Attending the 2005 L.A. County Fair just got easier. The Los Angeles County Fair Association has announced the addition of one more weekend to the annual September event making it an 18-day Fair.
The dates for the 2005 L.A. County Fair are Friday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 2. Also new is that the Fair will be dark on Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing, a big part of the Fair tradition, will be 16 days, (dark Tuesdays) from Sept. 9 through Sept. 26.
In spite of the magic that takes place on the Fairgrounds each September since 1922, Fair officials admit that they can’t stop the progression of time, but they can provide a bit more of it allowing for busy families and individuals to experience the Fair.
The L.A. County Fair, a Southern California mainstay, consistently ranks among the top 5 fairs and festivals in North America. The 2004 L.A. County Fair welcomed 1, 301,713 guests over its 17-day run, which concluded on Sept. 26. Officials are confident that that figure can be increased with the new schedule.
Dale Coleman, Fairplex vice president of sales, marketing and creative programming said, “ The L.A. County Fair is a family event. It is increasingly difficult for families to make time to visit during the busy work week. By adding a fourth weekend, the Fair will be more accessible to our customers.”