TagLA County Fair

Behind-the-Scenes: LA County Fair Preparations

September 1, 2016

This past week has been a busy one for us! Farm animals moving in, food stands getting set up, carnival rides, games and prizes flowing through, not to mention the construction of our new exhibits .. FAIR season is here, and we haven’t seen a quiet day in a long time. Despite our packed schedule,…

Fairplex Snapshot: The Farm Road

August 1, 2016

Farming happens 24/7 at The Farm, but during the LA County Fair, we add an extra heap of energy to the normal urban farm life. The Farm Road, for instance, becomes a colorful, dynamic tapestry of Fair treats and entertainment.   Guests can say hello to the Budweiser Clydesdales, take a peek into popular circus…

Throwback Thursday: LA County Fair Competitions

June 9, 2016

We’ve been looking through Fair photos of old and we came across this fun one hidden in our archives: We still have culinary competitions to this day — from baking to BBQs, Fair guests continue to compete for that blue ribbon each year. It’s a big part of the LA County Fair. Some things never…

Thank You, John Svenson

April 12, 2016

Upland sculptor John Svenson passed away this month, but his legacy lives on at Fairplex. Svenson was actually part of our Fair staff for 26 years as an art consultant, and is the creator of “Ranchero,” the large wood figure standing guard outside the art center since 1953.  Svenson also collaborated with artist Albert Stewart…

Fairplex Snapshot: Topiary on The Farm

January 27, 2016

During the LA County Fair, the Big Red Barn is full of friendly animals. Goats, cows, sheep, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs… the list goes on. Once October rolls around the barns are emptied and used as storage units or as temporary housing for horses. But that doesn’t mean we neglect appearances!  Our gardeners do a fantastic…