Thursday, August 30, 2012
90th annual LA County Fair kicks off this weekend
The exhibits, animals and deep fried goodness return this week with the opening of the 90th annual LA County Fair. The confections and carnival rides continue from Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 30.
Claremonters are welcome to take part in a special Claremont Day Celebration held on Thursday, September 20. All Claremont residents will be able to enter the fairgrounds for free from 12 to 6 p.m. with a donated pair of new or gently used shoes or a new package of socks. Before or after those times, admission can be obtained for $5 by visiting www.lacountyfair.com/online and entering the “claremont2” promotion code.
Locals Tony Marino, Randy Prout and McKenna Maglio will be honored that day as this year’s Claremont Community Heroes. Their accomplishment will be recognized with a special community reception at 3:30 pm. at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts and a salute at 5:30 p.m. on the Expo Hall 4 Stage. A special parade will also take place at 5 p.m.
To learn more about this year’s fair and Claremont Day Celebration, visit www.lacountyfair.com. Fair coupons are available at the Hughes Center, Claremont City Hall and Chamber of Commerce. They will also be available at the Monday Night Concert information booth.