94th LA County Fair Opens Sept. 2

World’s largest county fair challenges the public to “Dare to
Fair” with “Jurassic Planet,” a reimagined “Bodies” exhibit, summer ice
skating and the ultimate hands-on sports experience.

And get ready for this year’s LA County Fair Food Exclusive:
DEEP-FRIED HOT SAUCE!

POMONA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After setting single-day attendance and charitable donation records in
2015, the LA
County Fair
ups the ante this year to get even more
Southern Californians to embrace their star-spangled, ride-loving, fried
food-eating, livestock-petting roots at America’s biggest county fair in
terms of acres and fun.


The 94th LA County Fair opens Sept. 2, 2016, and continues
daily except Mondays and Tuesdays through Sept. 25. The Fair is open
Labor Day.

Instead of just attending the 94th annual celebration
at Fairplex
in Pomona, the public is being challenged to “Dare to Fair” to get the
absolute most out of the Fair’s adventure-packed 487 acres. In fact, for
the first time ever, an official Ambassador of Amazing has been revealed
to ensure that this year’s Fair guests have their most epic fair
experience ever.

New-for-2016 attractions range from three acres of life-size
animatronic dinosaurs
and a reimagined “Bodies” exhibit to
the ultimate hands-on sports experience, an ice-skating,
snow-sledding wonderland
, walk-through floral paintings and
the 16-night End of Summer Concert Series – plus all-new
signature food creations
exclusive to the LA County Fair.

Five exciting new reasons to return to the LA County Fair in 2016
include:

  • Jurassic Planet* – Thirty-five life-sized dinosaurs
    including a 44-foot-long T-Rex have escaped the Fairplex Bio-Research
    Facility – but are somehow domesticated enough for public encounters.
    This three-acre animatronic adventure includes a hands-on dinosaur
    museum, live shows, fossil prep lab and dig hosted by real
    paleontologists.
  • Our Body: The Universe Within – Go under the skin of human
    anatomy – literally! – with this fascinating, educational exhibit of
    200 uniquely preserved human specimens offering a vibrant, 3D view of
    our bodies usually reserved just for doctors.
  • Let the Games Begin – This year’s immersive experience explores
    the origins and science of America’s “Big Six” sports – baseball,
    football, basketball, hockey, soccer and golf – through elaborately
    themed displays, hands-on activities and rare memorabilia.
  • The Igloo – Chill-out in our Arctic Village with Polar
    Ice Rink* and Penguin Sled Run* made with real ice and snow! Our
    Arctic Promenade features cool shopping and an all-ages dance party
    after 6pm featuring DJ Cool and periodic snow storms.
  • Watercolors: The Art of Flowers – 2016’s Flower & Garden
    Pavilion makeover explores the intersection of watercolors and flowers
    via real-life re-creations of famous paintings, dramatic walk-through
    landscapes and classes taught by our floral experts.

This year’s Fair promises a full menu of original Fair foods, including
the world premiere of Deep-Fried Hot Sauce, Deep-Fried Bacon
S’mores
and Deep-Fried Bacon Guacamole, a baconized version
of last year’s Deep-Fried Guacamole. The Fair also serves hundreds of
other offerings ranging from healthy, organic and locally grown options
to the most decadent creations imaginable.

To guarantee that all attractions meet the uncompromising standards of
the Fair, an official LA County FairFairdevil” has been
designated to ensure the maximum fun factor of this year’s run. The
Fair’s first official Ambassador of Fun, this individual is responsible
for ensuring that every element of the 94th LA County Fair –
from the spiciness of the BBQ sauce for the Giant Turkey Legs to this
year’s Pig Races course to the speed of the Gravitron, the Fair’s
fastest ride – are up to snuff.

The Fairdevil will represent the Fair in this year’s TV commercials and
other advertising, on web and social pages, at community events and at
the head of the daily Fair parade on certain days. To see the
Fairdevil’s TV spot and Virtual Reality Music Video, go to the LA
County Fair YouTube page
.

The LA County Fair has launched a partner program called “Dare to
Care”
that showcases its many charitable activities and public
service partnerships, and offers the public a number of tangible ways to
give back.

About the LA County Fair – Sept. 2-25, 2016, at
Fairplex in Pomona

The 94th anniversary of America’s largest county fair in fun
and acreage includes all-new Jurassic Planet, featuring 35 animatronic
dinosaurs; a reimagined “Bodies” exhibit; the ultimate hand-on sports
experience; a summer ice-skating, snow-sledding village; walk-through
floral paintings; the 16-night End of Summer Concert Series; and a
carnival midway, farm and exotic animals (including a giraffe!),
exclusive food, shopping and entertainment. Closed Mondays (except Labor
Day) and Tuesdays.

Visit www.LACountyFair.com
for admission, hours and more information, or call (909) 623-3111.

*Nominal incremental entrance or rental fee required

Contacts

Fairplex
Renee Hernandez, 909-865-4261
Hernandez@fairplex.com
or
Amusement
Park
Bob Ochsner, 714-881-2341
BOchsner@amusementparkinc.com