Last summer's Brentwood CornFest saw a 30 percent drop in total attendance and revenue and proceeds from various sources were also in a sharp decline.

The post evaluation report, which the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce presented to the Brentwood City Council this week, compared the 2013 CornFest with the previous year's event. It drew an estimated 17,000 attendees.

Chamber officials announced last fall that the CornFest would take a hiatus in 2014. The report further revealed that sponsorship revenue dropped by nearly 10 percent and revenue from parking fees also decreased.

There was a decline in gate proceeds by 33 percent and vendor proceeds dipped by more than 18 percent.

The city of Brentwood provided more than $31,000 in contributions to the annual festival. On the other hand, the

chamber paid the city at least $39,000 for assistance from the police department, parks and recreation staff and public works officials.

Reach Paula King at 925-779-7174 or pking@bayareanewsgroup.com.



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