The California Mid-State Fair reported its highest attendance figures in five years this summer, attracting more than 430,000 people in all.
A total of 434,250 people walked through the gates of the Paso Robles Event Center from July 20 through 31, fair organizers announced Wednesday, up 9.3 percent from 2010.
That figure represents the biggest leap in total fair attendance since 2007, when 367,226 fairgoers attended the event.
“Obviously, we are thrilled with the numbers, and we want to sincerely thank all of our loyal patrons for their continued support of the fair,” fair CEO Vivian Robertson said in a news release.
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The fair also boasted a 24.7 percent increase in concert attendance, bringing in 83,772 music lovers with an entertainment lineup that included Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock, Maroon 5 and Selena Gomez & The Scene.
Concession sales were up 20.3 percent, while carnival revenue remained the same. Fairgoers spent $1,063,821 on food and drink, and $500,000 on rides and other activities.
Meanwhile, the junior livestock and auction sales saw an 11.2 percent increase from 2010, bringing in more than $1.4 million.
The 2012 California Mid-State Fair will run July 18 through 29.