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Uncle Phil Festival Beer Tokens - What next? (30) RE: Festival Beer Tokens - What next? 30 Aug 12

We use a ticket system at the North Texas Irish Festival. We sell beer under the license of the guy with the beer franchise for Fair Park, and he uses a ticket system for all events. Our beer booths are staffed by volunteers. They've all had a TABC training class, but most of them aren't used to handling money or making change. Volunteers making change in a crowded booth with long waiting lines would be unreasonably slow.

The price of beer? Yeah, our prices are higher than some places in town, but selling beer is our biggest source of funds for everything else we do. We have bills to pay. I go to other festivals and tickets for festivals that don't sell beer are more expensive, usually twice or more. Beer selection? We get our beer straight from a distributor for Guinness products, and are limited to products that they handle. We have 8 or 10 choices, but often are asked for beers that we don't have. People laugh at our Coors Light tap at the Irish Festival, but we always have it because we sell a lot of it.
- Phil (who has a few leftover tickets on his bookshelf)

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