Fair Food Media Preview Recap!

Our Media Preview Day was full of food from bugs to burgers! With Chicken Charlie’s cotton candy ice cream sandwich and Hot Cheetos covered everything, we guarantee your taste buds will not be disappointed this year.

Check out what we have in store for you:

Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwich from Chicken Charlie

The very delicious Tasti Chips!

Vegan jack-fruit nachos. A deliciously healthy option from Plant Food for People.

Unicorn Nitro-pop from RCS.

Krispy Kreme, ice cream, fried chicken sandwich from Chicken Charlie’s.

Preview Day guests even munched on some six-legged creatures. Chef Cricket, our bug connoisseur, teaches all about bugs’ nutritious value and samples everything from cricket tacos to chocolate dipped grasshoppers! Make sure to stop by for some chirper cookies in the Big Red Barn. 

We have so many other great options for you to try, so keep an eye out for the yummy ice creams, double bacon wrapped corn dogs and other fair classics.

What are you going to try this year?

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Behind the Scenes: The DIY Design Studio

The DIY Design Studios are being prepared for Fair time with blue ribbons, knitting yarn and lots of creativity. DIY is the Fair’s hub to everything crafty and creative, from jams and culinary contests to selfies and tablescaping. Get ready to spark your imagination and embrace the tradition of DIY.

It’s time to check the first item off of your Top 10 Ways to Dare to Fair (Old School Style) list! Take a seat in our knitting lounge and learn how to knit or crochet, one of the Fair’s long standing traditions.

Our Kitchen is a great place to learn how to create your next best meal ever (after you finish your funnel cake of course), but this year we will also be having live cooking competitions. Watch as top-notch chefs compete to be the Fair’s best.

There are so many more hands-on crafts, activities and stunning contests all waiting to be discovered by you at this year’s Fair. Dare to be creative with us, and visit the DIY Design Studio.

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5 Ways to Save at the LA County Fair

la county fair savings Carnival rides, deep-fried delicacies, parking… going to the Fair can get a little pricey, especially for guests bringing their families. That being said, we offer plenty of ways to save during your visit! Keep reading for the scoop:

Top 5 Ways to Save at the LA County Fair

1. Special offers: We offer single-day ticket and ride & game discounts every single day of the Fair! Thanks to partners like Cotsco, Cardenas Markets, Vons and Albertsons, we’re able to provide discounted adult & child tickets, along with ride and game specials. Visit our Special Offers page for a full list of promotions for this year’s Fair!

2. Passport to Savings:
For the first time ever, we’ve partnered up with Passport to Savings to bring you a coupon book of over 100 offers on food, rides, games, shopping and more at this year’s Fair!

The Passport to Savings coupon books are $5 each (maximum of 5 purchases per person) and are valued at more than $1,000 in savings per book.

Plus, each coupon book comes with a FREE week-day return admission ticket. Buy online, then redeem your voucher at the Passport to Savings booth located inside the Fairgrounds.

3. Transportation hacks:
There is plenty of parking at the Fairgrounds, but there are other ways to get here too! Metrolink runs special weekend service trains to the Fair for just $10. On top of that, Metrolink riders can purchase single-day admission tickets for $12 (adult) and $6 (kids) with promo code Metrolink. The Metrolink trains will run on Labor Day as well. For details on the Metrolink LA County Fair schedule, click here.

For Fairgoers who live closer to us, consider taking Foothill Transit or a rideshare service like Lyft to get here. In fact, first-time Lyft users will get their first ride free (up to $20) using promo code LACF.

4. Bring your own snacks:
Pack your own snacks and beverages! We allow coolers (12″ x 18″ max) into the Fairgrounds. Just remember, no glass containers or alcohol are allowed to be stored in these :)

5. Happy hour:
For the 21+ crowd – we offer happy hour Wednesday – Friday every week of the Fair. Get $2 off fountain drinks, draft beer and margaritas at participating stands, 3 – 6 p.m.

BONUS: Our End of Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota, includes 16 nights of shows, including rock, rap, hip hop and country acts (view the full lineup here.) On the day of each show, a select number of general admission tickets are given away for free at the ticket booth on Rose inside the Fairgrounds, beginning at 2 p.m. the day of the show. Tickets are given away on a first come, first serve basis.

We hope these tips will help you as you plan your visit to the 2017 LA County Fair! All of this information can be found at lacountyfair.com. See you soon — Dare to Fair!

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10 Ways to Dare to Fair (Old School Style)

We’re celebrating our 95th anniversary this year. Ninety. Five. Years. Our world has changed drastically in that time. Can you imagine your great-grandfather taking a selfie and uploading it to Instagram? (Nope.)

But while technology and trends have changed over the years, some things have remained the same: the LA County Fair, for instance.

Sure now we may have crazier Fair food, dragons that walk the Fairgrounds, and rides that defy gravity, but at the end of the day, we’re still an old-school Fair.

This year we want to invite you to go back in time with us, to a world of blue ribbon contests and black & white photos. Let the nostalgia flow! Here are some ways you can Dare to Fair, old school style:

10 Ways to Dare to Fair (Old School Style)

dare to fair old school la county fair Complete one (or more!) of these dares, take a pic and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #LACountyFairDare in the caption and you could win a fun Fair prize! Winners announced throughout the Fair so keep those notifications on :)

For more information on the LA County Fair, including ticket prices, special offers and more, visit lacountyfair.com.

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Scavenger Hunt Weekend 2 Recap!

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.

la county fair scavenger hunts 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.

la county fair scavenger hunts 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.

la county fair scavenger hunts 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!

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Fair Snapshot: Mural Project Begins

We’re kicking off our 95th celebrations with the 100-year anniversary in mind. One of our centennial projects is the creation of a Fair mural on the side of the Millard Sheets Art Center!

We have partnered with professional artists and students alike to design the mural. They started work on it today, and will continue throughout this year’s Fair!

Stay tuned for updates on the mural, as well as other 100-year anniversary news.

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Get ready to go to the LA County Fair!

The LA County Fair is less than a month away and we SO excited! Check out our 2017 commercial to see what we have planned for this year:

Get ready to Dare to Fair, old-school style with classic Fair fun: blue ribbon competitions, selfies with barn animals, a spin on the Ferris Wheel, food on sticks (hot dogs, ribs, corn, you name it, it’s probably served on a stick) and more.

We’ll see you in September! Only a few weeks to go.

Song: “Ready to Go” by Ozomatli

Ozomatli is an LA-native band playing Latin, hip hop and rock music.

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Gerardo Ortiz added to our concert lineup!

We’re pleased to announce that Gerardo Ortiz has been added to our 2017 concert lineup! Tickets on sale Friday, August 18 beginning at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com.

Check out the rest of our concert lineup here!

The End of Summer Concert Series is presented by Toyota.

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