Iowa State Fair plan to ax cash food sales draws some criticism

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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A plan to eliminate cash sales at food vendors and other Iowa State Fair attractions has drawn criticism from some longtime fairgoers.

Patrons will no longer buy items with cash. Instead, they will buy tickets at about 50 fairgrounds spots and pay for food and beverages with those tickets. Fair officials said in announcing the system Tuesday that it will be more secure and speed up food purchases because vendors won't have to make change.

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