Escape to Hawaii: An Enchanting Island Experience
No airfare, no waiting in line and no baggage fees. Just pause by the live volcano – spewing fire and flowing lava – at the entrance to the Flower & Garden Pavilion, then step into paradise. From world famous beaches to quaint cities, lush rainforests to fiery volcanoes, tropical flora to incredible sunsets, island treasures await you. The Hana Hou Polynesia dancers take you on a dance journey, from the fast hip shaking of the Tahitian Otea to the graceful stories told through hula. Tip: “Hana Hou,” a Hawaiian phrase meaning “encore” or “one more time,” is often chanted by audiences after experiencing this talented troupe’s performances.
Next stop, the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Marketplace, presented by Ralphs, for a taste of the winning entries from the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competitions. Sign up for one of the many wine education classes, such as Hot Nights - Cool Crisp Whites, California Zin & BBQ, Yo Ho Ho! - The Lowdown on Rum and The Vine & The Tree (Wine & Extra Virgin Olive Oils of Italy's Regions).
Your Hawaiian vacation continues in the Atrium, where outdoor living is an island paradise you can recreate in your own backyard. Choose your favorite beach living room while you tour the many tropical vignettes throughout the winding path of the Atrium. You can have your own island paradise even if you don’t have a green thumb. Learn from many workshops and seminars how to make a lei, the art of island floral arrangements and more. Mahalo!
The L.A. County Fair is Sept. 5 – 28, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred racing is Sept. 5 – 22, closed Tuesdays. For more information, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.