The L.A. County Fair will honor Los Angeles County and county employees on Sunday, Sept. 11. L.A. County Day will be marked with all the festivities deserved of one of the greatest counties in the country.
Gates open at 10 a.m. followed by a parade at noon. Several county departments will participate, including the fire department and one of its 60-foot fire trucks and the public works department with one its impressive street sweepers that youngsters find so fascinating.
As a special treat, 15 consulates from countries around the world that have offices in Los Angeles County will represent their heritage dressed in native costumes. Among the consulates participating are Belize, Germany, Korea, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic and Switzerland.
Even the horses are celebrating! A race in the county’s name will be run at approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday. What an exciting way to show the love for L.A. County.
Also on Sunday, First District Supervisor Gloria Molina is scheduled to greet the artists at the Millard Sheets Gallery’s opening reception at 5 p.m. This year the gallery’s exhibition is Latino Artists of Los Angeles, Defining Self & Inspiration. Artwork on display includes sculpture, paintings, etchings, lithographs, videos and ceramics.
Throughout the day Fairguests can visits several booths at the Los Angeles County Expo on Redwood Street. More than 20 departments will be part of the expo, distributing information and answering questions. The county will also have a “We Love L.A. County” exhibit in Fairplex 4 throughout the run of the Fair.
The L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 9 – Oct. 2, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Fairplex Park offers thoroughbred racing from Sept. 9 – 26, dark on Tuesdays. For more information, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111. rc=htt