(Photo credit: The L.A. County Fair)
Kicking off on Saturday, Sept. 3 (which also happens to be Ian's and my wedding anniversary) is one of our favorite SoCal activities -- the L.A. County Fair.
I still will never forget my 2-year-old child eagerly leaping onto a farm-friendly stage at the 2009 fair just so she could milk an unsuspecting goat. (And yes, I will remind readers of that every time the fair rolls around. :)
Running through Oct. 2 at the Fairplex in Pomona, the L.A. County Fair promises lots of down-home entertainment paired with international flavor.
Of course there will be the petting zoo at Fairview Farms, but be sure to also check out the Barnyard Races Pig Racing (seriously, how could you miss that?), the Chinese Circus of Beijing and dinos at Jurassic Planet.
There are also lots of great deals. Arrive on opening day any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and gain admission for only $1 per person. Check out more deals here.
Have fun, and don't forget about the rides and the fried Twinkies!
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Tickets: Ages 13+ ($12 weekdays; $17 weekends); ages 6-12 ($7 weekdays, $12 weekends); ages 5 and younger (Free)
Parking: $10 (general); $15 (preferred)