Kansas State Fair Saw $200K Spike In Gate Receipts

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/TlxyC2) 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 from $1.77 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.
Information from: The Hutchinson News, http://www.hutchnews.com