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Kern County Fair board: Attendance up 24% this year

Nearly 24,500 pounds collected during food drive
Posted at 8:42 AM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 13:40:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Attendance numbers for the Kern County Fair are out and residents came out in droves.

According to the Fair board, attendance was up 24% compared to 2019.

Most people headed to the fair this past weekend.

Just over 200 people got a flu vaccine while they were there and 370 COVID vaccines were also given out.

Kern County residents also generously donated to Community Action Partnership Kern's Feed the Need food drive during the fair.

The fair board says nearly 24,500 pounds of food was collected. That's enough to feed more than 20,000 families. 23ABC is a sponsor of Feed the Need.

Next year's fair is set to take place Sept. 21st to Oct. 2nd.