Since global warming began, it's been getting harder to stay cool in the summer because, like the scientists say, the sun and earth are getting closer to kissing. Survive the season with this Groupon to the 2012 L.A. County Fair at Fairplex, running Wednesday–Sunday from Friday, August 31, to Sunday, September 30.
Choose between the following ticket options:
- $17 for general admission for two (up to a $34 value)
- $30 for general admission for four (up to a $68 value)
In celebration of its 90th anniversary, the L.A. County Fair will begin this year with an early grand opening and commemorative parade, followed by one full month of food vendors, carnival rides, live performances, and horseraces. Amid fresh aromas rising from vendors’ grills and alarms signaling game winners, visitors can pop in on educational displays such as the Genius showcase to take in the discoveries of more than 50 American inventors.
After learning about Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, visitors can meet sea-dwelling animals in the Stingray Island showcase and several exotic animals in the Mojo’s African Safari exhibit. In addition to animals, the fair gathers the British plants of the renowned Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate the host of the Summer Olympics.
Though not included in this Groupon, the L.A. County Fair will also host an End of Summer concert series featuring artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, The B-52s, Boyz II Men, George Benson, Chaka Khan, and the Charlie Daniels Band. Tickets for these performances range from $18.50–$125, depending on seating options and customers’ willingness to stand in for absent bass players.
Though the Los Angeles County Fair Association sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.