It’s Fair Time again! On September 1st, The LA County Fair opens their doors to fun-loving fair-goers, eager to check out the new additions and old favorites.
“It’s a 1950s experience with 21st century sensibility. You can’t experience the Fair on your phone.” said President and CEO Miguel A. Santana.
There is plenty of new to mix with the traditional:
The Magical World of Dragons, Wizards and Beasts – a realm of fantasy and imagination situated in a gothic castle, with interactive experiences, knights, wizards and ghastly beasts – living and imagined. A tale spinning wizard and pop culture references to Game of Thrones and Harry Potter will provide an engaging and educational experience for the whole family.
The Millard Sheets Art Center is proud to present One Path Two Journeys – Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. MSAC has been selected to participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA runs from September through January 2018 at more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California.
The Flower and Garden Pavilion will be transformed into Wonderland: A Floral Fairytale. Walk among gorgeous, giant flower displays and feel like Alice in Wonderland in this exhibit of flora and fantasy. Woodland creatures like flamingos, caterpillars and a hedgehog will also be visiting Caterpillar Cavern.
Joining The Big Red Barn is The Little Red Barn, which houses miniature animals, including Sugar & Spice, our Falabella miniature horses; micro pigs; Dexter cows; Pygmy goats; Baby doll sheep; miniature mules and more.
The Bug Barn features “Bugs: The Good, The Bad and The Yummy.” Bugs are a great food source. Chef Cricket’s Culinary Kitchen & Bug Tasting Bar will cook up cricket tacos, chirper chip cookies, bamboo worms, salted grasshoppers, bug kebobs, chocolate beetles, honey-mustard crickets and other unique recipes from our chef. Don’t miss the Creepy Crawler Show.
The Galaxy Stage is the place for the return of on-the-spot contests. Open to everyone, it’s the easiest way to win a blue ribbon, as long as your hips can pop a hula hoop in an orbital fashion.
This wouldn’t be a Fair without food! Dare to indulge! Deep-fried, on-a-stick, ooey, gooey, barbequed, dipped in chocolate and just plain delicious. That’s the best way to describe the array of food at the LA County Fair. Fair food offers a unique culinary experience, and the LA County Fair has so many choices, you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here every day of the Fair and never eat the same thing twice! From Asian to Greek to Classic American to Mexican – the Fair’s got it. It’s once a year – undo the top button on your pants and dive in. And even if you choose to indulge on the less extreme cuisine, we dare you to enjoy the farm-fresh delectables offered throughout the Fair.
New foods this year:
Nutella funnel cake
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos roasted corn on the cob
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Cheese Fries
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Pizza
Nitro Pop – candy pop kettle corn dipped in liquid nitrogen. It’s like eating frozen popcorn ice cream.
The Pickle Cheese – a giant dill pickle stuffed with jalapeño cheese dip, dipped in corn dog batter and deep fried
Vegan jackfruit tacos and nachos – healthy and the fabulous
And don’t forget about delicious Fair favorites – churros, candy apples, cotton candy, corn on the cob – elotes style, ceviche, bionicos, Tasti Chips, Hot Dog on a Stick and giant turkey legs.
Returning for a second year are the ginormous but friendly dinosaurs from the Mesozoic Era in Jurassic Planet. We’ve added to the herd for a total of 40 life-size animatronic prehistoric creatures watched over by real paleontologists.
The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Marketplace showcases some of the finest domestic and international drinks. The wines, beers and spirits (such as tequila) featured at the Fair for tastings and in classes are all award-winning, so be sure to indulge in one or two (or more).
The Igloo returns with ice skating and the Arctic Promenade – a great way to cool off and shop unique products. Take a step out of the sun and into the snow.
The Farm, the No. 1 attraction of the Fair, plays host to the world’s largest petting zoo, along with cow & goat milking demonstrations, cattle from Cal Poly Pomona, a display of winners of the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, local 4-H and FFA displays, and a five-acre urban garden where guests can learn about 150 California specialty crops and how to grow their gardens for healthy and sustainable living.
For more information
Visit www.lacountyfair.com for admission, hours and more information, or call (909) 623-3111.
LA County Fair – Sept. 1-24 at Fairplex in Pomona
Tickets: Ticket Prices
Adult Single Day Admission- $20.00
Adult Single Weekday Admission-$14.00
Child Single Weekday Admission (6-12)- $8.00
Senior Single Day Admission (60+ plus) – $15.00
Senior Single Weekday Admission (60 + plus)- $10
Check the website for other special senior discounts, group discounts, city discounts, and other specials!