Behind-the-Scenes: Load-In Day at America’s Kids!

Have you ever been to our America’s Kids exhibit? Each year thousands of students submit works of art, creative writing, DIY projects and more to the LA County Fair, all based around a specific theme.

Our Creative team organizes all the projects and displays them inside America’s Kids for our 1.3 million guests to see for the duration of the Fair!

Today is the official load-in day for America’s Kids and we’re expecting about 8,000 submissions to be dropped off today. Here’s a quick look at what the exhibit currently looks like:

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Enter the 2016 America’s Kids Competition!

Community competitions are a long-standing tradition of the LA County Fair. From quilting to baking and everything in between, our Fair guests have continued to contribute wonderful entries to our various competitions.

LA County Fair Americas Kids

America’s Kids 2014 

While most of our competition entries have been submitted, we want to invite our younger guests (preschool – high school) to submit their work for the America’s Kids competitions.

We are accepting entries in crafts, painting, creative writing, photography, needlework and a number of other categories. Visit the LA County Fair Competitions page to learn more / apply.

We look forward to seeing your work at this year’s Fair!

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2016 End of Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced!

Updated on July 12, 2016 

The LA County Fair is only months away and it’s time we announced some of our End of Summer Concert Series grandstand artists. We are pleased to include these talented acts at this year’s Fair including …

Old School Funk & Soul Festival feat. The Brothers Johnson (Sept. 2) 

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Camila (Sept. 4)
Camila LA County Fair
The Isley Brothers & The O’Jays (Sept. 5)
LA County Fair End of Summer Concert Series
WAR with Tierra & Malo (Sept. 8)
War End of Summer Concert Series
Blondie with special guest The Smithereens (Sept. 9) 

Blondie End of Summer Concert Series

DNCE with special guest LunchMoney Lews (Sept. 15) 

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Lee Brice with special guest Jon Pardi (Sept. 17)
LA County Fair Lee Brice End of Summer Concert Series  
Los Temerarios (Sept. 18) 

Billy Currington with special guest LeAnn Rimes (Sept. 24)
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Chicago with special guest Grand Funk Railroad (Sept. 25)

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Tickets are available now at! Please contact Ticketmaster for any questions regarding presale promo codes and other sales. 

Admission is included with each concert ticket! A select number of tickets will be available on the day of the concert at the Rose Ave. ticket booth, located inside the Fair beginning at 2 p.m. on the day of the show. First come, first sold!

We hope you’ll Dare to Rock with us at this year’s concerts. We can’t wait!

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And the 2016 LA County Fair Theme Is…

la county dare to fair

This year we challenge you to DARE TO FAIR! We invite you to the ultimate Fair experience — the craziest rides, the most decadent food, the wildest exhibits, cutest animals and more.

We’ll be showing you sneak peeks of everything we have planned for you, along with concert announcements, giveaways and maybe even a scavenger hunt or two…

Stay tuned! We hope you’re ready to Dare to Fair :)   

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Announcement: LA County Fair Season Passes Available!

la county fair season pass promo We’re very excited to announce that LA County Fair 2016 season passes are now available for purchase!

If you plan on coming to the Fair more than once, we highly recommend you use this as the best offer available.

For a limited time we are offering season passes for $20! Just enter promo code LACFigloo at checkout and you’re good to go.

See you in September!

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Fair Snapshot: Jurassic Planet Entrance

Construction is already starting on one of our largest 2016 exhibits: Jurassic Planet. We’re very happy to welcome back this fan favorite and look forward to experiencing it all come September!

Check back here later this year for additional updates (and giveaways!) for the 2016 LA County Fair. It’s going to be a fun season :)

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Infographic: FairKids Field Trips Program

The FairKids Field Trips program has been an important part of the LA County Fair since its inception 15 years ago. This free program allows us to introduce students to the educational components at the Fair.

Before we open our gates to the public, thousands of feet have already covered the grounds for the day, exploring all there is to learn at the Fair! Keep reading for a look into our FairKids Field Trips program:

LA County Fair Field Trips

There’s more to the Fair than carnival rides and deep-fried food (although we love those too!) Even as seasoned vets of the Fair, we learn something new every year and it’s a blast to see students experience this for themselves.

Visit to learn more about our free FairKids Field Trips offerings, including curriculum, sign-up procedures and more.

To learn more about the LA County Fair, visit

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Take a field trip to the World’s Largest Classroom!

It’s that time of year again! We’re taking signups for our FairKids Field Trip program. This free program is perfect for teachers looking for affordable educational outings for their students. Learn more here.

FairKids Field Trips La County Fair

More than 140,000 students and teachers visit the Fair each year through the FairKids Field Trip program! 

While some might think we’re just a bunch of carnival rides and deep-fried food, there is a treasure trove of learning opportunities in every corner of the LA County Fair!

From the agriculture and California heritage activities on The Farm to the science and history lessons (disguised as fun, of course) at our many exhibitions, there is something for children of all ages, from preschool to high school.

We can’t wait to welcome all our guests to the Fair this year, and we especially can’t wait to welcome the students in our community.

Here’s to the 2016 LA County Fair!

For more information on our FairKids Field Trip program, click here.


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