Popnology, New Rides, Eats, Concerts and an Expanded Luminasia
Raise the “Wow” factor at One America’s Biggest County Fairs
First-ever LA County Fair Natural High Twitter Party is Sept. 3
POMONA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 93rd edition of the LA
County Fair (LACF) opens this Friday, Sept. 4, with
amazing new attractions, themed displays, rides and foods sure to give
this year’s 1.3 million visitors the most naturally exhilarating
experience imaginable. Add to that the return of the spectacular
Luminasia nighttime attraction and the result is a Sept. 4-27 that soars
to spectacular new heights.
Is it any wonder that event organizers have coined the 93rd
edition of the LA County Fair “A Natural High”? And, to celebrate, Fair
organizers are hosting a Sept. 3 Natural High Twitter Party with
the popular food blog Foodbeast.
New this year is Popnology, a hands-on destination
attraction making its world premiere at the LA County Fair. Among the
33,000-square-foot exhibition are the coolest tech and science gadgets
influenced by popular culture, ranging from the Batmobile, Hal 9000
computer from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Oculus Rift virtual reality
technology to R2D2 from “Star Wars” and the famous DeLorean from “Back
to the Future.”
Back by popular demand is the larger-than-life Luminasia
handcrafted lantern display, expanded for its second and final year at
the LACF. Once again, visitors can stroll through massive, animated
colorful replicas of iconic L.A. landmarks and never-before-seen images.
Other LACF favorites include the Carnival pulsating with more 70
rides, some new for 2015; the trapeze and aerial artists of Esmeralda’s
Traveling Circus; Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon, celebrating the 16th
birthday of LACF’s resident Weeper Capuchin monkey; the sharks, seals
and sting rays of Beneath the Sea and new outdoor Seaquarium; and
the Grinding Gears Music Experience with DJs, tribute bands and
the Battle of the Bands competition.
And expect to satisfy your favorite Fair food cravings (and more)
with more than 1,200 deep-fried, on-a-stick, ooey, gooey, barbecued,
dipped-in-chocolate and just plain delicious menu options. Newly
imagined items for 2015 include the Bacon-Wrapped Chicken and Waffles,
Deep-Fried Guacamole and Spicy Peanut Butter & Jelly Burger
made with Sriracha sauce.
Healthy-eating fans can choose from hundreds of vegetarian, gluten-free
and organic options, or head to The Farm at Fairplex, one of the
largest urban farms in America, for specialty fruits and vegetables. The
new Farmhouse Grill offers delicious wood-grilled flat bread
filled with a variety of toppings harvested right from The Farm. And
pair that fresh produce with wine, spirits and beer at The Marketplace
and you’ve got a farm-to-table dining experience like none other.
Of course, no Fair would be complete without animals – and LACF
has more than 500 of the cutest, wooliest and funniest critters from
around the world to snap that selfie with. One of the stars of this
year’s menagerie is Mangalitsa, an Eastern European blonde-haired
pig that looks like a cross between a swine and the wooliest sheep
you’ve ever seen.
And like every year, the LACF End of Summer Concert Series,
presented by Toyota, lights up the historic Grandstand Stage with 15
nights of favorite, timeless and modern big-name musical acts.
The LA County Fair Natural High Twitter Party is scheduled for
Thursday, Sept. 3, on the eve of LA County Fair Opening Day.
LA County Fair Natural High Twitter Party
- Host: Foodbeast (@foodbeast)
- Sponsor: LA County Fair (@LACountyFair)
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EDT)
- Hashtag: #LACFNaturalHigh
Features: Trivia and other fun contests with LACF tickets,
End-of-Summer Concert Tickets, Fair Bucks, parking passes and LACF
merchandise as prizes.
for admission, hours and more information. General information: