LA County Fair

LA County Fair, Pomona: Address, Phone Number, LA County Fair Reviews: 4/5

LA County Fair
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Founded in the 1920s in Pomona, California, the LA County Fair is as much a celebration of California’s agricultural history as it is good ole’ summer fun. Carnival rides, parades and fair animals are commonplace here, as is any fried food and barbecue you can imagine. The fair has also incorporated some more contemporary elements over the years, like local art exhibitions and a summer concert series featuring iconic musical artists like Patti Labelle and Lynyrd Skynyrd. A whimsical time for the whole family, with non-stop California sunshine to boot.
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Surveyor47
Havant, UK1,614 contributions
What a day out...
Sep. 2019
I was invited to the LA county fair, and only ever having been to one before (Georgia) had to accept. We knew it was going to be a hot day, the weather forecast predicted something like 103 degrees.

When we got there my first impression was "Wow". It is huge, noisy, buzzing, and the smell from the different food vendors was something else. So park up, walk to the entrance, and then an assault on the senses. Wild West show, Country Dancing, more varieties of food thatn I can remember.

It was a long day, lots of walking and plenty to see and do. I liked the halls with different vendors in. Had a few freebies, bought a few things, plenty to eat and drink. I could have quite happily kept walking round for hours, as each time I turned a corner, there was something new to see.

It was a great day out, Thoroughly recommended.
Written November 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sean Zullo
Hesperia, CA171 contributions
Can be an Expensive Day
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Had not been to the LA County Fair in years, but wanted to go back and check it out. It turned out to be one of those 90+degree days, and the air conditioned pavilions were a great break from the weather. I enjoyed seeing all the artwork and collections presented by the school children. Great talent.
The cost of parking and admission was reasonable, but the food and drink cost was pricey. Luckily, I had done my research and knew that some of the food vendors offered a special value meal option. This was not well advertised, but was a perfect option. I don’t think many people were aware of this meal option.
If you like fair rides there were tons and the cost was reasonable. That being said, I could see how a family could easily drop a few hundred dollars when you total everything up.
It was a fun afternoon, and will go back.
Written October 24, 2019
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rickcardo
St. John's, Canada1,700 contributions
What a great experience!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
First time at a county fair as I am Canadian !Loved the varied food the colourful rides and displays!So much to see and do!Be sure you take lots of cash!
Written September 20, 2019
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romplep
Los Angeles, CA54 contributions
Not what it used to be.
Sep. 2019 • Couples
My pictures show the best things about this years fair. Nowadays they don’t advertise much and it’s getting to be a chore even for the organizers to feign interest. Still a great place for fun and games; unfortunately, fairs like these seem out of touch with the changing times. I hope they improve for the years to come because I don’t want to see the LA County Fair go away.
Written September 17, 2019
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Tazerman
Pomona, CA65 contributions
Working the Fair
Sep. 2019
While working at the Fair, I have met some very interesting people. some were very inquisitive about Pomona and the Fair. Some were lost and needed directions.
Written September 15, 2019
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IfAndyCantHelpYou
Rancho Cucamonga, CA457 contributions
Be ready to spend $
Sep. 2019 • Family
Came through with the fam, great time. Come prepared to spend some money, 16oz icee with souvenir cup is $8. King taco 3 burritos + nachos $40 parking $15 or $25 for VIP - $12 for adult entry $8 for kids ages 6-12 - wristband for unlimited rides $50 - 100 tickets for $50 each game cost around 12-16 tickets each so it goes fast. Just come prepared especially if you have a family. Other than that a great time. Great event.
Written September 14, 2019
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locke869
29 contributions
Lots to see & do
Sep. 2019
The pluses include so many happenings at this event. There are many rides to keep one occupied. Examples of animals to see are the Budweiser Clydesdales, pigs at the races, cows during milking demonstrations & families of sheep. A section of locomotives is present for those that are train buffs. A variety of other things are on display from older videogames to stands selling spa hot tubs. Pitbull was scheduled to make an appearance on 09/01 but had to cancel due to Hurricane Dorian. George Lopez was present on Labor Day and could be seen for additional charge. The fair is open until 10 P.M. on slower days & midnight on weekends through the rest of the summer (Closed Tues.). There is a ton of food to consume here including turkey legs & fried fruit. That leads to the big minus: Prepare to spend a lot of $. Going price for the turkey is $14.75+; a Lg. Watermelon Limeade $10.
Written September 13, 2019
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becky1509+
9 contributions
it's a carnival not a fair
Sep. 2019
this is more of a carnival than a fair.
what happen to bake offs ,dress making, best vegetables everything a fair should be.
sure they have a parade on the weekends and plenty of vendors to sell you things you do not really need. But in general this is not a County Fair it is a Carnival.
someone really needs to revamp this fair thing.
Written September 11, 2019
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Fran C
20 contributions
SCC CAAEYC Day at the Fair
Sep. 2019 • Friends
A good reminder that adults need playtime as well young children......a visit to the LA County Fair can take care of this need.

Fun will he had by all....
Written September 11, 2019
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Jennifer S
122 contributions
Not the way it use to be
Sep. 2019 • Family
LA County Fair use to be fun and exciting with all the awesome fried food and new gadgets the vendors had. We spent the weekend there and I have to say, we will not be back next year. The food is ok but the menu needs some upgrading and changing. Definitely needs some “kicking it up a notch or two!” Why should my family come back for the same food over and over again? At least add to the menu. It was also hotter than.... and the water vendors that use to have complimentary little cups of water are gone! That was actually a nice touch to keep customers hydrated to enjoy the fair. The other major issue is, the vendors are very aggressive and plain rude! On Saturday, this acupuncture guy touched my husband’s shoulder w/o warning, telling my husband to try their chair massage. My husband said no and continued to say “don’t touch me.” The guy stepped to the side and while I was walking right behind my husband witnessing all these, the same guy comes behind me and puts his hands on my shoulders and starts to pinch me! I yelled at him to stop and to not touch me! We didn’t come to the fair to be assaulted! Then today, my son cut across the ATT area to go see another vendor, I follow him and the guy from ATT said “this is a private area you cannot cut across!” He was not kidding. I said I didn’t know your area was private. He said “I paid x amount for this area....” we are totally done w/ the LA County Fair. It’s suppose to be a family time of relaxation, spend money shopping and making a quick vacay out of it. We make it a point to stay at the Sheraton Hotel just to enjoy the fair but we just said good bye to the LA County Fair. The only thing we liked was ADT people Cassandra and Erica were very helpful in getting us upgrade our system. And no, we were not approached aggressively, I saw the ADT sign and we went to them.
Written September 8, 2019
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