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Merced County Fair by the Numbers

Fun Statistics from the 2007 Merced County Fair:

2,000 ribbons – first, second, third place, honorable mention and participation ribbons -- awarded to winning exhibitors in all exhibit buildings from Kids' Art to Home Arts.

4,000 milkshakes – sold at the 4-H Milk Bar near Livestock. Vanilla is still No. 1, but there are a lot of chocolate fans.More than 2,000 18-inch corndogs -- served up at the "Hot Dog on a Stick" concession.

207 job applications and 323 "You're Hired" workshop flyers – handed out at the City of Merced booth in the Commercial Building. And enough fairgoers' signatures on a petition to keep the Bell Station Federal Building a post office.

900 lollipops – awarded to fairgoers who correctly answered questions about mosquitoes at the Mosquito Abatement District booth in the Ag Building.

600 pounds of lemons – squeezed to make gallons and gallons of fresh lemonade for thirsty fairgoers at Clint's Lemonade Stand, inside the giant yellow lemon.

190 facials and hundreds of free make-up applications -- at the L'Bel Paris salon bus.

6,866 photos – of happy fairgoers taken by photographers at the "Fairground Foto" booth near the main entrance gate.

$443,184 – the livestock auction grand sales total. Over at Livestock, 11 rabbit meat pens (three rabbits to a pen) were sold at the Rabbit Auction and 481 swine, sheep, goats and beef were sold at the Junior Livestock Auction.