LA County Fair takes place annually around Labor Day on fairgrounds near Los Angeles, and features rides, food, concerts and agricultural exhibits.
|First Held||17-21 October 1922|
|Season||3 weeks in September|
|Nearby||Disneyland (21 miles)|
Disney California Adventure (21 miles)
Knott's Berry Farm (21 miles)
Universal Studios Hollywood (34 miles)
Pacific Park (42 miles)
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!
View from one of the Fairplex chairlifts
Part of the fairground, and the Fairplex Garden Railroad
Chicken Charlie's serves up a variety of tasty fried fair foods
Suddenly remembered you need to buy a hot tub? No problem, get one at the LA County Fair!
Fairplex has two permanent chairlifts that take visitors around the LA County Fair site
The concert venue
One of several ferris wheels at the fair
Try your luck at one of the many games stalls
OMG! It's the OMG ride!
Crazy Coaster - a spinning wild mouse rollercoaster
The Zipper ride from Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 exists in real life!
Fried cheesecake sounds ... hmmmmm, tasty?
LA County Fair comes alive in lights at night
Galaxy coaster up close
Another observation wheel
Crowds at the LA County Fair
Tango spin ride
Cowboy Kevin teaches kids some rope skills in his Wild West Show
Place your bets on your favourite pigs at the Pig Races
There are many musical acts on offer at the fair
Traditional crafts on display and for sale
A dragon on display inside The Magical World of Dragons, Wizards and Beasts
Oh look, it's another ferris wheel!
Freshly made burgers, sausages and turkey legs being prepared
Colourful games and sideshows
Looking out over the LA County Fair at night