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L.A. County Fair Food Photos: Deep-Fried Guacamole, Cinnamon Fireball Donut
It's that time of year again where we put on our stretchy pants and make our way over to the L.A. County Fair to stuff our faces. You might be overwhelmed by all the food choices—from deep-fried goodies to even gluten-free options—but we've got you covered on some of the tastiest and weirdest items to get.
LAist spoke to Juan Madrigal, the social media coordinator for the fair, who gave us the lowdown on the month-long festival. The L.A. County Fair, which is in its 93rd year, is being held from now through September 27 at the Pomona Fairplex. It has 200 food and beverage vendors with over 1,200 different items—ranging from Mexican to Asian and Italian food. Oh, and they also have plenty of every deep-fried dessert you can imagine—even fried Slim Fast bars because that's healthy, right? It's not for the faint of heart. Bring your heartburn meds, too.
Something special to the L.A. County Fair this year is Chicken Charlie's Deep-Fried Guacamole, which Madrigal says is exclusive to this fair. There's also the Cinnamon Fireball Texas Donut, which is a donut covered in caramel, sliced bananas, whipped cream, cinnamon, and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (which apparently is the drink of choice for some states... like Arkansas). If you're feeling extra adventurous, there's also the deep-fried peanut butter pickle, which is also battered and glazed with chocolate. Ricco's has an all-natural Michelaguas drink with flavors like mango or cucumber, or mango and cucumber.
Some other items that piqued our interest include the deep-fried watermelon, funnel cake burger, and chicken and waffles in a waffle cone. It's okay to have a cheat day, right?
For more information on the L.A. County Fair, visit their website here.