Its that time of year where I do my annual "admission to the fair should be free" argument.  We are already paying taxes to keep the facility up and running.  The extra 8 dollars in a person's pocket would be left there, along with countless other dollars.  The attendance would go up making up for the revenue loss of the gate and more people would go to the fair more than once.  No personnel would be needed at the gates, saving on labor costs.

They should at least try it for a day, I think they would be pleasantly surprised.