Two Baby Goats Born!

Our two newest Fair residents were birthed today over at FairView Farms this afternoon!
Say hello to our little (furry, cute) friends:

Baby goats

See them for yourself! We are still doing daily giveaways. Our most recent one is on the post below.

Captain America arrives at the Fair!

Captain America poses with Fairguests

The Living Library of Fun had a special guest this weekend! Captain America, who is a part of superhero crew The Avengers, stopped by to meet guests and pose for pictures. For those who have read the comics or seen the movies, you know Captain America is loved for his courageous spirit, leadership skills and and his super strength and shield.
Look out for the rest of the Avengers later this month!

"Once Upon A Time…" A look into A Living Library of Fun!

America’s Kids is home to A Living Library of Fun! There are many things to check out and the best part is, it’s all in the shade!
Teenagers can reconnect with their childhood when they visit the American Girls section or drop in at Jack and Annie’s Magic Tree House. You can also take photos with King Taco himself or look through the crafty creations displayed in the Art, Crafts and Sports sections.

Childhood Classics

This way to magical worlds!

We have some Dodger fans at the Fair (Sports section)

King Taco comes to visit the library

Ode to a Fair and a Girl Growing Up

My darling daughter, age 4 ¾, will be starting kindergarten in six days, 16 days before the opening of what will be my eighth Fair. Obviously when I started here, my girl wasn’t even in the planning stages. But then, a few years later, there I was, teetering around like a weebles-wobble-but-they-won’t-fall-down figurine, nearly eight months pregnant. It was 2003, two years after that indelible Sept. 11 day. In 2001, we and our guests continued with the Fair with extreme patriotism running through our veins, Pat Benatar singing a plaintive but proud “God Bless America.”
In 2003, as a mighty expectant mother, I thought I could continue to the end of the Fair. Day three, I drove out of the Fairplex parking lot, feeling a little uneasy. I called my husband and we decided I better stop at the hospital – just in case! Well, my contractions weren’t bad, they said. I was still four weeks away from my due date, but it was probably a good idea to stop working now. A wave of disappointment rolled through my body. I was so looking forward to commiserating with the expectant moms in FairView Farms. The cows, the goats, the pigs, me – all of us with swollen ankles, bloated from water retention, aching backs, dark circles under our eyes due to lack of sleep from not finding a comfortable position on the hay or posturepedic.
Well, girls, I said to my beloved barnyard sisters on a visit back to the Fair where my husband pushed me around in a wheelchair, think of me as you labor in front of a mesmerized crowd here in FairView Farms. I’ll keep you as my focal point back at the private suite at the people hospital. There we were – the cow, the goat, the pig and me – creatures great and small in this wondrous world, knowing that our own private universes would never be the same. Is it a coincidence that the farm is my daughter’s favorite spot at the Fair? Hhhmmm…
Here we are, nearly five years later. There is so much anticipation and excitement in the air – for my girl as she takes her first step on her educational journey, as she becomes part of a larger world outside of her mom, dad and brother, and for another Fair, a Fair that will entertain more than one million people – a girl and a Fair that I will embrace a little tighter this year. Go get ’em Dizzy! And cheers is to a great Fair.
Memories great and small are created here at the L.A. County Fair. Come make some of your own!