Another major attraction is the food, with vendors seemingly trying to outdo each other creating the most decadent concoctions imaginable. Besides reliable standards like turkey legs, deep-fried Oreos and chocolate-covered bacon, recent creations have included "bacon-fried s'mores" and "chick and waffle on a stick".[gallery ids="4465,4466,4467"]
Of course, there are also popular fair attractions like the exhibit halls, carnival rides, watching sea lions and pirates perform and rocking out to nightly concerts. But the most unique pleasures are often found watching life-long city dwellers interact with unfamiliar objects, like garden implements and farm animals.
The LA County Fair is a little bit of country life made accessible to city-folk at least once a year, so we can remember and appreciate where our food comes from and who makes it all possible.
Here are the details:When: Sept 2-25, 2016 Hours:
- Mon & Tue - CLOSED, except Labor Day Monday
- Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept 2, noon to midnight, Sat-Sun 10 am - midnight, Mon 10 am - 10 pm
- Wednesdays - noon - 10 pm
- Thursdays - noon - 11 pm, buildings close at 10
- Fridays - noon - midnight, buildings close at 11
- Saturdays - 10 am - midnight, buildings close at 11
- Sundays - 10 am - 10 pm
Our Body, Jurassic Planet, and The Igloo Ice Skating and Sledding require separate tickets that are $5 each for ages 6 and up.
Location: The Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, off the 10 Freeway, exit Fairplex Drive or White Ave.
Parking: $15, $30 valet. $60 season pass
Public Transportation: Metrolink trains run from Union Station in Los Angeles to the Fairplex Station. There's a shuttle from the station to the Yellow Gate pedestrian entrance. The Foothill Transit 197 bus also goes from the station to the Fairplex.
A Yellow Cab stop is outside the Green Gate.