Johnson County Fair begins July 31

With a theme of “Home of the Free Because of the Brave,” the 2022 Johnson County Fair is scheduled from July 31 to Aug. 6 at the county fairgrounds in downtown Gardner.

Admission is free to the fairgrounds, 136 E. Washington St., with free nightly entertainment at the Midway stage.

Admission fees to the Main Event Arena, including amateur flat track races, rodeo and demolition derby, vary. Tickets may be purchased at the Main Event Arena box office.

Fun activities for the whole family include wandering the grounds, dining at food booths, touring the livestock pens and viewing various exhibits on display.

Throughout the week, 4-H youth will display their showmanship skills in the livestock barn as they exhibit their cows, sheep, goats, pigs and more. The fair, in partnership with Johnson County K-State Research Extension, facilitates the 4-H youth development program and serves as the final showcase for 4-H’ers.

Adults and youth, who are not in the 4-H program, can demonstrate their artistic or culinary skills by participating in the fair’s open class competitions.

Due to ongoing reconstruction of Highway 56/Main Street in downtown Gardner, there will be no fair parade this year. The fair traditionally comes on the final day of the annual fair.

For a complete listing of events, dates and times visit