Header Image 1
Places, Earth
Los Angeles County Fair / Fairplex
Header Image 2

National Parks Under Attack
This Web site doesn't like to take political stands, but now it is necessary.

The current administration wants to reduce the size and number of National Monuments and allow oil drilling and mining in National Parks for the first time since the system was established. If you prefer trees and streams to oil wells and pipelines, contact your representatives in Washington NOW and tell them to protect these Crown Jewels of America.

Places Earth extends sympathies and hopes to both the people fighting to restore their lives in Puerto Rica and to those who’s lives have been taken or disrupted by the shooting in Las Vegas. Also to hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and other areas of the Gulf region. Also to the fire victims in California. So many disasters in short time, all made worse by climate change.

State Parks, Historic Sites, and Museums need your help.

Throughout the country, state parks, historic sites, museums, and similar institutions are struggling to continue operating. Because of general financial problems, many of these institutions are operating on a reduced schedule or in danger of closing. Some are being forced to sell off artifacts and property. Many will not weather these hard times without your help.

Places Earth urges everyone to support these vital and important public resources any way you can. Please donate your treasure, time, and talent. Write to your governor and other elected officials telling them to find a way to keep state parks open. It will be your loss.

Public Service Announcement

Film Los Angeles - bring Hollywood back to Hollywood
This web site contains no paid advertising. Donations help.

Back Los Angeles County Main Page

Los Angeles County Fair / Fairplex

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2010 - 2017.

The Los Angeles Fair is a typical county fair, except larger, the largest in the country, attendance usually exceeds one million. The first Los Angles County Fair operated from October 17 to October 21 in 1922 featuring airplane wing walking and harness and chariot races. Currently the fair operates Labor Day weekend through the first weekend in October. Live stock and pig races fill one corner, outdoor living and gardens fill another. Several large buildings are filled with venders of everything from salsa makers to patio covers, body car to auto care, housewares to toys, and a lot more. Between all this are rides and attractions. Food venders sell everything from fried anything to soft drinks. After the horses stop running around the track, popular musical talents run around the stage at the grand stand performing free concerts. Although changing from year to year, large areas are set aside for themes like Wilderness Ridge, Jojo' Jungle, Gypsy Camp, and Pirate Life in 2010. Gone is the bumble bee monorail of the 1960s to 80s. Although not an actual part of the fair, a railroad museum connects to one corner.

Fairplex is also open throughout the year for various shows and also to view several on-going events such as the Railroad Exhibit, Garden Railroad, and Motorsport Museum. The entire site is operated as Fairplex by the Los Angeles County Fair Association and hosts numerous events the other eleven months of the year. Fairplex also includes hotels, an RV park, Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, the Child Development Center at Fairplex, Barretts Equine Ltd., and the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.

1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Yellow Gate, near the southwest corner of the fairgrounds.

Building 5.

Exhibit buildings.

Fine Arts Building during the Fair.

Fine Arts Building between Fairs.

The Shopping Place.

Plaza de las Americas.

Garden Pavilion.
In 2010, the Garden Pavilion contained an exhibit on Mexico.

Fountain near Yellow Gate.
Fountain near exhibits buildings.
Midway, games, rides fill the open area before the grandstands.


Open area before the grandstands after the fair.
Skyway. Even the towers for this ride are packed up at the end of the fair.


Pigs are so cute.

Riverside Farmhouse.

Mission exhibit.
The Grandstand is filled with exhibits and spectators, but quiet between fairs.

Railroad Exhibit, AKA Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

Garden Moidel Railroad

The Garden Model Railroad is viewable all year, contact them for schedule.

Americas Great Outdoors is an area near the Yellow Gate and centers on National Forests and the great outdoors.

Americas Great Outdoors.

Enchanted Forest.

Enchanted Forest.

Jojo's Jungle (2010) is a large area about jungles and animals.

Jojo's Jungle

Shipwreck Reef

Dinosaur exhibit for the 2010 Fair.

A Garden Model Railroad show is typical of a between-fairs event.

Top Back to Earth Back
Los Angeles County Main Page

This page last updated: Saturday, 06-Jul-2013 18:14:41 EDT

Note:This is not the official site for any of the places shown in Places Earth. Places Earth is not responsible for accuracy of the information. Hours of operations, prices, exhibits, and sometimes locations are subject to change without notice.

Support this Web Site

I hope that you find this web site helpful. It started because of my love for Architecture and interest in History. I don't allow paid advertising (but this may change). This web site is for your benefit and enjoyment and I make no profit on it. For ten years it has been supported primarily from my regular paycheck as a Set Designer and there haven't been many the last few years. I can no longer run it without help. Alternative funding is needed. A non-tax deductable donation helps cover the cost of operating this web site and may be made to Kesign Design Consulting through PayPal.

Buy my Photographs or Art.
My Art

Or donations can be mailed to the address on the contact page.
If you are in the need of a designer, please see my portfolio site www.kesigndesign.com.
Kesign Design Consulting
or Set Design Portfolio.


Web Design This site maintained by Kenneth A. Larson.
Copyright © 2004 - 2017, Kenneth A. Larson. All Rights Reserved.
Website content including photographic and graphic images may not be redistributed for use on another website.
Please Don't Pirate Videos
Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid CSS