America’s Kids & The Land of Frogs, Princesses and Knights: The Whimsical Side of the Fair

Dare to imagine in Expo Hall 5! Enter the Land of Frogs, Princesses & Knights, where the adventures are non-stop, from the brave and daring acts of the Knight School, to the fun and fancy antics of Wonderland.

Also in Expo Hall 5 is America’s Kids. This world is full of nostalgia, enchantment and wonder for guests of all ages. Children will see some of their favorite stories come to life while parents will get a tad nostalgic seeing some of their classics up close and personal.

Earlier this year we took you behind-the-scenes of this exhibit. Thousands of local children submitted creative projects to be displayed during the Fair.

When we last checked in, all the entries were spread on long tables, shelves and various storage spaces. Fast forward to September and our hard-working team has given out ribbons, awards and hung every submission out for our guests to see.

Play games, dress up, and open your imagination at one of our most creative exhibits at the Fair!

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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. 

la county fair jurassic planet

Photo Credit: @lilliongirl

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

la county fair carnival

Photo Cred: @ninamasuda

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

la county fair dare to fair

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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Plaza de las Americas

Plaza de las Americas is by far one of my favorite places to visit when I come to the LA County Fair. Despite what the weather may be, our guests always seem to be up for music, dancing, and shopping.

If you don’t believe me, I dare you to come over to the Fair and see what I am talking about! I bet you won’t be able to resist the music and the URGE to dance.

From the time the Fair opens to the time the Fair closes, there is always some kind of music playing on this side of the grounds. Although it varies, on any give day you could find a live mariachi, trio, or folklorico dancers. All of our artists have a specific genre and enjoy introducing their art to new people.

Speaking of new people, here at the LA County Fair we love diversity, which is why we have representatives from various Latin American countries such as: Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and many more!

Although their menu consists of more than 20 delicious dishes, I usually stick to flame broiled chicken, rice, and beans. If you just ate, then get yourself a raspado (shaved ice) and maintain yourself hydrated.

One final thought…if you are here in the evening, then stop by Grinding Gears for some amazing music and fun! #DARETOFAIR

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#LACFNaturalHigh Photo Round-Up: The Final Weekend Feels

HOW is Fair 2015 almost over? It seems like only yesterday we were standing in awe of Popnology, walking through Luminasia, and trying Chicken Charlie’s newest deep-fried food.

And yet somehow, four weeks later, we are here at the end of another great run, with a ton of awesome memories to look back on. Here are some of our favorite Fair shots that you all posted:

#LACFNaturalHigh Photo Round-Up Week 4

#1. This amazing photo, which is proof that life is better when there are swings involved:

Photo Cred: @kayla.hackett

#2. This beautiful flat lay of Chicken Charlie’s best:

Photo Cred: @stirandstyle

#3. Okay, so he didn’t actually visit the Fair, but we are so happy Snow the Shepherd got a little doughnut-love from us after his mom came home :)

Photo Cred: @snowtheshepherd

Shout-out to all the fantastic photos you shared that perfectly captured the essence of Fair. We loved seeing them every single day!

If you’re hitting the Fair tomorrow make sure you tag us (@lacountyfair) and use #LACFNaturalHigh — we would love to share in your LACF experience.

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When Disney met LACF

Today we had a very special guest visit Popnology.

Bob Gurr, one of the original Imagineers for the Walt Disney Company, stopped by to say hello to fans! Even if you’ve never heard of Bob, you have definitely experienced his work.

Imagineer at la county fair

Bob is one of the masterminds behind Disneyland classics like Autopia, the Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and the Disneyland Monorail just to name a few.

We were thrilled to have one of the Disney greats check our Popnology exhibit, and it was quite a mind-bender to see him posing by models of the very attractions he designed!

Just another wonderful afternoon at the Fair…

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The Engines Roar

Can you hear that rumble?

It’s coming from Thunder Alley, sponsored by the NHRA Motorsports Museum, and back by popular demand!

If you love anything fuel injected, engine exposed, or are just into gorgeous classic style cars, why are you still reading this?  Owners and former racers bring their babies for you to see and marvel at.

Have a seat in the helicopter on display at the Air Force Flight Museum, and gawk or gaze in wonder at the other machinery and flying marvels they’ve brought for you to see.  Don’t worry….nothing is armed!

Marvel at the dragsters, both the ones for adults, and those made for children!  I have to admit, the thought that 10-year-olds are going up to 85 miles per hour makes me wonder what I’ve been doing with my life!

Other exhibits include military vehicles, Drag safaris, trucks, and even boats!

Remember, Thunder Alley drives off into the sunset on our last day, September 27th.  Speed (not really!) on down before they’re gone!!

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High School Marching Band Parade Competition Finals

After three intense weeks, the LA County Fair’s annual High School Marching Band Parade winners were announced this evening for the Open Class, Class A and Class B competition groups.

The competition featured some of the brightest and most talented marching bands from around Southern California as they battled for a grand cash prize of $10,000. Second place took home $5,000 and third place, $2,500.

Prizes were distributed like this:

Open Class (Any size, puts band in the running for the Grand Prizes):

1st place: The Riverside Kingsmen

2nd place: Chino High School 77th Cavalry

3rd place: Diamond Bar High School Thundering Herd

Congratulations to all of our winners! We had a great time listening to your bands perform and we can’t wait to see what you come up with next year! 

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