Back by popular demand, this yearís Winter Wonderland, presented by AT&T, is chillier and thrillier than ever. A mountain village is the setting for the ever-popular ice-skating rink and a larger snow hill for sledding fun no matter how steamy the weather gets during the Fair. And it will snow every half hour, guaranteed. Did we mention shopping? Youíll find lots of specialty items, such as freeze-dried snow to go, crafts, sporting goods and apparel. When youíre tuckered out from all the fun, youíll be able to find plenty of yummy snacks, too.
Timberrrr. Step outside the door of Winter Wonderland into Timber Ridge and Camp Smokey set amid majestic forests and woodland creatures. Learn about the environment, acquire survival skills and find out how to save local forests. The adventure begins at Timber Ridge and the new Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show, an educational and humorous action-packed event featuring log rolling, chopping, sawing, axe throwing, cross-cut sawing and more. Learn to fly fish and marvel at the chain saw carverís art. When the sun goes down, enjoy the campfire, listen to stories and enjoy gooey, chocolaty Símores. chinab
Paul Cash & His Forest Friends will bring their amazing Water Planet Magic Show to the Caring for the Land Amphitheatre. Climb The Forest Ranger Look Out Tower to see the tops of our very own snow-capped . . . er, green-capped San Gabriel Mountains. Look for Smokey Bear himself and, new this year to Timber Ridge, the traveling Smokey Bear Museum.
Lace up those ice skates, catch a snowflake on your nose and eyelashes, get splashed by the lumberjacks, pull up a cozy Adirondack chair, or shop the mountain village shops. Winter Wonderland and Timber Ridge are so cool theyíre hot!
The L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 7-30, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, visit www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111.