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Kansas State Fair attendance increases in 2018

 

October 7, 2018



HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Attendance at Kansas State Fair increased this year, thanks to sunny weather, popular concerts and new activities.

Preliminary tallies for the 2018 fair show 327,965 people attended this year's fair, a 1.76 percent increase over the 2017 fair, when 322,278 fairgoers were counted.

The Hutchinson News reports the fair began using a scanning e-ticket system in 2017. Previous tickets were weighed, which means there is no way to know if totals before 2017 are accurate.

The increase in sales means more sales tax, which goes toward building maintenance on the fairgrounds....



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