15 Ways to Save Money at the LA County Fair in 2018!

LA County Fair opening day is coming on August 31st! We are happy to share this list of deals and ways to save money on admission, food and carnival rides. Plus, this year we added a variety of FREE exhibits and fun for the entire family that you don’t want to miss. Get ready for an exciting ride through America’s Mother Road!

Here are some notable FREE activities: Find more information by clicking here.

  • Retro City
  • ESports Gaming
  • Haunted 66
  • Alt 66 @ Millard Sheets Arts Museum
  • Pop-Ups
  • Route 66 Exhibit

Food Discounts: Due to popular demand we are happy to announce family friendly and budget-friendly menu options. Make a stop at the food vendors where all will be featuring one item meal for the price of $6.60. Look for the license plate saying $6.60! From fan favorites to salads and drinks there is something for everyone on this menu! 

City Days: We are offering residents of several cities a special admission rate of $6.60 on their city’s day! There is one that fits everyone between LA County Day to Inland Empire Day.

Please note: To take advantage of these offers you MUST purchase your tickets online by 11:59 pm of the day before your “City Day” promotion is happening. This promotion cannot be redeemed at the gate.

To view all the cities included check out city days under LA County Fair Deals. 

Use these promotion codes for the city discount deal of $6.60!  

  • Pomona Day: POMONA
  • LA County: LACOUNTY
  • Inland Empire: INLANDEMPIRE

Here’s how to get yours:

  • Go to lacf.com/buytickets
  • Add the Community Day ticket/s to your shopping cart
  • Select Promo/Voucher and enter (promo code)
  • Complete the registration to receive your tickets!
  • Tell all your friends to join you!

Military Discount: Just $2 for single-day admission for active & retired military, veterans, reserves, fire, police, and paramedics w/ ID; and $2 single-day admission for one guest. Offer is good from Sept. 5 – 9, 2018. $1 from each ticket will  Vet Hunter’s Project. *Must be purchased in person with proper ID.

 More Discounted Ticket Deals:

  • College Day: Show your school spirit and join your college at the Fair and get a discount! Redeem your college day coupon for one LA County Fair admission at a discounted rate of $6.60. *Must present valid College student ID or business card. Must be Printed Prior to Arrival. Friday, September 7th, 2018
  • Senior Wednesdays: For those who are ages 60+ you can get free admission Wednesdays, noon – 3 p.m. Good for one free admission per person with proper ID. Valid Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 2018

Other discounts:

Food Drive Thursday: Donate five canned goods (per person) and receive one free admission that day only. The canned food will be donated to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and local charities. Only on Thursdays, noon – 5 p.m. Valid Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 2018

Give Blood: Through our local partners you can donate a pint of blood and receive a free ticket for admission to the LA County Fair. For participating locations visit here.

School Supply Wednesday: Wednesdays, noon – 5 p.m. Bring in 5 new, packaged school supplies and receive free admission that day. Recipients of the school supply donations: Local community schools, Inland Empire United Way’s School Tools Program, Los Angeles Unified School District. Suggested school supplies: boxes of crayons, boxes of markers, boxes of pencils, notebooks, glue stick packs, packages of lined notebook paper, pencil cases, packages of erasers, packages of highlighters. Click here for a list of stores. Valid Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 2018.

Bring a Group and Save: Experience a mouth-watering buffet with a one-of-a-kind picnic. Explore unique exhibits only found here. Even, rock out at our premiere concerts in our VIP Party Box. Whether you are looking to be entertained, pampered, or experience something new, let us make sure your group has everything you need at the best price. Buy group tickets here.

  • $12 for any-day adult admission
  • $6 for any-day child admission (ages 6-12)
  • Ages 5 and younger are free!

Offers From our Retail Partners

Fresh Fun Thursdays: Fair admission and a carnival ride wristband for just $29. Offer available in participating Subway stores Aug. 15-Sept. 20, 2018. Check your Subway register receipt for the offer. Good Thursdays only. Valid Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 2018.

Costco Fair Savings: Costco is your all in one stop! Just $59.99 for 4 single day admission tickets, 1 parking pass and 44 ride & game tickets. Rides & games require multiple tickets. Available in-stores and at Costco.com beginning August 30th, 2018. Valid during the Fair season 2018.

Wild Wednesdays (presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts): Receive a fair admission and a carnival ride wristband for just $29! Must purchase at O’Reilly Auto Parts and present purchase receipt at admission ticket booth. Sprint: Must present coupon at admission ticket booth. Available in participating locations Aug. 2-Sept. 19, 2018. No merchandise purchase necessary. Restrictions apply. Valid Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 2018.

Superior Single-Day Tickets (presented by Superior Grocers): Visit any participating Superior Grocers stores July 24 – Sept. 23 to purchase single-day admission tickets for just $12 for adults ages 13+ and $6 for ages 6-12. You may also purchase a $37 carnival ride wristband voucher to use at the Fair (purchase required; restrictions apply). Wed.-Fri., the wristband must be redeemed at the carnival ticket booth and affixed around wrist before 9 p.m. The wristband is good until 11 p.m. and is non-transferable. Weekends & Labor Day, the wristband must be redeemed at the carnival ticket booth and affixed around wrist by 4 p.m. The wristband is good until 7 p.m. and is non-transferable. Valid during the Fair season 2018. Each admission ticket is for single-day use. Tickets on sale beginning July 24, 2018

Vons/Albertsons Single-Day Tickets: Visit any participating Vons or Albertsons store Aug. 22-Sept. 23 to purchase single-day admission tickets for just $12 for adults ages 13+ and $6 for ages 6-12. After admission ticket purchase, receive a $37 carnival ride wristband coupon to use at the Fair (purchase required; restrictions apply). Wed.-Fri., the wristband must be purchased at the carnival ticket booth and affixed around wrist before 9 p.m. The wristband is good until 11 p.m. and is non-transferable. Weekends & Labor Day, the wristband must be purchased at the carnival ticket booth and affixed around wrist by 4 p.m. The wristband is good until 7 p.m. and is non-transferable. Valid during the Fair season 2018. Each ticket is for single-day use. Tickets on sale beginning Aug. 22, 2018.

Even More #WaystoSave

Passports to Savings Booklet: This $5 booklet offers over $1,000 in savings, including great deals on Fair food, commercial vendors, and local businesses. Purchase here:

Transportation: There is plenty of parking at the Fairgrounds, but there are other ways to get here too! You can take the Metrolink to Pomona and a great option is to carpool with friends and family! The Metrolink trains will run on Labor Day as well. For details on the Metrolink schedule, click here. For Fairgoers who live closer to us, consider taking Foothill Transit or a rideshare service like Lyft to get here.

Bring your Own Snacks: Pack your own snacks and beverages! We allow coolers (12″ x 18″ max) into the Fairgrounds. Just remember, no glass containers or alcohol are allowed to be stored in these 🙂

We hope you take advantage of these Fair deals! See you on Route 66! Fair is happening from August 31st to September 23rd! 

9 Comments

  1. Is the concert & shows like KC & the sunshine band a separate fee than the entrance fee & if so where do I purchase?

  2. How about a family pack?

  3. Are the $37 wristbands only valid from 4pm to 7pm on weekends? Or can you use them earlier?

    • Hello Arturo,
      You may use them before 4 p.m., however you must have them affixed on the wrist by 4 p.m. and it expires at 7 p.m. We hope to see you soon!

  4. What is the earliest time you can use the $37 wristbands on Saturdays. It says must be affixed by 4pm and expires at 7pm

  5. Does our oc or san diego fair tix stubs get us free entry into la fair?

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