Gerardo Ortiz added to our concert lineup!

We’re pleased to announce that Gerardo Ortiz has been added to our 2017 concert lineup! Tickets on sale Friday, August 18 beginning at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com.

Check out the rest of our concert lineup here!

The End of Summer Concert Series is presented by Toyota.

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Fair Snapshot: Pre-Fair Staff BBQ

Every year our staff gets together a couple weeks before the Fair opens for a company lunch, and to get excited for September!

Today we got a preview of the new Fair commercial (coming soon!), a look at some of our new exhibits, and a general reminder of what it means to Dare to Fair.

We enjoyed a BBQ of hamburgers, hot dogs, elotes, salad, and fresh fruit, and wrapped things up with some delicious sundaes, served up by none other than our CEO, Miguel Santana and the executive team!

It was a great way to kick the Fair season off. We have a lot of great exhibits, food, music and more planned for you this year. Keep reading our blog for giveaways, Fair updates and a behind-the-scenes look at all things #DaretoFair!

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Scavenger Hunt Weekend 1 Recap!

Our social media team was quite busy this weekend with our annual scavenger hunts! This has quickly become a pre-Fair tradition for us, growing bigger each and every year.

la county fair scavenger huntBaldwin Park scavenger hunt winners

This weekend we went all over the place: Baldwin Park, Glendale, Upland and Ontario. Our social media fans were quick to figure out where each secret location was! It was fun to do an old-school game like a scavenger hunt, using social media instead of your typical print & paper method. Times have changed, but having fun never gets old :)

la county fair scavenger hunt A few of our Glendale scavenger hunt winners

la county fair scavenger hunt Ontario scavenger hunt winners

la county fair scavenger huntUpland scavenger hunt winners

Thank you again to everyone who participated in our contests, and congratulations to all who won! Our final four scavenger hunts are Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20. Check out our Facebook Event Page for updates.

Dare to Fair!

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The Fair Goes Prehistoric with Jurassic Planet

Jurassic Planet is home to prehistoric creatures returning from extinction just for the Fair. The dinosaurs have started moving in and will be enjoying the sunshine before fair-guests come to visit them beginning Sept. 1. They may look vicious, but don’t worry, they’re too full on funnel cake to eat you.

Check out their progress:


Jurassic World will host more than 40 dinosaurs with long necks, massive talons, sharp teeth and everything in between.

Real paleontologists will be on site to teach about the history of dinosaurs and even show off some of their distant relatives in the Chamber of Living Dinosaurs. Jumbo lizards, tortoises, alligator and turkey are just some of the descendants of the dinosaur family tree.

Between an interactive game show, hands-on experiences and a comedic show from Dr. T-Rex, Jurassic planet is full of prehistoric fun!


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Dare to Care: LA County Fair Blood Drives

Our annual blood drives have started! We have partnered with City of Hope, Cedars Sinai and Children’s Hospital L.A. to host blood drives now through Sept. 16. Dates and locations listed below:

  • Aug. 15: City of Hope at Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, 1 – 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 21: City of Hope at Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, 1 – 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: Children’s Hospital in LA, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 31: Red Cross at Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sept. 1: Cedars Sinai at the Fair, 2 – 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: Cedars Sinai at the Fair, noon – 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 5: Red Cross at Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, 2 – 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 10: Cedars Sinai at the Fair, noon – 6 p.m.
  • Sept.16: Cedars Sinai at the Fair, noon – 6 p.m.

All donors receive a ticket to the LA County Fair; donors who participate at the Fair will receive a return ticket for another day.

Thank you to our partners and everyone who donates!

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2017 Fair Scavenger Hunts Are Here!

Our Fair Scavenger Hunts are BACK, Dare to Fair style! Follow photo clues to find our social media team throughout LA & the IE and win Fair admission, ride passes, and Dare to Fair swag!

HOW IT WORKS:

The LA County Fair social media team will be hanging out in the LA/IE with Fair admission, ride passes, and swag, just for you!

We’ll be posting photo clues on Instagram Stories or Snapchat (one channel per hunt) to guide you to each location. You can also find these clues on the Facebook Event page.

No more than two Fair scavenger hunt locations will be active per day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. LIKE our Facebook page and visit the Scavenger Hunt Event Page for updates and clue details.

SCAVENGER HUNT DATES:

  • Saturday, Aug. 12 (Instagram)

  • Sunday, Aug. 13 (Snapchat)

  • Saturday, Aug. 19 (Snapchat)

  • Sunday, Aug. 20 (Instagram)

THE RULES:

It can’t be a game without rules, right? It’s pretty simple:

1. Follow us on our social media channels for clues. Each clue will lead you closer to the location of the prize. We will be posting all of our clues on our Instagram Stories (@lacountyfair) or Snapchat (lacountyfair) depending on the day, but you can follow along on Twitter (@lacountyfair). Track clues and document your journey using the hashtag #DareToFair.

2. Get moving! Each clue leads you closer to the prize destination, getting more specific with each new photo.

3. Find our team (we’ll be in full Fair gear) and collect your prize! Remember, it’s first come, first serve. We’ll be posting a ‘secret’ password on the third clue that you’ll need to say to prove you’ve been playing. You will also need to show us a screenshot of the third clue.

Once you collect your prize, it’s yours to keep. Don’t forget to share your win on social media using #DareToFair!

REMINDERS:

1. After all the prizes have been handed out (or an hour has passed since the final clue has been posted), the hunt is officially over for that location. We will post an announcement on the Facebook Event Page once the prizes have been passed out. There are approximately 30 prizes per hunt.

2. You do NOT have to physically drive to each clue location – only the location of the third clue.  Our first two clues help you head in the right direction, so you can find us :)

3. You must say the password, which will be revealed in the third clue, in order to get a prize. We also ask that you show us a screenshot of the third clue, to make sure we don’t have any random passersby taking your prize unfairly :)

4. All locations have been decided prior to the hunt beginning. We have selected a variety of locations throughout the Inland Empire and LA County.

5. Remember, prizes are given out on a first come, first serve basis. Good luck to all!

Happy hunting!

LACF 2017 Scavenger Hunt Official Rules

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Behind the Scenes of Wonderland

With only a month until fair, our exhibit in the Flower and Garden Pavilion is coming to life with flowers and fantasy. Inspired by Lewis Carol’s enchanting novel Alice in Wonderland our exhibit Wonderland: A Floral Fairy Tale will feature huge flower displays and an enchanting journey through the Atrium.

Take a sneak peek at the progress:

The Looking Glass and Beyond exhibit in the Atrium gives a glimpse of the exciting journey Alice took through Wonderland. Queen’s Court will be the home of real flamingos just like the ones the Queen used to play Croquet. And with a short walk to Hedgehog Hangout, everyone’s favorite prickly animal will be relaxing next to the Caterpillar Cavern.

But the live animals don’t stop there. The Dodo Den will be full of Kestrels, Parrots, Owls and Toucanettes, while guests can find the White Rabbit in his residence when he isn’t serving the Queen.

Take a seat at Mad Hatters Tea Party before going to Wonderland Stage to learn how to create topiaries, make a terrarium, pot a flower teacup centerpiece and create a fairy garden.

Make sure to come by the Flower and Garden Pavilion during fair to see all of the majestic animals, smell the beautiful flowers and find all of the hidden Cheshire cats. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Announcing the NEW Passport to Savings!

We’re excited to partner with Passport to Savings this year at the LA County Fair! This coupon book brings you $1,000 worth of savings in Fair food, rides, games, products and more!

la county fair passport to savings Plus, each coupon book comes with a week-day ticket to the Fair :) Coupon books are available for just $4 now – August 4. After the 4th on LACountyFair.com! After Aug. 4, coupon books are available for purchase at full-price ($5).

We hope to see you at in September, along with your coupon book for all the deep-fried food, carnival rides and games, and shopping that the Fair has to offer.

Click here to buy the Passport to Savings coupon book!

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