain areas.


State News

March 11, 2022 - 2:55 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People attending the Kansas State Fair this fall will be able to stroll the grounds with a beer, a glass of wine or even a cocktail if some Kansas legislators get their way.

House and Senate negotiators are set to draft the final version of legislation expanding the sale of alcohol on the fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

During the fair, patrons 21 and older already can consume beer and wine in designated buildings and areas. But other states allow fairgoers to roam outside those areas with their drinks, and the Kansas fair believes its revenues will increase if the same is true at its two-week event in September.

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