America’s Kids’ Adventures in Literature

“This world is but a canvas for our imagination”
– Henry David Thoreau

Some of the greatest adventures ever told take place on the pages of a book. With America’s Kids’ Adventures in Literature you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an enchanted library where giant books, costumed characters and hands-on activities come together to create a literary adventure of your own.

At America’s Kids, you’ll see thousands of entries from talented students ages 3-18.  From coloring page contests to collections to dioramas, students have worked hard on these projects and earned ribbons to prove it!  

Play games, dress up, and open your imagination at one of our most creative exhibits at the Fair! Here are some pictures of our stroll this afternoon:

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The Magical World of Dragons, Wizards and Beasts

The Magical World of Dragons, Wizards and Beasts is just that: MAGICAL!
When you step inside the castle you will be greeted by live-size, moving dragons among other medieval attractions.

Check it out:

Between Merlogan, our tale spinning wizard, the scientific displays and pop culture references, this Magical world has something for fair guests of all ages. Come visit the dragons in expo hall 10 at the Fair!

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Farm Animals in the HOUSE…

Hello, Fair Lovers!

We hope you are having a FABULOUS Sunday! If you haven’t checked out the Fair, we hope you come soon – there’s lots to see and lots to do, especially at the Big Red Barn. Check out some of our follower’s’ posts with our furry friends:

We’re always looking to feature our guests’ pictures, so tag us on all of your posts AND don’t forget to use #DARETOFAIR.

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Behind the Scenes: The DIY Design Studio

The DIY Design Studios are being prepared for Fair time with blue ribbons, knitting yarn and lots of creativity. DIY is the Fair’s hub to everything crafty and creative, from jams and culinary contests to selfies and tablescaping. Get ready to spark your imagination and embrace the tradition of DIY.

It’s time to check the first item off of your Top 10 Ways to Dare to Fair (Old School Style) list! Take a seat in our knitting lounge and learn how to knit or crochet, one of the Fair’s long standing traditions.

Our Kitchen is a great place to learn how to create your next best meal ever (after you finish your funnel cake of course), but this year we will also be having live cooking competitions. Watch as top-notch chefs compete to be the Fair’s best.

There are so many more hands-on crafts, activities and stunning contests all waiting to be discovered by you at this year’s Fair. Dare to be creative with us, and visit the DIY Design Studio.

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Tick-Tock…Fair is Coming to an End + GIVEAWAY [CONTEST CLOSED]

By now I’m sure many of you have already visited the Fair at least once, but for those of you who haven’t taken the time to #DARETOFAIR, continue reading as I go over the top 5 things to do at the 2016 LA County Fair.

1)      Indulge – We love food and know you do too! With such concoctions as deep-fried hot sauce, chicken IN waffles (served on a stick), spaghetti ice cream, guacamole balls – battered and fried, bacon-wrapped everything and the belly-buster Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger, take the day off and eat. Don’t fight it. The Fair only comes around once a year.

2)      Roar! – The LA County Fair takes you back 65 million years with life-sized dinosaurs roaming the hillside behind the Flower & Garden Pavilion. Jurassic Planet features 35 animatronic creatures from the mighty T-Rex to the lovable Maiasaura, so realistic you’ll truly think you’ve stepped back in time. Everyone becomes amateur paleontologists with a dino dig pit and fossil hunting. A real paleontologist is on hand to answer any and all questions. A nominal admission fee required for ages 6 and older.

3)      OUR BODY: The Universe Within – Go under the skin of human anatomy – literally! – with this fascinating, educational exhibit of 200 uniquely preserved human specimens offering a vibrant, 3D view of our bodies usually reserved just for doctors.

4)      The Igloo – Chill-out in our Arctic Village with Polar Ice Rink* and Penguin Sled Run* made with real ice and snow!  Shop the Arctic Promenade for cool products and come back after 6pm for an all-ages dance party featuring DJ Cool and periodic snow storms.  *. A nominal admission fee required for ages 6 and older.

5)      The Farm – One of the favorite attractions at the LA County Fair, The Farm features a five-acre organic urban garden and the Big Red Barn, home to familiar and not-so-familiar barnyard critters. Children (and adults) love hanging out with our sheep, pigs, goats, chickens and cows.

 

LA County Fair Giveaway

**WE HAVE OUR WINNER** 

Congratulations to ARMANDO for being selected as our winner! Armando says his kids would like to see all the animals, while he and his wife would enjoy trying all the Fair food before our season comes to an end. 

Thank you to everyone for playing!

What would you like to see before the Fair goes away?
Comment below for your chance to win a family 4-pack of admission tickets, carnival ride passes, and a #DARETOFAIR swag bag!
Winners are selected randomly and will be announced Friday, Sept. 23 at 2 pm PDT.

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#DareToFair Photo Round Up: Week 2

Week 3 of the Fair has just started, but we couldn’t let Week 2 go by without giving kudos to some of our favorite social media photos! Here are some of our favorites that you took last week:

#DareToFair Photo Round-Up Opening Weekend

1. This photo of Stanley checking this cut-out of himself out. 

stanley the giraffe

Photo Cred: @itsloraining

2. This awesome photo of Zor, our fire performer at Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon. 

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Photo Cred: kdominiqueg

3. This adorable (and brave) little one taking a ride on a T-rex in Jurassic Planet. 

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Photo Credit: @lilliongirl

4. This beautiful blend of purple & pink carnival lights. 

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Photo Cred: @ninamasuda

5. This young guest rocking a Dare To Fair cape. 

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Photo Cred: @pat_tie_e

These are just some of our top picks from what we’ve seen so far! For a chance to get featured on our Fair blog and other social channels, make sure you use #DareToFairand/or #lacountyfair in your photos!

For all info regarding the Fair, visit us at lacountyfair.com!

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Brrr, It’s Cold!

Baby, it’s cold inside! That’s right, it may be September out in the real world, but inside The Igloo, the temperature is quite chilly.  Fairguests can take a break and escape to our newest attraction to skate, sled and shop all day.

The Polar Ice Rink is where guests of all ages can glide around a real 4,100-square-feet ice skating rink.  For just $5, visitors can rent skates and spin around on the ice during our hour-long sessions.  Don’t know how to skate?  Never fear…Bobby, a seal shaped skating aide, will help you get on your feet and glide across the ice with ease.

Beginning at 6 p.m. each night, dance on ice while listening to today’s coolest hits with house Master of Music, DJ Cool. 

So, lace up your skates and hit the ice, shop to your heart’s content, or just chill out in our newest magical experience for all – The Igloo.

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Dare To Fair! Opening Weekend Recap Video

This weekend felt like perfection: the sunny light weather, the animals, the rides, the food, the crowds… Fair is here and we couldn’t be happier.

We really embraced the #DareToFair spirit with everything we experienced. Check it out!

We open again on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and we hope you’ll join us for another weekend of Fair! Visit lacountyfair.com for info on tickets, promotions and more.

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#DareToFair Photo Round-Up: Opening Weekend

The first few days of Fair have flown by in the blink of an eye! We love seeing all of your experiences on social media and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you today:

#LACFNaturalHigh Photo Round-Up Opening Weekend

#1. This colorful view of the Fair from the top of one of our giant slides: 

Photo Cred: @hotrod_rod

#2. This awesome selfie with Stanley the Giraffe:

Photo Cred: @leelojewelry

#3. This beautiful shot of our Flower & Garden Pavilion, capturing our Watercolors theme:

Photo Cred: @clara32

#4. This awesome shot of Jurassic Planet: 

Photo Cred: @thelwizza

#5. This mouth-watering photo of a banana split! 

Photo Cred: @fabsprieto

These are just some of our top picks from what we’ve seen so far! For a chance to get featured on our Fair blog and other social channels, make sure you use #DareToFair and/or #lacountyfair in your photos!

For all info regarding the Fair, visit us at lacountyfair.com!

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Jurassic Planet

In case you haven’t heard, WE HAVE DINOSAURS at the LA County Fair…and we are LOVING the love we’re getting from our Fairgoers. Here is a sneak peak into Jurassic Planet.

Jurassic Planet, the Fair’s new outdoor prehistoric attraction, goes back 65 million years and is home to nearly 40 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Are they domesticated or do they still rage with the fury of the largest inhabitants on earth trying to survive? I guess Fairguests will have to find out for themselves.

Discover how these giants from the past made the Fair their new home. Learn the idiosyncrasies of these extra, extra large reptiles. Fascinating facts are part of the experience; you’ll learn more than you ever thought possible about dinosaurs, like the fact that their closest living relatives are birds.

Outside the gates of Jurassic Planet is an interactive play park where adults and children can dig for fossils, visit the touch table and talk to a real-life paleontologist.

This attraction has a $5 admission fee. Open all day and perfect for all ages.

Have you visited Jurassic Planet? What did you think of it?
Let us know in the comment section.  

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