|As Chase County Fair draws near, ticket sale changes occur|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:03|
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
With little over a week to go before the Chase County Fair begins Aug. 9, the public should be aware of some changes in ordering tickets.
First, as of this Saturday, the price of the Carnival Mega Ride Pass increases from $49.95 to $59.95. The Mega Pass is good for carnival rides Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 12-15.
In addition, Larry and Jeanette Munger will move into the ticket office at the fairgrounds Monday, Aug. 3, to begin two weeks of on-grounds ticket sales.
The ticket booth will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Calls to 308-882-5260 made after those hours will be answered as soon as possible during working hours by the Mungers.
The fair board is advocating the use of the on-line ticket service to order tickets, according to fair board member Dillon Harchelroad.
People may do so at www.chasecountyfair.com and may then print off a copy of the tickets, or present the bar code that comes via e-mail on cell phones at the concert gate.
That bar code is then scanned and no paper ticket is needed.
Tickets ordered over the phone will be mailed to the customer when orders are accompanied by payment in full.
The fair board is offering a discount if a “pair,” or one ticket to each night of the Friday and Saturday concerts is ordered, for $50. Otherwise, standing tickets are $30 apiece, and seated tickets are $35 apiece.
Harchelroad, who is also board secretary and in charge of advertising and marketing, said that as of Monday there were just under 100 tickets sold for the Sanctus Real concert Aug. 12. “Typically we don’t have on-line sales for the Christian show,” he noted.
Harchelroad said usually between 1,000-1,200 people purchase tickets at the ticket booth just before the concert.
The same goes for the Jaycees Demolition Derby on Aug. 13. “We never sold on-line demolition derby tickets before, so people aren’t accustomed to that,” Harchelroad noted.
As of Monday, he said about 361 tickets had been sold on-line or through phone sales for the Jerrod Niemann with special guest Haley & Michaels show Aug. 14.
The Brett Eldredge with special guests Reggie Shaw and Kelsea Ballerini show on Aug. 15 had 510 tickets sold. Harchelroad said the board hopes for 1,200 or more in the audience for the Friday night show, and more on Saturday.