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OC Fair Hits 2018 Attendance Record of 1.4M Visitors

August 13, 2018

The 2018 fair, which ended Sunday, Aug. 12, surpassed previous years in total guests – by 10 percent more than the 1.33 million fairgoers in 2017 – and its busiest day, July 28, drew 86,334 people, beating a single-day visitor record set in 2001.

Among the popular attractions this year was Heroes Hall, a tribute to military veterans now in its second year. Nearly 20,000 fairgoers passed through, and more than half of them tried out the “Bravemind” virtual reality exhibit, fair spokeswoman Terry Moore said. Visitors can expect another special military exhibit at the 2019 fair, she said.

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