Fairplex in Pomona is finally ready to welcome fairgoers this year by hosting the LA County Fair´s centennial anniversary.
What started as a modest agricultural exposition aiming to bring prominence to the small community of Pomona, has become one of the most anticipated events in the area, especially after 2 years of absence.
This year’s theme is Back To Our Roots which will bring back special moments of the last 10 decades, and allow visitors to experience traditional flavors, enjoy popular activities, listen to extremely diverse music, and support the local artisan community.
So, what can you do at the LA County Fair in 2022?
Here is a list of our favorite activities this year and, at the end, I’ll highlight our favorite find from the fair, the magnetic therapy bracelets from Jeffrey Scott Fine Magnetics.
This is always first on the list when you visit any fair. Even those customarily reluctant to eat out find fair food difficult to resist. While fair food can be hardly considered haute cuisine, the LA County Fair always makes sure to cater to every possible taste.
This goes from tasty snacks, and traditional dishes from all over the continent, to delicious treats to satisfy the sweetest of teeth.
Personally, I adore fried food but things are getting out of hand, and many stands now literally offer deep-fried anything on a stick. Expect to find delicious dishes from Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, and Venezuela, but also traditional American options like Hotdogs, Pizza, BBQ, and turkey legs.
Fair Rides And Games
I loved to spin and whirl on fair rides when I was little. However, making my stomach suddenly change position while my legs go numb is no longer something I´d do for fun. However, taking my kids and watching them have the time of their lives is priceless.
The LA County fair will surely feature many of these thrilling rides that will surely bring back memories. Of course, there will be something for everybody. Not every kid is eligible to ride the most exciting rides, so the LA County fair has safer rides for kids and also plenty of carnival games for them to enjoy. Just make sure you take enough extra cash with you.
No county fair should go without musical entertainment. This year’s star-studded roster brings traditional music for all ages and backgrounds. For those who enjoy vintage music from happier times, the Beach Boys will be playing many of their timeless surfing classics. Rockers will also be treated with ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd. There will be many amazing bands from south of the border too, including Juanes from Colombia. But, for me, Village People will be the main attraction.
You can’t leave a county fair with your hands empty. The LA County Fair always offers an incredible selection of fruits and veggies grown locally. It is also one of the best opportunities to find unusual ingredients to spice up your meals or start purifying your body after eating so much cholesterol and ice cream. You will also find a wide variety of handmade crafts and clothes that can only be found there and then. I always take home a bunch of housewarming items that I end up using as gifts for relatives and friends.
This year, I see a lot of high-end jewelers opening booths at the LA County fair. An example is the famed Jeffrey Scott Fine Magnetics. Their magnetic bracelets and ankles are made with stunning craftsmanship and attention to detail. I bought one of their men’s magnetic therapy bracelets a couple of years ago and it worked like a charm, helping to increase blood circulation and relieving chronic pain with ease, so I can´t wait to visit their booth once again this year and see what they have in store.
Those are just some of the activities you can enjoy when you visit the LA County Fair this year.