The L.A. County Fair held yearly in Pomona, California is full of all kinds of wonderful attractions, fun family activities, drinks of all kinds, a rare (for most Los Angelenos) peek into agriculture and farm animals, and most importantly, delicious food!
This guide will help you navigate the mouth-watering, potentially artery-clogging, often organic and fresh, and sure to be delicious eats at the L.A. County Fair which takes place from September 2 – September 25, 2016.
What fair would be complete without all kinds of deep-fried goodies? The staple of any fried fare starts with the fried chicken. Offering up everything from nuggets, to breast, thighs, drumsticks, and even a deep-fried Dodger dog, check out Chicken Charlie's at Oak-2429.
Deep Fried Oreos
One of the best deep fried desserts is undoubtedly the fried Oreo, which takes on a cake-like texture after taking a bath in the bubbling oil of deliciousness.
The creativity doesn't stop there, though. Deep fried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Klondike bars, banana splits, Kool-Aid, and even cheese cake can be found at the fair. Check out Fair Fix at Carnival Midway-512 for all kinds of artery-clogging yummies.
All Kinds of Corn
A county fair wouldn't be complete without corn on the cobb. Slather on the butter and keep some floss on hand, because steaming, sweet corn is one of the best ways to truly taste summer. Get yours at Corn Junction at Carnival Midway-527
Additionally, for those who have a soft spot in their hearts for pop corn, the inventive offerings at Gourmet Kettle Corn at Palm-1115, including standard caramel corn, cookies & cream popcorn, cheese popcorn, and chocolate drizzle popcorn, are sure to delight.
Los Angeles is full of different cultures which can be displayed wonderfully through the enjoyment of traditional food.
The Thai Cuisine stand at Oak-2425 offers up egg rolls and even double bacon fried rice with sweet chili sauce!
The L.A. County Fair wouldn't be the L.A. County Fair without delicious Mexican food on offer. Chow down on a ham torta, asada tacos, burritos, quesadillas, jalapeño poppers, guacamole, and flan at the Mexican Food stand at Carnival Midway-517.
Fresh Grilled Veggies
If you need a break from all of the calorie-rich foods, check out the grilled veggies at The Farmhouse Grill which are picked right on the premises.
Also on offer are fresh fruits and salads.
A county fair wouldn't be complete without tube steaks. Get your jumbo corn dogs at Chicago Hot Dogs at Birch-1244.
Head over to to the Los Angeles institution -- Pink's Hot Dogs at Palm-1116 -- to score Huell Howser dogs, fair dogs, and chili-cheese dogs.
Giant Smoked Turkey Leg
Take advantage of a rare opportunity (outside of another California favorite - Disneyland) to have a giant smoked turkey leg. Pick one up at Bubba's Burgers & BBQ at Brodway-1038.
Those with a serious sweet tooth are sure to be satisfied with the giant donuts served up by Texas Donuts at Palm-1159, with options like the donut sundae and chocolate covered bacon.
Alright, so beer is more of a beverage than a food, but I would be remiss not to mention the numerous craft beer offerings at the L.A. County fair.
Showcasing some of California's best from San Diego and onwards, there are plenty of stalls, such as the Craft Beer Experience at Brodway-81001, serving up delicious brews.
You'd be hard-pressed to visit the fair and leave hungry. With healthy, ethnic, deep-fried, and farm-fresh options, there's something for everyone.