Dare to Get Engaged: A Fair Proposal

The Fair is more than corn dogs, funnel cakes and baby animals! It is about spending time with your loved ones… and for fair goers Marissa and Christian, getting engaged.

We were so excited to be part of this special day and to capture it on camera. What better place to propose than on the top of a Ferris wheel over looking the Fair lights?

Congratulations to this happy couple! We’re glad you chose to get engaged at the Fair.

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Dare to Give to Natural Disaster Victims

Fairplex is devoted to raising money to help the victims of recent natural disasters. Between hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and trembling earthquakes in Mexico, we are encouraging all of our guests to donate what they can.

Guests can donate at the gates or online when purchasing tickets. Fairplex will match the total donated amount by the end of the Fair, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. Our CEO and President Miguel Santana stopped by the gates today to encourage donations and pass out our special “Dare to Give” pins. 

Dare to Give with us and help those affected by these terrible disasters.

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2017 High School Marching Band Competition Results

Each year a number of high school marching bands participate in our daily parades. They aren’t just performing, they’re actually competing for a cash prize which is awarded on the last Friday of the Fair.

This year’s winners are:

1st Place: Diamond Bar High School
2nd Place: Glendora High School
3rd Place: Upland High School

Each band wins between $2,500 – $10,000 in cash, which goes back towards their department. Congratulations to our winning bands and thank you to all the schools who participated this year!

The marching band competition is one of our favorite Fair traditions and we look forward to it every year.

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Fair Food Friday: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Happy Fair Food Friday everyone! It’s the last weekend of the Fair, so here are some of  our sweetest treats to try before it’s too late!

1. Afters Ice Cream Milky Bun
Donuts are delicious. Ice cream is delicious. And when you put them together? Delicious. This milky bun from Afters Ice Cream is filled with their cookie monster ice cream and dipped in pieces of Oreos. 

2. Unicorn Nitro Pop
This pop corn is covered in colorful caramel and dunked in liquid nitrogen. Not only is it delicious, but it is fun too! Pop some in your mouth and watch as vapor comes out of your nose.

3. Conchita Ice Cream Sandwich
Mi Cafecito located in Mi Poco LA is serving up delicious ice cream sandwiches on conchitas and orejitas. Horchata ice cream on pan dulce makes for a great combination to satisfy that sweet tooth.

4. Mexican Funnel Cake
Mexican funnel cake puts a sweet twist on the traditional fair funnel cake. Made with churros and topped with whipped cream, this is a great dessert to share with the family… or enjoy it all on your own!

5. Fabes shakes
Check out these Insta-worthy shakes! What could be wrong with a mason jar full of your favorite flavored shake topped with whip cream and a whole donut? You need a jumbo straw for this one!

Want to see where you can find these sweet treats? Dowload our app where you can search for the food you’re craving. The LA County Fair mobile app is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace.

What will you be trying at the Fair this weekend?

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Into The Looking Glass

Located in-between Jurassic Planet and the Flower & Garden Pavilion, The Atrium is one of our favorite little spots inside the busy Fairgrounds!

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Enter the world of Wonderland. Fantasy-like creatures and colorful displays can be found within the lush flora and fauna of the Atrium. Alice in Wonderland fans might recognize favorites like the flamings and hedgehogs from that fateful croquet game.

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The Dodo Den features brightly-colored birds like kestrels, parrots, owls and toucanettes.

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And of course, it wouldn’t be Wonderland without a Mad Tea Party, complete with sweet treats, quirky teacups and a couple March hares.

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Guests who are looking to stay awhile might be interested The Wonderland Stage gardening workshops, where you can learn how to make your own terrarium, pot your very own DIY Flower Teacup centerpieces, and create your own Fairy Gardens.

If you’re more of an animal person, The Looking Glass Stage is the place to be, where our experienced specialists will tell you all about our majestic Wonderland creatures, and introduce you to some of them, face-to-face!

We hope you’ll take some time to explore the Flower & Garden Pavilion / Atrium during your visit to the Fair. It’s the perfect escape from the carnival crowds :)

And now it’s time for a giveaway!

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WONDERLAND GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

Enter to win a four-pack of Fair tickets & ride passes as we close out the last week of the LA County Fair. To enter, just leave a comment below, telling us your favorite part of the Fair.

Winner announced Friday, Sept. 22 at noon. Good luck to all!

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#DareToFair Round-Up: Week 3

Here are some of our favorite #DareToFair photos from you, our guests :)








Use #lacountyfair and #daretofair in your photos and you could be featured on our blog this month! Thanks to everyone who braved the heat to come hang out with us. It should be cooler in the days to come :)

REMINDER: We are closed on Monday and Tuesday Tuesday, but reopen Wednesday at noon! Visit lacountyfair.com for hours, special offers, prices and more! Dare to Fair!

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Celebrate ’28, the Games are Back!

We had a great time celebrating the City of Los Angeles’ awarding of the 2028 Summer Games. We enjoyed a parade with LA 2028, LA84 Foundation, Olympians and Paralympians. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Hilda Solis and Olympic champion John Naber were among those who came to celebrate with us at Celebrate ’28.

Check it out:

Congratulations Los Angeles, we are so excited the Games are back!

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World War II Veteran Joins Parade

Earlier today we were honored with the presence of World War II veteran Fernando A. Torres and his wife Gail Torres. The two love the Fair and have attended every year since 1966, which is where they had their first date.

Here are some pictures that were captured from this very special day & parade:

Fernando and Gail have one son and one daughter, and three grandchildren who love coming to the Fair.

Fernando, Thank you for your service to this country and CONGRATULATIONS on your 51st Fair.  

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