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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Namaste at the LA County Fair!

yoga day la county fair

Sure, we might be advocates of deep-fried Oreos and giant turkey legs, but we also support healthy living!

We’re very pleased to bring you the 2nd annual Yoga Day at the LA County Fair this Sunday, Sept. 24.

Amateur and expert yogis alike can join us before the Fair opens to the public, for a full hour of relaxing yoga, led by certified yoga instructors from 24 Hour Fitness.

$25 includes an exclusive LA County Fair yoga mat, three-day pass to 24 Hour Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness workout towel, the yoga session, and admission to the Fair. The yoga session is from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Tickets must be purchased in advance to participate! Please sign up at lacountyfair.com. Use promo code YOGA24 at checkout for the ticket discount.

We hope you can join us for this special event! It’s a great way to get your Sunday Funday started.

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Into The Looking Glass

Located in-between Jurassic Planet and the Flower & Garden Pavilion, The Atrium is one of our favorite little spots inside the busy Fairgrounds!

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Enter the world of Wonderland. Fantasy-like creatures and colorful displays can be found within the lush flora and fauna of the Atrium. Alice in Wonderland fans might recognize favorites like the flamings and hedgehogs from that fateful croquet game.

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flower garden la county fair

The Dodo Den features brightly-colored birds like kestrels, parrots, owls and toucanettes.

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And of course, it wouldn’t be Wonderland without a Mad Tea Party, complete with sweet treats, quirky teacups and a couple March hares.

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Guests who are looking to stay awhile might be interested The Wonderland Stage gardening workshops, where you can learn how to make your own terrarium, pot your very own DIY Flower Teacup centerpieces, and create your own Fairy Gardens.

If you’re more of an animal person, The Looking Glass Stage is the place to be, where our experienced specialists will tell you all about our majestic Wonderland creatures, and introduce you to some of them, face-to-face!

We hope you’ll take some time to explore the Flower & Garden Pavilion / Atrium during your visit to the Fair. It’s the perfect escape from the carnival crowds :)

And now it’s time for a giveaway!

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WONDERLAND GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

Enter to win a four-pack of Fair tickets & ride passes as we close out the last week of the LA County Fair. To enter, just leave a comment below, telling us your favorite part of the Fair.

Winner announced Friday, Sept. 22 at noon. Good luck to all!

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#DareToFair Round-Up: Week 3

Here are some of our favorite #DareToFair photos from you, our guests :)








Use #lacountyfair and #daretofair in your photos and you could be featured on our blog this month! Thanks to everyone who braved the heat to come hang out with us. It should be cooler in the days to come :)

REMINDER: We are closed on Monday and Tuesday Tuesday, but reopen Wednesday at noon! Visit lacountyfair.com for hours, special offers, prices and more! Dare to Fair!

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Celebrate ’28, the Games are Back!

We had a great time celebrating the City of Los Angeles’ awarding of the 2028 Summer Games. We enjoyed a parade with LA 2028, LA84 Foundation, Olympians and Paralympians. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Hilda Solis and Olympic champion John Naber were among those who came to celebrate with us at Celebrate ’28.

Check it out:

Congratulations Los Angeles, we are so excited the Games are back!

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Taste the Fair: Award-Winning Olive Oil

As part of the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition, we have gold medal and best of show winners here at the Fair. In the Wine, Beer and Spirits Marketplace, there is a corner full of award-winning olive oil from all around the world.

Not only can you see the diverse flavors, labels and types of olive oil from various countries, you can taste and buy them too. The olive oil tasting is free, so grab a piece of bread and dip it in a variety of options from blood orange to sweet basil. And when you find the one(s) you love, you can buy them to take home and enjoy year round.

Most of the olive oils available for sale are local from California. But one in particular comes all the way from Italy. One of the Italian olive oil producers shipped his olive oil, La Farfalla di Farfa, and flew all the way to the Fair for opening weekend, so that fair guests could enjoy his authentic Italian olive oil.

Come out to the Marketplace for free olive oil tastings and to buy some of the best olive oil in the state.

 

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World War II Veteran Joins Parade

Earlier today we were honored with the presence of World War II veteran Fernando A. Torres and his wife Gail Torres. The two love the Fair and have attended every year since 1966, which is where they had their first date.

Here are some pictures that were captured from this very special day & parade:

Fernando and Gail have one son and one daughter, and three grandchildren who love coming to the Fair.

Fernando, Thank you for your service to this country and CONGRATULATIONS on your 51st Fair.  

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Blue Ribbons Galore at the DIY Design Studio

Looking for old-school Fair fun? Look no further than the DIY Design Studio, home to dozens of competitions. From photography to knitting to baking, this is the place where our most creative guests can show off their talents (and compete for a coveted blue ribbon!)

la county fair home arts Many competition entries are submitted beforehand; participants don’t know who won until they walk through our doors and see their work on display (a long-time Fair tradition!)

No matter how many times we’ve walked through the DIY Design Studio, we’re always impressed with the level of care participants put into their projects.

Minor details — the smallest rose on a cake, the finishing touch on a tablescaping piece, the perfect color on a crotchet blanket — are distinct reminders that the home arts are truly alive and well in our community.

la county fair home arts Guests check out the tablescaping entries on display

Fairplex CEO & President Miguel Santana takes a look at our culinary competition winners so far

In addition to the entries that have already been judged, new blue ribbons are being awarded every single day in our live culinary competitions!

Iron Chef and Chopped-like competitions, where guests have to create dishes on the spot with a secret (Fair-themed) ingredient, and traditional contests like the grilled cheese and salsa competitions are held on a weekly basis.

The first, second and third place winners have their picture taken and placed on our board in the competitions arena (pictured in the photo above).

To learn more about the DIY Design Studio competitions, visit us at lacountyfair.com!

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Old School Fair Contests

Winning a blue ribbon is one of our Top 10 Fair Dares, and one of the best ways to do that is by participating in a contest at the Galaxy Stage.

From pie eating to hula hooping and bubble gum blowing, there is a chance for everyone to win a blue ribbon and have fun at the same time. So take a break from the funnel cake and come over to the Galaxy Stage for some old fashioned fun.

Our star Hula Hoopers were so good we had to add 2 more hoops before they dropped them.

Another favorite is the water balloon tossing contest. Grab a partner and get ready to be splashed. As you step farther and farther away it gets harder and harder not to pop your balloon. But if you do, no problem, it is a great way to cool off.

And the winners are….

Frank and Samantha Mendez from Pomona played as a family team, and were the winners of our blue ribbons. Our Crazy Cosmic Contests are even better when you play with friends and family, so come visit the Galaxy Stage and view our schedule of contests here.

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