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.
We wrapped up the last of our scavenger hunts this past weekend. We had a blast driving around LA County, from Grand Park in DTLA all the way back to our stomping grounds: Fairplex.
More than 200 of you showed up for our final scavenger hunt! These are just the first few
It was great to meet so many fans from so many parts of Los Angeles: mid-city, Pasadena, Alhambra, Fontana, Pomona, downtown LA and many other neighborhoods.
Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles
We’re all about tradition at the Fair, from blue-ribbon contests to must-eat food favorites. It looks like our annual social media scavenger hunts will be joining the ranks of other LA County Fair must-dos.
Pan Pacific Park (Beverly Hills)
Our scavenger hunts are played by Fair fans of all ages. It’s a great excuse to get out of the house, explore Los Angeles and maybe even win a few Fair tickets while you’re at it. As for us, we love meeting our fans in person, and getting everyone excited to Dare to Fair!
Thank you again to everyone who played along with us over the past two weekends. We truly had a great time and we hope you did too. See you in September!
During the 2016 LA County Fair we had the privilege of partnering with the Irwindale Police Department for a very special project.
The Pink Patch Project is a fundraiser dedicated to breast cancer awareness and directly benefits the City of Hope. Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month is officially in October, the Irwindale PD got a head start on the campaign at the LA County Fair.
Each day of the Fair officers sat at a Pink Patch Project booth, sporting vibrant pink uniform patches and promoting the campaign to Fair guests. The pink patches stimulated conversation with the community about the importance of early cancer detection and the on-going fight against the disease.
Officers spent their time at the Fair educating guests and employees alike on breast cancer awareness, as well as selling pink patches, t-shirts and other items to support the City of Hope in their breast cancer research and treatments.
Last week we were invited to attend the Irwindale City Council meeting where we were presented with a plaque recognizing us for our support of the Pink Patch Project.
Thank you to the LA County Police Chiefs’ Association for letting us be a part of such a great project!
Today we had the pleasure of donating $12,625 to the American Red Cross, San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter! The ARC was the recipient of proceeds from our Week For Heroes.
The American Red Cross and LA County Fair teams pose for the presenting of the check (October 17, 2016)
Our Week For Heroes honors military and law enforcement with special admission, a portion of which goes to ARC for general relief services. It was an honor to partner with them, alongside our Week for Heroes guests this year at the Fair.
In addition to this partnership, as also worked with ARC for blood drives throughout the Fair. A total of 1,765 pints were collected during these Fair drives.
Neither of these donation partnerships would have been possible without you — our guests. We would like to take this time to thank not only the American Red Cross for being our partner again this year, but all our Week For Heroes guests and Fair blood donors.
Dare to care!