HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Kansas State Fair announced Wednesday that Peoples Bank and Trust has signed a new multi-year agreement for the naming rights to the arena. The bank replaces Bretz and Young Injury Lawyers as official sponsors of the arena.
“The Peoples Bank and Trust Arena will be a new and exciting venue at the 2021 Kansas State Fair and for many Fairs to come,” General Manager Ed Berger said. “We welcome this new partnership and the staff is currently scheduling outstanding entertainment, new special events, and attractions for this September.”
The Arena located at the west end of the fairgrounds seats approximately 1900 and hosts many events, attractions, including the pedal pull championships, Kansas Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Event, and High School Marching Bands. The fair also announced tha Ron Diamond, the Comic Hypnotist, will return as a treasured and beloved entertainer too.
"Peoples Bank and Trust is excited to partner with the Kansas State Fair by securing the Peoples Bank and Trust Arena,” Peoples Bank and Trust President and CEO Tom Pruitt said. “We look forward to a great relationship with the Kansas State Fair."
To kick off the first weekend of the 2021 Kansas State Fair, Peoples Bank and Trust Arena will host the Opening Ceremony on Friday, September 10th at 11 a.m. On the following day, the first Saturday, the 35th Infantry Division Kansas Army National Guard Band will perform.
The band will be one of several attractions scheduled at the arena in remembrance and honor of the 20th anniversary of September 11th.