Los Angeles County Fair August
30-September 29, 2013
1101 W. McKinley Ave.,
Pomona, CA 91768 Admission: $10-19 adult, plus $10 week day parking, $15
weekends - lacountyfair.com
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
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!)
In 2013 entertainment is wet & wild:
this true Calitopia brings together underwater and animal adventures that rivals those in San Diego, animation workshops and Enterprise exhibitions straight from Hollywood, wine tasting experiences from Napa Valley, rides and entertainment greater than any other carnival and food experiences unlike any other.
Cool down at Beneath The Sea: An Underwater Adventure. There, they will watch as playful sea lions dance, sing, balance and retrieve at the 30-minute Sea Lion Splash show, or if they are feeling more adventurous, stare down a shark at the Live Shark Encounter. For even more fun Under the Sea, Mermaid Melissa will be in her underwater habitat as she swims around and proves that mermaids do exist. Guests can also touch stingrays, walk through a coral reef and explore the history of the mysterious underwater sea monsters for a complete underwater experience.
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.