September signals the end of summer, the beginning of fall, the return to school and a tradition that has been as regular as a heartbeat since 1922, the return of the L.A. County Fair.
Fair dates are Sept. 12-28. That’s 17 days of art, flower and garden, shopping, carnival, concerts, horse racing, creatures great and small and agriculture, family, friends, fun and food.
The L.A. County Fair continues with its theme of Kinder.Simpler.Funner., urging people to reject the everyday pressures and pursue the carefree, relaxing and problem free world of a county fair.
The 40,000-square-foot feature exhibit in Fairplex 7A will be called “High Flying Fun,” a tribute to the 100th anniversary of flight. The celebration will showcase the history of flight from Kitty Hawk to outer space.
America’s Kids will offer “Road Trip USA,” where kids of all ages are invited to “buckle up” and traverse historical Route 66.
The grandstand will come alive 10 nights of the Fair with the End of Summer Concert series. A variety of groups will appear; reserved seating will be available for each show. Concerts are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12, Saturday, Sept. 13, Sunday, Sept. 14, Thursday, Sept. 18, Friday, Sept. 19, Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21. Also on Thursday, Sept. 25, Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Acts to be announced.
The Flower and Garden Pavilion will invite guests to experience the “Influences of the Orient-The Art of Floral Design.” Visitors will be transported to the east through the creation of rice and grass screens and elaborate fabric panels and exotic floral displays. Tranquil gardens will contrast with modern abstract styles. Enchanted Gardens is located on the hillside in back of the Pavilion. The lush gardens and quiet paths will delight and inspire. A Topiary Zoo with elephants, giraffes, seals and deer will greet visitors to the area along with the popular Petting Zoo and Pony Rides.
The Millard Sheets Gallery will again present a superlative exhibition, this year themed, “The Living Room-Art as an Accessory.” Full-room vignettes designed and decorated in contemporary style by leading southern California architects, artists and designers show how art is incorporated into everyday living and how the home can help to make an art out of living. The New Photography exhibition will complement the celebration of flight with a photo category featuring anything that flies or is airborne. There will also be a special category called “Interiors,” to tie in with the theme of the Gallery.
Live thoroughbred horse racing from Fairplex Park will provide h