MonthJune 2014

Meet our Fair-y Tale Wedding Couples!

We have our LACF Fair-y Tale Wedding couples! Earlier this year dozens of couples entered our Fair-y Tale Wedding contest in hopes of being chosen to exchange vows at the Los Angeles County Fair. We picked four couples who we thought would be perfect for a Fair wedding. We can’t wait to celebrate with them at LACF!

Meet our Fair-y Tale Wedding Couples

Paul & Amy:
Paul and Amy met in college. After several years of dating, during which time Paul served four years in the military and Amy joined the Navy Reserves, Paul proposed to her.
The couple planned to wed in September 2011 but were delayed when Paul was called back to active duty in the Middle East. Upon returning last year, Paul and Amy decided to focus on obtaining their masters’ degrees and paying off their student debt before getting married.
When they heard about the possibility of a free wedding at the Fair they knew they wanted to say their vows at a place they visit every year. We are excited to watch them say “I do” at this year’s LACF!

Darius & Clevette:
Darius and Clevette met thanks to a little matchmaking help from one of Clevette’s co-workers! They began dating seven years ago.
Darius proposed to Clevette in March 2014 in the middle of her nephew’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles birthday party, in front of all her friends and family. This East Coast couple can’t wait to get married in Southern California and to introduce Darius’ side of the family to LACF for the first time.

Fran & Darryl:
Fran is a paraplegic, injured from a car accident nearly 30 years ago. Fran learned how to be completely independent, learning to drive with hand controls and adjusting to living on her own.
She met Darryl through online dating. Although Darryl is often on the road due to his job, he loves and cares for Fran immensely and the two treasure their time together.They became engaged over Christmas!
Alvaro & Jessica: Alvaro and Jessica are high school sweethearts. They have balanced financial struggles, supporting their families, school and work and although they are still paying off student loans, they are ready to get married.
Alvaro applied for the Fair-y Tale Wedding in hopes of giving Jessica the wedding she deserves. They are getting married at the Fair on September 27th, exactly nine years after they became a couple!
We will be posting updates on how the wedding planning is going and covering each wedding as it happens during the Fair. Stay posted for some fun wedding blogs and tips and tricks for making the big day perfect.
For more information on the Los Angeles County Fair, please visit

More artists announced from the End of Summer Concert Series

New acts have been announced from our End of Summer Concert Series! Only three more months until LACF opens and we can’t wait for this particular lineup. Keep reading to see who else will be rocking the Grandstand this year.

2014 End of Summer Concert Series

Neon Trees

Neon Trees

Neon Trees’ new album Pop Psychology went No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Charts. The album is an upbeat collection of sleek, modern alternative pop about finding love in the digital age with songs like “Love In the 21st Century,” “Text Me In The Morning,” “I Love You, But I Hate Your Friends,” and first single “Sleeping With A Friend.”


WAR returns to LACF for another summer singing your favorites.

“Low Rider,” “Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “The World is a Ghetto,” “Slippin into Darkness” and “Spill the Wine” ─ some of the greats from WAR to light up the night at the Los Angeles County Fair.


Pentatonix has cultivated a sound and style entirely unique and undeniably infectious.

Vocal sensations and winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix is taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations.

Jennifer Nettles: That Girl Tour 2014 with special guest Brandy Clark

Jennifer Nettles
Lead vocalist for international super duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles has become one of the most popular singer-songwriters in music today.
Brandy Clark
Brandy country music singer-songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by country greats like Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker and Kacey Musgraves.

George Benson & Chaka Khan 

George Benson
The 10-time Grammy Award winning musician brings his masterful guitar playing along with some of his greatest hits including classics “Give Me The Night,” “Lady Love Me (One More Time),” “Turn Your Love Around,” “Love X Love,” “Never Give Up On a Good Thing” and “In Your Eyes.” Enjoy.
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan is known as one of the best soul music singers/songwriters around, with the rare ability to delve into any genre of music from funk, R&B, pop, rock, jazz, gospel, hip-hop and classical. She has won 10 Grammys and countless other awards.

Who are you most excited to see?

View the rest of our lineup and purchase tickets on Ticketmaster. Fair admission is included with all concert ticket purchases.

LACF Job Fair

LACF is hiring for the 2014 Los Angeles County Fair! We have 1,200 positions available including openings in admissions, credentials, concert services, events, guest relations, grounds entertainment, the creative and wine departments, accounting, Cornucopia Foods and facilities.
We are hosting our annual Job Fair this Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the Fairgrounds in Expo Hall 6. Parking is at Gate 1 (1101 W. McKinley Ave.)
Applications must be completed online at before the job fair and be prepared for face-to-face interviews the day of the job fair. Computers will be available onsite for prospective employees to apply.
For more information on the job fair, call (909) 865-4308 or (909) 865-4309. See job listings at
Hope to see you there!

LACF Preview: Luminasia

Luminasia Los Angeles County FairLACF is introducing a beautiful new attraction this year: Luminasia
This larger-than-life Chinese lantern festival makes LACF come alive at night with enormous, brilliantly colored replicas of famous Los Angeles and world landmarks, animals, flora and fauna. 
Each lantern is being built by hand, created especially for LACF guests. You are invited to step into a world of light and color as you discover replicas of the Great Wall of China, Chinese dragons, Los Angeles skyscrapers and other beautiful designs.
We can’t wait to show you more as we get closer to Fair (3 more months!) and we hope you’re as excited as we are.
Stay tuned!