Fascinating Facts from the 2015 Fair

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Fascinating Facts from the 2015 Fair
Fascinating Facts from the 2015 Fair
Fascinating Facts presented by:
Tasty Trivia
Number
Item
1,600,000
Fair scones served, dripping with honey butter and raspberry jam
290,000+
Pounds of food collected for Puyallup Food Bank on opening day, partnered
with KOMO 4, KOMO Newsradio AM 1000/97.7 FM, and KOMOnews.com
Doggone Krusty Pups were consumed
180,749
12,000
Cones of cotton candy
38,110
Mouthwatering Marcoe’s carmel apples were sold
2,470
165
Krusty Puppies (smaller appetites)
Food booth locations to tame that hungry stomach at the State Fair
With Students in Mind Trivia
Number
658,449
118,959
17,000
882
1,062
Fact
Complementary gate admission tickets provided to students in western Washington
Complementary gate admission tickets provided to educators in western Washington
Kids’ faces painted by Merrymakers at Mazatlan’s Face Painting Station
Students went on an Educational Tour at the 2015 Fair
Entries in Junior-Senior High School Art Show
1
Tempting Trivia
Number
Fact
1,000,000+
Guests attended the 2015 Washington State Fair in Puyallup
94,444
People enjoyed Columbia Bank’s Concert Series at the 2015 Fair
46,665
12,240
Total boardings on Pierce Transit’s “Fair Express” bus, a 17% increase over
2014
Pounds of plastic bottles recycled from the Fair – the weight of nearly 62 sixfoot steel wheelbarrows
Gallons of Mountain Mist water was distributed free of charge to guests
23,400
Plant plugs were assembled in baskets and planters in the Fair’s greenhouse
3,375
9,700
Fred Meyer Value Packs purchased to attend the Fair
3,647
Riders on Sounder train service the middle and last Saturday of the State Fair
2,750
Pounds of aluminum cans recycled – the weight of nearly 46 60” flat screen TVs
2,850
State Fair season passes sold
1,500
Students took part in the Western Rodeo Parade on opening day from Sumner,
Bonney Lake, Rogers and Emerald Ridge High Schools, and Kallas Jr. High.
800
800
235
140
People were taken to the Lost Persons booth, waiting their families/friends to
find them
Selfies were taken in front of the Lost Persons booth, after families/friends
were re-united
Dump truck loads of special dirt to fill the rodeo arena
110
Grandstand ushers are hired to work at the Fair
162
80
Years that the Classic Coaster has been giving Fair guests a spectacular ride
77
Artists who participated in Artists in Action
75
Years that the International Exhibit of Photography has been held in Puyallup
20
Years that guests have been sliding down the Giant Slide
4
2
Commercial vendor spaces, who sold items ranging from fuzzy socks to hot
tubs
People seen in First Aid, with needs ranging from a bandage to transport
Number of names the Fair has been called: Valley Fair (1900-1913), Western
Washington Fair (1913-1976), Puyallup Fair (1976-2012), Washington State Fair
(2013-)
All Cleaned Up Trivia
Number
Fact
10,800,000
941,060
Linear feet of toilet paper was used – equal to FOUR round trips between Mt.
Vernon and Wenatchee
Linear feet of paper towels used – equal to nearly THREE round trips between
Camas and Tukwila
Pounds of compost, yard waste and wood collected to recycle in September
904,212
Pounds of garbage (part of the material, above) collected
375,000
Toilet seat covers put to good use – enough to give one to every resident in
Vancouver, Everett, Bremerton, Longview and Lynnwood
Trash bags used - enough for every resident in Richland to have their very own
3,780,000
375,000
15,820
9,830
3,200
675
300
63
Ounces of hand sanitizer kept hands clean – equivalent to filling over six 20gallon fish tanks, laid end to end
Zip ties kept things zipped – enough for nearly every resident in Poulsbo to call
one their own
Yards of duct tape used, which is equivalent to the distance between home
plate and first base at a Mariners game, but 106 times
Gallons of liquid soap used in restrooms – that is the equivalent of filling 30
three-foot kiddy pools with water
Les Schwab wraps covered the trash barrels in style, one for every resident in
Hamilton, WA
Percent of waste diverted from landfills to recycling in 2015
All of the Animals Down on the Farm Trivia
Number
Fact
593
Dairy goat entries
516
Rabbit entries
409
Beef cattle entries
364
Pigeon entries
341
Sheep entries
249
Poultry entries
204
Dairy cattle entries
69
Pygmy goat entries
65
Boer goat entries
24
Duck entries
8
Pheasant entries
6
Draft horse hitches performed shows daily in the Paulhamus Arena
5
Turkeys entries
3
Yee Haw Rodeo Trivia
Number
Fact
220,000
384
Dollars in prize money at 2015 Washington State Fair Rodeo
Top rodeo athlete contestants participated in the Rodeo
82
Years that the Fair has hosted the rodeo
48
Number of top contestants in each event competed in Puyallup
8
Rodeo stock contractors providing animals for the 2015 Rodeo
Growing our Foundation Trivia
Number
Fact
1,000,000+
Dollars in scholarship awards have been distributed to college-bound students
since the inception of the scholarship program
Dollars awarded in scholarships in 2015 by the Washington State Fair Foundation
K-3rd grade students learned about farming, farm animals, local crops and the
origin of their food in Traveling Farm visits to their school in the 2014/2015
school year
80,125
9,499
1,774
2,358
424
100
4
Pennies were pressed during the 2015 Washington State Fair Proceeds from
the penny press benefit the Foundation’s projects and programs
Number of miles the Traveling Farm has traveled to educate K-3rd grade students about food and agriculture education
Classrooms in 53 elementary schools got a visit from the donor-funded Traveling Farm exhibit during the 2014/2015 school year
Years of Fair history was captured on film in a heartwarming collection of
stories on Voices of the Fair DVD, now available for purchase
41
Students were awarded scholarships in 2015
28
15
Teams competed in the XPLORE, the Fair Adventure Race, which is our own
version of the Amazing Race.
The number of clues/challenges solved each in the XPLORE Adventure Race.
2.5
Hours on average to finish the XPLORE Adventure Race.
Blue Ribbon-Bound Trivia
Number
Department
4,813
Floral entries received
2,091
International Exhibition of Photography entries
1,621.5
Pounds in the giant pumpkin competition, adult division, Grown by Joel Holland
– a NEW record!
1,459
Produce of all sizes and shapes (vegetables and fruit) entered in the Agriculture
Department
Home Arts (quilts, needlepoint, pie baking) items entered
1,369
967
Collectors and hobbyists who entered their “treasures” in Hobby Hall
787
Fine Art Show entries
616
Washington State Photo Contest entries
445.5
Pounds for the junior division giant pumpkin, by Gracie Venters of Redmond
210
Quilts (amateur and professional) entered in the Home Arts Department
160
Amateur wine entered in the Agriculture Department
124
Amateur beer entered in the Agriculture Department
52
Sculptures entered in the Fine Arts Department
25
Honey entered in the Agriculture Department
13
Countries represented in International Exhibit of Photography
11
Grange displays in the Agriculture Department
10
Scarecrows entered in the Agriculture Department
Technology Trivia
Number
Fact
1,742,563
Total number of website session at www.thefair.com, July – September 2015
940,902
Total number of website users, July – September 2015
109,173
Washington State Fair Facebook fans
56,204
Number of tickets purchased online (gate admission and rides)
12,906
Number of mobile app users, July - September 2015
Free-is-a-Good-Price Trivia
Number
Fact
35,000
Sponsor items were distributed at the gates
11,679
Our military community and dependents who received free gate admission on
both Military Appreciation Days, thanks to 570 KVI, KOMO 4, KOMO Newsradio
AM 1000 / 97.7 FM, and KOMOnews.com
Kids took advantage of the BECU Free Kids’ Weekend
5,769
5
Midway Madness Trivia
6
Riders
Ride and height restriction
1,112,530
Rides were taken in the Midway (excludes Extreme Scream) and SillyVille
765,237
Rides were taken in SillyVille
360,000
Number of games enjoyed by guests in the Midway in 2015
193,576
Riders on top three coasters (heights vary)
131,029
Giant Slide riders (36”+ in height)
84,847
Classic Coaster riders (52”+ in height)
80,377
Wild Cat riders (48”+ in height)
62,252
Matterhorn riders (42”+ in height)
53,799
Evolution riders (52”+ in height)
53,124
Starship 2000 riders (42”+ in height)
50,484
Haunted Mansion riders (42”+ in height or 36” w/adul
44,953
Wave Swinger riders (44”+ in height)
41,305
Giant Wheel riders (54”+ in height, or 42” w/adult)
41,233
Vertigo riders (48” in height)
40,508
Mardi Gras riders (36”+ in height)
40,498
Riders on three Merry-Go-Rounds (heights varied)
40,245
Party Animal riders (42”+ in height)
37,352
Enterprise riders (53”+ in height)
36,028
Super Orbiter riders (48”+ in height)
36,420
Speedy riders (36”+ in height)
35,874
El Nino riders (52”+ in height)
35,783
Zero Gravity riders (42”+ in height)
34,510
Tilt a Whirl riders (36”+ in height)
33,471
Sea Dragon riders (48”+ in height)
33,184
Rat Race riders (42”= in height)
31,847
Kiddy Slide riders (36”+ in height)
31,542
C.P. Huntington Train riders (42”+ in height, or 32” w/adult)
31,108
Inferno riders (52”+ in height)
30,838
Ghost Pirate riders (42”+ in height, 36”+ w/adult)
30,650
Raiders riders (36”+ in height)
30,039
Scrambler riders (48”+ in height or 42” w/adult)
28,352
Rainier Rush riders (58”+ in height
26,322
Extreme Scream riders (52”+ in height)

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