PHOTOS: 2014 Asparagus Festival

June 10, 2014

 

STOCKTON — Attendance for the 29th annual Asparagus Festival, held April 25-27, was 55,025, down even from last year’s disappointing numbers.

A thunderstorm shut down the festival early on Friday, but the rest of the weekend produced festival-friendly weather.

Organizers were hoping attendance would bounce back from the 25 percent drop last year when 75,237 came and $63,550 was raised for more than 100 nonprofit organizations.

Here are some figures Executive Director Kate Post was able to give us:

29,000 orders of deep fried asparagus
3,450 beef and asparagus sandwiches

2,200 asparagus burritos

3,500 orders of asparagus pasta

7,000 ice cream orders

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