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Merced County Fair by the numbers

Here are some of the fun numbers from the 2010 Merced County Fair:

- 9,074: Entries judged from stained glass, gardens, ceramics and canned veggies to woodworking, a fruit pie contest, alternative photography and kids’ arts and crafts.

$335,064: Total sales at the Junior Livestock Auction. The number of animals sold was up from 2009.

- 10: Hours it takes a Butler Amusements crew to assemble the "Big Wheel" Ferris Wheel. The popular ride gives passengers a birds-eye view of the fairgrounds, holds up to 132 riders and takes about 6 1/2 hours to dismantle.

- Dozens: Hands-on arts and crafts and science activities, artists’ demonstrations and a variety of performances, including music and dance shows at the smaller stages.

- 755: Kids from preschools and summer and Scouting programs, who went on the School Tours.

-1,473: Special needs youngsters and adults and seniors from convalescent homes who participated in the annual "Friends Helping Friends' event.

- 120:Number of years there has been a Merced County Fair.

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