Usually this time of the year I tell you all about the amazing food choice that are available at the LA Count Fair. Well this year, there is amazing food (let’s just say someone ate an entire triple decker cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme bun) but there are also really cool new displays. With so much to explore from Aug. 29-Sept. 28 – vibrant night life, fire dancing, superheroes, a Steampunk nightclub – visitors will want to come back again and again.
LACF lights up the night with Luminasia. A larger-than-life Chinese lantern display, Luminasia takes the ancient art form of lantern making to a whole new level. Visitors stroll through colorful replicas of iconic landmarks – the Great Wall of China, the Hollywood Sign, the Eiffel Tower – as well as giant dragons, flowers and a pagoda. The lanterns were handmade by nearly 50 artisans who traveled more than 7,000 miles from Zigong, China to transform LACF’s hillside into an evening attraction that is both breathtaking and whimsical. LACF is Luminasia’s first-ever appearance in California.
The all-new Hall of Heroes celebrates the science behind beloved superheroes of comic book and real-life fame. Enter LACF’s Metropolis and come face to face with Batman, Spiderman and Superman as well as the law enforcement officers who risk their lives every day to protect and serve.
Animals abound at Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon. LACF’s resident Weeper Capuchin monkey, Mojo, and her friends have a new home on the water and are primed to engage in some monkey business. Also catch sea lions at Beneath the Sea and read your way to adventure in America’s Kids, where we are celebrating the exciting worlds of children’s literature.
The Farm at Fairplex is growing – literally – with the addition of three more acres and hundreds of California specialty crops. A must-have this year at the Farmhouse Grill is the new wood-grilled flat bread filled with a variety of toppings harvested from LACF’s organic farm. Add in our Big Red Barn full of animals, and you have agri-tainment at its best. I got to hold a baby sheep the other night (I tried calling it a lamb and the caretaker corrected me), he and his twin sister are only 2 weeks old and as yet unnamed. I dubbed them batman and catwoman.
Disclosure: This post was not paid for in any way other than the aforementioned food. Oh and I received a cute bag and a free ticket.