Entry to the Vancouver Island Exhibition could be more expensive next year.
Exhibition officials plan to discuss an entertainment surcharge and a higher admission price for 2014 as a result of rising costs all around.
VIEX treasurer Stephen Kass said admission prices have stayed the same for the past three years, and now it is mandatory to consider more expensive admission and a possible entertainment surcharge.
"We're getting increased pressures for rising costs," Kass said. "If costs continue doing what we're doing we may have to look at sneaking up the rates a little but we're going to try our best not to do that."
Kass is in the process of reviewing the 2013 exhibition's bottom line and hopes extra cash can be put aside for next year.
As is, adult admission costs $22 for three days or $11 for one.
Kass said the exhibition always applies for grants, but with entertainment asking for more money and other costs going up, a cost hike could be an "unfortunate" reality.
VIEX received a $40,000 grant from the provincial government in June.
It was one of 20 B.C. agricultural fairs to receive a total of $689,500 in provincial gaming grants this year.
Ann Siddall, president of BC Association of Agricultural Fairs & Exhibitions, said in a statement she is grateful for the government support.
"These funds are invaluable to B.C.'s fairs and exhibitions that strive to provide affordable family entertainment, encourage community pride and promote awareness of British Columbia's diverse agriculture industry," she said.
The VIEX ran Aug. 16 to 18 at Beban Park.
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