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Fairgrounds Information

General information about the Douglas County, Kansas Fairgrounds facilities.

Rentals at the Fairgrounds

Fairgrounds Policies

Main Fairground Facilities

  • 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS 66046
  • 785-749-1737
  • Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fairgrounds Community Building

  • 1930 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS 66046
  • 785-749-1737
  • Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

See the complete list of  2017 Fairgrounds Fees.

A complete list of Major Events can be found on our Fairgrounds Major Events page.

Main Fairground Facilities Directions

From the West (Topeka):

  • Take I-70 E/KANSAS TURNPIKE towards LAWRENCE/KANSAS CITY (Portions toll)
  • Take exit number 202 towards US-59 S/WEST LAWRENCE (2nd exit)
  • Merge onto McDonald Drive (US-59)
  • Stay in the left lane; McDonald Drive turns into Iowa Street (US-59)
  • Turn LEFT onto KS-10 (23rd Street in Lawrence)
  • Take KS-10 to Harper Street
  • Turn LEFT onto Harper Street
  • Go down Harper Street until you reach the Main Fairground Facilities at the intersection of Harper Street & Davis Road

From the East (Kansas City):

  • Take KS-10 West towards LAWRENCE.
  • Turn RIGHT at Harper Street
  • Go down Harper Street until you reach the Main Fairground Facilities at the intersection of Harper Street & Davis Road

 

Fairgrounds Community Building Directions

From the West (Topeka):

 

  • Take I-70 E/KANSAS TURNPIKE towards LAWRENCE/KANSAS CITY (Portions toll)
  • Take exit number 202 towards US-59 S/WEST LAWRENCE (2nd exit)
  • Merge onto McDonald Drive (US-59)
  • Stay in the left lane; McDonald Drive turns into Iowa Street (US-59)
  • Turn LEFT onto KS-10 (23rd Street in Lawrence)
  • Take KS-10 to Harper Street
  • Turn LEFT onto Harper Street
  • Go down Harper Street until you reach the Fairground Community Building on Harper Street AFTER Edgelea Road and BEFORE E 19th Street

From the East (Kansas City):

  • Take KS-10 West towards LAWRENCE.
  • Turn RIGHT at Harper Street
  • Go down Harper Street until you reach the Fairground Community Building on Harper Street AFTER Edgelea Road and BEFORE E 19th Street

For more information about use of the Commercial Incubator Kitchen, please follow this link to the Culinary Commons home page at https://www.douglascountyks.org/culinarycommons/welcome.

Contact Person: Susan Johnson at Kansas State Research and Extension Office at 785-843-7058

Before reserving the Commercial Incubator Kitchen each client must complete and sign the application, a tour of the kitchen, and provide a current copy of your business's food processing license from the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Once completed you may contact Bobbi Krutz at Douglas County Maintenance and Fairgrounds Reservations at 785-832-5296 to set up reservations. The Commercial Incubator Kitchen is scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. This kitchen is also used by other groups so availability is limited.

Great for meetings, small parties, and family reunions.

Capacity 59 people

7 -  8' Tables and 48 chairs

Rental: $20.00 per hour, minimum 4 hours

Both a fully refundable damage deposit of $100.00 and a signed agreement is required. Renter is solely responsible for any and all cleaning to return the rental in the same condition it was rented in.

Alcohol is for personal use only and anyone serving, consuming, possessing, or carrying must comply with all applicable state and local laws,

One event per day between 9 AM to 8 PM. Summer months can be rented until 9:30 PM.

Contact Bobbi Krutz at Douglas County Maintenance, Fairground Reservation 785-832-5296 to set up your event. Pictures are available on request.