By the numbers: San Diego County Fair
(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair 2017 Attendance: 1,565,933 people. (Second largest in Fair history behind 2016's 1,609,481.)

Largest one-day attendance:  Sunday, July 2 – 93,874 people.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair Specialty Festival attendance:

2017 San Diego International Beer Festival: 6,055 attendees over the three-days.

2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and Festival: 1,058 attendees during one-day event.

2017 Distilled: Spirit and Cocktail Festival: 652 attendees at the one-day event.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair livestock:

68th Annual Livestock Auction sold 121 hogs at $4.57/pound, 74 lambs at $9.36/pound, 46 cattle at $ 3.95/pound, 53 goats at $734.00 each, and raised $528,1454 for 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair 2017 most popular rides:

1. Crazy Mouse

2. The Big Wheel

3. G-Force

4. Magnum

5. Sky Flyer

6. Olympic Bobs

7. Fast Track Slide

8. Alien Abduction

9. Rave Wave

10. Infield Carousel

An estimated 2,500 attendees, the youngest being 8 year-old and the oldest, 71, took the jump at the Bungee Plunge - about 50 people got cold feet.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair 2017 contests and special events:

62 participants in the Father/Child Lookalike Contest.

890 participants at Three O’Clock Fun contests.

254 cars in the Car Shows at the Fair.

2864 pics of the Mascot taken. 45 kids who cried upon seeing the Mascot. 3000 magnets given away by the Mascot.

In The Spotlight Competition, 102 applied for the Youth Division, 98 applied for the Teen Division, and in the Singer/Songwriter Competition 134 applied. 10 became finalists in each contest.

76 bands battled it out in the Battle of the Bands Contest, with 8 becoming finalists.

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By the numbers: San Diego County Fair
(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair 2017 contests and special events:

240 pies consumed at the daily Coco’s Pie Eating Contest (about 1072 pieces of pie consumed at the Coco’s Pie Eating Contest.)

40 babies entered in three  Baby Derby Contests.

88 National Anthem singers at Opening Ceremonies. 140 Scout Troops that participated in the Flag Raising at Opening Ceremonies. 1097 participants in Flag Raising program at daily Opening Ceremonies (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Marines.)

1000 Fun Fair patches sold for Flag Raising program.

170 kids learning magic at the Abra-Kid-Abra Magic Camp.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Chicken Charlie's sold more than 30,000 Peanut Butter Meatballs, 10,000 Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs, and nearly 7,000 Krispy Kreme Ice Cream Chicken Sandwiches.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Juicy’s sold more than 75,000 of their hamburgers - "All American Bacon Cheeseburger" and the "Western Burger." They also sold more than 4,000 "Western Jalapeno and Cheese Sausages."

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Biggie’s Meat Market used three-fourths of a semi-trailer truck filled with potatoes for their Curly Fried Cone. Fairgoers devoured more than 18,000 pounds of their Giant Big Ribs.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Squeezers went through an entire orchard of lemons in fresh-squeezed lemonade.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Candy Factory used 14 tanks of liquid nitrogen for their Nitro Candy Popcorn, using enough seeds to fill a Chevrolet Suburban.

Dixie’s Donuts fried more than 281,000 mini donuts.

Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls used 15,000 pounds of cinnamon roll flour, three tons of cinnamon and sugar, 1,500 pounds of cream cheese frosting and 360 pounds of walnuts. More than 1,000 cinnamon roll sundaes were sold and fairgoers enjoyed 500 pounds of organic coffee flavored with 52 cases of vanilla and hazelnut creamer.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Pignotti’s sold over 1,000 orders of deep fried octopus, more than 2,200 orders of fish and chips and about 1,000 fish tacos. They also sold about 1,600 orders of "Ravioli on a Stick," 700 orders of spaghetti and meatballs, and more than 500 lasagna sandwiches.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Tasti Chips used 30 tons of California-grown potatoes for chips, topped with 20,000 orders of cheese sauce and 350 pounds of Parmesan garlic cheese. Tasti Chips also served 10,000 pounds of french fries, with 1,500 gallons of Heinz Ketchup and 720 gallons of Tapatio Sauce. About 1,000 gallons of peanut oil was used to fry those chips and fires.

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

About 600 pounds of Sweet Pork and 2,250 pounds of Pastrami were used as toppings for Grinders French Fries. They sold more than 7,500 pounds of fries and went through 400 pounds of cheese and 500 pounds of turkey breast for their sandwiches. They sold more than 250 of their Ooey Gooey Apple Melt Cauliflower Sandwich.

Corn Star grilled 48,000 ears of corn.

 

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(Click to expand) San Diego County Fair food facts:

Australian Battered Potatoes used more than 14,000 pounds of potatoes, 8,400 pints of oil, 240 gallons of ranch dressing, 60 cases of cheese sauce, 200 pounds of bacon, and 150 pounds of sour cream.

Bacon-A-Fair used more than 30,000 pounds of bacon, 350 pounds of asparagus, and 350 pounds of pineapple.

Pink's sold 2,600 pounds of hot dogs and 7,500 pounds of French Fries.

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