I Went to the Los Angeles County Fair..............and I Saw.......i Saw

The fair was here and is gone

I'm so sad......................the Los Angeles County Fair is gone for another year. Oh, but I had fun. I saw...................I saw, and I saw, (do you see how excited I was),so many of my favorite things. I saw FOOD, FOOD, AND MORE FOOD. I saw animals, I saw, exhibits, demonstrations, games, new technology, horticulture,so many things that I can't boil them down to words, but most of all I saw PEOPLE, oh did I see people. The Los Angeles County Fair is ranked the largest county fair in North America by the International Association of Fairs, and I can totally agree, because, I would venture to say, I saw millions, well at least hundreds of thousands of people each time I went. I only went six times this year. I usually try for a minimum of 8, maximum of 10, of course I've gone less. The perpetual "Fair," child in me has begun my countdown for next year.

Oh The Food At The Los Angeles County Fair

One of my favorite things to do is eat, and eat I did. I ate barbecued turkey legs, curly fries, barbecue, roasted corn, (yum), lemonade, always from "Hot dog on a Stick," the best lemonade at the fair. I also had a funnel cake every time that I went, and, oh yeah, the Texas style cinnamon bun. I have this ritual..............as soon as I get to the fair, I get my turkey leg, curly fries, and lemonade, then I go to see the spas, and I move on. I don't know why I do it that way, but I haven't deterred from that routine for years. I haven't done the barbecue for years, but on one of my visits I went with some friends that wanted barbecue and we had it, needless to say, the next time, I went back to my turkey leg. Oh I forgot to mention they came up with new foods this time, one is "chocolate covered bacon," yes, I said bacon. Also something else that's been on the menu for awhile is "Pork Chops on a stick ." I'm sitting here now salivating, thinking about the food. But I've got to get over it, because I won't see the likes of it again until next year this time. Now get this I don't even eat french fries, under normal circumstances, but the fair mesmerizes me and I eat things, that I would not ordinarily eat. Okay, okay so I put on a few pounds, so what, I'll lose them, or not.

My fair photos, please take a look

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Arts and crafts, these were actual home made items.oil paintings for saleum, I don't knowThis is the Bud light loungeLooks like funny carsfair goers eating, enjoy girlscurly friescaricature painting, and body artone place to buy turkey legsroasted corn stand, that I stop at every yearum, my favorite turkey leg, watch out girl.The fancy sewing machines (Moore)The oldest Bible I've ever seen, circa 1613The Midway at nightCrafts, actual home made itemsFried everythingFried everythingFried everythingThe Midway at nightThe Midway at nightThe Midway at night
Arts and crafts, these were actual home made items.
Arts and crafts, these were actual home made items.
oil paintings for sale
oil paintings for sale
um, I don't know
um, I don't know
This is the Bud light lounge
This is the Bud light lounge
Looks like funny cars
Looks like funny cars
fair goers eating, enjoy girls
fair goers eating, enjoy girls
curly fries
curly fries
caricature painting, and body art
caricature painting, and body art
one place to buy turkey legs
one place to buy turkey legs
roasted corn stand, that I stop at every year
roasted corn stand, that I stop at every year
um, my favorite turkey leg, watch out girl.
um, my favorite turkey leg, watch out girl.
The fancy sewing machines (Moore)
The fancy sewing machines (Moore)
The oldest Bible I've ever seen, circa 1613
The oldest Bible I've ever seen, circa 1613
The Midway at night
The Midway at night
Crafts, actual home made items
Crafts, actual home made items
Fried everything
Fried everything
Fried everything
Fried everything
Fried everything
Fried everything
The Midway at night
The Midway at night
The Midway at night
The Midway at night
The Midway at night
The Midway at night

Miscellaneous

I did something that I haven't done in a long time. I played games in the midway. I did something that I always do and that is go over to the Fairview Farms to see the animals. This year they had a different setup. There was a maternity barn, where a whole host of animals were expecting, and some had already given birth, now that was fascinating. They also had something else different this year, it was a trip back to the olden days. In that part of the park, they had an old school house, barn, livery stable, general store, etc,(no pics, sorry), I got a picture of the oldest Bible not in the Smithsonian. I could go on and on. Can you see my excitement? I was totally like a kid in a candy store each time I went. My friends make fun of my excitement. Oh yeah, my daughter bought me a season pass, and it completely paid it for itself. This is the first time in years that I haven't gone by myself, but it was still fun. I usually like to go alone, because I like to stand and study some of the exhibits. Now even with seeing all of these things, it was only about 75% of what there was to see and do.

I Saw The Los Angeles County Fair through different eyes

I decided to do the Fair different this time. Because I'm writing articles, I decided to get to know some of the vendors. In years gone by I use to see the vendors through the eyes of the products that they presented. However this year I even, dare I say made a few friends..............Like, Marilyn. Marilyn(Royal Reflections), sells hair from, India and everyone knows that's the best hair for wigs and weaves. Marilyn is also a hair stylist. Her card says that she specializes in hair replacement. I can say from what I saw she does very good work. I want to point out that I have included photos of my Fair experience, so please click through and see through my eyes how good the fair was.

One of my favorite people was a lady from a company name STARFIBER, selling something that I go to the fair for every year, and that is cleaning supplies. If I buy nothing else, I buy cleaning supplies. And this year was no exception. Charlene, (I think her name is), was selling a product called STARFIBER. This is one of those mop products that is a dry, wet, dust mop thing. Now I bought this mop over 10 years ago, but I didn't know what to do with it. Charlene explained it so well, that I bought replacement parts. Oh yeah I'm a pushover. I'm a sucker for cleaning supplies and nice people, and not necessarily in that order. Remember I wrote a hub, I LOVE TO CLEAN, so it's not hard to believe.

I saw jewelry of all descriptions. I met Donna Welch of Cookie Lee Jewelry, beautiful stuff. They do home parties, which I think that I will be doing one soon. Oh, and you've got to see the jewelry from a place called Flagstaff Traders out of Moreno Valley, Ca. They not only had Turquoise jewelry, but a host of other colors, you've just got to see the colors, as you click through the photos take a look at the colors. Yes and furniture, these are people that I've seen numerous times, but for some reason I'm drawn back to their booths. One is Luie Kona, of (Hermosa Design Center out of Hermosa Beach), who's been at the fair for over 40 years and is retiring and leaving the business to his children, hate to see him go, but I will be back to his booth over and over again. Another one is Furniture Trends West, beautiful oak furniture.

I saw Sewing Machines that does everything, but get up and dance. I'm serious, all you have to do is program it and stand back and watch. One of the vendors at the Moore's booth gave me a demonstration. Again as you flip through the photos you'll see them.

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Fair Photos

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Body ArtRoyal ReflectionsMy new friend, Charlene, (I think)CharleneThe Indian Jewelry ManIndian Jewelry, man beautiful stuffIndian Jewelry, beautiful stuffIndian JewelryIndian JewelryBeautiful dressesDress Manufacturer showing his wearsDress Manufacturer showing his wearsFurniture Trends WestCookie Lee JewelryGood ole LuieThe Watkins Man, Russ SilbermanHermosa Design Futons, etcGolden OldiesTablescapes, one of my favorite things to see.Tablescape, one of my favorite things to seeTablescape, one of my favorite things to see.TablescapeTablescapeTablescapeTablescapeSome of the Artists that appearedSome Artists that appeared
Body Art
Body Art
Royal Reflections
Royal Reflections
My new friend, Charlene, (I think)
My new friend, Charlene, (I think)
Charlene
Charlene
The Indian Jewelry Man
The Indian Jewelry Man
Indian Jewelry, man beautiful stuff
Indian Jewelry, man beautiful stuff
Indian Jewelry, beautiful stuff
Indian Jewelry, beautiful stuff
Indian Jewelry
Indian Jewelry
Indian Jewelry
Indian Jewelry
Beautiful dresses
Beautiful dresses
Dress Manufacturer showing his wears
Dress Manufacturer showing his wears
Dress Manufacturer showing his wears
Dress Manufacturer showing his wears
Furniture Trends West
Furniture Trends West
Cookie Lee Jewelry
Cookie Lee Jewelry
Good ole Luie
Good ole Luie
The Watkins Man, Russ Silberman
The Watkins Man, Russ Silberman
Hermosa Design Futons, etc
Hermosa Design Futons, etc
Golden Oldies
Golden Oldies
Tablescapes, one of my favorite things to see.
Tablescapes, one of my favorite things to see.
Tablescape, one of my favorite things to see
Tablescape, one of my favorite things to see
Tablescape, one of my favorite things to see.
Tablescape, one of my favorite things to see.
Tablescape
Tablescape
Tablescape
Tablescape
Tablescape
Tablescape
Tablescape
Tablescape
Some of the Artists that appeared
Some of the Artists that appeared
Some Artists that appeared
Some Artists that appeared

It's all over until next year

So now it's all over until next year. So if you are in or around Los Angeles California, USA, 2010 around September, stop on by. I guarantee you will have the time of your life. I took people this year that had never been before, and they too were hooked, some even returning a second time. In my hub Why I love Southern California, I list the L. A County Fair as one of the reasons. I would even suggest that you make this time of the year a time to visit Southern California, so that you can take in the fair. Believe me it's nothing like you've ever seen before, well that's my opinion.

So even though it's over I will live vicariously through my photo, and so can you, enjoy.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I was wondering where you were. I missed you and I thought you would be up to something like that. I love county fairs and I wish I could have come. I so glad you had a good time. Thank you for you lovely hub.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Fastfreta this was soooo much fun! With your easy way of writing and great pictures, I felt like I was right there with you! Our fair here is in October, but it's no where as large as yours. Thanks for taking us on this outing with you.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you both, and yes I did have fun. Thanks for stopping by and return again and look at the pictures anytime you need a lift.


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fortunerep 6 years ago from North Carolina

a zucchini weenie? lol never heard of that!! great hub freta

dori


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you fortunerep, you'd be surprised at what else I saw.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thanks fastfreta for trip through memory lane at the county fair,thank for sharing your experiences and the fun you had while you were there. creativeone59


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks creativeone for stopping by.


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AllMomNeeds2know 6 years ago

I love the county fair too. And I love to have the funnel cake as well.


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago

I don't think I've ever seen that many fries on one plate. Enjoyed the pictures. Our version of a county fair down here is Oktoberfest, coming soon, thanks for whetting my appetite for the funnel cake.


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one2get2no 6 years ago from Olney

Glad your back....very nice hub...what a great fair!


Mr, Writesum 6 years ago

This article was very enjoyable as I checked out a local county fair myself this year and you are so right about the corn.lol Reading your description or your visits this year brought back similar memories for me at the Wilson County Fair, voted Tennessee's best year after year. It's just outside of Nashville where I live and it's like a hundred times better than the State Fair!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks guys for visiting, and I'm glad to be back also. Now I can concentrate enough to write again.


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Very nice hub. I noticed you enjoyed yourself. Welcome.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Philipo for stopping by, please come again soon.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Wow! I'm glad you really enjoyed it - wish I was there. I bet you came back home with lots and lots. Lol. Thanks for sharing the experience. :)


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Lady_E, I had lots of fun, but I didn't have lots of money, so this time I didn't buy much. But I still had loads of fun.


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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

Love the turquoise jewelry and the photos of the fair. Thanks for sharing your trip!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks judydianne, for stopping by, I'm glad that you clicked thru my pics. Come again soon.


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

How great! I felt like I was at the fair with you, fastfreta and considering I have not been to a fair in years, this was a huge treat! Thanks for sharing.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Storytellersrus, for visiting, and I'm happy that it moved you that way. Come back again soon.


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sukhera143 6 years ago from Home

Nice hub.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks sukhera143 for your comment, please come again.


Crystal Rade 6 years ago

Thank you so very much for your lovely comments about our booth at the LA County fair (The Indian Jewelry booth "Flagstaff Traders")

I was having a bad day and came across your website while working on ours, and it cheered me up. Thanks again, Can't wait to see you at the fair! Thanks again, Crystal Rade for Flagstaff Traders


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I am so glad that someone I wrote about finally found the hub. I promise if you're there this year and I'm there I will see you. Please come back to visit HubPages soon.


Crystal Rade 6 years ago

I would love to have your permission to use your pics of our booth on our website, let me know. flagstafftraders@gmail.com or Crystal.rade@gmail.com Thank you, Crystal


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Sure you can, Crystal. Also feel free to link my article to your website.


Crystal Rade 6 years ago

I would be most happy to give you credit, and post a link to this hub. The pictures are beautiful. And Indian Jewelry man is my son Thomas. I do hope he was helpful ;)

Thank you, I enjoyed your other pictures as well. Crystal


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Of course your son was very nice, that's why I included him in my article. Thanks for the link. Please visit some of my other articles.


dennis 5 years ago

Would anyone happen to know the name of the vendor who was selling football caricature posters inside the fair @ the Hilton entrance


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Dennis, I wish I'd seen your question sooner. Sorry! The fair is over, 10/3/10. Hopefully someone will see this and leave the answer here and you'll see it. Thanks for stopping.


arbizu 5 years ago

I have been looking for a vendor that was at the fair this 2010, in the outside in between buildings. they sold METAL pictures, kind of a fabrication type. all different types and sizes. Hopefully some one can give me a lead as to where I can locate them.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

arbizu, I'm sorry I can't help you, but just keep putting it out there like this and perhaps someone will remember the vendor and contact you. Oh I just noticed there's no way to contact you. So if you see this leave contact info.

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