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LA County Fair

Fairplex, Pomona, California

LA County Fair takes place annually around Labor Day on fairgrounds near Los Angeles, and features rides, food, concerts and agricultural exhibits.

First Held17-21 October 1922
Season3 weeks in September
Websitewww.lacountyfair.com
Nearby Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (25 miles)
Knott's Berry Farm (28 miles)
Universal Studios Hollywood (38 miles)
Santa Monica Pier (46 miles)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (62 miles)
Chair-o-Plane ride

Chair-o-Plane ride

LA County Fair is a huge county fair which takes place annually in September at Fairplex, a few miles outside the city of Los Angeles. Since its inception in 1922 as an agricultural fair celebrating Californian heritage, it has grown into the 4th largest fair in the United States.

Alongside a massive fair section featuring rollercoasters, ferris wheels and thrill rides, the fair features several agricultural exhibits including a farmyard, a petting zoo, displays of tractors, and bizarre but very entertaining pig racing competitions.

At the centre of Fairplex is a large stadium that hosts a series of A-list concerts and sporting events during the run of the fair.

LA County Fair is famous for its fair food. Hundreds of stalls serve a variety of traditional snacks including popcorn and corn dogs, but the more adventurous (and those willing to risk a massive heart attack on the spot) can gorge themselves on more exotic delights such as a Krispy Kreme chicken ice cream sandwich, or a cheeseburger encased in pizza slices. There's nothing off limits food wise at the LA County Fair!

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A night at LA County Fair 2017

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View from one of the Fairplex chairlifts

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Part of the fairground, and the Fairplex Garden Railroad

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Chicken Charlie's serves up a variety of tasty fried fair foods

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Suddenly remembered you need to buy a hot tub? No problem, get one at the LA County Fair!

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Fairplex has two permanent chairlifts that take visitors around the LA County Fair site

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The concert venue

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One of several ferris wheels at the fair

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Try your luck at one of the many games stalls

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OMG! It's the OMG ride!

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Crazy Coaster - a spinning wild mouse rollercoaster

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Spin ride

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The Zipper ride from Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 exists in real life!

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Fried cheesecake sounds ... hmmmmm, tasty?

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LA County Fair comes alive in lights at night

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Galaxy Coaster

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Galaxy coaster up close

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Another observation wheel

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Crowds at the LA County Fair

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Tango spin ride

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Cowboy Kevin teaches kids some rope skills in his Wild West Show

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Place your bets on your favourite pigs at the Pig Races

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There are many musical acts on offer at the fair

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Petting zoo

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Traditional crafts on display and for sale

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A dragon on display inside The Magical World of Dragons, Wizards and Beasts

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Oh look, it's another ferris wheel!

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Freshly made burgers, sausages and turkey legs being prepared

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Colourful games and sideshows

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Observation wheel

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Looking out over the LA County Fair at night