Why Giving Back Matters To Us

At its core, the Fair is all about community. Without it, we wouldn’t be LACF.

Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, staff members, and guests, we were able to provide food, school supplies, learning experiences and so much more, to families throughout Los Angeles County.

Check out the infographic below for a full break down of our community efforts this year, and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s giving back efforts! We truly could not do it without you!

la county fair community benefits

We have had an amazing Fair experience and we hope you feel the same! Thank you to all our readers for checking in with us and sharing in our adventures. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media using #LACFNaturalHigh! You guys rock :)

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Fair Snapshot: The Last One

T-minus 3 hours until the 2015 LA County Fair comes to a close! It has gone by in the blink of an eye and we have truly loved every second of it. We are celebrating by watching our last Fair sunset and indulging in our favorite food on a stick.

Share your favorite Fair memories with us on social media using #LACFNaturalHigh! See you next year :)

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#LACFNaturalHigh Photo Round-Up: The Final Weekend Feels

HOW is Fair 2015 almost over? It seems like only yesterday we were standing in awe of Popnology, walking through Luminasia, and trying Chicken Charlie’s newest deep-fried food.

And yet somehow, four weeks later, we are here at the end of another great run, with a ton of awesome memories to look back on. Here are some of our favorite Fair shots that you all posted:

#LACFNaturalHigh Photo Round-Up Week 4

#1. This amazing photo, which is proof that life is better when there are swings involved:

Photo Cred: @kayla.hackett

#2. This beautiful flat lay of Chicken Charlie’s best:

Photo Cred: @stirandstyle

#3. Okay, so he didn’t actually visit the Fair, but we are so happy Snow the Shepherd got a little doughnut-love from us after his mom came home :)

Photo Cred: @snowtheshepherd

Shout-out to all the fantastic photos you shared that perfectly captured the essence of Fair. We loved seeing them every single day!

If you’re hitting the Fair tomorrow make sure you tag us (@lacountyfair) and use #LACFNaturalHigh — we would love to share in your LACF experience.

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When Disney met LACF

Today we had a very special guest visit Popnology.

Bob Gurr, one of the original Imagineers for the Walt Disney Company, stopped by to say hello to fans! Even if you’ve never heard of Bob, you have definitely experienced his work.

Imagineer at la county fair

Bob is one of the masterminds behind Disneyland classics like Autopia, the Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and the Disneyland Monorail just to name a few.

We were thrilled to have one of the Disney greats check our Popnology exhibit, and it was quite a mind-bender to see him posing by models of the very attractions he designed!

Just another wonderful afternoon at the Fair…

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The Engines Roar

Can you hear that rumble?

It’s coming from Thunder Alley, sponsored by the NHRA Motorsports Museum, and back by popular demand!

If you love anything fuel injected, engine exposed, or are just into gorgeous classic style cars, why are you still reading this?  Owners and former racers bring their babies for you to see and marvel at.

Have a seat in the helicopter on display at the Air Force Flight Museum, and gawk or gaze in wonder at the other machinery and flying marvels they’ve brought for you to see.  Don’t worry….nothing is armed!

Marvel at the dragsters, both the ones for adults, and those made for children!  I have to admit, the thought that 10-year-olds are going up to 85 miles per hour makes me wonder what I’ve been doing with my life!

Other exhibits include military vehicles, Drag safaris, trucks, and even boats!

Remember, Thunder Alley drives off into the sunset on our last day, September 27th.  Speed (not really!) on down before they’re gone!!

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Fair Food Friday: The Final Round-Up

We hit you Opening Weekend with a deep-fried extravaganza (which we’re still recovering from, by the way). On Week Two, we went gourmet with a meal at Maria’s Italian Kitchen and visit to Terri’s Berries. And last Friday, we dove into a full on sugar coma when we sampled anything and everything sweet at LACF.

Now that we’ve had a little bit of everything, we’re ready to reveal our top three FAVORITE dishes we’ve tried this year.

Fair Food Friday: The Final Round-Up

1. The Gelato Churro Sandwich

Three words: cinnamon, vanilla and sprinkles. Need we say more? We’re crossing our fingers that these delicious treats will make their way back to us next year.

2. Tasti Chips

 A Fair classic and must-eat on our list. Tasti Chips are by far one of our favorite things to munch on, whether it’s matched with jalapenos, cheese, or plain. So much yum.

3. Thai Food 

Believe it or not, one of our go-to dinners is the Thai food stand, specifically their garlic chicken, pad thai and veggie combo. It’s filling, delicious, and a nice break from our usual deep-fried Oreos and Chick On A Stick fare.

What were your favorite Fair foods this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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High School Marching Band Parade Competition Finals

After three intense weeks, the LA County Fair’s annual High School Marching Band Parade winners were announced this evening for the Open Class, Class A and Class B competition groups.

The competition featured some of the brightest and most talented marching bands from around Southern California as they battled for a grand cash prize of $10,000. Second place took home $5,000 and third place, $2,500.

Prizes were distributed like this:

Open Class (Any size, puts band in the running for the Grand Prizes):

1st place: The Riverside Kingsmen

2nd place: Chino High School 77th Cavalry

3rd place: Diamond Bar High School Thundering Herd

Congratulations to all of our winners! We had a great time listening to your bands perform and we can’t wait to see what you come up with next year! 

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Beat The Heat With A Few Cold Ones

The sun is out, the sky is clear and we’re just getting the party started here at the LA County Fair!

Sure, we know weather has not been great these past two days, but that doesn’t mean we cant beat the heat once at the Fair. Trust us – we’re experts at keeping cool. :)

One of our favorite things to do when it’s this hot is to hang out at the Wine, Beer and Spirits Marketplace. I mean, how could someone not like this place? There’s A/C, good food, good company and REALLY good drinks!

Don’t miss our final Craft Beer Classes this Saturday and Sunday!

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Fair Snapshot: Carousel at Night

As much as I love the three new carnival rides, the Ferris Wheel and the Kiddie Carnival, I needed to close out the last Wednesday of the 2015 Fair season with something special.

This is precisely why I decided to end the night at our beloved Carousel.

Enjoy the picture I took as I waited for my turn to get on my all-time favorite amusement park / Fairground ride! :)

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LACF’s Shopping Wonderland + GIVEAWAY [CONTEST CLOSED]

We have a winner! Congratulations to Jennifer Hall! Jennifer loves our emoji pillows, jewelry and bed!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! Don’t forget to follow/like us on FacebookInstagramTwitter for more giveaways! #LACFNaturalHigh

Let’s be honest for a second, yeah?

I love shopping. You love shopping. We all love shopping!

So, if that’s the case, why not come to the LA County Fair and do all of your shopping in ONE place? Forget about going to multiple stores like we usually do when we’re looking for last minute gifts… we really do have everything you need!

In addition to all of the outside vendors, we also have four large shopping centers that include: Buildings 4, 6, 7 and 9. There, you will find dozens of booths to look at, things to taste, clothes to admire, and jewelry to try on. We like to think of it as our Shopping Wonderland!

Earlier this week, we walked through our shopping buildings to see what kinds of products were available to you, and boy were we surprised at all of the options. During our walk, we saw a lot of C R A Z Y  F A B U L O U S things, but we decided to focus on clothing, accessories, household items and toys – you know, the top 4 products that you, our Fair guests, have asked to see in our buildings year after year.

Since we know most of you enjoy picnics, jewelry and buying things for your homes, we decided to partner with American Home Remodeling, Correas Wholesale and PicnicPal to bring you one very special LACF giveaway:

LACF Shopping Wonderland Giveaway

4 Any-Day Admission Tickets
12 Single RCSFun carnival rides
1 LACF Swag Basket, provided by Correas Wholesale
1 PicnicPal - Food Protective Tent
1 Brand New Shower Head System, provided by American Home Remodeling

To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite products at our Shopping Wonderland! The winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. PST.

Here is what we saw during our walk through the buildings:):

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