California State Fair mascot Poppy makes a new friend on the midway

Attendance dipped six percent at the California State Fair, Sacramento, from last year’s 737,647 to 691,822.

However, noted CEO Norb Bartosik, paid attendance was up slightly, to 523,838 compared to last year’s 522,375.

That’s because fair officials implemented some new rules for the July 12-29 fair.

“We’re just trying to be a little tighter with how we do what we do,” Bartosik ...


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