LANCASTER – Officials on Tuesday announced statistics for the 2014 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival, which took place Aug. 15-24, 2014 and was themed “Poultry in Motion!”
- Nearly 197,000 people attended the 10-day fair.
- The two highest attendance days were: Sunday, Aug. 17 with more 21,000 guests and Friday, Aug. 22 with more than 20,000 guests.
- Overall food sales were up 9%.
- Sales for Carnival rides and game tickets were up 10%.
- Approximately $41,976 was raised for Grace Resource Center via the “Graceful Giving – a Fair way to end hunger” fundraising campaign. One dollar for each $6 pre-fair admission ticket sold from mid-July to Aug. 14 was given to Grace Resource Center.
- Three thousand books were gathered by the Rotary Club of Lancaster from donations on both Saturdays of Fair 2014 (Aug. 16 and Aug. 23). The books are being donated to the new Endeavor Elementary School (Eastside School District).
- A canned food drive on both Sundays during Fair 2014 yielded 12,700 pounds of food, which was donated to Grace Resource Center.
- There were 561 “Read and Ride” program entries, compared to 315 entries in 2013. The “Read and Ride” program allows children, ages 5-14 years old, the opportunity to read three books and write a brief synopsis of each book. Children under 5 are permitted to draw an illustration of the story.
Exhibits, livestock auction and food results:
- 8,822 competitive exhibits entered (all divisions).
- 312 livestock entries .
- $477,301 total sales at Kiwanis Jr. Livestock Auction.
- 21,000 lbs. of ground beef consumed in Fair Sioux Burgers & Indian tacos.
- 1,513 Couple of Nuts Coupons redeemed from the A.V. Fair Coupon book for one free small bag of Kettle Korn.
- 1,127 Old Tyme Lemonade Coupons redeemed from the Fair Coupon Book for one free large, Old Tyme Lemonade.