2010, Giants County Fair

Lou Seal
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Lou Seal external link the official Giants mascot, posed on the carousel an hour before the game was to begin.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:37:30 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #173730_6018BCX
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Candy Land
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Candy Land (not the game external link) sold cotton candy, popcorn, sno cones, candied apples, and cold drinks.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:40:42 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174042_6020BCX
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Hot & Fresh
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The sign read, "Hot & Fresh" and featured French fries and a well groomed and happy corn dog external link.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:41:24 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174124_6022BCX
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Car Race
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One of the more expected carnival booths was the car race (sometimes done racing horses). A contestant rolled balls up an incline to advance a car. The first across the finish won.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:41:38 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174138_6023BCX
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Hang Glide
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One ride emulated the thrill of hang gliding. The patron lay down on the ride and flew face-first around a circle that varied in height.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:46:48 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174648_6028BCX
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Painted Clowns
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One side of an event building was painted to depict clowns.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:48:28 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174828_6036BCX
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Petting Corral
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Located at the far back corner of the event lot were Pony Rides and a Petting Corral. Admission was free, but bags of food to feed the animals cost US $1 per bag. Pony Rides were at the opposite end of the Petting Corral and cost US $5 per ride.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:49:28 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #174928_6043BCX
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Almost Won
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Here, five cars raced toward an exciting finish. If you were that far ahead, would you stop and wait for someone else to catch up, or would you keep playing despite your lead?


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 18:07:50 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #180750_6074BCX
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From At&T Park
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Here the carnival was seen from the upper deck of AT&T park (the San Francisco Giants stadium). The carnival was somewhat small and occupied only half of one of the ball park's parking lots.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 20:48:18 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #204818_6108BCX
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Ride Tickets
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Ride tickets sold in booths near the ferris wheel. A handy ATM dispensed money next to the ticket booths. The use of paper tickets was very last century.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 20:56:50 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #205650_6114BCX
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Thirsty Dog
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One contest used a water pistol attached to a hose in order to squirt water into the dog's mouth. Water caused a ball to rise along a vertical rail behind each dog. The first ball to the top won.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 20:57:42 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #205742_6116BCX
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Cliff Hanger
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Cliff Hanger was the name of the hang-gliding ride internal link.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 20:58:28 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #205828_6117BCX
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Clown Around
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A hall of mirrors and other diversions inside one aptly named building.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 20:59:10 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #205910_6119BCX
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Tilt-A-Whirl
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The official name of the ride was obscured from behind. But from the rear, a mother and daughter could be seen riding an old-fashioned tilt-a-whirl.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 21:00:14 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #210014_6127BCX
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Lemonade
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Lemonade and funnel cake external link were for sale near the back of the lot.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 21:00:46 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #210046_6130BCX
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Yo-Yo
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The Yo-Yo ride external link (a modern version of the Chair-O-Planes) was lit but not yet operating that night.


2010 Giants County Fair   •  Across McCovey cove from AT&T park   •  Terry A. Francois St., San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 August 2010)   •  (Photo taken 21:02:24 Friday 11 June 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #210224_6138BCX
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