Attendance up at Alameda County Fair this year

More than 450,000 people turned out for the Alameda County Fair this summer to cheer on racing horses, listen to performers and eat plenty of fried food during its 107th year. According to the fair, the total attendance of 454,276 was up 7.3% from the previous year. The fair ended on July 7 after an 18-day run.

Attendance wasn’t the only number that was up at the fair this year. Small animal sales were up by 15.9%, Instagram followers were up by 37% and corn dogs eaten – 35,320 in total – were up by 11.5%.

The fair also introduced new cultural festivals to celebrate the Bay Area’s diversity, including an Asian Pacific Celebration, Out at the Fair and Bollywood at the Fair. In addition to the fun, fair attendees contributed to the community. During the course of the fair, 27,000 pounds of food was donated and 6,736 people donated clothing. According to the fair, the Alameda County Fair is ranked in the Top 50 North American Fairs and is the seventh largest fair in California.

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