A little farm, food & fun at the largest county fair in the world.

The largest COUNTY fair in the world generally attracts between 1.2 - 1.5 million visitors a year.

The largest COUNTY fair in the world generally attracts between 1.2 – 1.5 million visitors a year.

 #2089, you complete me.

First stop, The Farm, which added an additional 4 acres this year.

Greetings from the LA County Fair.

Greetings from the LA County Fair.

Big Horns = Big ass dangly balls

Big Horns = Big ass dangly balls

The Owl Whisperer [and spritzerer]

The Owl Whisperer [and spritzerer]

Okay lady calm down...

Okay lady calm down…

...thanks bitch.

…thanks bitch.

First stop, The Farm, which added an additional 4 acres this year.

Side Eyes

Side Eyes

I love you #52.

I love you #52.

Every woman wishes she could have eyelashes as lovely as #1347.

Every woman wishes she could have eyelashes as lovely as #1347.

Nice form if it wasn't for that giant turd steaming in the hay.

Nice form if it wasn’t for that giant turd steaming in the hay.

She's back...

She’s back…

 ...and is f*cking up another species of owl.

…and is ready to f*ck up another species of owl. I kid.

Shoot that Poison Arrow [Upside Down Contortion Remix]

Shoot that Poison Arrow [Upside Down Contortion Remix]

TAH-DAH!

TAH-DAH!

 Looks like Clyde got another bad [ass] weave.

Hey Clyde

Native American history at the LA County Fair.

Native American history at the LA County Fair.

 Magic hour begins on the Midway.

Magic hour begins on the Midway.

With over 70 rides and attractions at this years fair, visitors have a lot of options.

With over 70 rides and attractions at this years fair, visitors have a lot of options.

Carny Colors

Carny Colors

 The fair has contracted with the Arizona-based Ray Cammack Shows, Inc., for the past 30 years.

The fair has contracted with the Arizona-based Ray Cammack Shows, Inc., for the past 30 years.

 There are 300 regular employees who travel with the company to nine stops throughout California, Texas, and Arizona. Each stop typically lasts five weeks. They hire an additional 200 from the local region. Now that's putting America to work.

There are 300 regular employees who travel with the company to nine stops throughout California, Texas, and Arizona. Each stop typically lasts five weeks. They hire an additional 200 from the local region. Now that’s putting America to work.

Galaxy Sunset

Galaxy Sunset

 It usually brings in around $25 million a year in revenue...


The fair usually brings in around $25 million a year in revenue…

 

It generates a local economic impact of more than $250 million, roughly the equivalent of hosting a Super Bowl every year.

..and generates a local economic impact of more than $250 million, roughly the equivalent of hosting a Super Bowl every year. These grounds were once used as a Wartime Civilian Control Administration assembly center during World War II. Japanese Americans were held here before being sent to internment camps. There is no historical marker at the site. It was occupied from May 7 to August 24, 1942, and held more than 5,000 people. There are few, if any, buildings left from the original assembly center. The L.A. County Fair wasn’t held from 1942-1947 due to WWII.

In 1922, the entire fair covered 43 acres, and fit in three big tents, a 4,000-seat grandstand, a couple barns and two other buildings. Today, the fair covers over 543 acres.

In 1922, the entire fair covered 43 acres, and fit in three big tents, a 4,000-seat grandstand, a couple barns and two other buildings. Today, the fair covers over 543 acres.

Stare Off...Lemur wins!

Stare Off…Lemur wins!

 Sarah thought this would be fun and it was.

This was fun!

 Note to self, next time ride the Candyland colored fiberglass slide, this one burned my ass.

However, I prefer the Candyland colored fiberglass slide, this one burned my ass.

Returning for its second and final year, LUMINASIA is well worth the extra $5.

Returning for its second and final year, LUMINASIA is well worth the extra $5.

The nightly show of about 300 hand-crafted pieces shaped like animals, flowers and landmarks will be on display until the fair ends on Sept. 27, 2015.

The nightly show of about 300 hand-crafted pieces shaped like animals, flowers and landmarks will be on display until the fair ends on Sept. 27, 2015.

 49 artisans worked for 45 days, turning 15,000 LED bulbs, 5 tons of steel, and 15,000 square yards of fabric into a larger-than-life immersive production of immense proportions.

49 artisans worked for 45 days, turning 15,000 LED bulbs, 5 tons of steel, and 15,000 square yards of fabric into a larger-than-life immersive production of immense proportions. The exhibit consists of an array of lanterns similar to those that can be seen in Zigong in Sichuan Province, China, which is home to the Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival.

 Covering over 2 ½ acres, LUMINASIA has transformed the picturesque hill adjacent to the LACF Midway into a wonderland of color and light and is the first time the ancient craft of Chinese Lantern art has been presented on this scale in Southern California.

Covering over 2 ½ acres, LUMINASIA has transformed the picturesque hill adjacent to the LACF Midway into a wonderland of color and light and is the first time the ancient craft of Chinese Lantern art has been presented on this scale in Southern California.

 It has four distinct zones which include the “Myths and Legends of China”, the “Wonders of the World”, “Garden Earth”, and exclusive to the Los Angeles County Fair, an entire section dedicated to all things LA.

It has four distinct zones which include the “Myths and Legends of China”, the “Wonders of the World”, “Garden Earth”, and exclusive to the Los Angeles County Fair, an entire section dedicated to all things LA.

My favorite part of LUMINASIA were the 12 animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac...

My favorite part of LUMINASIA were the 12 animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac.

Luminasia is open each day the fair is operating from 6 p.m. to closing.

Luminasia is open each day the fair is operating from 6 p.m. to closing.

"The Grand Wheel” has 36 gondolas and over 50,000 LED lights and is one of the largest Ferris wheels west of the Mississippi. Vegas currently has the largest.

“The Grand Wheel” has 36 gondolas and over 50,000 LED lights and is one of the largest Ferris wheels west of the Mississippi. Vegas currently has the largest.

Big Fancy Tweety's

Big Fancy Tweety’s

 What did the visionary behind Chicken Charlie's—the undisputed heavy weight champ of fair food come up with this year? He takes an ice cream scoop to a vat of chunky guacamole, rolls it in breadcrumbs, then in a wet batter, and drops it in hot oil. It's served with a tiny tub of ranch dressing. Muy autentico!

What did the visionary behind Chicken Charlie’s—the undisputed heavy weight champ of fair food come up with this year? He takes an ice cream scoop to a vat of chunky guacamole, rolls it in breadcrumbs, then in a wet batter, and drops it in hot oil. It’s served with a tiny tub of ranch dressing. Muy autentico!

Sorry Zoltar, it looks like humans are finally replacing robots for once.

Sorry Zoltar, it looks like humans are finally replacing robots for once.

Finis

Finis