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Renee Hernandez
(909) 865-4261

For Immediate Release



Pomona, Calif.  – Aug. 2, 2013 – With an astounding assortment of exciting exhibits that bring together California’s greatest exhibits to one place, the L.A. County Fair is back Aug. 30 through Sept. 29.  A true Calitopia, this year’s Fair brings together underwater and animal adventures that rivals those in San Diego, animation workshops and Enterprise exhibitions straight from Hollywood, wine tasting experiences from Napa Valley, rides and entertainment greater than any other carnival and food experiences unlike any other.

Fairguests can cool down at Beneath The Sea: An Underwater Adventure. There, they will watch as playful sea lions dance, sing, balance and retrieve at the 30-minute Sea Lion Splash show, or if they are feeling more adventurous, stare down a shark at the Live Shark Encounter. For even more fun Under the Sea, Mermaid Melissa will be in her underwater habitat as she swims around and proves that mermaids do exist. Guests can also touch stingrays, walk through a coral reef and explore the history of the mysterious underwater sea monsters for a complete underwater experience.

Learn the secret behind the scenes of animated films at Pencils 2 Pixels – The Art of Animation. A collaboration between Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Animation and the Chuck Jones Estate, experience the unique aspects of animations including features and shorts, from 2-D pegboard to 3-D stop action claymation, model work and CGI. On-site instructors will guide Fairguests step-by-step through creating hand-drawn characters and additional interactive stations throughout, allowing them to layout animation and assign sound effects to an original cartoon.

Live long, prosper and experience the U.S.S. Enterprise at the all-new Star Trek exhibition. From the TV show to the latest Into Darkness release, view authentic props, costumes and set pieces in the world’s largest Star Trek exhibit ever.

Other fan favorites include the Carnival with more than 70 exciting rides; FairView Farms and Zuckerman’s Nursery for barnyard fun; Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus with trapeze aerial acts that rival Las Vegas; the Atrium highlighting the flora and fauna of the Amazon complete with rain and thunderstorms, as well as wine-tasting at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Marketplace.

Fun for the whole family, visit, and Twitter @lacountyfair,  for more information including promotions and ticket prices, or download the free  L.A. County Fair mobile app, available in the App Store (iOS) and in Google Play (Android), to plan your trip.