Kansas State Fair warns of fraudulent ticket websites

Posted at 2:21 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 15:21:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A warning to people buying tickets to the Kansas State Fair. 

Fair officials confirmed to 41 Action News there are fraudulent websites selling fake tickets. Some customers reported the problem to the Kansas State Fair Ticket Office, saying the websites had the name “Kansas State Fair” in them, but their order was never completed and they lost their money. 

Joy Whitman, the Marketing and Ticketing Director for the State Fair, told 41 Action News some of the prices for those fraudulent tickets can range between $150 to $300. That is a big red flag for people; Whitman told 41 Action News their ticket prices only range from $5 to $65. 

Whitman said this is a problem every year, and they want people to be aware so they are not scammed. She said the fair is working with Google to have the fraudulent sites removed from Google’s search engine.

Etix is the only authorized seller for fair tickets and can be found on the Kansas State Fair’s website. The fair is September 7-16.