POMONA -- The Los Angeles County Fair begins its 18-day run at
Fairplex in Pomona today.
such mainstays as rides, livestock exhibitions, foods and horse racing.
"Bark Park" is "dedicated to all things dog," said Wendy Talarico,
communications and public relations manager for Fairplex.
"You can watch dog stunt shows, you can play soccer with some collies
and you can learn how to cook gourmet treats for your dog," Talarico said.
Fair officials are asking that people do not bring their dogs, "but
simply shop for their dogs," Talarico said.
"A Pirate's Life" features a pirate high-wire show, the opportunity to
dig for buried treasure and instruction on how to talk like a pirate,
"Going Green" focuses on recycling and alternative energy.
"When you walk in, it looks like you're walking into a rain forest,"
The exhibit also includes a 200-pound python, a sloth, parrots and other
"animals and creatures you would find in a rain forest," Talarico said.
The deep-fried food offerings include deep-fried Spam with pineapples,