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Fun Zone lights up the sky: see aerial video

With the Los Angeles County Fair for 2017 now in full swing, there's no better way to begin your trip by visiting the always fun—Fun Zone. Need a fried twinkie, they have that. And now with the weather a little more fall like—105 degrees is not in the forecast—high temperatures will hover around 90, with lows a cool mid-60s and no rain next week. It also was Claremont Day at the fair Thursday, as the city was honored with speakers and a small parade. We have a lot more information on the fair in our Calendar section (see below), with some unique photos and video of all the festivities coming next week.

Link to Fun Zone aerial YouTube video

From COURIER Calendar

GET YOUR FAIR ON Has all this heat left you with a hankerin’ for a nice, refreshing fried Twinkie? Well if so you’re in luck, because the 95th annual LA County Fair returns to Pomona Fairplex today from noon to midnight. Adult admission this year is $20 for weekends and $14 for weekdays. Kids ages 6-12 are $12 and $8, respectively, seniors age 60-plus are $15 and $10 and children 5 and under are free. A season pass is $30. Discounts are available at groupon.com, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Sprint stores. Additional discounts can be found by clicking on “Special Offers” at lacountyfair.com. Regular folks parking is $15; VIPs will pay $25 and valet service is $30. Alternatively, Metrolink is offering special weekend service for fair goers with additional savings on admission. Train riders can beat traffic and skip parking fees with a $10 weekend day pass on Saturdays or Sundays. A free shuttle will pick up Metrolink riders at the Fairplex station and take them to the yellow gate entrance. For details visit metrolinktrains.com/lacountyfair. Oh, and on a side note, if you want to see some weird fried food items from fairs around this great country of ours, check out mentalfloss.com and search “fair food.” You’re welcome.