Fair, Pacific Amphitheatre lauded for attendance

The Orange County Fair and its marquee concert venue was recognized by an international trade publication this month for its high attendance in 2010.

Venues Today magazine ranked the O.C. Fair the eighth most attended fair in the U.S. and the Pacific Amphitheatre the seventh most attended venue of its size internationally in its January issue, according to a release from the OC Fair & Event Center.

The 2010 fair, with the theme "The Beat Goes On," was the highest attended fair in its 120-year history with more than 1.1 million people visiting, President and Chief Executive Steve Beazley said in the release.

The fair will kick off July 15 with the theme "LET'S EAT!" and run through Aug. 14.

Britney Barnes

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