Kansas State Fair Saw $200,000 Spike In Gate Receipts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, October 12, 2012

The Kansas State Fair collected 14 percent more in ticket sales this year than last year as attendance increased.

Fair officials reported the $200,000 boost in gate receipts Thursday as they set the 2014 budget.

The Hutchinson News reports that the fair had nearly 4,000 more fairgoers than in 2011. This year also saw the price of adult tickets bought at the gate increase by $2 to $10. Plus, advance tickets increased by $1.

The 2012 event also netted the fair $1.79 million in sales, up $2 million from last year. The sales category includes the percentage of sales for food, carnival and other revenues that vendors pay the fair, along with carnival space fees.

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