Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Mid-State Fair Sees Increased Attendance

The California Mid-State Fair is proud to report another exceptional year, with solid numbers and increases in many areas. For the third consecutive year, over 400,000 people attended the Fair, coming from throughout California to enjoy one of the largest fairs in the State. Vivian Robertson, CEO, said, “Once again this year I feel very blessed to finish with such solid numbers. Our top priority is to provide a safe and fun environment, and we accomplished this goal with the tremendous support of our volunteers and staff.”
 
Of particular note were the increases in the Jr. Livestock Auction and Replacement Heifer Sale, which saw an increase for the fourth consecutive year. “The 4-H and FFA program represents the culmination of months of hard work and is a key benchmark as we strive to preserve and promote agriculture,” said Robertson.
Final, un-audited numbers are as follows:

                                            2013                         2012
Total Attendance               411,511                   410,905
Concert Attendance          67,715                      67,561
Concessions                   $1,051,378             $1,039,816
Carnival                            $500,000                $500,000
Jr. Livestock/Heifer          $2,100,517             $1,761,135
 
The 2014 California Mid-State Fair will run Wednesday, July 16th through Sunday, July 27th.

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