POMONA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Trying to avoid Carmageddon this weekend? All open roads lead to Pomona, where Angelenos can hold onto the joys of summer for the L.A. County Fair's final weekend. Grab some shade with Mojo the monkey in Mojo's African Safari, splash around with stingrays and sharks in a 17,000 gallon cove at Stingray Island or let the fall breeze whip through your hair on the new, six-story-tall, High Fly'n Zip line.
Guests can get a jump start on holiday shopping at the Fair with 1,200 vendor booths. Miracle Whisks for the kitchen, Sit n' Sleep mattresses for the bedroom, KisStix and nail art for stocking stuffers or exercise equipment for that New Year's resolution, the L.A. County Fair has it all as the largest shopping place in the West.
Don't miss the last chance to try this year's exclusive and wacky Fair food! Deep-fried chocolate chip cookie dough, deep-fried cereal and deep-fried Dodger dogs are just a few of this year's special treats, fried to perfection by Chicken Charlie. Guests can also take a bite out of the Big Rib, 17-inches and two pounds of beef from Biggy's Meat Market. Wash it all down at the Wine and Spirits Marketplace with a wine tasting from the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition winners or start Oktoberfest early with a sampling of winning brews from the Fair's commercial beer competition.
For the ultimate tribute to summer, enjoy a night out under the stars with the End of Summer Concert Series featuring country artists The Charlie Daniels Band on Friday, Sept. 28 with guests 38 Special and Outlaws. Or, groove to the end of "September" with tunes from Earth, Wind and Fire on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Fun for the whole family, the L.A. County Fair runs through Sept. 30, 2012. For daily discounts and promotions visit lacountyfair.com, facebook.com/lacountyfair and Twitter @lacountyfair, or join the nearly 30,000 that have downloaded the new L.A. County Fair free mobile app, available in the App Store (iOS) and in Google Play (Android), to plan your trip.