MonthJuly 2013

Meet the Fair Crew

Thummer the Pig is L.A. County Fair’s official mascot. It’s not hard to find him during Fairtime. Just look for his float during a parade or hang around at FairView Farms for a spell and you’re sure to spot his smiling face.
We all know and love Thummer, but have you met the rest of the Fair crew? Daisy the Cow, Lilly the comely lamb and Blaze the Racehorse make up the rest of the Fair entourage and they are excited for the Fair too.
You might not see Blaze around… he’s usually busy training for our Day at the Races events and sometimes Lily gets lost like the sheep she is, but Daisy and Thummer are always there to greet guests without fail! We’ve found some photos of the crew from a few years ago. Still looking as young and sprightly as ever 😉


End of Summer Concert Series ANNOUNCED!

It’s 30 days to Fair! That’s o n e m o n t h until Fair. Things are moving at the speed of light around here and you can almost taste the excitement in the air.
One of the things we are really looking forward to is the End of Summer Concert Series! We have the official final line-up for you today! A few of the acts we have this year are…

  • WAR (Aug 30)
  • Trace Adkins & special guest Kellie Pickler  (Aug 31)
  • The Bangles (Sept 2)
  • Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys (Sept 6)
  • Ke$ha (Sept 7)
  • The Jacksons (Sept 12)
  • Demi Lovato (Sept 14)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (Sept 20)
  • Zendaya (Sept 21)
  • Bad Company – The 40th Anniversary Tour (Sept 29)
  • & more!

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Which act are you most excited to see? Tell us in the comment section below!

Dr. Bob's makes it to the Today Show!

When you’re walking around FairView Farms in 90-degree weather with the sun shining just a little too brightly, nothing sounds more enticing than a quick stop at Dr. Bob’s Handcrafted Ice Cream. Just one bite into the cool, creamy mixture and it is summer heaven. If you can’t wait until the Fair, you can always do a mail-order.
Yup, you heard that right. Dr. Bob’s offers mail-order options for multiple flavors. If you’re planning to throw a party or just want a small pint (or six) for yourself, it might be worth looking into! Watch our clip of The Today Show to see what they think of Dr. Bob’s:

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L.A. County Fair Sneak Peek

We have a number of new exhibits coming to the L.A. County Fair this year. We will be blogging behind-the-scenes footage, fun facts and more as we get closer to Fair. For now, just know that emerald boas, sloths, mermaids, sea lions, Kung Fu Panda and Captain Underpants are involved.
One of our largest exhibits is making its way towards Fairplex as we speak!
Yep, it’s true. Star Trek: The Exhibition is coming to the L.A. County Fair! Yeah, we’re pretty excited too. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair this year!
Live long and prosper.

They're back! The Sweetest Comeback Ever

Today marks the official return of Hostess Twinkies to the shelves of grocery stores throughout America. Fans young and old can once more dig their teeth into the vanilla cake and whipped cream concoction to their heart’s content.

Photo taken from Hostess Brands LLC

Even better, the new Twinkies weigh less and have fewer calories. Eat up!


The L.A. County Fair job fair is happening right now at Fairplex! Bring your resume and your smile and come to Expo Hall 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. today (Monday, July 8). We have more than a thousand positions open and if you think you are a good fit for us, we would love to see you!
As you can tell from the picture below, lines are already forming at every booth. Whether you are interested in creative, IT, guest services, food & beverage or a number of other occupations, you should definitely check it out.

Less than two months til' Fair time!

I can’t believe it. We are less than two months away from the 2013 L.A. County Fair! It seems like just yesterday that we were giving away blog tees and expounding on the joys of deep-fried calories treats and the fun of food contests, rides and shows…
We are excited to show you all we have planned for this year’s Fair. Stay tuned for announcements on our End of Summer Concert Series lineup, our new exhibits and of course, Chicken Charlie and his latest invention.
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