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Food Trucks, Over 70 Carnival Rides Offered at Los Angeles County Fair

The Los Angeles County Fair opens Friday with Sriracha corn dogs, ramen burgers, more than 70 carnival rides and, of course, monster trucks.

The Los Angeles County Fair opened Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The Los Angeles County Fair opened Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

But the most welcome sight for fairgoers this year may be the 8,000 square feet of new shading, hundreds of new umbrella tables, 200 yards of overhead water misters, plus extra air conditioning units blasting cool air on indoor exhibits.

Worried that blistering end-of-summer temperatures will scare off fairgoers, the nonprofit county fair has invested about $500,000 to make sure visitors can find some respite when the mercury rises to that OMG level.

“We are not God. We can’t control the weather,” said Michael Chee, marketing director of the fair.

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