Posts by A Fair to Remember:

    Get Your Kicks… at the LA County Fair!

    February 15th, 2018

    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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    Our 95th Anniversary!

    October 17th, 2017

    On October 17, 1922 the first ever LA County Fair opened and ran for five days. 95 years later and we’re still going strong, celebrating our community, agriculture and the food, entertainment and culture of Southern California.

    Only five years left until we hit the big 1-0-0!

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    Fair Snapshot: Would You Rather at America’s Kids

    October 3rd, 2017

    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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    2017 High School Marching Band Competition Results

    September 22nd, 2017

    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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    Sugar Skulls at the Fair

    September 22nd, 2017

    This year we had the pleasure of partnering with LORE Productions to feature these beautiful sugar skulls in front of the Millard Sheets Art Center:

    Photo Cred: @noriiiee (Instagram)

    Come see them for yourself before the Fair ends on Sunday!

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    Namaste at the LA County Fair!

    September 21st, 2017

    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 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

    September 21st, 2017

    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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    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!



    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

    September 17th, 2017

    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 for hours, special offers, prices and more! Dare to Fair!

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    Blue Ribbons Galore at the DIY Design Studio

    September 14th, 2017

    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!

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    #DareToFair Round-Up: Week 2

    September 10th, 2017

    If last week felt like a heat apocalypse, the weather this week was absolutely heavenly, especially in the evenings!  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 for hours, special offers, prices and more! Dare to Fair!

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