Kansas State Fair releases attendance numbers

Steve McIntosh
September 29, 2017 - 5:30 am

Kansas State Fair

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KNSS) - The Kansas State Fair didn’t break attendance records this year, but it did implement a new ticketing system that provides the most accurate attendance counts ever. 

A new partnership with web-based, ticketing-service provider Etix introduced a ticket-scanning system that digitally tracks fairgoer traffic. This year, just over 322,278 were counted through the gates to the State Fairgrounds. 

According to Fair organizers, attendance recorded this year showed about ten percent difference compared to the previously “weighed” and audited accounting for attendance last year, and in previous years. 

Saturday attendance typically reaches more than 60-thousand people. This year, the actual scans accounted for about 50-thousand and 49-thousand on each respective Saturday.  

The Kansas State Fair has been held annually in Hutchinson since 1913. Plans are already underway for next year’s Fair, set for September 7-16, 2018.

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