Attendance at the Ventura County Fair was up 7 percent over last year, according to figures released by fair officials shortly after the two-week event ended on Aug. 15. Total attendance was 328,520.
The crowds were also bigger this year at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, which ended Aug. 1. Total attendance was 399,122, up 6.8 percent from 2009. Concert attendance and concession revenue were also up, and carnival revenue was flat.