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Day 120:L.A.County Fair

Are you ready for a day of frozen and fried treats, unique and exquisite crafts, and outdoor fun?

We thought you would say yes! Day 120 of 365 Things to do in Pasadena sends us to the L.A.County Fair!

We know that we are crossing the Pasadena city limits here… but for a day of funnel cake, animals galore, shopping and rides. We can certainly promote a caravan to the fair!

The L.A. County Fair will be running from September 4th through October 3rd 2010, open Wednesday through Sunday.

Do you have a MUST DO or MUST EAT when you  attend the fair?

I personally see it and I want to eat it all!  My usual favorites are a Turkey Leg, Curly Fries, &  Funnel Cake and no, I usually don’t share! 😉

Since we usually spend the entire day walking around and exploring the  many exhibits and adorable animals, I don’t feel the need to hold back on the calories.

Each time we have visited the L.A. County Fair we always find the most interesting and unique little treasures to take home.

Let us tell you about some of the admission deals being offered:

A weekend for Heroes:

Starting today September 1oth – Sunday September 12th

$1 admission for active and retired military, reserves, police, fire and paramedics and $1 admission for one guest, ID required. All $1 admission proceeds will be donated to USA Cares.

Ralphs Food Drive Fridays:

Fair guests who bring five cans of Ralphs brand food on Fridays to the Fair receive an admission ticket. Help us try to break our record from 2009 by collecting over 60,000 cans! Presented by Ralphs. Offer may not be combined. Offer good opening – 6 p.m. All canned food will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Also, from Aug. 23 to Oct. 3 to purchase admission tickets for just $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6-12. Each Ralphs adult and child any-day admission ticket comes with an exclusive unlimited ride carnival wristband offer (purchase required, restrictions apply). Wristbands are $35 and must be purchased before 9 p.m., good until 11 p.m. weekdays; must be purchased before 4 p.m., available for use until 7 p.m. weekends. Wristbands must be purchased at a designated carnival wristband redemption kiosk.

Costco Fair Savings Pack:

Available beginning Aug. 23, at participating Costco stores for $54.99, includes four any-day Fair admissions, one parking pass and 40 RCS ride/game tickets.

McDonalds Wednesday’s:

$20 admission and unlimited ride carnival wristband with coupon available for purchase at participating Southern California stores.

There you have it Pasadena! We hope that you are able to get out there and enjoy this wonderful Los Angeles tradition.

Be sure to share lots of photos of all the yummy food you tried and all the great shopping finds!

Visit 365 Things To Do In Pasadena®  for more fun activities in Pasadena California and surrounding neighborhoods.
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