The 91st annual Leavenworth County Fair will kick off Tuesday in Tonganoxie.

The 91st annual Leavenworth County Fair will kick off Tuesday in Tonganoxie.

The five-day event will wrap up Saturday night.

The fairgrounds are located at 405 W. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie.

“I just look forward to seeing all the kids and all of the people of the community coming together and having a good time,” said Mike Kissinger, vice president of the Leavenworth County Fair Association.

He said the association puts on the fair each year to support the youth of the county.

“That’s the main reason the fair board is there,” he said.

It is estimated that between 20,000 and 23,000 people attend the fair each year.

There is no admission charge to the fair. But there is a parking fee of $4 per vehicle.

Kissinger said the fair will feature the various livestock events and other normal county fair activities. There also will be carnival rides.

Each night, a person can purchase an armband for $22 to ride carnival rides as many times as he or she wants.

There also will be special evening events throughout the fair.

The opening ceremony will take place at noon Tuesday.

“We’re going to have the normal parade on Tuesday night,” Kissinger said.

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Also Tuesday, the Al Dyer Memorial Draft Horse Pull will begin at 8 p.m. Admission to this event is free.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, there a Mutton Bustn’ event. Admission is $5.

A youth rodeo is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, there will be an Off Road Challenge event.

“We’re going to build an obstacle course,” Kissinger said.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

A Mud Run event is planned for noon Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

A Broncs, Bulls & Bareback rodeo event will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

As usual, the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office will have a presence at the fair.

Undersheriff Jim Sherley said the Sheriff’s Office will provide roving patrols of deputies during the fair hours as well as overnight security.

He said the fair gives deputies the opportunity to meet with citizens.

Sherley said the number of deputies will vary as different events take place. He said the most labor intensive fair event for the Sheriff’s Office is the parade.

He said the parade route will be crossing U.S. 24-40 during rush hour.

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