Time for the Fair
Queen Ruth Pierce of West Covina, gives a Hereford steer a bath. September 12, 1952. Herald Examiner Photo Collection
The L.A. County Fair is on right now! It ends on September 28th. We always like visiting the Fair. The vintage buildings on the grounds are legendary. We love to see the art shows at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. The Home and Garden Pavillion's theme is "Escape to Hawaii" this year. Of course, the Tapestry section is my favorite. This area encompasses jewelry, pottery, arts and crafts, needle art, clothing and textiles and more! Many times I don't agree with the judging, but I always like to see what people are entering. Don't forget to pass by the table settings....they're a kick.Last Year's Needle Arts Area
Of course, the food at the Fair is legendary. Everything that can be put on a stick and deep-fried is offered. The deep-fried food offerings include deep-fried Spam with pineapples, deep-fried frog legs and deep-fried avocados, along with the obligatory deep-fried Twinkies and Snickers bars. Other food offerings include what is billed as the world's largest waffle cone, with the 16-inch cone filled with two pints of gelato, enough for an entire family to share. Juicys Food's Outlaw Grill, one of the world's largest grills, will make its fair debut. The hydraulically powered 38-foot grill can cook 1,500 turkey legs. The real lemonade at the Hot-Dog on a Stick booth is always my fave.
I'm going to try and carve out a day during the week to visit the Fair. It's very crowded on the weekends. If you go early, you'll avoid the major crowds. See you at the Fair!