The LA County Fair is coming to Fairplex, Pomona this weekend, and this year’s theme is Route 66.

The LA County Fair will be hosted until Sept. 23. Cal Poly Pomona students can go to the fair Sept. 7 and receive a discounted ticket if they bring a student ID and a printed college day coupon.

People who visit the LA County Fair will experience the theme of the event, Route 66.

The Los Angeles County Fair, held in Pomona during September, brings in thousands of people a day. POLY POST ARCHIVE PHOTOS

Route 66 is a historic highway that stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica. The iconic route is referenced in many American movies, songs and books.

It holds a huge part in American culture.

In the hopes of people enjoying the fair and its theme, Renee Hernandez, the public relations manager of the LA County Fair, said, “I want everybody at the fair to have a good time connecting with the fair’s theme of Route 66. Route 66 is so ingrained in American culture, so everybody at the fair can find a way to connect to the theme.”

The LA County Fair will have a variety of foods and drinks as well.

In honor of Route 66, the LA County Fair will have a $6.60 value menu.

People can order food and drinks from a plethora of different vendors such as Pink’s Hot Dogs, Icee and Reno’s Fish & Chips for the price of $6.60.

There will also be live entertainment provided to the people at the fair.

Some of the musical performers and comedians that will be at the fair include Luis Fonsi, one of the artists from the hit single “Despacito”; the long-time Californian rock band, The Beach Boys; and Gabriel Iglesias, a well-known stand-up comedian and actor.

Other attractions include art exhibitions, a haunted house, eSports and a retro arcade.

Last year the LA county Fair included a Kid’s Zone, farm animals and much more.

Musical guests in the past have included Fifth Harmony, Styx and Kansas, Chicago and Migos.

The LACF has been held every September since the 1920s.

Its debut in 1922 brought over 100,000 guests.

More information about the LA County Fair can be found on its website.


Sept. 6, 2018, 5:41 p.m.: This article was updated to include the link to the college day coupon.

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