In just 10 days the 2016 LA County Fair opens! That means deep-fried dinners and afternoon treats almost every day in September for us. Take a look at just a few of our newest Fair foods:

Deep-Fried Nachos

la county fair food They’re gooey. They’re crunchy. They’re delicious. We tried them the other day and plan on having them at least a couple times during Fair season.


la county fair food

This is one of our top dessert picks this year. Creamy, cold gelato paired with a shot of espresso means a sugar AND caffeine high. We sampled it when we visited the San Diego fair earlier this year.

Deep-Fried Hot Sauce

Every year Chicken Charlie creates a new deep-fried food, just for the LA County Fair. This year it’s Deep-Fried Hot Sauce. He gave us a sample to try and all we have to say is, YUM. This is definitely a must-try. 

Of course, we’re not all batter, cheese and sugar. We’re also serving up harvest bowls, salads, and vegan nachos, tacos and burritos, along with a number of other healthy options, if that’s what you prefer!

We want you to try all these food for yourself, which is why we’re hosting a Fair Food Giveaway!

Fair Food Giveaway

                                                         Four Fair tickets 
                                                            Food bucks 
                                                     Dare To Fair swag bag

Enter to win by leaving a comment below, telling us which new Fair food you want to try the most! Winner announced here on Friday, August 26. Good luck!


We have our winner! Congratulations to Honey for being selected as the winner of this blog giveaway. Honey is looking forward to trying the affogatos AND the deep-fried nachos. That’s the Dare To Fair spirit!

Thank you to everyone who played. More giveaways coming very soon!


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Scavenger Hunts 2016: Recap

LA County Fair Scavenger Hunt 2016

This was our third year doing pre-Fair scavenger hunts and it was quite the adventure! We loaded up our Fair Dinosaur van with swag bags, Fair tickets, ride passes, food bucks, and other goodies and spent the last two weekends meeting fans and handing out prizes.

LA County Fair Scavenger Hunt 2016

We hit: DTLA, Lynwood, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Arcadia and, of course, Pomona. Thank you to everyone who played! We had fun meeting you and look forward to seeing you again at the Fair!

LA County Fair Scavenger Hunt 2016

Our online giveaways start this week so keep an eye here on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!


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YOU’RE INVITED: TLC Premiere Party

LA County Fair 2016 Premiere Party

The Learning Centers at Fairplex is hosting their annual Premiere Party on Sept. 1, the day before Fair opens!

Join us for a beautiful evening in our Flower & Garden Pavilion, get an exclusive sneak preview of the 2016 Fair attractions and help support the educational programs at TLC. For more info, visit TLCFairplex.org. 

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Our Fair Scavenger Hunts are BACK, Dare to Fair style! Follow photo clues to find our social media team throughout the LA, OC & the IE and win Fair admission, concert tickets, attraction passes, food bucks, Dare to Fair goodies and more!

la county fair giveaway Just a few of the prizes we have for you this year! 


The LA County Fair social media team will be hanging out in locations all over LA/OC/IE with Fair admission, concert tickets, attraction passes, food bucks and more, just for you!

We’ll be posting photo clues on Instagram or Snapchat (one channel per hunt) to guide you to each location. You can also find these clues on Twitter.

No more than two Fair scavenger hunt locations will be active per day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. LIKE our Facebook page and visit the Scavenger Hunt Event Page for updates and clue details.


  • Saturday, Aug. 13 (Instagram)
  • Sunday, Aug. 14 (Snapchat) 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17 (Instagram)
  • Friday, Aug. 19 (Snapchat) 
  • Saturday, Aug. 20 (Instagram) 


It can’t be a game without rules, right? It’s pretty simple:

1. Follow us on our social media channels for clues. Each clue will lead you closer to the location of the prize.

We will be posting all of our clues on Instagram (@lacountyfair) or Snapchat (lacountyfair) depending on the day, but you can follow along on Twitter (@lacountyfair).

Track clues and document your journey using the hashtag #DareToFair.

2. Get moving! Each clue leads you closer to the prize destination, getting more specific with each new photo.

3. Find our team (we’ll be in full Fair gear) and collect your prize! Remember, it’s first come, first serve. We’ll be posting a ‘secret’ password on the third clue that you’ll need to say to prove you’ve been playing.

Once you collect your prize, it’s yours to keep. Don’t forget to share your win on social media using #DareToFair!

Happy hunting!

LACF 2016 Scavenger Hunt Official Rules

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Meet the Fairdevil!

There’s a lot of planning and effort that goes into the LA County Fair each year, from the selection of deep-fried food to the largest animals on The Farm. The driving force behind all of it? THE FAIRDEVIL.

Meet Darnel Pinson, the official Fair Ambassador of Fun. He’s a behind-the-scenes creative mastermind of all things Fair related.

The most epic carnival rides, unique Fair exhibits, loudest nighttime concerts, largest cotton candy swirls and most decadent food on a stick is all thanks to him. We hope you enjoy getting to know the Fairdevil as he gives you the scoop on what it means to #DARETOFAIR! 

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Dare to Care: 2016 Fair Blood Drives

Every year Fair guests donate pints of blood to our partners at Cedars Sinai, American Red Cross, City of Hope, Presbyterian Hospital, and Huntington Hospital.

Each blood donor receives a ticket to the LA County Fair, and platelet donors receive two tickets through the City of Hope drives!

We’re hosting a number of Red Cross blood drives at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel leading up to the Fair, and every Wednesday throughout September. Our other partners will also be on-site throughout September to take blood donations. See dates below! 

LA County Fair Blood Drives

  • Aug 3: City of Hope at We Pack It All (Duarte), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Aug 7: City of Hope at Spanish Broadcasting System (South Gate), 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Aug 17: City of hope at Pasadena Aquatic Center, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Aug 19: Red Cross at Sheraton, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug 20: City of Hope at Teamsters Local 630, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Aug 26: Red Cross at Sheraton, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Aug 28: City of Hope at Church of the Open Door, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sept 1: Red Cross at Sheraton, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sept 2: Cedars Sinai at Big Red Barn (BRB), 3 – 9 p.m.
  • Sept 5: Cedars Sinai at BRB, noon – 6 p.m.
  • Sept 7: Red Cross at Sheraton, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sept 8: PIH Health at BRB, 2 – 7 p.m.
  • Sept 9: PIH Health at BRB, 2 – 7 p.m.
  • Sept 10: PIH Health at BRB, 2 – 7 p.m.
  • Sept 14: Red Cross at Sheraton, 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Sept 15: Cedars Sinai at BRB, 12:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept 17: Cedars Sinai at BRB, noon – 6 p.m.
  • Sept 18: PIH Health at BRB, 2 – 7 p.m.
  • Sept 21: City of Hope at Sheraton, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information on our other “Dare to Care” initiatives visit lacountyfair.com. Thanks for reading! We hope you’ll join us at the Fair.

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