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Indiana State Fair visitors will notice something new when entering the fair this summer. Instead of long rolls of paper tickets, fair workers will use new electronic scanners to admit attendees. The Indiana State Fair Commission decided they will switch to the new mobile, hand-held devices last week.
Spokesman Andy Klotz says that compared to the old method, the electronic entry system will be a quicker, easier way to admit the nearly 900-thousand visitors who come to the fair each year.
“It will make things much more easy for everybody involved, and we just think that this is going to really enhance the experience for a lot of people because there will no longer be big long lines up on Fall Creek as people wait their turn to get into the fair on a Saturday afternoon,” he says.
Klotz says the system will be used to count tickets for any event held at the fairgrounds and that visitors will still be able to buy advance tickets for the fair. The new devices will be tested out at events held at the fairgrounds in mid-May.