Livestock, Fried Food, and Infomercials

Yes, I know it’s hot. It’s hot, and it’s in Pomona; these things are true. Even so, you should go to the LA County Fair because it’s soooo fun. Seriously–mini monster trucks, fried snickers, the tilt o’ whirl, mechanical bulls, and baby goats. You tell me how you could pack more fun into one 24-hour period. I went last weekend with some of my compadres, and here are some visual highlights. You can click them all to make them bigger and thus more fair-like.

The fair is a treasure trove of the outsized and grotesque. What better king than King Taco?
There are lots of giant things at the fair like this ant.
There are lots of giant things at the fair like this ant.
The fair has lots of fried things. I had the deep fried oreos, a near religious experience.
The fair has lots of fried things. I had the deep fried oreos, a near religious experience.
And there are games.
And there are games.
And shopping opportunities.
And shopping opportunities.
Did I mention the grotesque?
Did I mention the grotesque?

Truly the pictures can’t even capture the iceberg tip of badly tattooed, pudgy Americana shopping for Dodger themed caskets while munching on food on a stick. If Fellini had been born in the US, I am convinced he would have set at least one movie at the county fair. Go now.

6 Replies to “Livestock, Fried Food, and Infomercials”

  1. I love our annual trip to the fair. I’m a sucker for the baby farm animals and pig races. I do find it in poor taste that they hand out coupons for bacon at that event. But then again, it’s the county fair where poor taste reigns supreme!

  2. Jodi – I agree! When I went last year, I was rather shocked that we got the coupon for free bacon after the pig races. But hey – any place you can have a deep fried oreo is good with me.

  3. Pomona is still LA Metro so no harm done. The county fair certainly is a big news event though I’m finally done with it as my kids have outgrown the novelty of it all.

  4. One of the pictures I didn’t include is the cow in the pen with the McDonalds “Did you Know?” sign on the front of it about hamburgers. The instrumental vision of animals is definitely off-putting. Like “Aw, what cute future boots/burgers/bacon…”

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