Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon + GIVEAWAY [CONTEST CLOSED]

If you’ve been following us on social media, you know that Stanley the Giraffe is one of our newest friends to join us here at the Fair. He, along with the rest of his friends, has made Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon one of our favorite exhibits!

mojos Upon entering from the carnival side, guests will immediately be drawn to Fiona’s Jungle Perch where a colorful mix of macaws, parrots and cockatoos happily reside, chattering with each other and our guests. 

Their neighbors at Lemur Lair are always fun to visit. These Madagascar natives always seem relaxed and calm, no matter how noisy their feathered neighbors get.

Of course, the real attraction is just beyond, in The Grasslands. Here, guests will find themselves face to face with Stanley and our zebras, Barcode and Stripes. Did you know you can feed Stanley?

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And Mojo the Capuchin Monkey rules over all from her post on Monkey Island, where she spends all day swinging from ropes, hanging from the top of her house and giving shows every day of the Fair.

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Carla and Mojo at Mojo's Sweet 16 last year (2015)

Keep walking and you’ll encounter the scaly, slithery and slimy at Spike’s Reptile Territory, and any number of spiders, centipedes and other insects at Iggy’s Insect Encounter.

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Mojo's crew is always happy to answer questions!

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And last, but certainly not least, is the Enchanted Village where guests can see a Capybara, Coatimundi, Hairy Armadillo, Binturong, African Crested Porcupine, hedgehogs and a wallaby!

We  recommend checking Mojo’s Lagoon out twice: once before and after sunset.

You can see the animals best during the day, but at night, our whole exhibit comes to life as our nocturnal creatures become more active, Zor the Firedancer performs, and our Lagoon lights up with color.

And now it’s time for a Mojo’s Lagoon Giveaway!

Mojo’s Lagoon Giveaway

**WE HAVE A WINNER**

Congratulations to Denise Gonzalez for being selected as our winner! Denise would like to take her son to see all the colorful birds at Fiona’s Perch. Thank you to everyone who played! We will be having another giveaway soon :)

Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets, ride passes and a Dare To Fair Swag Bag below! All you need to do is leave a comment, telling us what animal you most want to see at Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon this Year.

Winner announced tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 15) at 12 p.m. PDT. All winners are selected randomly and will be notified via comment & email.

Good luck!

For more information on the 2016 LA County Fair, visit lacountyfair.com.

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The sun goes down, the fun keeps going! [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

We have a giveaway winner! Congratulations to Julie Hasslock! Julie loves dancing to Beautiful Tonight by Eric Clapton.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! We will have a few more giveaways on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and here of course, so stay tuned! #LACFNaturalHigh 

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Flashing lights. Thumping bass. Good tunes. Good vibes. Those are the words that come to mind when we hit up the Grinding Gears Music Experience.

When we arrived last night the energy levels were already on high, with DJ Gizmologist spinning and crowds dancing. If you’re into EDM or Top 40, this is your spot.

After a dance-off or two, things quieted down… for a minute… and then The Steampunkers took the stage and switched things up with some live entertainment.

We love nighttime at the Fair for many reasons. The temperatures are cooler, the carnival is beautiful, Luminasia and Grinding Gears are open for business, and adventure still waits around every corner.

We want you to experience the fun for yourself, which is why we are giving away an LACF Nightlife Experience! Check it out:

LACF Nightlife Experience Giveaway

4 Any-Day Admission Tickets
6 Single Ride Passes
4 Luminasia Passes
LACF Swag Bag

To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite song to dance to! The winner will be announced Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. PST. 

Good luck to all! Only FIVE days of Fair left, and it’s going by in the blink of an eye…

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LACF Scavenger Hunt 2014

Dozens of prizes.
Eight locations.
Four days.
Two weekends.
It’s the LACF Scavenger Hunt!

Play with us August 2-3 and 16-17 to get your free LACF goodies.

How it works:
The LACF hosts will be hanging out in locations all over Los Angeles with goodies like Fair admission, concert tickets, LACF t-shirts, pins and other fun things, just for you!

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to find hidden LACF prizes throughout L.A. We will be posting photo clues on our Instagram account (@lacountyfair) to guide you to each location. You can also find these clues on our Facebook and Twitter.

Clues will be revealed every hour, on the hour beginning at 10 a.m. each day of the scavenger hunt. Only two LACF scavenger hunt locations will be active per day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The Rules:
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 but you can follow along on Twitter and Facebook too! Track clues and document your journey using the hashtag #discoverLACF.

2. Get moving! Each clue leads you closer to the prize destination, getting more specific with each new photo. Make sure you take your selfies at each clue location!

3. Find the LACF host (we’ll announce who’s on deck for the day) and collect your prize! Remember, it’s first come, first serve. We will post a “secret” password on the final clue that you’ll need to show  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 #discoverLACF!

Happy hunting!

The full LACF Scavenger Hunt Terms & Conditions are available here.

*Photos of downtown Los Angeles and the city skyline courtesy of porbital from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Win A Fair-y Tale Wedding

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For the first time in its’ 92 year history wedding bells will ring at the L.A. County Fair, and they could ring for you.

We are opening our gates for you to say “I do,” and the wedding is on us. We are offering four couples the chance to exchange vows at one of four beautiful venues on the Fairgrounds, surrounded by their closest friends and family. All you need to do is win.

The Fair-y Tale Wedding package includes:

  • Wedding venue (four select destinations at the Fair)
  • Décor
  • Floral arrangements
  • Lighting/sound
  • Professional photographer & videographer
  • Wedding cake
  • Wedding officiate
  • Champagne toast
  • Party favors
  • Fair admission for the newlyweds and their guests
  • Overnight stay at the Sheraton Fairplex Honeymoon Suite

To enter for a chance at a Fair-y Tale Wedding, visit www.lacountyfair.com/weddings. The winner will be announced in May 2014. Good luck and congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

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Fair Food Friday Giveaway

Last year we gave out a few fun facts about the history of funnel cake. Like most traditions, this Fair food staple has evolved and grown bigger over the years. What used to be a simple deep-fried treat with powered sugar sprinkled on top has turned into a decadent sugar-infested bonanza.

Last night I tried the Fair’s version of the funnel cake: battered doughy yum with whipped cream, strawberries, powdered sugar and a towering dollop of vanilla ice cream in the center of it all.

Exhibit A:

I’m still recovering from the sugar overload but if you still can’t get enough of the Fair food, you can enter our Fair Food Friday giveaway :)

One winner will receive 4 Fair tickets and 4 Hot Blog On A Stick tees! To enter, just leave a comment saying what your favorite funnel cake topping is. Winner will be announced tomorrow at 3 p.m.!

Good luck!

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WINNER: Sea Lion Splash Giveaway

Congratulations to Charis for winning our Sea Lion Splash giveaway!

Charis will receive 4 Fair admission tickets, 4 RCS carnival ride passes and 4 Hot Blog On A Stick tees.

Charis’ top three favorite Fair animals are the cows, pigs and rabbits who spend their time eating, playing and sleeping over at FairView Farms

Thank you to everyone who shared their animal favorites! While Paco the sloth and our sea lion friends were favorites it seems like our farm animals won the majority of your hearts.

Keep checking back for more stories on the Fair and for additional giveaways!

 

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The animated side of Hollywood (+ Giveaway)

A quick overview of Pencils 2 Pixels!

Air-conditioned animation everything. Sounds like a perfect combination in this heat! Our newest exhibit “Pencils 2 Pixels – The Animation of Art” brings guests into a world seldom explored in every-day life – the animated side of Hollywood.

Upon entering, you’re greeted by a giant-sized Po from DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda.

Further exploration reveals an equally large and colorful Turbo the Snail from the studio’s latest theater release

In fact, as you sigh in relief from the air conditioned bliss, you will see a beautiful collection of detailed paintings, life-like sculptures, drawings and interactive stations around every corner.

Do you stop and pose at the Mystery Machine with Scooby and the gang? Or do you rush to get a seat at Animation University to learn how to draw your favorite character? Not that there’s any rush. It’s cool. It’s Pencils 2 Pixels. It’s not a place that you want to leave any time soon.

One of the many exhibits at Pencils 2 Pixels

Adults will experience a serious case of the throwbacks when they see Looney Toons classics playing on TV and gorgeous paintings of scenes from movies like Snow White & The Seven Dwarves and black-and-white Mickey Mouse shorts.

Kids might recognize sculptures and drawings of their favorite characters from modern flicks like How To Train Your Dragon and The Croods. Of course, it wouldn’t be animation without a touch of anime and video game graphics thrown into the mix.

We enjoyed Pencils 2 Pixels so much that we want you to be able to experience it too! Which is why we are doing a:

Full Fair Experience Giveaway.

The prize:

  • 4 Fair admission tickets
  • 4 RCS carnival ride passes
  • 4 Hot Blog On A Stick tees

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling us what exhibit you most want to see at the Fair. The contest closes Sunday morning, 10 a.m.

We will announce the winner on Sunday, September 8 in the afternoon.

Good luck! :)

(P.S. RCS is doing a really fun giveaway on their Facebook page now too! Check it out!)

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