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K-State Today

July 29, 2013

K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair set for Sept. 8

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The 2013 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson will have a decidedly purple hue with the first Sunday of the fair designated as K-State Day. The university will be recognized as the official sponsor on Sept. 8 as the fair celebrates its 100th birthday.

Through planning of an all-university committee and many other volunteers, special outdoor exhibits will be set up near Lake Talbott Stage from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to share college and department information with visitors, including recognition of the university's 150th celebration and K-State's goal to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

Performances on the stage will showcase university musical and dance groups from noon to 6:30 p.m. Pep rallies at noon and 6 p.m. will feature members of the K-State Marching Band, Willie the Wildcat and cheerleaders.

"Kansas State University has a proud tradition of partnership with the state fair, and we're excited to share two milestone birthdays together," said K-State President Kirk Schulz. "We look forward to a fun day providing alumni, students, prospective students and all other visitors additional opportunities to show their pride and connect with K-State."

During K-State Day, university representatives will be present to welcome visitors and hand out information including schedules of performances for Sept. 8 and locations of K-State exhibits and booths for the entire 10-day state fair.