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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - July 12, 2013

Many skip this year's Fair because of the searing heat

by Jeb Bing

Searing heat with temperatures above 100 degrees for several days in a row cut attendance at this year's Alameda County Fair to a total of 391,426 visitors, well under last year's record-high 534,577 fair-goers. Besides the heat, a day of rain and a week-long BART strike also drove attendance down at the 101st annual Fair, although opening day attendance of 31,389 was up 2.3% over last year's 30,692.

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