With the Fair opening on Friday (TOMORROW) it’s time to do some giveaways!
The Flower & Garden Pavilion London exhibit features the West End “Theatreland” of London. Four popular musicals are showcased including props and costumes.
Below are snapshots of each show. Can you guess which ones they are? Using the hints provided (and the help of Google), guess which props go with which show! The first person to comment and get all four musicals correct will win 2 tickets to the Fair AND a free Hot Blog on a Stick baseball tee!
Freebie hint: 3 of the 4 musicals were created by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
A. Show #1
Hint: This musical combines one of the most ancient stories in the world with go-go dancers, spies and… Elvis. Go, go, go Joe!
B. Show #2:
Hint: This musical debuted at West End and continues to be the second longest-running show in Broadway history and the fourth longest in West End musical history. What a Memory…
C. Show #3:
Hint: This musical features one of the most iconic actresses in history. Though she herself is revered as the epitome of femininity, the character she plays is quite the opposite!
D. Show #4:
Hint: This popular musical opened in the West End in 1986 and continues to be the longest-running Broadway musical in history. The stage production was adapted into a film in 2004.
BONUS Musical: The English-version of this musical debuted in London in 1985 and currently stands as the third longest running musical in history. This musical will be turned into a film starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and other big stars.
Submit your guesses in the comment section! Good luck!
The casual wine drinker often doesn’t realize that some really good, inexpensive wine is produced in the United States – it’s not all French and Italian vines that grow the cream of the crop. American-produced wines deserve gold stars. The New York Times recently created a list of 12 Great American wines for $20 or less. Take a look.
Speaking of great wines, the L.A. County Fair will spotlight some amazing wines at the Wine & Spirits Marketplace. Sniff, swirl and taste some of the finest wines and imbibe on award-winning beer at the Marketplace’s wine tasting bar and beer tavern. The wine bar features gold medal-winning wines from the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. Wine tasting is $3 per taste or five tastes for $12; three tastes in a souvenir glass for $12; five tastes in a souvenir glass for $15; or enjoy a full glass of wine for $6-$12, depending on the wine. In the Beer Tavern, you can sample three 7-oz beers for $10.
A component of the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits, Beer and Extra Virgin Olive Oil competitions, the Marketplace presents a wine education program that goes beyond just tastings. Each day of the Fair several wine and extra virgin olive oil classes are offered for the general public to participate in, each presented by experts in their field. Wine classes are $17. EVOO classes are $10. Pre-registration is required; register online at lacountyfair.com. Classes include such topics as Wines of the Central Coast with Adam LaZarre; Gimme Some Sugar! Sweet Wines With Cheese with Michael Jordan; and Saké 101 – Japan and its National Brew with Toshio Ueno. See a complete list of classes here.
Of special note, Playboy Mansion executive chef William Bloxsom-Carter will share his food & beverage secrets, along with some other fun tidbits about working at the Mansion, on Sept. 19.
OK, two free tickets to the Fair to the first person who responds in the comments section: who was the 2012 honorary chairman of the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition?
As of today there are exactly 8 days left until the Fair opens!
Things are definitely busy here on the grounds. The Fairey Blogster posted a few pics this week and things are continuing to grow! Rides are being built, bears are being moved into Wilderness Ridge, giant clocks are being installed in one exhibit, giant iPhones in another and Chicken Charlie is rolling up his sleeves and getting ready for a month-long deep fried fiesta.
Here are some ways you can be ready for Fair time, just like we are ready for you!
1. Download the (free) L.A. County Fair Mobile App for your phone and check out our list of entertainment and attractions for the day. You can save a lot of time with a glance at the app.
2. Purchase your tickets online! You can now purchase tickets via Facebook. Just go to our Facebook page and find the tab saying Buy Tickets. (There’s a giant arrow guiding you there.) Just select the number of tickets you would like and you’re set!
3. Work up an appetite! The last thing you want to do is show up to the Fair with a belly full of food…
What are you looking forward to this year at the Fair? Tell us in the comment section and we will be sure to blog about it!