Jul 15, 2013 6:57 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Attendance down, livestock auction revenue up at Santa Barbara County Fair

Santa Barbara County Fair officials are calling this year's fair a success, despite attendance being down from the previous year.

Fair officials say attendance was 138,300, down 14% from 2012.

They attribute a rainy first day of the fair to the lower number.

Fair officials say the Jr. Livestock Auction broke a record, bringing in $2.6 million.

A hog raised by Amber Bellrose of Lompoc Valley 4-H brought in $96,000 alone. The 257 pound hog was auctioned off as a fundraiser for the new Livestock Barn project. Amber received a $1,500 scholarship and $500 in cash from the Santa Maria Fairpark Foundation.



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