Tuesday, September 25, 2007

LA County Fair 2007

Over the weekend we went to the LA County Fair in Pomona. It was pouring rain. We thought this would be a perfect time to visit......no crowds, cool (wet) weather. It rained off and on during our visit. When we were about to leave it poured! We stayed inside alot.
We visited the Millard Sheets Fine Arts building. There was a 100 birthday tribute to Mr. Sheets. On display were many of his paintings, architectural renderings, photos, mosaic and tapestry designs. He was a multi-talented artist as well as a respected educator. I was most impressed by this show. The Fair runs through this Sunday, so if you have a chance, you really should get out there to see this exhibit. We ran into Charles Phoenix at the Sheets exhibit, leading a tour group around the highlights of the Fair.
Next stop....the Tapestry Arts Building. My friend, Cathy of California was there, giving demonstrations on making pin-cushions. Her booth was quite popular. She was joined by one of the founders of The Felt Club, Jenny Ryan. I also ran into fellow SnBr, Beth, along with her family. After about an hour in the Tapestry Building, ogling all of the crochet, knit, needlepoint, quilt goods, I wandered over to the Food Arts side of the building. There were cooking demos, displays of baked goods, the table setting competition, pottery exhibits, etc. I wound up back at the crochet area where a group of ladies were joining squares for Warm-Up America afghans. I helped out, joining about 10 squares for a lapghan to be donated to a nursing home.

The food at the Fair is amazing. Tacos, hot dogs on a stick, onion rings, barbecued turkey legs, deep-fried twinkies, cupcakes....the list goes on and on. Needless to say, it was a fun, wet and exhausting visit.



At 5:20 PM PDT, Blogger Madge said...

Gah. Knitted food AND frito chili. Could a day be any more perfect?!

P.S. I hope you had a deep fried Mars bar.

At 7:01 PM PDT, Blogger Omar Cruz said...

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At 7:22 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooh... must go! I bet it was nice in the rain.

At 9:17 AM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Wait - there were deep fried cupcakes, and you had hotdog-on-a-stick?! Crazy lady.

Were those chickens/cats/pigs felted?

And, did you make those flowery slippers? They are *so* you!

At 10:31 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, I wish I had thought of going there! Mr. M and I decided to go have fun somewhere that night and decided to go to the closest casino, which is in San Bernardino (San Manuel). We didn't lose our shirts, but it wasn't really a very fun place. The fair would have fit the bill perfectly! We ended up back in Burbank later, and I sang karaoke at Michael's Restaurant. The bar was empty and the DJ was desperate...


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