One of our favorite Fair traditions: bringing some of the Farm into downtown Los Angeles!
Early morning riders at Union Station were surprised by some of our favorite animal friends: lambs, kids (baby goats), chickens and miniature pigs when they entered the train station today.
We set up shop inside, where passengers were getting ready for the daily morning commute.
Sky Shivers, the Fair’s resident cowboy and some of his friends also came along to help take care of the animals, and to chat with curious visitors.
After hanging out for a couple hours with passengers, we all hopped on the Metrolink train and headed back to the Fairgrounds. (P.S. You can take Metrolink to the Fair on the weekends! Click here for more info.)
Thanks to everyone who decided to Dare To Fair with us in downtown this afternoon! It’s always fun to meet new friends Here are some more pics from this morning:
Sky Shivers hanging out with one of our chickens
Some of our young animal friends at Union Station
All of our animals, cowboys and Fair team took the Metrolink train back to the Fairgrounds to rest and get ready for another busy day at the Fair.
Ended the morning with a ride with Metrolink back to the Fairgrounds!
Have you ever seen a pig or a chicken at a train station? If you have, it’s probably because you were at the right place, at the right time!
Photo Credit: Metrolink
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.
Several of our furry chickens, lambs, baby goats, calves and racing pigs made the journey from Fairplex to the station to encourage commuters to take advantage of Metrolink’s weekend round-trip route from Union Station to the LA County Fair.
As people walked into the station, they noticed a large crowd surrounding our animals, so they hurried towards us for a chance to pet our loving friends and to learn more about Metrolink’s month-long Fair program. I don’t know about you, but I could sure use a break from LA’s bumper-to-bumper traffic!
A special thank you to Sky and Metrolink for allowing us to share some of the joy of our Fair with them.
For more information about the Metrolink route to the Fair click here.
If you live a bit far and want to avoid heavy traffic, our parking fees or just stay late and have a few extra cold ones at a concert or at Grinding Gears, then consider taking the train to the LA County Fair! It’s easy, convenient and it saves quite a few headaches!
All riders have to do is purchase Metrolink’s $10 Weekend Day Pass. The train will drop you off at the Fairplex Station where a free shuttle will then take you to Yellow Gate.
In addition to the weekend pass, Metrolink users also save on single-day Fair admission tickets: $12 Adults; $6 Child; $10 Senior. You can take advantage of this online special by visiting our website and using the promo code: Metrolink.
Here’s additional information taken directly from the Metrolink website:
For the second year in a row, Metrolink is offering a late night train back to L.A. Union Station on Saturday departing at 11:15 p.m. and on Sunday departing at 10 p.m. so you can stay late and enjoy the concerts, nightclub and other mind-bending Fair entertainment.
All San Bernardino Line weekends trains will stop at the Fairplex station except for trains 351, 352 and 353 on Saturday and train 351 on Sunday.
For train schedules, click here!
Hey Fair Fans, if you don’t want to bother with driving and parking at the Fair, how about the train? Metrolink is offering service every day of the Fair. Here is some info straight from the Metrolink Web site:
Metrolink is your easy way to get to the 2008 L.A. County Fair in Pomona.
The L.A. County Fair will open its gates on Friday, Sept. 5, and continue through Sunday, Sept. 28. San Bernardino Line trains will make special stops at Fairplex beginning Friday, Sept. 5. Trains will stop at the fair every day, except on Mondays and Tuesdays, when the fair is closed.
Metrolink riders, just show your valid Metrolink Round-Trip, 10-Trip Ticket or Monthly Pass at any Fair ticket booth and you’ll receive a coupon good for admission discounts and special Midway ride and food offers. To find out what offers your Metrolink ticket can unlock for you at the Fair, visit http://www.lacountyfair.com/2008/index.asp.
Visit www.metrolinktrains.com for train schedules.