Dates, Ticket Prices, Food & Drink & Concert Schedule For September Event
The Los Angeles County Fair is one of the biggest annual events in the entire Southland, attracting nearly a million and a half people during its four-week run each fall.
For many, the attraction is not just the attractions – or the rides – but the food. Fair food, some of it as bad for the body as it is good for the taste buds. Fried Klondike bars. Fried peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Chocolate-covered bacon.
Held at the Pomona Fairgrounds – the 2018 event is Aug. 31-Sept. 23 with admission $12 on weekdays, $17 on weekends – it features concerts, shows, shopping, entertainment. And beer.
Here’s everything you need to know about attending this event.
Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 23 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Hours: Fridays – Noon-midnight. Saturday & Sunday – 10 a.m.-midnight. Wednesdays – Noon-10 p.m. Thursdays – Noon-11 p.m.
Admission: $13 weekdays, $20 weekends, $29.00 season pass.
Rides: $20 for 40 tickets, $50 for 100 tickets, $100 for 200 tickets, $50 carnival ride wristband.
Parking: $15 (shuttle provided to gate), $25 VIP.
Beer Prices: $8 20-ounce domestic draft, $9 premium. 22-ounce souvenir glass prices are $10 and $11.
Main Attractions: Carnival rides (nothing crazy like at Magic Mountain, mind you), carnival games, concerts and entertainment such as trapeze artists and a small animal petting area where you can feed camels.
Food: All kinds of things that are bad for new and among the featured items this year is fried hot sauce.
Concerts: Love The 90s Tour (Sept. 1), Hunter Hays (Sept. 2), Juanas (Sept. 3), Boyz II Men and Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds, (Sept. 4), Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill (Sept. 7), Patti Labelle and Queen Latifah (Sept. 8), Trace Adkins and Joe Nichols (Sept. 9), LA Arrolladora and Banda El Limon (Sept. 10), The Whispers & The Stylistics (Sept. 14), Fifth Harmony (Sept. 15), Styx and Kansas (Sept. 16), Gerardo Ortiz (Sept. 17), Raymond Alaya Y Sus Bravos Del Norte (Sept. 21) War (Sept. 22), Chicago (Sept. 23) and Migos (Sept. 24).
Hot, Hot, Hot: It gets warm on during the daytime – very warm – and with big crowds and little breeze it’s important to stay hydrated and duck into places with air conditioning, such as the wine, craft beer and spirits marketplace (there ya go!).
Smoking Policy: Permitted outdoors only; prohibited in the buildings
Location & Address: Pomona Fairplex, 1011 West McKinley Ave. [MAP]