Kern County Fair officials said that 454,595 attended fair in 2013

The Kern County Fair board has released the following statistics about the 2013 Kern County Fair.

2013 Kern County Fair

Attendance

454, 595 people visited the 2013 fair -21% (sic) increase over 2012 of 80,088 attendees

Carnival Sales

Carnival Sales were the same as 2012

Concessions

Concessionaires were up 6% over 2012

“Pint for a Pass” Houchin Blood Bank

2012- 3,479 Pints vs. 2013 -3,262 Pints

“Feed the Need” Community Action Partnership of Kern

2012-3 Cans of food to receive entry to the fair. 29,539lbs. were collected

2013-4 Cans of food to receive entry to the fair.  34,050 lbs. were collected

15% Increase over 2012

Still Exhibits –Entry Department

2013 – 7221 entries

New categories and contests were added in 2013 and will be added in 2014

Building changes were well received by exhibitors and fairgoers

Livestock Exhibits

2012 Exhibitors - 1288      2013 Exhibitors - 1465 12% Increase

Pig Scramble Program

2012 Participants - 11              2013 Participants - 20

 Calf Scramble Program

2012 Participants - 8             2013 Participants -  12

Mustang & Burro Program

2013 - 9 Participants

 

 

Kern County Fair Junior Livestock Auction

2012                           2013

                        Sheep                       200                             197  

                        Goats                         86                             102

                        Beef                            16                              31

                        Springer Heifers         42                              39

                       Swine                          260                             313

                       Guinea Pigs                 4                                   4

                        Chickens                     9                                 127

                        Rabbits                       8                                  12

                        Turkeys                      15                                 19

                        Beef Heifers               3                                    8

                         Ag Mechanics            6                                    4

2012 Auctions Sales $1,260,000                2013 Auction Sales $1,917,000

Increase of 34% over 2012

The Kern County Fair retains 5% of the auction total for expenses to run the auction.

As special thanks to Buyer #9 that bought animals from our junior exhibitors during auction and then donated 97,393 lbs. of meat to our local food bank, Community Action Partnership of Kern

 

 

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