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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…

Throwback Thursday: LACF in the 1930s

October 23, 2014

Throwback to the 1930s, when the Los Angeles County Fair was just getting its footing at Fairplex! At the time this photo was taken, the Fair was only 10-years-old or so. It’s crazy to think how much things have changed over the years. If you were to take a photo from the same angle, you…

Well that’s a new one…

October 3, 2013

Having just ended the L.A. County Fair, we’re no strangers to food novelties–things like the Krispy Kreme double cheeseburger or the bacon-flavored cotton candy. Still, we had to blink twice when we read on LAist that Umami Burger is hopping on the fusion-food train with the debut of their doughnut ice cream sandwiches. So far…

Fall at the Farm

October 2, 2013

The week following the L.A. County Fair always trips me out. During September  a walk to the farm means encountering thousands of Fair guests and smelling deep-fried  temptations at every corner. Once the Fair is over it feels like a ghost town (albeit a beautiful, peaceful one.) The farm is no longer hidden by food…