Iowa State Fair Cashless System Update
Thursday, January 9, 2014 Des Moines, IA
Iowa State Fairgoers may continue to use their favorite form of payment for their purchases at this year’s Fair. The Iowa State Fair Board has decided today that they will not implement a mandatory cashless payment system at the 2014 Fair. Instead, they will continue to investigate future implementation of a more progressive system that will eliminate Fairgoers’ concerns of the inconvenience of paper tickets and long lines, improve the concessionaires’ reporting system and accommodate the Fair’s infrastructure.
The Fair Board strives to make sound business decisions in the best interest of the Fair and its Fairgoers. The Iowa State Fair’s operating budget is self-funding, and all Fair profits are reinvested in Fairgrounds infrastructure and fund a better Fair experience.
Passionate Fairgoers help make the Iowa State Fair the best in the nation, and the Fair Board strives to implement policies that improve the Fair’s financial integrity while simultaneously benefiting its loyal fans.
The Fair Board is excited to continue planning for the “Amazingly Amusing” 2014 Fair and once again offer Fairgoers an experience that is second to none.
About the Iowa State Fair
“Nothing Compares” to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.