HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ Visitors to the Kansas State Fair will notice a few additions and subtractions with the opening of the 10-day event on Friday.
Auto racing is gone after concerns over the noise and safety. But auto fans can still watch a demolition derby or the Freestyle MX, a new event featuring stuntmen on motorcycles.
This year's classic rock concerts will bring in Styx, Poison and Alice Cooper.
New this year will be an open-air pavilion, located next to the interactive water fountains, offering visitors some shade in the heart of the fairgrounds.
Other additions include a text-messaging contest and a five-minute, $40-per-person helicopter ride over the fairgrounds.
Returning this year are the usual fair favorites such as pig races, butter sculpture, chain-saw artist and food fair.
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