The 2010 L.A. County Fair is a one-stop shopper’s paradise and is easier to enjoy now more than ever. Board our new Shopping Place Express Shuttle, presented by Jeffrey Scott ® Fine Magnetics, at Yellow Gate to get right into all the shopping action. After shopping, pack your bags onto the shuttle for a quick ride back.
More than 600 vendors located in 1,045 spaces offer new, must-have items and returning favorites – a great opportunity to get holiday shopping done in September!
Air-conditioned Buildings 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9, and surrounding streets showcase the latest fashions, jewelry, health and beauty products, cookware, home improvement and decorating, toys and more.
The new Outdoor Living area – located close to Shopping Place on Broadway across from the Garden Railroad – is where you’ll find many products that were featured in the Grandstand Pavilion (now home to the Carnival). Those include outdoor sports, pools, spas, garden furniture, barbecues and accessories, patio covers, motorcycles, watercraft, boats, bonsai trees and lucky bamboo plants. A new item in Outdoor Living is the EZ-Go street-legal golf cart.
After you’re done shopping, head over to Building 4 where you can store purchases away in lockers operated by the Kiwanis Club of Pomona, so you can enjoy the rest of the Fair.
WHAT’S NEW IN SHOPPING PLACE
For the first time ever, Sit ‘n Sleep has opened a showroom and store at the Fair in Building 5. The chain of mattress superstores continues its efforts to provide a good night’s sleep to everyone by having its sleep experts help Fairguests find the best mattress for their individual needs. Sit ‘n Sleep is also presenting the daily Fair Parades.
Don’t miss these new products:
-- A three-wheeled vehicle called a Mobocruiser can be found on Sycamore Street.
-- Find emergency preparedness kits in Building 4.
-- There are 50 kinds of pre-packaged candy apples in Building 9.
-- Try cream-filled licorice ropes, handmade lollipops on Sycamore Street.
-- “Kool Towels” are sure to clean up sales in Building 4.
-- Luminescent, light-up t-shirts will brighten things on Elm Street.
-- Get your or your children’s silhouettes custom cut by an artist on Pepper Street – a great gift!
-- Keep Fair memories forever with a visit to a photo lounge in Building 4.
Shopping Place will feature longtime favorites, too, including:
-- Vitamix Blenders in Buildings 4, 7 and 9
-- Jeffrey Scott ® Fine Magnetics jewelry in Building 7
-- Royal Prestige, the exclusive cookware of the L.A. County Fair and sponsor of Building 5, will have demonstrations in Buildings 4, 6, 7, and 9
-- Mackinac Island Fudge in Building 6
-- Kobe Pearl Oysters and Jewelry in Building 5
FASHION, BEAUTY HIGHLIGHTS
Clothing choices are numerous: belly dancing belts, dresses, apparel, shawls and scarves; slimming orthopedic corsets; major league sportswear; Bob Marley apparel; rock apparel, soccer apparel; Halloween costumes; UV sun protection and novelty headwear; Liquid Gel insoles; pashmina shawls, and others.
Jewelry ranges from African and rasta to Murano glass, Cookie Lee Fashion Jewelry & Accessories to Flagstaff Traders; Bible verse jewelry to Austrian crystal earrings; and there’s even jewelry by the inch.
Beauty and grooming products include hair extensions, ISO hair care; Hairmagic hair clips and Twirleymagic hairpieces; Touch of Mink skincare (and Minksheen pet shampoo) Migi nail art; Velvet eyeliner and Mineral Glow makeup.
FOR THE HOME
Kitchen accessories and foods include Cutco cutlery, vegetable steamers, Titanium cooking utensils and flatware, non-stick cookware, a sushi maker, dehydrated soups and dips garlic foods, coffees, and more.
Cleaning products are found throughout Shopping Place and include air freshening pouches and sprays, a microfiber mop and cloth, Touch of Orange cleaners, Z Best Car Wax, Watkins products, Flitz polish and buff ball, Monster steam mop, Crystalline pool cleaner, Scum Off and Quick-N-Brite Cleaner.
You’ll find every way to improve your home with solar energy specialists, remodeling experts, pool and spa builders, air conditioning installers, patio and deck designers, and more. There’s even a company that will install a synthetic lawn and putting green.
Furnishings include futons, grandfather and rhythm clocks, dining room sets, several bed manufacturers, home décor, kitchen accessories and decorations.
Hobbyists will find tools of all kinds, sewing machines and accessories, camping equipment, along with collectibles like fossils, Russian Faberge eggs and other memorabilia.
Shopping building hours are Wednesday, Thursday, noon-10 p.m.; Friday, noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Outside shopping areas remain open until the Fair closes.
The L.A. County Fair is Sept. 4-Oct. 3. Hours are Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-midnight; Monday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon-10 p.m.; Thursdays, noon-11 p.m.; Fridays, noon-midnight; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Sundays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information, visit lacountyfair.com.
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, the largest county fair in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, The Child Development Center, The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), the Junior Fair Board, and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill, Cornucopia Foods, and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center (opening 2011). The campus is also home to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse-racing and Barretts Equine Limited; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. For more information, please visit www.fairplex.com.