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For Immediate Release



Pomona, CA – August 24, 2012 – The L.A. County Fair starts 24 days of pure fun and festivities in seven days! On Friday, August 31, opening just in time for Labor Day Weekend, the L.A. County Fair is bringing new interactive exhibits, high flying entertainment, and a tribute to our country’s greatest innovators, all in addition to the classic Fair favorites – the best food in L.A. County, concerts, animals, shopping and more. 

When guests come to the Fair they expect horses, sheep, and goats but now they can also visit stingrays and sharks!  The all-new Stingray Island puts audiences up close to a 17,000-gallon tank where they can learn all about and visit Ollie the Octopus, Millie and Max the Morey Eels and even touch stingrays. Or, monkey around with Mojo, our Capuchin Monkey, and her kangaroo and reptile friends at Mojo’s Jungle.

This year’s all-new exhibits are the most fun that education has ever had with attractions like A Celebration of American Innovation Genius, a fun and dynamic expo of creativity and ingenuity that introduces guests to 50 significant innovators and inventors, including a tribute to Steve Jobs.

We know L.A. can seem like a circus, but how about joining one!  Fan-favorite Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus features acrobats, contortionists, wire walkers, fire eaters, side shows and more.  Guests can even learn how to fly on a real trapeze. 

Knowing that the L.A. County Fair is only once a year, calorie counters can splurge on their favorite Fair food.  Enjoy everything from giant BBQ ribs and deep fried cookie dough to maple bacon donuts and ethnic specialties from around the world.

The perfect way to cap off a great day at the Fair is taking in an 800 feet view with the new six story high Zip Line and then head to the End of Summer Concert Series.  It is the hot ticket of the year featuring artists you love such as The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, The B-52s, Chaka Khan, Boyz II Men and many more, performing almost every night at the Fair.

With so much to see, Angelenos can start planning their trip now with the new L.A. County Fair mobile app. The free app, available in the App Store (iOs) and in Google Play (Android), lets visitors purchase tickets online, guides guests throughout the fairgrounds with GPS directions while giving an overview of each exhibit and providing the daily schedules so you won’t miss a thing.

Fun for the whole family, the L.A. County Fair runs Aug. 1 – Sept. 30, 2012 and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays (except Labor Day).  Stay up-to-date and find weekly promotions online at, and on Twitter @lacountyfair.