Kansas Junior Livestock Show to Remain in Hutchinson through 2023

Monday, March 09, 2020

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The Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), Visit Hutch and the Kansas State Fairgrounds are thrilled to announce a three-year contract extension for the states premier junior livestock show to remain in Hutchinson.  The show has called the Fairgrounds home since 2015 and has showcased thousands of youth exhibitors and their livestock.

“We have enjoyed the Kansas Junior Livestock Show being in Hutchinson the past five years and are so excited to continue this partnership.  The leadership of KJLS, the Fairgrounds staff and Visit Hutch are continually working together to make sure the show remains successful”, said LeAnn Cox, Vice President of Operations & Tourism for Visit Hutch.

“Kansas Junior Livestock Show is looking forward to another three great years at the Kansas State Fairgrounds and in Hutchinson,” said Betsy Anderson, Show Coordinator.  Each year the show brings nearly 4,000 attendees to Hutchinson and surrounding areas.  In addition to the championship selections, the show also includes various showmanship contests, the club calf show and sale, and the LEAD Challenge.  The challenge is an opportunity for exhibitors to use a competitive environment to present knowledge of current industry related issues.

“I’m very excited to announce a new three-year agreement with the Kansas Junior Livestock Show. I want to acknowledge that this has been a unified process between Kansas State Fair staff, Betsy Anderson with KJLS, and Holly Leiker with Visit Hutch. A BIG THANK YOU to the dedication of everyone for being patient while we worked out a deal. We are pleased that we’re now able to move forward and give Hutchinson and the surrounding areas the states premier junior livestock show for years to come. This contract is a vital step forward in the continued financial health of our community and maintains our dedication to the industry,” Nathan McClanahan Facility Rental Coordinator for the Kansas State Fair. 

The 2020 Kansas Junior Livestock Show is the final show under the existing contract and will be in Hutchinson October 2-4, 2020.  The contract extension keeps KJLS in Hutchinson for 2021-2023.  Future KJLS dates are October 1-3, 2021, September 30-October 2, 2022 and September 29-October 1, 2023.

For more information on KJLS, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Betsy Anderson at rbkjls@gmail.com.

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