It’s that time again!
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for nearly fifteen years now and this is the first time I’ve made it out to the fair. In fact this was the first time I’ve been to a fair since I was a kid back hime in Michigan.
I have to say my years of relentless consumption of horror movies led me to assuming there might be some kind of freak show or collection of oddities to see at a fair. I think I might have to go to some back woods carnival for that sort of stuff. There is a section with some unique animals (smallest horse, biggest snake, etc) though.
What there is an abundance of however, is food and fun. You can get pretty much anything you want to eat at the Fair, most of it deep fried or BBQ’d.
I was only there for a few hours so I didn’t get to see everything but I can certainly tell you there is a LOT to do. I’m an animal guy so I made my way to the Farm area and was able to pet some sheep and goats which was fun but the fair also has a section of more exotic animals as well as the normal farm fare.
What’s a fair without rides? The LA County Fair has plenty of great carnival rides, funhouses, and midway games. I’ll be honest, we spent a lot of times on the games. I love a good carnival game and the fair has plenty of classics to offer with pretty great prizes. I came home with a giant purple Domo, a giant minion, and a cow. A stuffed cow not a real cow. Unfortunately.
I wish I had made my way to the fair earlier both in terms of years and that day so I could have spent more time exploring the great things it has to offer. It’s great family fun and it’s great adult fun to. There is something for everyone to do at the LA County Fair so if you get a chance definitely make a trip to check it out.
One warning though, it’s not cheap. There are some good deals for tickets for rides and games but expect to shell out a bit of change on fun and food.
Still, it’s worth the trip and you’ll leave with some great memories.
The LA County Fair runs until September 28, 2014.
For more information and tickets visit LACountyFair.com
Garon Cockrell is the Founder and Editor of Pop Culture Beast and host of The Pop Culture Beast Show. He founded the site over seven years ago to have a place on the internet to write about the things he loved. Since then, Garon has become a best-selling author (Demonic and Other Tales), an award winning screenwriter (Best Screenplay 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival), and a cast member on the top rated podcast, Never Not Funny.