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Are they having a Harvest of Praise this year? 2012
Yes on Sept. 22, starts at 5 p.m. If you attend an LA or OC House of Blues gospel brunch, you can get a coupon for buy one, get one free admission.
I was just wondering if they are still hiring people to work at the fair or have they already done all of their hiring?
will the Jurassic Planet or exhibit be at the fair this year? (2012)
We change our program every two to three years so Jurassic Planet will not be here this year but we do have GENIUS – A Celebration of American Innovation which features more tha 50 inventors. It is going to be really cool. We also have an exhibit, which opens Sept. 6, on the history of rock ‘n roll – Rock of Ages.
Do they have DEEP FRIED BUTTER at the fair this year?
Sorry, no deep-fried butter.
Is Biggie’s Meat Market at the fair this year? If so, where is it located at? We tried looking for it. I want to try their 2lb rib.
Hey LA Fair Bloggers! It’s Matthew from Purple Easel in Crafter’s Village. Just met a gal taking notes about venders. Didn’t catch her name. Got talking to a customer and missed giving her our info. Check out http://www.PurpleEasel.com & http://www.facebook.com/PurpleEasel my email Matthew@PurpleEasel.com – Crafter’s Village has been a fantastic opportunity for us and all the staff are amazing & informative. Simply delightful! Thanks a bunch! ~ Matthew
Where is the indian fry bread vendor located at the fair this year?
All of our vendors can be found by checking the online schedule here or when you download our L.A. County Fair app, available in the iTunes app store and the Android Marketplace 🙂
Why are there no coverage of the family “Recycled Robot” this year. It was fun to see how creative the families got last year.
We will be sure to stop by and cover that!
Suggestion for blog roll http://www.daytrippen.com/ the original Southern California day trip site.
Thank you for the tip. Unfortunately Day Trippen isn’t a blog per se but we will definitely keep them in our reference list!
Are you guys hiring to be the mascot this year and were do I apply?
All of our job listings are available at http://www.lacountyfairjobs.com.
It will have an updated list of positions available.
Thanks for stopping by!
Please visit http://www.lacountyfair.com/2013/entertainment/mascots.asp for information on becoming a mascot.
Will anybody have FRIED BUTTER this year?
We will not being having deep-fried butter at the Fair but I can guarantee you that there are plenty of other Fair foods (deep-fried and otherwise) to choose from 🙂
Good afternoon L.A. County Fair!
I am a student journalist covering a story about the world famous L.A. County fair for Mt San Antonio College. I am trying to get in touch with a publicist, I hope someone reads this comment. Please reply to my personal email, as it is also included in this post. Thanks!
p.s. 5 stars to the turkey legs!
I entered something in the knitting competition. When do they announce the results? Thanks, K
All the results are displayed in our Tapestry exhibit. All participants are invited to visit the Fair and see their entry displayed in our exhibit. Thank you for stopping by!
Randall (the honey badger guy) is PawNation’s traveling correspondent, and last week he visited the 91st annual Los Angeles County Fair to interact with some animals in a whole new way. Just wait until you see Randall milk a goat. He’s such a natural that we’re 100-percent certain he was a farmer in a past life. Our man also wrestled with an uncooperative ram, met a talented mermaid and even found love … with a sea lion.
My question: When does the end of the fair plant sale start, and what are specifics? I saw a sign tonight but did not catch date or time. I only saw (cash only). Thanks so much!
Hi Laurie, Our sale is the morning after the Fair (Monday, Sept. 30.) We advise that you get here EARLY, anywhere between 8 a.m. and 6 a.m. Good luck! Hope to see you here.
My family and I loved the fair as usual but your tram to the AM Track fell short
and disappointed us, four trams passed us by 3 were empty only had people on
board they all said to me that they would call for another tram and none came and when one finally picked us up it made 2 stops on the way to the AM Track drop causing us to miss our train making us wait 3 hours for the next one making our experience a bad one instead of a good one.
Question: my family and I go to the fair every year and look at the arts and crafts. This year we made a goal to enter something. How do we do this???
Thank you for stopping by. We would love to see your entries at the Fair! Our website is currently being built and we will let you know as soon as competition applications are available.
Does the LA county fair have a visual arts competition fro California residents like the OC fair does?
Hi Hayley, Yes we do! You can view all of our competitions at http://www.lacf.com/competitions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see our listed categories. Thanks!
My husband and I got engaged at the Fair September 21, 1964 when I was a princess on the LA County Fair Court. I represented Mt. San Antonio Jr. College. I was wondering if the Fair still has a Queen and princesses. It was a wonderful experience!
That’s a fantastic story Lana! We don’t have the LA County Fair Court anymore but we are actually hosting weddings. We will be writing all about those very soon 🙂
Hi when will the fair-y tale wedding winners be announced?
Hi Mary, Our winners will be announced very soon. Thank you for checking in!
I have been going to the Fair for over almost 60 years now, and look forward to buying my Season Pass every year. We usually go 10-15 times every year!
I just found out that Fairplex Park will NOT be returning, but going to Los Alamitos from now on. PLEASE, PLEASE tell me this is not true!
The Horse Races are always a highlight of the Fair, and I cannot tell you how disappointing this is! I think it will be a tremendous loss for the Fair as far as bringing in people and revenue. The Races have been a part of the Fair for SO many years. Am just devastated. Not looking forward to the Fair this year for the first time in my life. I know of so many people that will not be going if this becomes a reality.
Why does the Fair keep reducing and taking away so many of the things that really made the Fair what is WAS?!
Is there someone that I could contact who has an extensive knowledge about the history of the fair? Back in the early 1990s, I remember a group of elderly women acting in a play that performed in a modified house. If anyone could verify this that would be great. Thank you so much.
Hi Matthew, We will look through our records and see if we can give you more details on that particular act. Thank you for asking!
Hi Matthew, We believe you are thinking of the women dressed in period costumes at the Heritage Square schoolhouse and farmhouse that used to re-enact life during that time period. Hope that helps!
Maybe it’s too early to determine, but I was wondering if the L.A. County Fair will still be doing college days this year? I didn’t see it in the “Special Offers” and was curious.
Hi Linda! We are doing College Days this year but we are still determining dates for all of the schools.
We will keep you posted. Is there a specific university you were inquiring about?
Okay! Great! Thank you for your answer!
I just wanted to know about the College Days and look forward to going again this year! I attend CSUSB and know our days usually fall near the end of September.
What happened to the monster truck rally this year ??? I need my testosterone fix out side of kaboom and monster jam oh BTW thanks for bringing back Styx I can’t wait 🙂 and the country music line up looks pretty sweet 2
Hi Frank, No worries we will have monster trucks this year. We just don’t have official dates yet. We will announce those on August 5th. We love your enthusiasm! We’re happy with the concerts this year too 🙂
I just looked. The wgas website says Thursday night September 25 th ???? For monster. trucks is that correct I want to plan accordingly
I was wondering if the fair was going to still give away grandstand seating for the concerts?? I know in the past you could go to the little blue hut and pick up tickets at certain times on the day of the concerts!! I hope this is still true.
Hi Colleen, Yes we will have a limited number of general admission concert tickets available beginning at 3 p.m. on the day of each show. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you purchase concert tickets before hand, you also receive free admission to the Fair for that day. Thank you for asking!
Interested in the concert series. If I buy stage side or box seats will I have to walk all the way down through the grandstand steps to get to my seats? Is another entrance available? I will be taking my parents but I need to know because I’m not sure if they can walk down all of those steps. Thank you.
We have entrances that are wheelchair accessible (i.e. flat surfaces) to accommodate guests who are unable to climb stairs.
These areas do lead to stage side and box seats so you will be all set!
are they having weenie dog races this year?? 2014 if so how do you enter??
Hi Alesia, We aren’t having weenie dog races this year, but believe me we are very sad to see them go. We will miss seeing those cuties!
I would like to know if you guys are still hiring people to work during this up coming fair ? And if so where can i apply ?
Hi Cesar, You can check all our remaining job openings at http://www.lacountyfairjobs.com. Thanks!
Are u having bingo on Wednesday ‘s like usual. If so what time does it start and where
Hi, I know contest/choosing of couples is completed.I’m writing in hopes maybe for future weddings you might consider.My son(my baby) is amazing.He’s had his future planed,down to of kids& their bedroom furniture since was7& has worked to meet those goals. Including 3yrs in rotc, giving up his lunches to start program for freshman who wanted learn things not covered in class, being sent by school to summer academy, & more. Was being recruited by all branches, as his test scores each time took were in mid 90s.Even asked me to sign so he could leave right after graduation before 18th bday.Two wks before graduation I found out that my honor student( every yr since2nd grade) had 1 class might fail. He didn’t w/support from counselor, his 2friends,& a freshman that told I don’t know what’s wrong but if can help I’d be honored, I’m here, not running streets w/my brother, because of you.You spoke @my school & since then I vowed to work to be like you& not a stictic.Was picked for scholarship in name of counsolers father(he didn’t get)When I became aware of problem & met counsoler she cried& told me from day I met Dylan he was my choice& usually BTW 5-6kids I watch thru yr.However couldn’t justify w/this one classs/grade.After I spoke her she went to teacher& after explain what happened she gave him work missing from days absent,but didn’t think hed make two WK deadline as had month in a half of work.15mins before grades were turned it & 30+ essays(not to mention other stuff) he found out not only passed but w/B.My ex due to city lived in & only school w/navy ROTC(which adiment has to attend &for3yrs to enter at higher rack)was receiving notices,not telling me,and rather than ask assumed our was blowing off school(as did teacher who wouldn’t let make up work)Even on few occasions he was ordered( because when suggested wouldn’t)by his commander to go home due to looking extremely I’ll. See no one asked him, they assumed,& his response when questioned as to why didn’t let anyone know what was happening was..if their opinion & belief in me was so little they assumed a situation & put me, my mom, my sister down rather than ask me, then not only do I not want ppl in my life who have no faith in me, they don’t deserve to be apart of my life,& not wasting time to go to them.My heart hasn’t hurt so much, these were ppl should’ve not mattered to, that were suppose to love him unconditionly. Those days missed he was taking care of me.(& hiding pain he was in, his dentist said I’ve no idea how this kid is walking around& functioning, there’s so much infection he schouldnt be able to get out of bed)Dyl graduated & turned18 that summer, two yrs ago. That summer my Dr gave him the option…that I was 4days or less away from collapsing & coming in thru er, & at that point because of a surgery they couldn’t say what would happen.That once stomach shut down was nothing to do.That already had stared, that I needed iron infusions, to be woken up every 2hrs, couldn’t drive, stopped making red/white blood cells, etc & he wanted to admit me, however if promised to do exactly what Dr said & wanted to take me home he’d let him.His last summer being a kid my son never left my side for 2 1/2 months.sometimes spending 8-9 hrs day@ kaiser.He was sheltered& babied by myself& his sister.That day I watched my baby grow up really fast.He quickly learned to cook clean do laundry at times even had to carry me to restroom. I for first time was on disability & having issues w/them(&again now) so he also took part time job & sister came for summer break &went to work & didn’t go back to school(enrolling next semester) that yr & this yr are first I haven’t been able to buy even day presents for them. He is only, out of 4, my2& 2nieces) who bought his first car(as one dad saved for him, he used as down payment for step kids new car)& truthfully of the 4he deserved more, the girls are brats. Last yr he started dating(w/a lot of conterversity, snide comments,animosity, &anger) a girl who’s always had key to our home when needed due to home situation)& happened to be sisters best friend.Two weeks ago they came to me & announced their engagement & how scared they were of the family Dinamics, but were going to walk thru it & asked for my blessing.(ppl on both sides have prejudice issues& few other)& knew I loved them both, but needed hear had my blessing& would be OK, that they could walk thru anything &are, but wanted know my feeling because as long as I was OK w/it no ones opinion mattered(except sister who’s been mean/nasty) They are getting married at court/hall justice first WK Oct. And said planning small wedding Oct next yr. I’ve worked for CTY 15+ yes & am on medical leave having surgeries w/not even enough to help w/a cake. No one else is going to, so they are saving &paying for their weddings next yr which is why not having this yr. She’s getting back in school & he’s finally admitted still wants go navy & both started training & eating right again so he can leave right after wedding next yr. Now that physically can see I’m stronger & was informed needed to get back to his life & I promise to be very healthy for many yrs &to be a grandma(no not pregnant). Watching them my heart hurts. And cry myself to sleep. If I wasnt on medical leave I’d be able to pay for almost whole wedding, & its killing me that I can’t do anything. And I’m resentful as many family on both sides have more then resourses to help them without any impact to them & aren’t. I’m obviously biaist as is my son, but anyone talked to would tell you he is amazing in every way & never ceases to amaze everyone. His time money even his shirt he’s always first to give to anyone needs. & her I knew thered be issues, but emotionally mentally I knew few others would ever understand & he able to give & be there way they have always needed. They are two of the most accepting, forgiving,’& unconditionally loving ppl I’ve met! Guess hoping if know anyone contest, help, or direction might consider them. Theres no one I would hope & try anything to give a fairytale wedding to! (Not even my other kids) these never ask for anything when everyone else has their hand out & they have less then the others! Thank you for taking time to read. Sincerely, kelly
Thank you for sharing your story! If we do another Fair-y Tale Wedding contest, we hope you will enter.
Are there no horse racing events scheduled for this years fair. That has always been a highlight for us.
This year we do not have horse racing although they have been moved to Los Alamitos.
Will Grantburger ‘s Pretzel Chili Relleno burger be at the LA Fair?
We do have Chili Relleno Pretzel Burgers!
Are you guys having a law enforcement and/or military discount day? Last year my husband, my in-laws and myself got in for $1. We’d love to visit again
Yes we are! Our Weekend For Heroes is Sept. 13 – 14. All military, veterans and law enforcement receive $2 admission to the Fair on those days. All proceeds from that weekend will go towards the Wounded Heroes of America foundation 🙂 All details are available here: http://lacountyfair.com/visit/special-offers. Thank you for asking!
Is my concert ticket for tomorrow also an entrance to the Fair? I am a Senior.
Hi Mary, Yes it is 🙂 Just show your concert ticket at the entry gates.
Will you have the Gospel Harvest of Praise Festival again in 2014? Thx.
How to enter the date night tickets??
Leave a comment on our Date Night Giveaway blog telling us about your ideal date at the Fair 🙂
At what time in the week do u guys close to get in the fair?
Our last day this year is Sunday, Sept. 28. For a full list of operating hours/days please visit our General Info page: http://lacf.com/visit/get-started
What happened to the International Draft, Mule and Pleasure driving show? What happened to the 4H Horse show? Will you be bringing any of the equine competitions back to the fair? Will you be making a new arena for this?
We will be traveling with our small dog from AZ, to visit the Pomona Fair. Is there a dog care facility that we may board our dog for the day while we attend the fair?
Thank you so much for your question. If you will be traveling, we recommend that you stay at our lovely Sheraton Fairplex Hotel. The facility is pet-friendly and is on our grounds! Learn more about the property here: http://www.sheratonfairplex.com/
Where could i buy my season pass for the fair ?
Hello! Please check out this website: http://sales.ticketcostars.com/lacf/Fair/tabid/1654/Default.aspx
Where could I buy a season pass for the fair?
Where could i bit a season pass?
Hi America! You can buy our season passes online — just go to lacf.com and click the “Buy Tickets” link and you’re all set!
What buidling will the homemade quilts be in? Thanks
At our DIY Design Studio, right beneath our Grandstand!
Is the general admission free opening day ?
Can I bring a Backpack to carry bought stuff at the fair?
Hi Anthony, Yes you can! Please visit LACF.com for size limitations 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Last year there was a book drive and can good drive and you got in free .when are the dates for that this year ?
Hi Martha, This year we are doing School Supply Thursdays and Food Drive Fridays. Please visit our website for details: http://lacf.com/visit/special-offers. Thanks!
Where is the winners list from yesterdays blog contest I don’t see it?
Hi Lisa! Winner has been announced. Please visit the blog. 🙂 More contests are coming!
if i gave game tickets purchased this year will i be able to use them at the fair next year?
Hi Justine, Tickets are valid for this year only.
I visited the LA County Fair this year as I’ve done for the last 30 years and I was very disappointed in the gauging of food prices, water and various changes of displays especially, the Garden area where they always had the backyard ideas including the pools, landscapes etc.
To make matters worse, that particular area charged an additional fee for a different showing. Why?
Whomever made that call wasn’t thinking that the general public looks forward to getting ideas seeing those wonderful displays of what one can do with their yards. Personally, eliminating that display with another and then charging an additional fee was a total bust. I didn’t bother to view the changes since it was of no interest to me since I always enjoyed the themes this Garden would display and then looked forward to seeing the pools, gardens and BBQ ideas.
I feel saddened by the gauging of food prices as well. Vendors selling even water were extremely over priced. Why? Have we entered a time in our lives that even children
who are from families of limited income caused to be deprived of seeing a County Fair.
Hi Isabel, Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it! We introduced Luminasia last year, as we are always looking to introduce new, innovative programming to our guests. However, we understand that many of our loyal fans have specific exhibits they look forward to seeing each year. We will take your comments back to our team as we begin preparations for 2016. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
I have a special breed of cows that are on the National Conservation’s list of endangered animals. They are American Milking Devons. I was wondering if you allow special breeds of animals to be showcased at the fair. Would like to get them more well known here in CA.
Hi Joyce, Thank you for reaching out! Please reach out to our Entertainment & Attractions team regarding our animal exhibit policies. Contact info available here: http://lacountyfair.com/partners/entertainment/
how can I enter a cake at the fair
Please visit our Competitions page at lacountyfair.com for info on all our competitive events. Thanks!
Hi. I represent a popular tribute band and I was wondering who I should contact regarding booking them to play the LA County Fair? Thanks!
All of our entertainment is booked for this year, but we’re always looking for talent! Please feel free to send us your tribute band’s info at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep your contact info for future events. Thanks!
Are you guys handing out lawn signs this year? If so where can I pick it up?
Yes we are! You can pick one up at our Administration building. Enter through Gate 1 and park in Visitor Parking 🙂
Hey There! Will the Fair Blog post the images of all the DIY Contest winners?!
Hi Catie, We will try our best! We will definitely be visiting the DIY area and covering some of the competitions.
I’m looking into renting the farm venue for a family reunion, how do I go about getting more information about it?
Hi Maria, Thanks for reaching out! Please contact our event staff at http://sheratonfairplex.com. Thank you!
Hi! I’m looking for gluten-free, soy-free options at the fair (my family has allergies). Do you know if the spices you use have soy lecithin in them? And do you use vegetable oil or soybean oil?
Hi Rebekah, All of our vendors use different ingredients (some gluten-free, others not). We recommend checking with the vendor you are planning to purchase from for specifics. A full list of searchable food vendors and items can be found at lacountyfair.com. Thanks!
Hello, Im wondering what all can we bring when it comes to food and packaging? I went with a few friends this past weekend an noticed some where bringing in ice chests. This weekend im taking my children an would rather not spend my pay check on food.
Would I be able to bring my dog if I keep it in the stroller?
Sorry Cesar, we don’t allow dogs on campus unless they are service dogs.
Hi , I purchased a concert ticket to see Ramon Ayala at the fair was wondering do i still have to purchase a ticket to enter the fair
No, your concert ticket includes Fair admission 🙂
How many free concert tickets per person do u guys give out ?
It’s one ticket per person waiting in line.
Another great fair! Just before you entered the Home and Garden Pavilion, there was a display that had a couch made of grass (astro-turf). We fell in love with this idea, and now are sorry that we didn’t take the name of the vendor that created this display. Can you give us the company name, or any information at all, about the vendor that created this display? Thanks in advance!
I can’t locate qualifications and applications for this years DIY projects. Please direct me to the DIY site.
You can sign up and get more information on the DIY competitions here: http://lacf.com/competitions Thanks!
Hello, your website is down I need to know the size jars for my preserved foods category & I need the labels for the jars.
How do I sign up for the scavenger hunt?
Hi Jennifer! No need to sign up — just head to our Facebook event page or follow us on Instagram and Snapchat and be ready to go by 9:30 a.m. Saturday!
Not sure if my first comment went through. Sorry, resending:
Can we bring some snacks and water into the Fair. We do plan to buy food and drinks while at the fair.
Hi, yes you can bring snacks and water into the Fair as long as they aren’t stored in glass, metal or hard plastic containers. Plastic water bottles must be factory sealed. Thanks!
Do you still have the bring 5 cans of Ralphs products get in for free on Fridays?
Hi Bell, Food drives have been moved to Thursdays, and the cans do not have to be from Ralphs.
Where are the Monster trucks and motocross nights?
Hi Nicole, Unfortunately we no longer have monster truck and motocross nights at the Fair.
Can you tell me if the plants that are placed around the fair grounds will be up for sale after the fair this year for the public to stop in and purchase at a discounted rate? When, how to attend?
Yes they will be, typically the day or two after the Fair ends. Stay tuned for details!
AM I allowed to bring a Hydrapack into the fair?
I would like to know to enter an art project from my 3rd grader, when is the deadline? And the rules for the drawing? Thanks
Hi Marina, Thank you for reaching out. Please visit our Competitions page for more information on our America’s Kids competitions:
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