Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for "THOUGHTFUL AND THANKFUL THURSDAY AND FREE FAIR WEEKEND." The 2012 L.A. County Fair is now open, Wednesday through Sunday until September 30th. As a part of this year's festivities, the Los Angeles County Fair has a number of community-related events designed to support our local community. In order to say thanks for these thoughtful acts, the L.A. County Fair will provide FREE admission to fairgoers who participate in the featured donation. Collected donations will be given to a charity with a portion of the proceeds returning to a local community-based organization.
Today is "THOUGHTFUL AND THANKFUL THURSDAY: The Book Drive. Bring one NEW or gently used book from noon to 6 p.m. and you will receive one FREE admission to the L.A. County Fair, which is good for today only. The books collected will then be donated to Friends of the Diamond Bar Library. For more information, visit http://www.colapublib.org/libs/diamondbar/index.php.
Today is also the beginning of "Thirsty Thursdays," meaning guests can enjoy half-price fountain beverages and bottled water all day.
If you've forgotten your book or can't make it out to the fair today, don't fret. The L.A. County Fair has many opportunities for fairgoers to receive FREE or discounted admission to the fair. The Huntington Hospital Bloodmobile will be at the fair accepting blood drive donations today and tomorrow, September 6th and September 7th. On-site blood drive donors receive a ticket for one FREE return admission to the fair.
Tomorrow also kicks off the "Weekend for Heroes." From Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th, active and retired military, reserves, police, firefighters and paramedics, with ID, along with one guest, can attend the fair for $1 each. Proceeds from the $1 admission will be donated to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation. The Los Angeles Fire Department is a support group that provides essential equipment, technology and training to the men and women who serve in the Los Angeles Fire Department.
And, if that’s not enough for you, tomorrow kicks off the L.A. County Fair's "Food Drive Friday" event. From noon to 6 p.m., guests receive FREE fair admission in exchange for five (5) canned products on each Friday that the fair is open. Free admission is good that day only. The canned products will be donated to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with a portion going to the honored community of the day for distribution to their charity.
Saturday, September 8th, is also "USC Day" at the fair. "USC Day" is the first of the L.A. County Fair's special "College Days," which features specific college campuses. Students, faculty and staff receive one FREE admission on their respective college day. Alumni receive half-price admission on their respective day. A coupon or voucher is required for all college day discounts. Participants are encouraged to wear their school colors. USC students, faculty and staff can get FREE admission to the fair on "USC Day" by clicking on the following link and bringing their school ID and this coupon with them: Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon.
Also, the L.A. County Fair has teamed with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for "CHLA Day" at the L.A. County Fair on Saturday, September 8th! You are invited to purchase discounted tickets good for $5 off the regular adult and children admission price on September 8th only. $1 from each ticket sold for "CHLA Day" will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. To purchase tickets, click on: CHLA Day Online Promo. Enter promo code "CHLADAY" and select 'place your order' in the Community Day Admission field. Complete check out process and print your tickets. Make sure to stop by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles booth in FairView Farms on September 8th and 9th.
And, children ages 6-12 get FREE admission with a paid (regular price) adult admission on "Circus-Circus Sundays", Sunday, September 9th and Sunday, September 16th. This discount is presented by Circus Circus Las Vegas. To get this discount, click on the following link and bring this coupon with you: Circus-Circus Sundays Coupon.
Covina's Greek community is showcasing their 40th Annual Saint Nectarios Community Greek Festival at the L.A. County Fair. Come out on Sunday, September 9th and experience authentic Greek culture and tradition through food, music, dance and more at the Greek Village in the Pavilion.
Weekday admission to the 2012 L.A. County Fair is $12 for adults (ages 13+), $7 for childrens (ages 6-12), $9 for seniors (ages 60+) and FREE for children ages 5 and under. Admission prices on Saturday and Sunday are $17 for adults (ages 13+), $12 for childrens (ages 6-12), $14 for seniors (ages 60+) and FREE for children ages 5 and under. The L.A. County Fair is open Wednesdays, noon to 10 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 11 p.m.; Fridays, noon to midnight; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Parking is $12 on weekdays and $15 on weekends. Valet parking is available at Gate 3 for $30. Parking season passes are $60.
For more information:
Now through September 30th
"Thoughtful and Thankful Thursday" Book Drive
Noon to 6 p.m.
FREE admission when you bring one NEW or gently used book
L.A. County Fair Blood Drive
Today and Friday, September 7th
One FREE return admission to on-site blood drive donors
"Food Drive Friday"
Noon to 6 p.m.
Friday, September 7th
Bring in 5 canned products and receive one FREE admission
"Weekend for Heroes"
Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th
$1 admission for active & retired military/reserves/police/firefighters/paramedics with ID & one guest
Saturday, September 8th
$5 off regular-priced admission tickets good for adults and children on September 8th only, when you use promo code "CHLADAY" to purchase tickets online
CHLA Day Online Promo
Saturday, September 8th
FREE admission for USC students, faculty and staff with USC ID & coupon
Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon
Sunday, September 9th
FREE admission for children ages 6-12 with a paid regular-price adult admission & coupon
Circus-Circus Sundays Coupon
40th Annual Saint Nectarios Community Greek Festival @ L.A. County Fair
Sunday, September 9th
Greek Village in the Pavilion