Visiting Mojo

We stopped by Mojo (our beloved Capuchin monkey)’s year-round home this week to say hi to her and her trainer Karla. We were also able to visit with some of our animal friends from the Lagoon and the Big Red Barn. Check it out!

We can’t wait to welcome all our old friends back to the Fair in September. It’s coming up fast…

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2016 LACF Competition Sign-ups are Here!

We’re already deep in the throes of planning for the 2016 Fair and we’re ready for you to join us! Visit the LACF website to sign up for our annual culinary, DIY and America’s Kids competitions.

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Our community entries are a big part of what makes the LA County Fair so fun. Every year we look forward to seeing the cakes, pies, cookies, quilts, clothes, drawings, tablescapings and everything else that our wonderful fans create. See you in September!

Click here for competition forms and additional info.

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LACF Community Partnerships: American Red Cross

Community partnerships are a staple of the LA County Fair. Today we had the honor of handing over an $8,065 check to the American Red Cross San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter.

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Each year the Fair hosts Week for Heroes, where a portion of all law enforcement and military personnel ticket admissions goes towards a local charity. This year we chose the American Red Cross and we are glad to have them as community partners. 

Thank you to all of our guests who contributed towards making this donation possible!

 

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LACF Achievement Awards Are In!

We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to the Western Fairs Association for the ten achievement awards we received for our 2015 Fair! \

As you all know, we had a blast at this year’s Fair and it’s awesome to see our teams’ hard work and dedication be recognized.

We were especially excited to receive 1st place in the New Featured Event Exhibit or Program category for our Popnology exhibit. (If you followed along with us on the blog you know how excited we were to have this exhibition at the Fair!)  

Thank you all for your continued support! We can’t wait to celebrate another year at the LA County Fair in September :)

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LACF 2016 Preview: It’s baa-aack

2016 is just around the corner and plans for next year’s Fair are here! We wanted to share a little sneak preview of one of our attractions: Jurassic Planet. Yep, the fan favorite is back in town! If you’re a dinosaur fan like we are, you’ll love everything we are bringing to the Fairgrounds but for now, here is a quick look: 

Each exhibit starts as a sketch, then transforms into the life-size attraction one step at a time. It can take up to 3 months to build our larger exhibits.

What kind of dinosaur wonders are behind those gates? You’ll have to wait and see!

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Cheers to our Ambassadors!

We have said over and over how important our ambassador volunteers are to us, and that’s because it’s true! Our ambassadors, not just for Fair but all Fairplex year-round community events, are essential to our success.

Ambassadors make our guests feel welcome and genuinely love spending time with us. In honor of countless hours of dedication to Fairplex and the LA County Fair, we host a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, as our small way of thanking them for all that they do.

This year the theme was Mardi Gras, in line with our Flower & Garden Pavilion attraction at this year’s Fair.

We had tables bedecked with colorful beads and feathers, cake towers and giant masks lining the walls, and our community team on deck to welcome ambassadors to the party.

We had a blast and look forward to future volunteer events in 2016!

To learn more about our Fairplex Ambassadors program visit fairplex.com

Thank you to everyone who dedicated time and energy to our community programs this year. We appreciate you! 

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FairKids Field Trip Program Evolves

We are proud to announce that the FairKids Field Trip Program that brings 150,000+ students to explore agriculture, animal husbandry and STEM topics during the annual LA County Fair is now a year-round program!

Yesterday, fifteen students from the Walnut Valley Unified School District were the first group of students to take advantage of this new program. Once at the Fairgrounds, students crunched leaves and tested the pH levels of various soils as they learned how different types of plants and produce grow. 

By being part of this program, students will learn about the foods they eat, their nutritional value, where they come from, how they are grown/raised, the role Mother Nature plays on our food supply, sustainable agriculture, effective use of energy and water supplies and much more. This program is great for teachers interested in offering their students a hands-on approach.  

We hope teachers in our surrounding communities take full advantage of the Fair’s newly expanded farm operations.

For more information, please call (909) 865-4638 or email tuyen@fairplex.com. You can also visit www.tlcfairplex.org.

See more photos of all the fun on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lacountyfair.

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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!

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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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