Data show appetites were big at State Fair

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013 - 6:26 am

After reporting a 6.5 percent increase in daily attendance at this year's California State Fair, officials provided another round of data from the 17-day event that concluded Sunday:

• 4,500 people purchased spaghetti ice cream.

• 11,000 pounds of watermelon were consumed.

• 4,000 big beef ribs were feasted upon.

• 9,000 giant turkey legs were eaten.

• 422 thoroughbreds, 32 mules, 24 quarter horses and 24 Arabians ran in 72 races.

• 2,924 pounds of fruit and vegetables from fair farms were donated to charity.

• 60,000 toilet paper rolls were used.

Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079. Follow him on Twitter @Lindelofnews.

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