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The 2016 California State Fair – by the numbers


The California State Fair has completed its annual 17-day run at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Here are some numbers of note.

Attendance – 675,000

Cars Parked – 155,874

People Assisted After Being Locked Out Of Their Cars – 24

Produce Harvested From ‘The Farm’ For Local Food Banks – 3,400 pounds

Pieces of California Grown Fruit Given To Young People At The Farm – 11,324

Number Of Livestock Animals On Display –  8,870

Corn Dogs Consumed In Milo’s Corn Dog Eating Contest – 284

Corn Dogs Consumed By Contest Winner – 53

First Prize In Contest – $2,500

Competitive Entries, All Categories – 21,441

Craft Beer Competitive Entries – 1,204

Wine Slushies Served – 16,600

Balloon Animals Made – 1,656

Link to State Fair News Release

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