Behind-the-Scenes: Route 66 Construction Has Begun!

Last month we announced the 2018 LA County Fair theme: Get Your Kicks! We’re celebrating all things Route 66 this year, from our attractions to food pricing (more on that later!)

Our team is already hard at work getting ready for September… check out this awesome entrance to one of our many Route 66-themed attractions:

la county fair get your kicksWhat lies beyond the gate? What parts of Route 66 can be found within? Stay tuned!

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 LA County Fair! Click here to buy.

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Get Your Kicks… at the LA County Fair!

Hey LA County Fair fans! We have some pretty big announcements for you about this year’s Fair. Keep reading to see what’s in store for this year:

“Won’t you get hip to this timely tip…”

We have a brand new theme for the 2018 LA County Fair: “Get Your Kicks”

We’re celebrating the iconic Route 66 at this year’s Fair, taking you to a time when neon signs, highway motels and Americana pervaded the good ol’ USA.

We’re going all out: every Fair exhibit will feature a Route 66 theme, celebrating the landmarks, pop culture and simplicity that the Mother Road is known for.

(P.S. Did you know that the LA County Fairgrounds are located just a few miles from Route 66? You might know it better as Foothill Boulevard!)

FAIR DATES: September 1 – 23, 2018

As all our die-hard Fair fans know, we have a limited-time season pass offer every year, prior to the Fair’s opening. This year is no exception — except we’re bringing you the best deal ever:

2018 LA County Fair Season Pass Offer

From Feb. 15 – 25, you can purchase an LA County Fair season pass package perfect for the whole family:

4 season passes*
4 souvenir lanyards
1 FastLane Opening Weekend parking pass **
1 exclusive collector’s box

Excited yet? It gets better: This limited-time season pass package is only $66. That’s right. $66 gives you four season passes, an opening weekend parking pass and a multitude of 2018 LA County Fair souvenirs!

The offer is available Feb. 15-25, 2018 at We have a limited number of these packages for sale, for a limited time so make sure you buy yours soon!

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Fair Snapshot: Would You Rather at America’s Kids

If you stopped by the America’s Kids exhibit this year, you might have participated in our “Would You Rather” game. Our team told us that quite a few of you were wondering which choices won. Here are the results!

Posses the power of flight or invisibility?
Winner: Invisibility

Be a member of the Knights of the Round Table or Robin Hood’s Merry Men?
Winner: Knights of the Round Table

Find a handful of magic beans or a pouch of pixie dust?
Winner: Pixie Dust

Be given the task of destroying Sauron’s One Ring or Voldemort’s Seven Horcruxes?
Winner: Horcruxes

Cuddle up with Winnie the Pooh or the Velveteen Rabbit?
Winner: Winnie the Pooh

Live in a Gingerbread House or a Fairy Tree House?
Winner: Fairy Tree House

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Dare to Get Engaged: A Fair Proposal

The Fair is more than corn dogs, funnel cakes and baby animals! It is about spending time with your loved ones… and for fair goers Marissa and Christian, getting engaged.

We were so excited to be part of this special day and to capture it on camera. What better place to propose than on the top of a Ferris wheel over looking the Fair lights?

Congratulations to this happy couple! We’re glad you chose to get engaged at the Fair.

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Dare to Give to Natural Disaster Victims

Fairplex is devoted to raising money to help the victims of recent natural disasters. Between hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and trembling earthquakes in Mexico, we are encouraging all of our guests to donate what they can.

Guests can donate at the gates or online when purchasing tickets. Fairplex will match the total donated amount by the end of the Fair, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. Our CEO and President Miguel Santana stopped by the gates today to encourage donations and pass out our special “Dare to Give” pins. 

Dare to Give with us and help those affected by these terrible disasters.

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2017 High School Marching Band Competition Results

Each year a number of high school marching bands participate in our daily parades. They aren’t just performing, they’re actually competing for a cash prize which is awarded on the last Friday of the Fair.

This year’s winners are:

1st Place: Diamond Bar High School
2nd Place: Glendora High School
3rd Place: Upland High School

Each band wins between $2,500 – $10,000 in cash, which goes back towards their department. Congratulations to our winning bands and thank you to all the schools who participated this year!

The marching band competition is one of our favorite Fair traditions and we look forward to it every year.

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Fair Food Friday: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Happy Fair Food Friday everyone! It’s the last weekend of the Fair, so here are some of  our sweetest treats to try before it’s too late!

1. Afters Ice Cream Milky Bun
Donuts are delicious. Ice cream is delicious. And when you put them together? Delicious. This milky bun from Afters Ice Cream is filled with their cookie monster ice cream and dipped in pieces of Oreos. 

2. Unicorn Nitro Pop
This pop corn is covered in colorful caramel and dunked in liquid nitrogen. Not only is it delicious, but it is fun too! Pop some in your mouth and watch as vapor comes out of your nose.

3. Conchita Ice Cream Sandwich
Mi Cafecito located in Mi Poco LA is serving up delicious ice cream sandwiches on conchitas and orejitas. Horchata ice cream on pan dulce makes for a great combination to satisfy that sweet tooth.

4. Mexican Funnel Cake
Mexican funnel cake puts a sweet twist on the traditional fair funnel cake. Made with churros and topped with whipped cream, this is a great dessert to share with the family… or enjoy it all on your own!

5. Fabes shakes
Check out these Insta-worthy shakes! What could be wrong with a mason jar full of your favorite flavored shake topped with whip cream and a whole donut? You need a jumbo straw for this one!

Want to see where you can find these sweet treats? Dowload our app where you can search for the food you’re craving. The LA County Fair mobile app is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace.

What will you be trying at the Fair this weekend?

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