Saturday, September 15, 2012

L.A. County Fair *Giveaway*

The Ferris Wheel at dusk (Photo courtesy of the L.A. County Fair)
UPDATE: Congrats to James Hames, who won the tickets and parking pass to the L.A. County Fair! Please email me at with your address, and I'll send them right away. Thanks to everyone who participated!

You know we love the L.A. County Fair. It was, of course, the place where CC milked her first (well, only) goat -- and where I get to indulge my crazy sweet tooth (hello, Texas-sized donut! Yes, I shared. :)

This year, while going to the fair has become such a great tradition with us, we're going to sit this one out. At eight months pregnant, I'm feeling the need to stay close to home and out of the sun. It's been so hot lately, and I think I would totally melt -- or pass out, another pastime of mine -- if I walked for more than five minutes in the scorching sun.

That said, I still wanted to give away tickets to the L.A. County Fair, which runs through Sept. 30 at the Fairplex in Pomona.

In addition to the always awesome FairView Farms (yay, pigs, and goat-filled petting zoo!), the rides and the signature food, this year the fair will feature A Living Library of Fun. Kids will be able to explore 8-foot tall books and see fictional characters make real-life appearances. Apparently, children don't even have to whisper. (A plus for kiddos like mine.) They'll also be able to spot favorite superheroes on Saturdays and Sundays and participate in arts and crafts.

Hope they have all of that next year, when we have another L.A. Story kiddo to introduce to donuts and, yes, goats!

L.A. County Fair
Through Sept. 30
Fairplex at Pomona
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Tickets: $12, $17 (adults weekdays, weekends); $7, $12 (children ages 6-12 weekdays, weekends)
Parking: $12 (weekdays); $15 (weekends)

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away 2 tickets and 1 parking pass to the L.A. County Fair.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite part of the fair.

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 and share the giveaway.

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

Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Wednesday, Sept. 19!


Anonymous said...

I love the LA County Fair... the rides and displays and the Millard Sheets art gallery and the gardening pavilion and even the vendors. But my favorite part is is the competitive table setting display.

It's artsy and weird -- high concept and pedestrian. One year a formal table setting competition had an entry based on the fall of the Berlin Wall, complete with a diorama of tumbled parts. Another entry in another was a graphic presentation of their idea (which I don't recall) but they had angled the silverware in toward the dinnerware.

The highlight of the competition is that the judges' comments are on display, and in that case the judge had given demerits saying imperiously "Silver is never tilted."

I still think it's hilarious.

Natalia Carter said...

My favorite part is the food :D I also enjoy the rides!

Anonymous said...

I love the fried food. I don't let myself eat fired food too often, but when the fair comes around, I indulge.

Carol W said...

The food, of course! The games come in a close second.

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Carol W said...

already a fan on fb. thanks for the chance!

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Susan B. said...

I love the handmade stuff...and food of course!

Susan B. said...

i like you on facebook!

Jimmy W said...

The animals and the food!!


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