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Records Broken During The 12 Day Big Fresno Fair

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Ideal weather for the Big Fresno Fair made a difference at the turnstiles and visitors and vendors both say it was a memorable twelve day run. One of the big attractions at this year's fair was the World Discovery Building. Saturday there were more than 11–thousand people who spent time admiring all it has to offer. 

Aaron Snyder brought his family up from Visalia. "We like the food, the fair food that's a big hit with us and going through the different booths like the quilts, cookies and stuff like that."

It's too early to tell if the 2012 edition of the fair sets an attendance record but they do know that opening day was a record breaker. Deputy fair manager Lauri King says the same goes for the annual food drive. "We broke our own record for the single day largest food drive and that was Thursday our Feed the Need Community Food Drive. We broke that record with 76.5 tons of food being collected."

Chasing sheep to pluck off a balloon is always a hit with the kids. Wool Riders Only is a mainstay at the fair and its owner Tommy Jiodone gives the 2012 edition high marks. "The Big Fresno is a great fair. Everything they have here, the way they've beefed up, the way the place looks phenomenal, they have great food vendors here and their concert lineup is really solid."

Planning is already underway for the 2013 edition of the Big Fresno Fair.

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