With just under a month of Summer left, it is fair time again! The Los Angeles County Fair is back and bigger than ever. For its 92nd anniversary they have brought out the traditional fair favorites while enticing us to try new things, with the theme being “Discover New Worlds”.
Starting today, August 29th. all the way through Sept. 28th, the masses will be able to discover new worlds of culture, animals, attractions, food and more food. Did we mention there is going to be food? This year the LA County Fair will be offering over 300 choices of food from tons of vendors. There will be so many choice in fact that attendees could, “eat at the fair for every meal, everyday of the fair and not eat the same thing twice”. That is just insane, even for a fair foodie!
At media preview night we got a chance to sample some of the battered, deep-fried, grilled, popped & chocolate coated treats that vendors will be serving up. When they said they were coming back bigger and better they meant it. We were amazed by large pop-rock topped Texas donuts, big daddy corn dogs, deep-fried oreos, ramen burgers & a 3 patty, double cheese, Krispy Kreme donut burger. After just one bite of a deep-fried oreo the only thought that will run through your mind is, “where has this fluffy, powdered sugar, chocolate syrup coated decadence been my whole life”. Caution any of the afore-mentioned items may cause a sugar addiction or food coma.
While devouring amazing fair foods, we were surrounded by the bright, colorful lights of an attraction new to the fair, Luminasia, hence the tint of yellow lights that can be found amongst our photos. Luminasia covers the hillside with larger-than-life Chinese lanterns that represent Chinese culture, mother nature and popular landmarks.
In addition to the vendors and attractions, food trucks will be making an appearance as well. The following a few trucks that will be serving and what they will be dishing out.
– Street Foods Food Truck : Wings n’ Fries & Tempura battered fish tacos
– Wafl Food Truck: wild raspberry hibiscus, wafl dog waffle sandwich, tuna waffle sandwich, chicken waffle sandwich, beef waffle sandwich & a bacon waffle sandwich
– The Greasy Weiner -hot dogs & veggie dogs
– Paradise Cookies Food Truck: Very berry float and tropical floats
– Crepes Bonaparte: traditional crepes with vanilla ice cream
–The Lime Truck: Ultimate tacos
–Me So Hungry: Duke Burger
The LA County Fair, which recieved 1.5 milion guests last year, is a tradition for many to attend and recieves visits from hundreds of fresh new faces looking for a good time as well. Whether you are new to the fair or a loyal annual attendee in the 487 acres of space, endless food choices, animal exhibits, retail vendors, cultural showcases and can’t miss lantern attraction, you are sure to discover something new. All of which will leave you with a lasting impression and have you look back and say, “Remember that one time at the LA County Fair?”.
Over this next month, get out to the fair, have some fun, eat some fried food and discover something new!
For more information on the LA County Fair you can click here.