San Mateo, County Fair
Held in the San Mateo County Event Center
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Upon entry, a kid's ride was noticed first
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San Mateo County Fair 2009
San Mateo County Events Center, San Mateo, California
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Upon entry, a kid's ride was noticed first


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A display of finely restored vintage cars
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A display of finely restored vintage cars


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Near the entrance/exit was a handy souvenir booth
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Near the entrance/exit was a handy souvenir booth


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A young girl enjoyed the face painting booth
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A young girl enjoyed the face painting booth


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One kid's ride featured bees showing peace hand gestures
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Perhaps inspired by the Beatles song Let It "Bee"
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One kid's ride featured bees showing peace hand gestures


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The big hall held merchandise booths and exhibited winners
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The big hall held merchandise booths and exhibited winners


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First place winner with the best dahlia-miniature
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First place winner with the best dahlia-miniature


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First and second place winners with the best beets
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First and second place winners with the best beets


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The oil painting was the grand prize winner
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The oil painting was the grand prize winner


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One of many quilts in the fair's competition
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One of many quilts in the fair's competition


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There was a true carnival component to the fair
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There was a true carnival component to the fair


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A boy was bucked from the bucking bull
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A boy was bucked from the bucking bull


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The food concession area was well shaded with good seating
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The food concession area was well shaded with good seating


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For a quarter (US $0.25) one might have a foot massage
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For a quarter (US $0.25) one might have a foot massage


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Electricity was out in the hall with winning table settings
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Electricity was out in the hall with winning table settings


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It cost US $1.00 to see a sleeping 1,000 pound pig
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It cost US $1.00 to see a sleeping 1,000 pound pig


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A young goat wondered if the sign might taste good
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A young goat wondered if the sign might taste good


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Award winning cows were on display in the livestock area
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Award winning cows were on display in the livestock area


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People on stilts posed with a woman's children
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People on stilts posed with a woman's children


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The sign on the back of a booth with amusing signs to sell
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The sign on the back of a booth with amusing signs to sell


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The Luvhed band played on stage
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The Luvhed band played on stage


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A couple on stilts paraded the grounds
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A couple on stilts paraded the grounds


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An odd but cute rabbit was on display
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An odd but cute rabbit was on display


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A short-eared white rabbit
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A short-eared white rabbit


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A petting area with fake animals for the too young
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A petting area with fake animals for the too young


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Soft, plush souvenirs were for sale in the kid's area
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Soft, plush souvenirs were for sale in the kid's area


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Boy with painted face rode "The Gator" roller coaster
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Boy with painted face rode "The Gator" roller coaster


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Father showed great love for his son with the painted face
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Father showed great love for his son with the painted face


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A family appeared ready to slide down the tall slide together
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A family appeared ready to slide down the tall slide together


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Had the basketball not bounced, a prize would have been won
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Had the basketball not bounced, a prize would have been won


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One fellow walked away with prizes won
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One fellow walked away with prizes won


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A small roller coaster still provided great thrills
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A small roller coaster still provided great thrills


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Caramel apples provided a mouth-watering sight
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Caramel apples provided a mouth-watering sight


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One ride was patterned after a car's crankshaft and piston
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One ride was patterned after a car's crankshaft and piston


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The hub of the ferris wheel was more complex than thought
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The hub of the ferris wheel was more complex than thought


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Juggling magicians performed on stage
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Juggling magicians performed on stage


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The decor of one ride appeared well worn
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The decor of one ride appeared well worn


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The "Chicago Loop" frightened as it spun
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The "Chicago Loop" frightened as it spun


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The "Chicago Loop" stopped briefly upside down
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The "Chicago Loop" stopped briefly upside down


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People were belted in for the "Super Shot"
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People were belted in for the "Super Shot"


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Friends with M&M fans watched the "Super Shot"
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Friends with M&M fans watched the "Super Shot"


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The "Super Shot" rose slowly to a great height
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The "Super Shot" rose slowly to a great height


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The "Super Shot" descended in free fall
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The "Super Shot" descended in free fall


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Kids and teens lined up for the next ride
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Kids and teens lined up for the next ride


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A constant stream of people rode the roller coaster
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A constant stream of people rode the roller coaster


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Her hair caught great light from the setting sun
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Her hair caught great light from the setting sun


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Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger performed
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Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger performed


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Guest Services was plastered with signs
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Guest Services was plastered with signs


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