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A guide to the 2020 L.A. County Fair

Your complete guide to this year’s L.A. County Fair, from ticket information to the best rides and attractions

Written by
Stephanie Morino
Time Out editors

The 2020 edition of the L.A. County Fair has been canceled.

Summer in Los Angeles may be officially over come September, but the fun has just begun for L.A. County Fair-goers. Every year, thousands of people make the trip to the Fairplex in Pomona to eat fried foods, take a plunge on a carnival ride and maybe win a prize at one of the many game booths. But there are more attractions at the fair than just the food and rides. So before you start making your plans for the fall, enjoy one last summer hurrah at the L.A. County Fair—and make the most of it with our guide. 

When is the L.A. County Fair 2020?

The L.A. County Fair was supposed to run from September 4 to 27, 2020.

The hours were Wed noon–10pm, Thu noon–11pm, Fri noon–midnight, Sat 10am–midnight and Sun 10am–10pm. Labor Day Weekend hours were supposed to be extended, and the fair will open that Monday. 

Where is the L.A. County Fair?

The L.A. County Fair takes place at the Fairplex (1101 W McKinley Ave) in Pomona.

How do I get there? 

If you’re coming from Los Angeles, take the 10 East, get off at the Fairplex Drive exit, turn left and follow signs to the Fairplex. Another option is to exit at White Avenue, turn left and follow signs to the fair. If you’re not coming from L.A., you can find directions from various Southern California locations here.

Don’t want to drive or pay for parking? Board Metrolink’s Riverside line and get off at the Pomona Metrolink Station. From there, grab the Line 197 bus to the Fairplex. In honor of the L.A. County Fair, there will be late-night service from Union Station to the fair.

How much does the fair cost? 

Here’s the admission breakdown for previous years: On weekdays, tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for children (6–12), and $10 for adults 60 and over; on weekends and holidays, adults are $20, children $12 and seniors $15. Children under 6 are always free. 

General admission parking is $15 and VIP parking is $25. 

Carnival tickets are $100 for 200, $50 for 100 and $20 for 40. A carnival ride wristband is $50. Some attractions have an additional cost, including igloo ice skating and sledding ($5), Jurassic Planet ($5) and various concerts.

You can purchase tickets in advance here

What bands are playing?

This year’s performances have been canceled.

What’s new at the fair this year?

This year’s fair has been canceled. 

What about the food?

In the past, there were all sorts of belly bombs—plus a $6.50 value menu across the grounds. The fair is known for things like deep-fried hot sauce, deep-fried butter, chicken and waffle on a stick, french toast bacon bombs, truffle-gouda bacon fries, bacon-wrapped baked potato, portabello kabobs, vegan burritos, tacos and nachos. 

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