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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

Kansas State Fair


2018 KSF

Official Web Site

NEW!!! Bread Sculpture Contest for 2018 Fair!!!
Sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission

“Find Your Fun” and have fun with your food. Get your hands on some dough and enter our County Contest. This year, we combine: wheat, one of the great agricultural products in Kansas, creativity, various shaping techniques and baking. Come join in and “WOW” us with your creation. “Find Your Fun” in the kitchen with the Kansas State Fair.  

 2018 Kansas 4-H Kansas State Fair Handbook
The 4-H Handbook includes: Visual Arts, Clothing and Textiles, Crops Identification, Demonstrations, Dog Show, Energy Management, Entomology, FCS Judging, Fashion Revue, Fiber Arts, Foods – Nutrition, Foods – Preservation, Forestry, Geology, Home Environment, Horticulture**, Horse Show, Photography, Photography Judging, Shooting Sports, Spacetech (Astronomy, Computers, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Robotics and Rocketry), Wildlife and Woodworking

2018 Kansas 4-H/FFA Kansas State Fair Handbook
The 4-H/FFA Handbook Includes: Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Poultry, Poultry Judging, Rabbits, Crops, Horticulture**, Sheep, Meat Goats, Beef and Swine


State Fair Labels for 4-H Food Preservation Exhibits Updated By Diane Mack

The labels for food preservation exhibits have been updated. Here are the changes:

Altitude where processed - Enter the altitude where the food was processed. In some cases, 4-Hers do their canning project at another location, other than their own. For example, going to a relative’s home on the other side of the state. So the label needs to reflect what the altitude is for where the jars of food were processed, whether in their own home, or somewhere else.

Canning Method: Water Bath or Pressure - circle which method was used. If pressure canning, indicate on the next line which type of canner was used, Dial Gauge or Weighted Gauge, and write in the pounds of pressure used.

They can be found at http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/fairs/kansas-state-fair/index.html, 4-H Exhibit Area Downloads, foods preservation.






Michelle Beran

4-H Youth Development Agent
309 S Fossil
Russell, KS 67665


KSF Eligibility Info

  • Are you 9 years of age?
    (as of Jan. 1, 2018)
    Fashion Revue - 14yrs+
  • Did you receive a PURPLE RIBBON at the County Fair? 

If you answered YES to both questions, you need to pre-enter your Exhibits by TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th!!!

KSF Exhibit Drop-Off Dates

All NON-LIVING Exhibits can be brought to the Offices anytime after August 30th!

Russell Exhibits: 

  • Exhibits must be dropped off no later than THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th by 5:00pm, except for Food Exhibits which can be dropped off no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th by 7:30am.

Ellsworth Exhibits: 

  • Exhibits must be dropped off no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th by 8:15am.