Experience a spicier side of the L.A. County Fair at Plaza de las Américas, where visitors can see, smell and taste a small dose of Latin America. The Fair runs Sept. 9 – Oct. 2, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing returns Sept. 9 – 26, closed Tuesdays only.
Hosted by Hoy and Bud Light, the plaza offers Fairguests some south of the border traditional food and unique items. The mouth-watering aromas can be smelled throughout the plaza as enchiladas, tacos, breakfast burritos, taquitos with fresh guacamole, shrimp and grilled chicken are prepared for hungry visitors. Do not forget the rice and beans, a staple of Latin cultures. Mexican candy and cucumbers with hot sauce are other items to tantalize Fairguests’ taste buds.
Shopping enthusiasts can browse the outdoor kiosks arranged with handmade clothing and handcrafted furniture imported from Mexico. Mexican pottery, glassware and dishware also line the vendors’ shelves. Shoppers may also purchase traditional games and other items such as Huichol art.
During the day, Latin American dancers, groups and musicians will take the stage as hip-shaking music fills the plaza. Fairguests with an urge to dance can visit the plaza at night when salsa and cumbia music will be played.
Travel to Latin America with the L.A. County Fair. For more information, visit www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111.