The Trego County Free Fair Brings Amusement Rides to Northwest Kansas

Come one, come all to the Trego County Free Fair on Tuesday, July 13th to Saturday, July 17th! 

Fair week is nearly here and it’s promising to be one of the most exciting weeks yet. We’ve filled the schedule with fast cars, big prizes, delicious food, and thrilling rides. Now all we need is you!

Join us to celebrate the spirit of “Country Roots and Cowboy Boots” at the Trego County Free Fair!

Exhibits and Open Class Competitions (July 13th to July 17th)

Vendors and exhibitors arrive on the Trego County Fairgrounds on Tuesday. Enter your best locally produced products and livestock in competitions that will decide who goes on to represent Trego County at the Kansas State Fair. 

WaKeeney Speedway (July 13th & 14th)

Racing during Fair Week is back and better than ever this year, with two exciting nights of fast competition at the WaKeeney Speedway Racetrack. This high-octane event features modified and sport mods. Get there early with a pit pass to see the cars up close and meet the drivers.

Free Music Throughout the Week

Get your dancin’ boots on for four nights of great music!

  • Wednesday, July 14th – “Hard to Handle” Military Rock Band from the 35thInfantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard at 5:30pm and DJ Gina at 7pm.
  • Thursday, July 15th – Fabrizius & Company, featuring Trego County’s Isaiah Fabrizious at 9pm.
  • Friday, July 16th – Buckner Creek Band following the Demo Derby.
  • Saturday, July 17th – NW Kansas’s Lucas Maddy & the Kansas Cartel on the big stage from 8pm to Midnight.

Garry Moore’s Amusements!!! (Wednesday, July 14th to Saturday, July 17th)

Trego County is proud to offer a Midway full of thrilling carnival rides and games. Come out to support this exciting tradition and enjoy all the sights, sounds, and tastes of Garry Moore’s Amusements. Take a turn on The Zipper, Top Gun, Expo Wheel, or Starship 3000. From hi-tech rides to the traditional carousel, there’s something for everyone on the Midway.

ATV Rodeo (July 15th)

Let the dirt fly! The ATV Rodeo will be digging into the dirt and churning up a ton of fun for participants and spectators alike. Riders will perform daring feats on their quads to demonstrate the versatility of the machine and the skill of the driver.

Demolition Derby (July 16th

Bang! Crunch! Scrape! Thump! The hard-riding drivers of WaKeeney’s Demolition Derby will be back in their cars to thrill spectators with destruction and victory. Superstock, compact, and old school compact cars go head-to-head in this exciting competition.

Elaine Weigel Memorial Kids Power Wheel Derby (Friday, July 16th)

Little drivers will get their chance to ride their way into pint-sized fame in the Elaine Weigel Memorial Kids Power Wheel Derby. This event will be held during the intermission of the Demo Derby and the cuteness will live on long after the checkered flag is waved.

TCHS Alumni Reunions

The Alumni Reunion tent will be ready to welcome all the past graduates of TCHS and their families. Reconnect with old friends and share a beer while listening to music for the good ol’ days on the free stage. 

Trego County Fair

The Fair Week Parade (Saturday, July 17th at 10am)

Wrap up Fair Week at the annual parade when our citizens march through the streets of Downtown WaKeeney. Our Grand Marshall this year is Dr. Gordon Lang, who has served our community tirelessly throughout the 2020 COVID pandemic. He’ll lead the parade down of bikes, motorcycles, antique and souped-up cars, farm equipment, and colorful floats down our Main Street and ring in a daylong celebration of fair week.

The Trego County Chamber of Commerce will be organizing activities on the Trego County Courthouse Square from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, July 17th. The party continues after the parade, with games and activities sponsored by local businesses and organizations. A beer garden and craft vendors from the fairgrounds will be on the courthouse lawn where there’ll be plenty of room for socializing and picnicking with friends.

2021 Trego County Free Fair

Cowboy Extravaganza (Saturday, July 17th)

Relive the early days of Trego County, when ranchers spent their days working cattle at the Cowboy Extravaganza!

Stray Gathering (4pm)– Yippee-ki-yay, cowpokes! Get your gear and join us for the Stray Gathering competition. This unique event demonstrates the amazing teamwork required between a horse and rider to bring in a herd. A free hot dog fee sponsored by the Trego County Farm Bureau Assoc. will follow.    

Ranch Rodeo (6pm)

Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages can participate in the Ranch Rodeo event, where challenges give insight into the everyday workings of ranch life. A Kids Boot Scramble will even get the little wranglers involved in the fun. This event is sponsored by Bootleggers of Jetmore, KS. 

County fairs are a celebrated historic tradition throughout Northwest Kansas. This year we have even more to celebrate as we make memories with family and friends. So come on out and get in on the fun at the Trego County Free Fair!

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