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For Immediate Release
July 06, 2023

Marin County Fair Attendance and Revenue Results

First Indoor & Outdoor Post-Pandemic Fair Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Fairs Revenue

San Rafael, CA – From June 30 to July 4, 2023, a total of 92,076 people celebrated the Fourth of July holiday at the Marin County Fair, generating $1,951,265 million in ticket revenue (up from 2022’s ticket revenue of $1,891,705).

The five-day event marked the return of full outdoor and indoor attractions for the first time since 2019. “The Marin County Fair came back with a bang,” said Director of Cultural Services Gabriella Calicchio. “Everybody involved, from our staff to our volunteers to our community partners, all had a really great time engaging with our community.”

Headline concerts by Blue Öyster Cult, Exposé, Patti LaBelle, Stephen Marley, and Melissa Etheridge entertained fairgoers each night. Fairgoers also delighted in fireworks all five nights, Barnyard activities and pig races, competitive exhibit pieces, Community Stage performances, roaming grounds entertainment, fair food, and more.

Some additional post-fair statistics:

  • 143 veterans and active military, 1,928 seniors, and 3,785 children admitted free on Kids, Veterans, & Seniors Free Day (June 30)
  • 23,845 people celebrated their Fourth of July at the fair
  • 1,800 pineapples & 900 frozen bananas sold
  • 8 pigs raced 20 times
  • 69 artworks sold, making $25,760
  • 6,000 organic lemons squeezed for lemonade
  • 79,815 tickets sold, 12,261 of those were free
  • 40 hula hoops used by Hillia the Hula Hoop Extraordinaire
  • 800 lbs. of calamari served
  • 5 drag queens, 11 Irish dancers, 18 folklorico dancers, and 22 ukulele players performed on the Community Stage

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Gabriella C. Calicchio
Department of Cultural Services

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6400
Email: Gabriella C. Calicchio
Cultural Services Website