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Fair Fridays

This year’s fair brings together underwater and animal adventures that rivals those in San Diego, animation workshops and Enterprise exhibitions straight from Hollywood, wine tasting experiences from Napa Valley, rides and entertainment greater than any other carnival and food experiences unlike any other.

Fair guests can cool down at “Beneath The Sea: An Underwater Adventure.” There, they will watch as playful sea lions dance, sing, balance and retrieve at the 30-minute Sea Lion Splash show, or if they are feeling more adventurous, stare down a shark at the Live Shark Encounter. For even more fun under the sea, Mermaid Melissa will be in her underwater habitat as she swims around and proves that mermaids do exist. Guests can also touch stingrays, walk through a coral reef and explore the history of the mysterious underwater sea monsters for a complete underwater experience.

Learn the secret behind the scenes of animated films at “Pencils 2 Pixels – The Art of Animation.” A collaboration between Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Animation and the Chuck Jones Estate experience the unique aspects of animations including features and shorts, from 2-D pegboard to 3-D stop action claymation, model work and CGI. On-site instructors will guide fair guests step-by-step through creating hand-drawn characters and additional interactive stations throughout, allowing them to layout animation and assign sound effects to an original cartoon.

Live long, prosper and experience the U.S.S. Enterprise at the all-new Star Trek exhibition. From the TV show to the latest Into Darkness release, view authentic props, costumes and set pieces in the world’s largest Star Trek exhibit ever.

Other fan favorites include the carnival with more than 70 exciting rides; FairView Farms and Zuckerman’s Nursery for barnyard fun; Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus with trapeze aerial acts that rival Las Vegas; the Atrium highlighting the flora and fauna of the Amazon complete with rain and thunderstorms, as well as wine-tasting at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Marketplace.

PROMOTIONS:

The L.A. County Fair offers many promotions that make it one of the best deals in town. Fairgoers can receive FREE admission TODAY as a part of Food Drive Fridays. Every Friday during the L.A. County Fair, fair guests receive FREE fair admission when they donate five canned products from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Free admission is good for that day only. The canned goods will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with a portion going to the honored community of the day for distribution to their specific charity.

It’s Community Day at the L.A. County Fair for residents of Upland. Residents receive $5 admission before 5 p.m. TODAY. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and a promotion code is required. Each city or county employee resident and their families and friends receive an exclusive offer. Contact the city office for more details.

If you can’t attend the fair on Friday, check out the following promotions for Saturday, September 14th.  Guests who donate blood on-site at the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Bloodmobile will receive a FREE ticket to the fair, good any day.

Don’t forget about College Days at the Fair! Students, faculty and staff receive one FREE admission on their respective college day with proper ID. Alumni receive $10 admission on their respective day with a promo code. A coupon or voucher is required for all college day discounts. Please contact your school’s HR or Recreation Department for more information. Participants are encouraged to wear their school colors.

Azusa Pacific University students, faculty and staff can get FREE admission to the fair on “Azusa Pacific University Day” this Saturday, September 14th by clicking on the following link and bringing their school ID and this coupon with them: Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon.

Chaffey College students, faculty and staff can get FREE admission to the fair on “Chaffey College Day” this Saturday, September 14th by clicking on the following link and bringing their school ID and this coupon with them: Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon.

Star Trek Day at the Fair is also on Saturday, September 14th.  FREE fair admission from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for guests dressed in Star Trek attire. Star Trek exhibit admission is not included. Costumes are permitted, but no weapons are allowed.

Save money by taking public transportation! Metrolink will offer safe, affordable service directly to the L.A. County Fair on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of September. Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line trains will add a special stop at the Pomona Fairplex, while a free shuttle will transport passengers to the main entrance. Metrolink riders with a monthly pass can ride all Metrolink trains at no additional cost on the weekends. Others can take advantage of the $10 Weekend Day Pass, which allows them to ride Metrolink trains either Saturday or Sunday for one low fare.  Riders can transfer to and from other Metrolink lines, along with Metro rail and most buses with the $10 Weekend Day Pass. This year, the L.A. County Fair is offering all Metrolink riders a special $10 admission ticket on weekends.

The cost of a regular weekend fair admission ticket for adults, ages 13 and over, is $19, $12 for children ages 6-12 and $15 for seniors (ages 60 and over). In addition, vehicle parking on weekends is an additional $15 or $30 for valet. For details on Metrolink’s L.A. County Fair schedule and promotion, click HERE.

For more information including promotions and ticket prices, visit the L.A. County Fair website, Facebook page or Twitter @lacountyfair, or download the free L.A. County Fair mobile app, available in the App Store (iOS) and in Google Play (Android).

Now Through Sunday, September 29th
2013 L.A. County Fair
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-3111

Today
Food Drive Friday
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Free Admission in exchange for 5 canned products

Today
Upland Community Day
$5 admission before 5 p.m. for residents of Upland with a promo code

Saturday, September 14th
Blood Drive
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
On-site blood donations receive one FREE admission to the Fair, good any day

Saturday, September 14th
Azusa Pacific University Day & Chaffey College Day
Students, faculty and staff of these schools receive FREE admission with proper ID and a coupon

Saturday, September 14th
Star Trek Day
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Admission with Star Trek attire

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

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Morning News
09/13/13

Fair Fridays-Animals

Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona where we can find an astounding assortment of exciting exhibits that bring together California’s greatest exhibits to one place, the L.A. County Fair is back through Sunday, Sept. 29th.

Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona where there is an astounding assortment of exciting exhibits that bring together California’s greatest exhibits to one place, the L.A. County Fair is back through Sunday, Sept. 29th.

Morning News
09/13/13

Fair Fridays-Entertainment

Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona where we can find an astounding assortment of exciting exhibits that bring together California’s greatest exhibits to one place, the L.A. County Fair is back through Sunday, Sept. 29th.