Most Girl Scouts have completed the Fair Play badge as a brownie. My idea of Fair Play is the LA County Fair! The fair, in my opinion, was so gratifying! There were so many different things to see, do, and even eat! The first LA County Fair was held on October 17, 1922 and ran for five days, through October 21, 1922, in a former beet field of Pomona, California. The LA County Fair debuted with 100,000 people in attendance. Highlights of the fair’s first year were harness racing, chariot races and an airplane wing-walking exhibition. The LA County Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the United States and it is the fourth largest fair in the US. I believe the LA County Fair is something everyone should experience!
My most favored attractions at the fair were the exhibits. They were filled with vendors, food, and even dragons! My favorite exhibit was “The Magical World of Dragons, Wizards and Beasts.” The second you step inside the castle you encounter life-size, moving dragons amid other medieval attractions. The first thing I saw when I walked into the exhibit was the dragons. They were so prodigious! I couldn’t believe how gracefully the animatronics moved. It felt like I had just stepped into another world! After I saw the dragons, my family and I walked around the rest of the exhibit. There were larger than life books, a coloring station for all those that wanted to take a rest and color, there was a tunnel we walked through that made you feel as though you were going to fall. As we exited this most amazing exhibit, we saw something that caught all of our eyes! It was a marble run! It was filled with gadgets, widgets, and funnels! My family and I stared at it with amazement for several minutes!
Another vendor I encountered in the exhibits at the LA County Fair was held by the Police officers. 44 police agencies from across the nation are joining the effort to combat breast cancer. Police staffed a “Pink Patch Project” booth during the L.A. County Fair at the Fairplex in Pomona, where guests can purchase t-shirts, challenge coins, and of course, pink police department patches offered by the dozens of participating agencies. “In just three days at the L.A. County Fair, we have raised upwards of $10,000, and that’s just at the fair,” the sergeant said. In my opinion, I believe that it is completely unbelievable how much money that was raised in just three days! During my visit at the vendor booth I was given an awesome pink fun patch! I even got take a picture with a police officer. It was truly amazing what police officers are doing to help those in need.
After looking at all of the vendors at the fair, we set out to find some food. The first thing we sought-out were curly fries. After that we ate frog legs! In my opinion, it tasted just like chicken! To top it all off, we got fried twinkies! All of these dishes were so amazing! I look forward to having these foods again in the near future.
Soon after we ate, my brother and I rode two rides. We rode Flying Dutchman and Freestyle. It was such an amazing experience to go through with my brother. The whole time we were continuously laughing and making jokes. It really emphasized our bond with each other and even made it stronger.
All in all, the LA County Fair is a phenomenal experience for all to partake in. From exhibits to attractions, the LA County Fair is a sensational event for people of all ages. I advocate this to everyone who wants to make stronger family bonds, find amazing food, and overall just have a good time.