Claremont Insider: Fair News

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fair News

Fried Up, Ready to Go!

The LA County Fair opened this past Saturday and runs through Sunday, October 3. The Fair's opening weekend deals end today - $1 admission from 10am to 1pm, $1 22 oz. soft drinks from 1pm to 4pm, and $1 carnival rides from 4pm to 7pm.

Regular admission is $17 for adults and $12 for children on weekends and $12 for adults and $7 for children on weekdays. Kids under 5 are free. Expect to pay through the nose for parking.

If you're looking for a bargain, there are plenty of other deals that cut the ticket price down. Ralph's grocery stores have a Fair deal going. If you bring 5 cans of Ralph's brand foods to the fair, you can get in for free on Fridays from noon to 6pm. You can also get in for $5 after 5pm Wednesdays through Fridays.

Last week, Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen had a preview of this year's slightly downsized fair. The Fair's fare, however, has not been downsized. There's as much fried stuff as ever. More, says Allen:

As for food, the fair promises to mix it up with a selection of food trucks, following a trend in L.A. Not to mention the usual high adventures in cholesterol.

"We will have bacon-wrapped Oreos dipped in chocolate," [fair spokesperson Leslie] Galerne-Smith said.

I can't wrap my head around that.

Between those Oreos and the fried Klondike bars, you're liable to end up as plastinated as the cadavers in the "Our Body: The Universe Within" exhibit under the Grandstand.

Students, faculty, and staff from the Claremont Colleges can get in for free on Thursday, September 23. The University of La Verne, Cal Poly Pomona, Citrus College, Mt. SAC, USC, and UCLA all have their days as well. Click here for all the promotions.

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September 23 is also Claremont Day at the Fair. Residents can get in for $5 before 5pm. There''ll be a community parade, so you'll have a chance to see all our local high muckety-mucks, plastinated and otherwise, on display.

You can pick up $5 Claremont Community Day at the Fair tickets at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at 205 Yale Ave. in the Claremont Village. The Chamber also has discounted $10 adult and $6 children any day tickets. Call (909) 624-1681 for more info.