INFOGRAPHIC: Animals of the Fair (All 500+ of them!)

One of the most popular reasons guests visit the LA County Fair is the animals. But have you seem them all? There are more than 500 animals at the Fair every year, located throughout the grounds.

We break it down for you in the infographic below:

fair animals la county

Want to know more about our Fair animals? Ask us in the comments below! We hope to see you next year at the 2017 LA County Fair :)

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Sheep, Cows & Pigs, Oh My! #farmatthefair

Did you know it’s the last week at the fair? If you haven’t checked out the animals in the farm, you are missing out. Here are some fun things to check out while you are here at the fair with our furry friends.

FUN FACTS: 

  • Did you know this is the largest farm in California? Home to about 160 animals?
  • When a baby chicken is born, it takes about 3 weeks for them to be fully grown.
  • Did you know baby cows, sheep, chicks and more being born every day here at the fair?
  • Once a baby sheep is born it can walk after only a couple of hours.

 Are you ready to check out the Big Red Barn? 

Here, you can see where all the magic happens. Ever wanted to milk a goat? Stop by the Goat Milking Demo in the Big Red Barn, be careful don’t get it in your eye!

The ultimate dream for every child is the Petting Zoo. They may get a little messy, but will have tons of fun feeding all their favorite animals.

Learn all about farm animals at Max’s Country Farm Show. They will surprise you with backyard animals like a possum and wow you with this beautiful owl. The best part is you get to take photos with all the animals. #daretofair

There is more than you can imagine at the Farm this year, don’t forget there are only a few days left. Make sure you visit lacountyfair.com for tickets, special offers and to see more of what we have to offer this year!

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Metrolink Commuters…Surprise!

Commuters boarding Metrolink were surprised this morning when Sky Shivers, his farm crew and a few of our lovely petting zoo animals paid a visit to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.

Riders were pleasantly surprised by our furry chickens, lambs, baby goats and calves.

A special thank you to Metrolink for allowing us to share some of the joy of our Fair with their commuters and to Sky Shivers for joining us on this adventure!

To learn more about Metrolink’s month-long Fair program click here. Hope everyone takes advantage of Metrolink’s weekend round-trip route from Union Station to the LA County Fair.

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Visiting Mojo

We stopped by Mojo (our beloved Capuchin monkey)’s year-round home this week to say hi to her and her trainer Karla. We were also able to visit with some of our animal friends from the Lagoon and the Big Red Barn. Check it out!

We can’t wait to welcome all our old friends back to the Fair in September. It’s coming up fast…

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Fair Snapshot: Hanging out at the Big Red Barn

Spotted: two adorable baby goats enjoying a lazy afternoon at the Big Red Barn! We can’t get enough of the sheep, cows, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and other farm animals spending time with us at the Fair. Come and see for yourself!


Photo Cred: @fudgieluv 

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Cinnamon, Spice and Sage arrive to LACF!

During one of our daily walks to The Big Red Barn, we ran into Sky Shivers and the following baby goats! Sicne it has become a Fair tradition, Sky named our new furry friends….say hello to 2-weeks old Cinnamon and Spice…they are brother and sister.

And now, meet Sage! She may seem a few days old, but she is actually 3 weeks old! We hope these three adorable creatures become good friends!

Fair wouldn’t be the same without the newborns!
How many do you think we’ll have this year?

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The Countdown Begins…9 More Days!

With only 9 days to go until Opening Day, there is no denying it…things are definitely busy here on the grounds.

From crack of dawn to the break of day, there is always someone working on something that will make your experience more memorable – whether it may be painting some signs, installing lighting, bringing in the Farm animals or taking pictures of what is happening on our grounds, our staff is working at a nearly 24/7 pace now.

Speaking of pictures, here are a few taken during my afternoon walk. Hope you enjoy them!


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Meet Max’s Barn Animal Friends

While we love our cows, goats and sheep, it’s always fun to make a new friend or two at the Fair. This year we have a brand new show called Max’s Barn Animal Friends and they are a “hoot” (pun intended).

When you think of farm animals you typically think of your pigs, horses and other domesticated animals. What we tend to forget are the wild animals that not only help farm life, but also make the outskirts of the barn their home! We met some of them today and they were more than willing to pose for the camera.

Jasper, the Fennec Fox

 

Gizmo the Barn Owl

Rosy the Rose-haired Tarantula

A little opossum


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