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2013 Leavenworth County Fair - Rules, FAQs & Forms

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2012 Entry Forms and Rules

Want to enter something in this year's Leavenworth County Fair? Here's a great place to get started. The full, detailed rules, regulations and class info for all entries can be found in the print fair guide - if you didn't pick one up in the July 4 edition of the Tonganoxie Mirror, you can download a PDF copy here. Once you're sure your entry meets all the regulations, fill out and submit a pre-entry form; you can find them starting on page 20 of the fair guide PDF, or download them individually below. Good luck, and may the best entries win!

Download and print pre-entry forms here for:
Open Class Livestock  |  Camper Registration  |  Demolition Derby
Longest Married Couple in Leavenworth County  |  Fair Photo Contest  |  Fair Parade

Frequently Asked Questions

Every year the Fair Office receives many questions about the fair. Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions. The Fair Catalog is full of information, and you can download a PDF copy here. Obviously, we can’t cover everything about the fair, so if you have questions about a specific event please contact the person listed in the catalog. If you have additional questions, please contact a Fair Board member.

How much does it cost to attend the fair?

There is no admission fee to the fair. There is a $2 charge for parking. There is an admission for the Mud Run, Demolition Derby and some Grandstand events.

How do I get a booth at the fair?

Contracts for booth space are mailed in the spring, usually around April/May. If you had a booth the previous year you will automatically receive a contract. If you are a new exhibitor you need to contact a fair board representative, or Mike or Tammy Kissinger at (913) 845-2639. For all food vendors, contact Jane Turner at (913) 727-6666.

How much does a booth cost?

Booth space inside the administration building is $150 for a 10 x 10 area. Outside is $150 per 10 feet of frontage.

What is the official publication of the fair?

The Tonganoxie Mirror prints and distributes the official fair catalog. The Mirror is the only paper officially authorized by the Leavenworth County Fair Association to sell advertisements in the Fair Catalog.

I hear business names being announced during the Mud Run and Demolition Derby. What is this for?

Those businesses being announced are sponsors of the events. They have donated either equipment or funds to the Fair Board to help defray the cost of the event.

What are the rules for the parade?

1. Absolutely no throwing of candy from floats or vehicles. This is a violation of Tonganoxie city ordinance.

2. No three wheelers, go-karts, mini bikes or dirt bikes will be allowed to be driven in the parade.

3. Fire departments are encouraged to participate; however, they will be limited to one vehicle per department.

4. Parents are responsible for their children! If you put your child on a float, you are responsible for making arrangements with the driver of that float for picking up your child after the conclusion of the parade.

5. The parade chairman and the Leavenworth County Fair board reserve the final and absolute right to interpret its rules and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters connected with the fair, including the parade.

How do I, or my business, become a sponsor?

Sponsorships are always needed and welcomed for a wide variety of events held during the county fair. If you wish to contribute to the rodeo, demolition derby, live entertainment, turtle races, or any other events, please contact the Fair Board. If you are interested in sponsoring something specifically for the 4-H or FFA exhibitors, contact the Leavenworth County Extension Office.

I would like to volunteer at the fair. What do I do?

Volunteers are needed in all areas of the fair. Contact a fair board member and we will put you in contact with the appropriate person for your area of interest.

How do I get into the annual parade?

On page 25 of the official fair guide (download a PDF) is an entry sheet with rules and contact information.

Who makes the rules for the parade?

The superintendent of the parade is Bill Seymour. He is the official representative of the Fair Board. The rules are made through a cooperative effort with the Tonganoxie Police Department, Leavenworth County Sheriff and the Fair Board. Those entities reserve the right to interpret and enforce all rules.

How do I make a suggestion or comment about the fair?

The Fair Board meets the third Monday of every month, with the exception of August, at 8 p.m. in the fairgrounds administration building. These meetings are open to the public. If you wish to be put on the agenda, or if you are unable to attend but wish to make a comment, contact the Fair Board President Mike Johnson at (913) 269-6329.

How can I be a part of the J & B Promotions Mud Run?

The Mud Run will take place on Aug. 11 at the fairgrounds.


Open, 40" Superstock, 40" Modified, 35" Stock, Outlaw, 38.5" Stock, 50" Womens' Super Modified, 50" Mens' Super Modified

Spectator Admission:

Adults - $10, Children (6-12 yrs) - $5, Children (5 & under) - FREE

Driver Gate Fee - $10

$20 Entry Fee Per Class

100% Payback

For more information: Call Jeff @ 816-752-7702 or Bob @ 816-261-5853. You can also find out more at