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Theme Exhibit

Oz-some

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

  • Date: Every Fair Day
  • Time: Fair opening until 10:00 pm
  • Location: Theme Exhibit

Brace yourself as a tornado lifts you out of the dreary black-and-white landscape into a colorful world of magic and fun. Join us this year in the 2019 Oz-some Theme Exhibit as we take you on a journey down the Yellow Brick Road that will have you clicking your heals together and saying, “There’s no place like the Theme Exhibit.” Come along as we celebrate the Land of Oz.

Dive into the original book series, written by L. Frank Baum, and learn about the story that inspired us all. Step onto the set of the 1939 MGM film and see how it has become an icon for all generations. See original props from the film and pieces from the private collections of USC and the Wamego Oz Museum, including a Munchkin jacket that was worn during the film.

Before you fly back over the rainbow, be sure to add to our “Wish Rainbow.” Tell us what you would ask for if you could click your heels together three times. Help us create a daily chalk mural inspired by the wishes of the characters in the story: brain, heart, courage and home. And don’t miss the daily “Ask the Wizard” show where you can interact with the Wizard of Oz himself.

Be the envy of everyone on your social media when you take a selfie at one of our 11 immersive “Selfie Spots.” Take a photo in a tornado on the Gale Farm, or as you skip down the Yellow Brick Road. You might even see a few familiar characters walking around!

Don’t go back to Kansas without visiting our Lollipop Guild candy store, brought to you by our friends at Stage Nine Exhibitions. If you think you are a Wizard of Trivia, then participate in our daily contests and game shows to test your knowledge of all things Oz. Join us in the evening on the weekends to monkey around with our Flying Monkey Electronic DJ.

Come join us for a wicked good time before this exhibit is gone for good!

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