by Lori Cunningham, WellConnectedMom
The LA County Fair, one of the largest fairs in the country, is celebrating their 93rd year! Gates opened up this past weekend and remain open until September 27th.
Fried peanut butter covered pickles, anyone?
Every year the LA County Fair signs on a great variety of music acts. Highlights include The Beach Boys, For King and Country, Kool and the Gang, ZZ Top, Justin Moore, Chicago and more!
Luminasia was definitely a highlight for our family. The fairgrounds has a grassy hillside speckled with trees that's the perfect setting for the Luminasia exhibit. Luminasia consists of 50+ glowing lighted structures resembling famous landmarks from around the world. There is an extra $5 entrance fee, but it's a real delight.
As a tech lover, I really enjoyed Ponology, a new interactive attraction design to enlighten and educate visitors on technological advances inspired by our movies, music, comic books, books,and TV shows.
Exhibits include the Back To the Future DeLorean car, the cycle from TRON, a replica of a rocket ship capsule from the US trip to the moon, actual electronic instruments (think bass, electric guitar, drums, etc.) to try out for yourself, a free virtual reality experience and so much more.
We got a $50 wristband for the kids on the Saturday we went so they could ride as many rides as they wanted, the band offers unlimited rides until 7pm. Our kids had a blast.
Spend the day at the fair, it's a day your whole family will enjoy. The LA County fair is open Wednesdays through Sundays.