Thursday, September 22, 2011

L.A. County Fair 2011: Back to the Farm + Giveaway

UPDATE: Congrats to Vianney, who won the Family 4-Pack of tickets to the L.A. County Fair! Please email me at with your address. As always, thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway, and stay tuned for more! (Also thanks to for helping me decide.)

The theme of this year's L.A. County Fair extravaganza was: Face Time! CC was all about sticking her head through holes in painted boards that featured all sorts of fair-friendly life, including pigs (see above), corn, dinosaurs and mermaids. OK, so maybe the last two aren't exactly fair-specific, but CC was not about to miss an opportunity.

Of course we hit Fairview Farms and learned how to feed baby goats, lambs and cows. In the petting zoo area, CC got to feed all of those animals in addition to a super-cute llama. I, on the other hand, was trailed by a particularly persistent little goat who kept nudging me (softly) and got his head stuck inside my dress. Awkward!

CC also had the chance to ride a (stationary) dinosaur at Jurassic Planet, chow down on hot dogs and Dippin' Dots, ride the giant carousel and explore a variety of fun houses -- her second-favorite thing to do after sticking her head through the painted boards.

The biggest change from last year was that she can now ride rides for kids who are 42 inches tall. Yes, my little bear is now a towering 3'6" (and growing!). Suddenly I'm getting nostalgic for the 36" and under rides. *Sniff*

If you haven't visited the fair yet, it's open through Sunday, Oct. 2.

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the L.A. County Fair.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me your (or your child's) favorite fair ride.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.

Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Monday, September 26!


vianney renteria said...

The favorite fair ride has got to be the ferris wheel, for me and my nephews.

vianney renteria said...

I already like you on Facebook :)

vianney renteria said...

Also retweeted your giveaway.

All your giveaways are always awesome.

you big baby! said...

I love the classic ferris wheel! You can see forever....

Unknown said...

My son Vincent favorite ride is the the Little Bumper Cars...last year he didn't move around much so I am hoping this year he is able to get into more of the action.

Unknown said...

I like you on FB

Lanee said...

I like the ferris wheel

Lanee said...

I already like you on facebook

Lanee said...

Rt'd on twitter. Id neenay


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