Kansas State Fair reports uptick in attendance

September 22, 2018 - 10:12 am

Kansas State Fair officials are crediting good weather and concerts for an uptick in attendance.

The Hutchinson News reports that preliminary tallies for the 2018 fair show nearly 330,000 people came through the gates during the fair's 10-day run from Sept. 7 to Sept. 16. That's a 1.76 percent increase over the 2017 fair. Initial reports also show growth in revenue.

Interim General Manager Bob Moeder said in a news release that the fair is "at a pivotal turning point."

Starting in 2017, tickets were counted more accurately using a scanning e-ticket system. Previous tickets were weighed. Because of the previous way the fair measured attendance, there is no way to know if totals before 2017's are accurate or compare correctly.

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