After setting single-day attendance and charitable donation records in 2015, the LA County Fair ups the ante in 2016 to get even more Southern Californians to embrace their star-spangled, ride-loving, fried food-eating, livestock-petting roots at America’s biggest county fair in terms of acres and fun.
Instead of just attending the 94th annual celebration, which runs Sept. 2-25, 2016, at Fairplex in Pomona, the public is being challenged to “Dare to Fair” to get the absolute most out of the Fair’s adventure-packed 487 acres. In fact, for the first time ever, an official ambassador of fun has been designated to ensure that this year’s Fair guests have their most epic fair experience ever.
New-for-2016 attractions range from three acres of life-size animatronic dinosaurs and a reimagined “Bodies” exhibit to the ultimate hands-on sports experience, an ice-skating, snow-sledding wonderland, walk-through floral paintings and the 16-night End of Summer Concert Series with the biggest names in music – plus all-new signature food creations exclusive to the LA County Fair.
Five exciting new reasons to return to the LA County Fair in 2016 include:
Jurassic Planet* – Thirty-five life-sized dinosaurs including a 44-foot-long T-Rex have escaped the Fairplex Bio-Research Facility – but, while still wild and unpredictable, have become domesticated enough after years in captivity for public encounters. This threeacre animatronic adventure includes a hands-on dinosaur museum, live shows, fossil prep lab and dig hosted by real paleontologists. Come back after the sun goes down when special lighting and music create an even more memorable experience.
Our Body: The Universe Within – Go under the skin of human anatomy – literally! –
with this fascinating, educational exhibit of 200 uniquely preserved human specimens
offering a vibrant, 3D view of our bodies usually reserved just for doctors.
Let the Games Begin – This year’s immersive experience explores the origins and
science of America’s “Big Six” sports – baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer and golf – through elaborately themed displays, hands-on activities and rare memorabilia.
The Igloo – Chill-out in our Arctic Village with Polar Ice Rink* and Penguin Sled Run*
made with real ice and snow! Shop the Arctic Promenade for cool products and come
back after 6pm for an all-ages dance party featuring DJ Cool and periodic snow storms.
Watercolors: The Art of Flowers – 2016’s Flower & Garden Pavilion makeover explores the intersection of watercolors and flowers via real-life re-creations of famous paintings, dramatic walk-through landscapes and classes taught by our onsite floral experts.
This year’s Fair promises a full menu of original Fair foods, including the world premiere of Deep-Fried Hot Sauce, a 2016 LA County Fair exclusive served in a bag or as a spicy kabob. Deep-Fried Bacon S’mores and Deep-Fried Bacon Guacamole, a baconized version of last year’s wildly popular Deep-Fried Guacamole, will also be making their world debut at Fairplex. The LA County Fair will serve hundreds of other offerings ranging from healthy, organic and locally grown options to the most decadent creations imaginable.
AGES: ,All Ages WHEN: 10:00am – 10:00pm, Friday, September 2 WHERE: Pomona Fairgrounds, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona CA COST: Adults from $14; Kids 6-12 from $8; Seniors 60+ from $10; and, Kids 5 and under $Free