California Fairs

Los Angeles County Fair

August 31 - September 23, 2018

Address: 1101 W. McKinley Ave Pomona, California

Pomona, CA -- Los Angeles County Fair is held at Fairplex in Pomona. It is one of three such county fairs held in Los Angeles County, which is spread over hundreds of miles. However, this fair is the primary fair for the county.

If you don't go at peak, free times, you may have a good time at one of California's biggest, best attended fairs. There's so much to see and do, and it's spread over quite an area so there generally seems to be more of everything going on.

This urban fair in what seems more like a gigantic convention center is held on the outskirts of L.A. The Fairplex has events going on throughout the year, but the fair is one of the biggest and best attended, utilizing most the complex facilities.

Home and house goods, services and entertainment, agricultural displays and competitions, petting zoos for the kids, and a monstrous carnival with all the rides, the fairway, "joints" with games, and devilish food spread throughout the fairgrounds offer plenty of ways to spend your money. While the LA County Fair is not unlike other county fairs around the state, there's just so much more of everything--food, entertainment and people!

The fair features the same events and attractions as other California county fairs but for horse racing fans it offers the extra bonus of live racing. There are only 7 of some 7o+ fairs that offer live racing during the fair event.

Los Angeles County Fair is one of the oldest, largest fairs in California. Its success comes from the sheer size of Los Angeles County. It spans hundreds of miles from the ocean to the mountains and includes agricultural enterprise among the 10.5 million residents (Los Angeles County often adds 500,000 new residents in a year!)

The event includes horse racing with onsite wager betting, a huge draw to horse race fans. The fair is held each year at Fairplex in Pomona, a year-round meeting space venue. Parking often is a problem during the fair, which has outgrown the facility's capability to handle parking well, especially during special discount days. If you can go at the right time and don't mind the wait, be patient to get into the fair and have a great time.

The Los Angeles County Fair includes a carnival with midway game booths and all the latest extreme thrill rides, plus vendors with every kind of food, displays, shows, entertainment, competitions, petting zoos, and things you can buy.

One of the exciting events in recent years has been an olive oil contest in which the award-winning olive oil is displayed at the fair.

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