Fair’s International Dairy Competition Entry Forms due July 16

dairy3Dairy foods of all kinds from milk and cream to frozen desserts will compete in the Fair’s 2010 International Dairy Competition.

About 45 dairy processing companies competed at the 2009 L.A. County Fair in the main divisions: Fluid Milk and Cream, Cultured Liquid Products, Sour Cream, Yogurt, Butter, Cheese (including goat’s milk cheeses, sheep and mixed milk cheeses) and Frozen Dairy Dessert. Division class details and entry instructions are available at www.lacountyfair.com.

Entry  forms must be mailed back with $50 per item entry fees, postmarked no later than July 16 to L.A. County Fair, Attn: Dairy Products, P.O. Box 2250, Pomona, CA 91769. 

Samples for judging must be delivered to the Dairy Products Department located at Avalon Restaurant, across from the Grandstand. Enter at Gate 1 on McKinley Avenue. Deliveries must be made between Wednesday, July 28, and Thursday, July 29, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Samples may also be delivered on July 30 by appointment only.

Contest samples may also be mailed to L.A. County Fair, Attn: Dairy Products, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Shipments must be packed in a proper container with an adequate amount of proper refrigerant (dry ice for ice cream and ice or “blue ice” for all others) to insure samples are received at the proper temperature.

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70 Days ‘Til Pure.Fun.

blue-logo-with-datesHoly cow! Does the counter on the L.A. County Fair website really say 70 days until the Fair?! Yes, it does. That’s only 1,680 hours away (actually, about 1,677). And have we got a show in store for you! We are so excited about the new attractions, Fair favorites (Hot Dog on a Stick! I haven’t had one since last year’s Fair), the carnival and especially our new layout! Our grounds have received an extreme makeover and we can’t wait for you to see it.

All the elements you love about the Fair will still be here. We moved the carnival closer to the center of the Fair and shifted all the shopping to a centralized location in the buildings and the adjoining tree-lined streets. Yellow gate (the one closest to the carnival) will move in a little closer and a special shuttle will jet (well, if you can “jet” at 5 mph) shopping-crazed guests to the shopping area. Basically, we are just moving things in a bit for easier navigation for our guests.

On the attrajurassicctions side we have knights and castles in America’s Kids, a whole new Pirate show in A Pirate’s Life, dinosaurs are roaming the Fair once more in Jurassic Planet (but this time they are ANGRY and they want out!) and Western Days and Rodeo Nights in FairView Farms.

The End of Summer Concert Series will rock your socks off. Acts will be announced July 12.

There are a ton of discounts, we have a wonderfully priced season pass. Drop by and see me, the Fair-ey Blogster. Whatever you do, do not miss the 2010 L.A. County Fair!! It is totally Pure.Fun.

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America’s Kids entry forms due July 6!

americaskids2010_0002Visitors to the 2010 America’s Kids will be transported A Long Time Ago… as they step into the exhibit presented by King Taco. They’ll explore the era when kings and queens ruled the land, knights jousted for the attention of princesses and everyone wore funny hats.


Entry forms are due Tuesday, July 6, for America’s Kids, and may be downloaded from www.lacountyfair.com, but must be postmarked no later than July 6 to L.A. County Fair, Attn: America’s Kids, P.O. Box 2250, Pomona, CA 91769.


Contest exhibits must be delivered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, July 24, to America’s Kids at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Parking is available through Gate 1; proceed to America’s Kids in Fairplex building 10.


Featured competitions keep things medieval: “Stained Glass Art” created with hot glue or puff paint and paint, markers or crayons, “Decorate a Crown” where imagination and a few craft supplies combine for beautiful crown jewels, and “Castle Banner or Shield” that will decorate the walls of America’s Kids castle’s walls.


Other theme competitions include Medieval Character Competition, Sock Dragon, Fairy Fashion Fun, Build a Knight, Castle Coloring Competition, and “My Own Fairy Tale” writing competition. There will also be a kids’ A Long Time Ago… Fashion Show.


This year’s theme has also been added to many of America’s Kids traditional competitions. Division class details and entry instructions are also available at fairplex.com. For more information, contact Nancy Bates at bates@fairplex.com, or by visiting www.lacountyfair.com.

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Preserved Foods entry forms due Tuesday, June 29, to L.A. County Fair

My mouth is just watering as I remind you that entry forms are due Tuesday, June 29, for the Preserved Foods contest of the L.A. County Fair’s Culinary Styles Competition. Forms may be downloaded from www.lacountyfair.com.

Preserved Foods kicks off the yummy season here, with its divisions – Preserved Foods; Preserved Vegetables; Juices; Fruit & Vegetable Pickles; Relishes; Sauces; Vinegar; Jams; Jelly; Preserves; Marmalades; Butters; Conserves; Dried Fruits, Meats, or Vegetables; Kitchen Cordials; and Other Preserved Foods.

Preserved Foods entries must be delivered between 3 and 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, to The Village on Broadway/Tapestry at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Check in through Gate 1 off of White and McKinley, and follow signs to the drop-off area.

Keep in mind other Culinary Style’s featured competition entry deadlines: Homemade Wine & Homemade Beer, July 16; Tablescaping, July 27; Baked Foods & Confections, Aug. 6.

Entry forms are also due Aug. 6 for these special contests:

• The Cheesecake Contest
• The Perfect Reception Cake
• Tamale! Tamale! Tamale!
• The Perfect Guacamole & Salsa Dip
• Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookie & Brownie
• European Pastry Contest
• All American Pie Contest
• Big Baking & Recipe Contest
• BBQ Contest
• Best BBQ Sauce Contest
• Chili Cook-Off
• Shelton’s Leftover Turkey Main Dish Contest
• Fleischmann’s Yeast Bake for the Cure Baking Contest
• Karo Perfect Pie Contest
• Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship
• Run for the Fair Contest
• Cupcake Baking Contest
• Homemade Pizza Contest
• Enchilada Contest
• Pumpkin Contest
Division class details and entry instructions are also available at fairplex.com. For more information, call Amy Pond-Cirelli at (909) 865-4043 or at www.lacountyfair.com.

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Tapestry Competition Entry Forms Due June 29!

tapestryArtsy-crafty folks need to download forms now to enter the 2010 Tapestry competition at the Los Angeles County Fair.

Forms may be downloaded from here, but must be mailed back with fees postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 29 to LA County Fair, The Village on Broadway/Tapestry, P.O. Box 2250, Pomona, CA 91769.

Fees are $2 per entry for works submitted in the featured Tapestry competitions:
• Arts & Crafts
• Clothing & Textiles
• Jewelry
• Needle Art
• Pottery
• Quilting

Specific class information for each competition is also available online.

Entry deadlines are also June 29 for Tapestry featured contests – Christmas Tree Contest, Men Knit Too, Quilt Block Challenge, Project Hatway Contest, Warm Up America, and Help A Child Smile.

Entry items must be delivered between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, to The Village on Broadway/Tapestry at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Check in through Gate 1 off of White and McKinley, and follow signs to the drop-off area.

For more information, call Amy Pond-Cirelli at apond@fairplex.com or at http://www.lacountyfair.com.

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Love the Fair? Be a Mascot!

mascots2The L.A. County Fair is right around the corner and we are looking for some fun-loving people who’d like to be part of our team. We have immediate openings for mascots for our entertainment and marketing department. These are part time, temporary positions on an as needed basis.

Candidates must be outgoing and energetic and will be responsible tor promoting the L.A. County Fair as official costumed ambassadors at local community events.

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and have reliable transportation to events throughout the surrounding Fairplex communities.  Must be able to wear and be mobile and interactive in a complete body costume, including character head, for extended periods of time with periodic breaks. Applicants will be required to put on costume and audition as a mascot during the interview.

The ideal candidates will have a performing arts background with experience in either dance or drama, although all applicants will be considered. Applicants must be comfortable interacting with a multitude of individuals in a community based setting. 

So, if you can dance around dressed as a cow, apply!

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