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Scannable Tickets Make Purchasing and Using Tickets Easier Than Ever

08/11/2017

CONTACT

Joy Baker
Kansas State Fair
620.669.3624 / C: 620.960.1591
joy.whitman@ks.gov

Carol Farrow
Greteman Group
316.263.1004, ext. 128 / C: 316.616.8173
cfarrow@gretemangroup.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SCANNABLE TICKETS MAKE PURCHASING AND USING TICKETS EASIER THAN EVER

Hutchinson, Kan. – Fairgoers, kick up your heels. Buying and using your Kansas State Fair tickets just got easier. A new partnership with web-based, ticketing-service provider Etix now makes it possible to purchase scannable gate and concert tickets online, by phone or at the Kansas State Fair ticket office. Tickets can be printed at home or, once at the fair, scanned on purchasers’ mobile devices. This year, tickets bought at Dillions will also be scannable.

“Our goal is to make every aspect of the fair experience fun, safe and easy for fairgoers,” says Susan Sankey, Kansas State Fair general manager. “We believe people will love the added convenience and flexibility of Etix scannable online ticketing.”

The Kansas State Fair will sell online tickets for gate admissions, concert series and reserved seating events through Etix. The tickets work similarly to airline tickets, where passengers purchase online and either print or scan at the gate.

“You can be sure that we’re looking to make things smoother and more efficient for the future,” says Sankey. “We’re always working to make the fair a great experience in ways large and small.”

In addition to the changes in ticket sales, the 2017 fair will utilize a different procedure for ride tickets purchased online or at Dillions. Fairgoers will receive vouchers for ride tickets to be redeemable at a new location – the KSF Grandstand ticket booth on the west side of the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand, right by the Midway.

The Kansas State Fair runs Sept. 8-17 in Hutchinson. Tickets are available on the fair’s website and etix.com, or by phone at 620.669.3618. Concert tickets are also available at the Kansas State Fair Box Office and are on sale now. Concert tickets purchased before Aug. 20 will include free gate admission.

The Kansas State Fair warns about ticket scalping. Online ticket brokers are promoting tickets and premier seating at inflated rates. The only authorized site for Kansas State Fair tickets is etix.com.

ABOUT THE KANSAS STATE FAIR

Find your fun at the Kansas State Fair. From the opening bell to the final grandstand blockbuster, it’s a play day hay day. Take in the world-class Midway, blue-ribbon animals and family-friendly activities. It’s pure Americana – an event not to be missed. Party with your pals and hear the hottest performers at the Nex-Tech Wireless® Grandstand. Tour the many agricultural and educational displays. Win prizes. Brave heart-pounding carnival rides. Sample deep-fried treats and other culinary delights. Enormous vegetables, odd artifacts, homemade crafts and the infamous butter sculpture provide something for everyone. Get your fair on Sept. 8-17, 2017. The event is the largest in the state of Kansas with crowds numbering more than 350,000. The fairgrounds are in centrally located Hutchinson, Kansas. Mark your calendars now and plan to join Kansans from across the state – along with visitors from around the world. For more information, call 620.669.3600, toll-free at 800.362.FAIR or visit www.kansasstatefair.com.

ABOUT ETIX

Founded in 2000, Etix is an international web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries, processing more than 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure online and box-office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services and robust ecommerce fulfillment to 4,100-plus venues, theaters, arenas, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers and multiuse facilities. Headquartered in Morrisville, N.C., Etix has offices in Austria, China, Germany, Holland and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12251/kansas-state-fair.

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