Park Square is home to great entertainment during the L.A. County Fair. Living up to its reputation, it has loads of performances and new attractions lined up for Fairguests. The Fair runs Sept.9 – Oct. 2, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing returns Sept. 9 – 26, closed Tuesdays only.
In the lineup is the Fair’s feature attraction, SportsFest! – The American Sports Adventure. The exhibit will focus on America’s favorite sports – baseball, football, basketball, soccer, golf and hockey. The exhibit will provide guests with historical information and hands-on activities. Fairplex 22 will be transformed into designated areas spotlighting each sport. Visitors can toss around a football at the quarterback toss and field-goal challenge, or practice their basketball skills at the three-point shootout. Goal patrol shows Fairguests that agility is a must for successfully blocking soccer goals. Hockey enthusiasts can join in the slapshot contest or golfers can be like Tiger Woods at the miniature golf course.
The Stage in Park Square, presented by Sparkletts, will be home to live entertainment every day and night of the fair. Blues at the Fair will kick off the first weekend as soulful sounds of jazz will be heard throughout the grounds. Local community talent will take the stage Wednesdays through Fridays during Community Days celebrations.
Plaza de las Américas, hosted by Hoy and Bud Light, will bring Latin flavor to the Fair as performers provide visitors with cultural music and dance. Cumbia and Salsa can be heard from the stage at night. The plaza also serves as a shopping center with clothing, jewelry and items found in Latin American countries. Visitors can experience the foods of Latin America as Fairguests are encouraged to add some spice to their day and try fresh cucumbers with hot sauce or satisfy their sweet tooth with Mexican candy. Also available are traditional meals such as tacos, taquitos, and enchiladas with rice and beans, which all can be topped with fresh guacamole.
Aside from serving as the Fair’s jukebox, Park Square is home to the historical Fairplex Garden Railroad. The miniaturized California landscape tells the story of the development of railroads and the exploration of California in search of gold. Visitors can watch trains chug around the track or operate them using remote controls in designated area. Behind-the-scenes tours are offered one hour after the Fair opens until an hour before it closes.
Sit back, catch a show, stroll through the park and taste a sample of Latin America. For more information regarding Park Square, visit www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111. rc=http