“Oh, oh those su-ummer nights”
Summer is officially coming to a close, so what better way to enjoy the last bit of sultry weather than at a grand ole’ fair? Give your killer heels a rest, and ask your boyfriend to take you on a classic and fun-filled date to the LA County Fair in Pomona open ’til 9/28.
We took a stroll this past weekend, so here is our low-down of our LACF hits and misses:
Foods to try:
Corn Dog – Order the small. The small corn dog is still the size of two corn dogs combined. It may be the yummiest corn dog, but it’s impossible to finish. Remember “sharing is caring?” Split it with a friend.
Deep-Fried Klondike Bar – There are entire stands dedicated to deep-fried insert a food item here. Reading the menu already seemed to clog our arteries- but we just had to bite the bullet. When in Rome, right? The deep-fried Klondike bar is not only the perfect combination of flavors- the chilly ice cream is a perfect contrast to the warm exterior (and warm weather).
Foods to avoid:
Hot Dogs – One word: messy. If you don’t end up dropping it all over the ground, you’ll sure be doing some weird abstract art all over your face.
Alcohol – Apart from the unnecessarily high prices– a beer buzz is more of an inconvenience at the overly crowded and sticky atmosphere of the place. If you’re going to have a drink- have one. Enjoy one at the end of the night while you cool down under the stars.
Things to do:
Music – The LACF hosts a concert series most nights. Past performers include Neon Trees and this past weekend, we got to see YouTube-famous Pentatonix. Upcoming performances include: Boyz II Men (9/11), Jason Derulo (9/24), Heart (9/26), LL Cool J with Salt-N-Pepa (9/27) Click here to see the entire LACF Concert Series lineup!
Ferris Wheel – This is a classic. Take a nighttime ride for twinkly views of the fair grounds. Note: avoid taking selfies. It’ll take forever for you to find the right angle or lighting- and you’ll probably never find it. You might as well enjoy the ride at its fullest.
Things to avoid:
Any game that involves a basketball. Unfortunately the odds are against you.
Prizes. Every girl wants their boy to show their chivalry through a stuffed animal- but the prizes are really not worth it. Who really wants to lug a huge teddy bear around all day in 90-degree weather? Ask for a light-saber instead. They’re stocked in most of the booths. Not only are they fun- you’re sure to never lose your crew while they shine bright like a diamond.
Fashion – Dress fun and dress smart. Avoid dark colors- you’re soaking up extra heat! Wear something light and airy. This is your last chance to wear your cute rompers! Try to leave your crazy jewelry at home- not only is it for safety, but you’ll also prevent some gnarly tan lines. For shoes- sandals are nice, but sneakers are better. Sandals may feel great, but after 2 hours on your feet, you’re going to be begging for some cushier soles. Take a look at our sneaker collection to find fun styles for any wardrobe.
So lace up and head over for the final days at the LA County Fair!