The Fresno Fair ended the way it started, with thousands of people and sunny skies...
It's the day Leslie Cunning has been waiting for.
"It's a really happy day because my feet hurt."
Some people are sad to see it go.
Terry Lipps lives across the street.
He let's people park on his lawn for $5.
"I've been out of work for 9 months so I have to do something to keep busy,
It helps pass the time better."
He parked 85 cars... That's 425 dollars. Enough to pay the rent.
"it's survival time right now."
Back at the fairgrounds... It's still too early to count money...
At least for Matthew Holguin... He owns legendary gellato.
"Numbers as far as customers...You lose track after $5,000."
At this point... He's just looking forward to packing things up... And he says it won't take long.
"We'll be out of here by 8 m...We're going home, I got a new surfboard and I'm looking to use it Monday morning."
The carnival will need a little more time...
It takes crews 4 hours to tear down some rides...
And other take half a day...
It'll all be on the road by Monday afternoon.
"We do move fast, we've had a crew that's been around for a long time...That are qualified to move the rides...We have the equipment so pretty much we can bring down a carnival over night"
It's another year in the books...
But the fair will be back...
Along with all the food, rides, and people.
Here's a few fun facts about this year's big fresno fair...
2,000 animals were exhibited in the livestock pavilion.
133 homemade quilts were on display.
Over 6200 ears of corn were sold.
Fairgoers wolfed down 9,000 garlic chicken and veggie kabobs.
They also tried 464 sticks of deep fried butter.
And, vendors sold 10,000 funnel cakes, 4676 deep fried oreos, and 14,000 scoops of gelato.