Kansas State Fair Ticket Trade Proposal Form
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Ticket Trade Request Form

Thanks for your interest in promoting the 2018 Kansas State Fair. We are currently seeking media partners to trade advertising space and promotions for Kansas State Fair general gate admission tickets, concert tickets, or support of special events. Please submit the form below no later than July 10.

2018 Overview

In addition to a great line-up of concerts at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand, we've completely revamped our daily themes. If you have a promotional or sponsorship idea for a particular day, please outline it in your proposal.

  • Friday, Sept. 7 – Explore Kansas -- K.C. and The Sunshine Band
  • Saturday, Sept. 8 – Poll & Stroll -- Dan+Shay, with special guest Cassadee Pope
  • Sunday, Sept. 9 – Kansas Salutes -- Josh Abbott Band, with special guest BlackHawk
  • Monday, Sept. 10 – Dillons Dollar Day -- Demolition Derby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 11 – Foodie Fest -- Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Kansas Cares -- For KING & COUNTRY, with special guest Zach Williams
  • Thursday, Sept. 13 – Makers Day -- Bret Michaels
  • Friday, Sept. 14 – Ag Innovation Day --Trace Adkins (4-H/FFA Night)
  • Saturday, Sept. 15 – Team Spirit -- The Beach Boys
  • Sunday, Sept. 16 – Go Big or Go Home -- Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull

Our Priorities

We are particularly interested in the following:
  • Concert promotions -- We want to heavily promote concerts now through the beginning of the Fair, but especially the week of August 13-20, as gate admission is included with concert tickets through August 20
  • Gate admission promotions -- We want everyone across Kansas to want to come for a day--or more!
  • Advertising space -- We're interested in all formats (digital, radio, TV, print, carrier pigeons)
  • Daily schedule insertion -- We are printing a 12-page tabloid-size newspaper insert, and we are interested in inserting it into newspapers
  • Content for niche audiences -- We are aiming to create lot of content around particular interests. If you are a blogger/social media influencer, or if you have a specific idea for promoting to one of these, include it in your proposal:
    • Moms
    • Domestic Goddesses
    • Foodies
    • Music Lovers
    • Gardeners
    • Seniors
    • Outdoor Enthusiasts
    • Political Junkies
    • Horse/Animal Lovers
    • Beer & Wine Lovers
    • Art & Photography Enthusiasts
    • Military
    • Farmers & Ranchers
    • First Responders
    • Nonprofits and Charity-Minded People

2018 Ticket Trade Proposal Form

Terms & Conditions

Check "confirm" for each item.

1. It is understood that all tickets provided by Kansas State Fair for trade are to be utilized for promotional purposes only. Tickets are not to be used for media staff, sponsors, underwriters, or family member use. All ticket winner information must be provided to the Kansas State Fair via online form by September 30, 2018. (See guideline 4.)
2. In order for a proposal to be considered, the proposal must include details on how ALL requested ticket quantities will be given out, including type of promotion, dates of giveaway, quantitiy of tickets requested and the quantitiy of tickets given out each day of promotion.
3. Unfortunately, not all ticket trade requests may be able to be fulfilled. Opportunities are limited and are awarded based on impact and reach of proposed promotions.
4. All ticket winners and their contact information (name, address, phone and e-mail) shall be provided to the Kansas State Fair no later than September 30, 2018. Failure to do so will result in forfeit of any future trade with the Kansas State Fair. If a ticket trade proposal is approved, you will be provided with a password protected link to the online form to submit this information.
5. Stations have the option to script and produce their own spots/ads/materials, but we ask that all elements be approved by the Kansas State Fair prior to scheduled start date. Allow 48 hours for approval.
6. By submitting this form, I agree to the above guidelines for Kansas State Fair Welcome Media. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in forfeiture of future Welcome Media opportunities.

Proposal Guidelines

Please submit one form per station/publication/unique entity.

Our ideal partners will provide a detailed description of their proposed trade (number/size of insertions/spots/announcements, number of impressions, etc.), including elements like the following:
  • Specific promotional ideas, including giveaways, contests, or sponsorships of regular programming
  • Live or recorded announcements
  • Social media posts and promotions (boosted)
  • Digital advertising
  • Spots or print ads
  • Email / e-newsletter
  • Blog posts
  • Any other ideas you have
  • :15, :30 radio spots (concerts)
  • :15, :30 radio spots (general Fair attendance)
  • :05, :15, :30 TV/video spots (concerts)
  • :05, :15, :30 TV/video spots (general Fair attendance)
  • Print ads
  • Concert-focused banner ads (5 sizes)
  • General Fair attendance banner ads (5 sizes)
  • Artist-approved audio, video, photo, and graphic elements
  • Kansas State Fair artwork elements
  • If the reach/impact of your proposal warrants custom creative, we will create it for you
  • Media have the option to produce their own spots/ads, but they must be approved by the Kansas State Fair prior to the scheduled start date. Allow 48 hours for approval. (Note, we will be picky about visuals, so we suggest you err on the side of asking us to create/provide visuals and ads rather than doing them yourself.)

Your Contact Information

If different from organization name

Your Proposal

Please be very detailed
Upload Proposal (if desired; not required)
Note which concerts and how many
We will be making decisions by July 6. If you have questions about the content of this form, contact Lori Bower at 312-310-0832. If you have technical issues with the form, contact Joy Whitman at joy.whitman@ks.gov.
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