I often believe I’m the only person in LA who gets all a-tingle when County Fair time rolls around. The crushing crowds prove me wrong though. That’s right, the LA County Fair kicks off its 86th year on Sept. 5th. Some people go to the fair for the 17 days of live horse racing. Others go to see all the animals that will someday grace our plates. Most people go for the food. The deep-fried, greasy, fatty overpriced food.
Last year, I thought fried foods hit it’s zenith. In addition to the now mandatory deep-fried Twinkies, Snickers, ice-cream (not really deep-fried, I know), deep-fried Coke was finally added to the list. My husband had it and I’m still amazed he’s kept all his teeth considering that it was basically a 48 oz. cup of sugar.
Then there are the concerts. No longer are has-beens relegated to playing the County Fair circuit. In addition to your favorite oldies (WAR, The Doobie Brothers and Smokey Robinson to name a few), current artists are also playing the fair. You can buy your tickets online via Ticketmaster or at the box office on-site.
As usual, the fair offers plenty of discounts for your family. You can get fair passes or coupons at your local Ralphs, McDonald’s or AT&T store. Fair admission is $1 on Opening Day before 5pm and there are lots of ways to get discounts on rides and attractions.
You can find out more about the Fair’s hours, parking and admission prices by visiting the General Information page.LA County Fair Pomona Fairplex 1101 W. McKinley Ave.,
Pomona, CA 91768