2018 Highlights
Food Vendors & Exhibits
The Ellis County Fair will have various food vendors and commercial exhibits.

Marriott Amusements
Enjoy the Carnival July 17-21.

"Jason D'Vaude", One Man Comedy Circus Shows

Big Shoes Entertainment – Face Painting & Clown
Featuring Bumpy Knuckles, a professionally trained clown.

Petting Zoo
People of all ages will enjoy Hedrick’s Petting Zoo. Come out and see the exotic animals.

Gotcha Games Laser Tag
Join in an exciting and fast-paced game of laser tag. njoy various 4-H activity and events.

2017 Vendor Resources
Are you interested in setting up a commercial booth, outdoor display, or becoming an food vendor?  Please download our vendor contract...

Commercial Vendor Form (PDF)
Outdoor Vendor Form  (PDF)
Food Vendor Form (PDF)

Mutton Busting and KPRA Rodeo


Rodeo & Mutton Busting
July 17-18, 2018

We are excited to present the 2018 Ellis County Fair Rodeo. This year’s rodeo will highlight “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” on July 17 and “Patriotic Night” on July 18. So break out your Pink shirts for Tuesday night and your Red, White & Blue shirts for Wednesday night, dust off your boots, grab your hat and come join us! Each night, enjoy the antics of the Rodeo Clown - should be great fun!


This year’s stock contractor will again be our friend, the tried and true J-J Rodeo Company from Lakin, KS. The Ellis County Fair Rodeo will offer added prize money of $5,000.


Mutton Busting


For buckaroos that are still less than 60 pounds, we have mutton bustin. Sheep and personnel will be provided by McClain’s Mutton BustingThis will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday nights right before the rodeo.  Sign up early, at 6 p.m., in the SW corner of the rodeo grand stands (first-come basis). For additional information, please contact Justin Scheck elliscountyfair@gmail.com.



Rodeo Photography


This year the Ellis County Fair Rodeo is proud to include rodeo photography by Lone S Photography from Dodge City. 


Lone S Photography



2018 Ellis County Fair Rodeo Queen



JULY 13, 2018 — Contest

8 a.m. - check in & contestant/parent meeting at the Ellis County Fairgrounds Arena.

9 a.m. - Horsemanship begins.

11:30 a.m. - Lunch @4H building.

12:30 p.m. - Speech and modeling competition.

2 p.m. - Interviews and written tests.

This schedule may change the day of the pageant depending on how long each event takes. After interviews the contestants will need to check in with pageant committee and then they are free to leave.


Coronation will be before the Ellis County Rodeo. Further details will be given the day of the pageant.

Contact a Pageant Committee Member to request an entry form packet:

Lisa Kisner
785-656-1523 (C)
    Shelly Macumber
785-638-5876 (C)
    Kelly Gross
785-845-3348 (C)


2017 Ellis County Rodeo Queen Jamie Nemechek

Jamie Nemechek is the 18 year old daughter of Jerry and Penny Nemechek. She is from Goodland, Kan., and is currently attending Kansas State University. Jamie enjoys reading, spending time outside and working with her animals. She and her siblings manage a small commerical cow/calf operation.
   Ellis County Princess Sarah Nemechek

The Ellis County Rodeo Pageant is lucky to have this young lady to represent its rodeo. Sarah Nemechek, the 2017 Ellis County Rodeo Princess, is the 10 year old daughter of Jerry and Penny Nemechek. She attends North Elementary School and is an active 4-H member showing lambs, horses and her dog Charlie. Sarah enjoys participating in Little Britches and Young Guns Rodeos.