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Quality of life index

Published February 12, 2007


500,000 Number of people expected to attend this year's Florida State Fair, which kicked off Thursday.

355 Size, in acres, of the Florida State Fairgrounds.

800 Length, in feet, of this year's midway at the fair.

200 Number of food and beverage vendors setting up shop along the fair midway.

86 Number of rides at this year's state fair.

3 Number of steel roller coasters at the fair.

100 Height, in feet, of the tallest Ferris wheel at this year's fair.

4,000 Number of lights on the Patriot Wheel, an illuminated gondola ride.

77 Number of games sprinkled throughout the fairgrounds.

800 Number of horses that will compete in equestrian events during the fair.

9,000 Size, in square feet, of the Fairgrounds' Equestrian Pavilion.

5,000 Number of livestock animals that will be shown during the duration of the fair.

16,000 Number of lighted parking spaces at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

88,000 Size, in square feet, of the Fairgrounds' Southern Chevy Dealers Expo Hall, the site of many shopping areas and exhibition booths.

Source: Florida State Fair Authority, HarmonTampa PR

[Last modified February 12, 2007, 01:14:04]

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