LA County Fair Starts Today!!!
Thank goodness the heat has beat a hasty retreat, because the Los Angeles County Fair begins today, with $1 admission until 5pm (it'll cost you $15 for an adult weekend ticket after that).
There is an absolutely ridiculous variety of things to see, rides to enjoy, and most importantly, fried foods to eat: in fact, the theme for this year's food vendors is literally "deep-fried-everything-on-a-stick". I kid you not.
The Los Angeles Chowhound board is already atwitter with hungry expectation, but if deep-fried artichokes and Snickers bars aren't your cup of tea (communist!), there will also be pie-eating contests, cooking demonstrations, and the usual smorgasbord of fair foods like hot dogs, turkey legs, and funnel cake.
Oh, you were interested in something other than food? Well, besides the usual fair displays of livestock, landscaping, and, uh, tapestries, there is also an ice-skating rink and snowy sledding area, an exhibit and activity center with an ecological theme, tons of shopping opportunities, and even a KaraokeFest. Now that's a party! There are also several reasonably entertaining musical acts scheduled to perform, including Heart, Ciara, Paulina Rubio, and Big & Rich. Any visit to the Fairplex wouldn't be complete without a little MONSTER TRUCK RALLY as well.
You can purchase tickets and check out the schedule online; they even offer a customizable calendar so you can plan your fair visit down to the minute. We'll see you there!!!
Photo of fair food by firemonkeyfish via Flickr.