MonthOctober 2010

Thanks For A Great Fair!!

A big round of applause to everyone who attended the 2010 L.A. County Fair! It was a huge success with 1.37 million guests – up from last year. We had a ton of fun with Mojo the monkey, the giant dinosaurs, the food, the shopping and all the animals in FairView Farms. Our Body: The…

Wow, You Guys Ate a Lot!

So, it’s the last day of the Fair and not all the numbers are in but here are a few just from one concessionaire  – C&C: 72,000 turkey legs sold 9,600 ears of corn sold 500 pork chops-on-a-stick sold 900 lbs of fudge purchased 7  calves born 2 lambs born 3 goats born and multiple…

It's A (Stunt) Dog's Life for Zip

Last year at the Fair, a little black and auburn rat terrier/corgi mix puppy sat in the pet adoption area of Bark Park looking longingly at the talented dogs performing death-defying dog tricks at the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show across the lawn. This year, he is doing some of those tricks himself. Zip, as…

Volunteers stitch success of 'Warm Up America' project at the Fair

Knitting and crocheting fans donated more than 1,000 blocks to this year’s “Warm Up America” project at the Fair. For more than a decade, thousands of 7”x 9” knitted or crocheted blocks have been collected by Fair volunteers to assemble into beautiful afghans and distributed to homeless shelters all over Los Angeles and Orange County.…

Arcadia High Band Takes Top Honors

First-time participants Arcadia High School took the grand prize in the L.A. County Fair’s 8th annual High School Band Competition, not only winning $5,000 but a spot in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. “This is very exciting. We’ve spent several weeks getting ourselves organized,” said Tom Landes, who directs the Arcadia band with Kevin…

Cater to your green thumb at Flower & Garden workshops this weekend

From tropical plumarias to propagating cacti, you can learn so much by dropping by the Flower & Garden Pavilion’s Atrium. In keeping with this year’s celebration of Mexico’s 200th anniversary of independence, the appropriately named Casa Flores Stage has Susan Ayala, AIFD, presenting various floral workshops. “Creating Simple Floral Designs” will be discussed at 2…