Hungry for glory, youth at San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif. participate in a pie-eating contest.

Overall, there was a slight decrease in attendance in the Top 50 Fairs in North America in 2014. However, many fairs enjoyed record or near-record years. Attendance at the Top 50 fairs totaled 44,126,105, a 1.17 percent decrease from 2013’s total of 44,648,376.

There were a few drops in attendance, which translated to drops in the chart for some fairs. With the elimination of...


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