Marching bands, fried cheesecake and discounted tickets — sounds like Cal Poly Pomona Day at the Los Angeles County Fair.

Cal Poly Pomona Day is an annual event held at the Pomona Fairplex that brings together current students, alumni and friends together.

Students, faculty and staff received a discounted ticket for Sept. 7 via the CPP website for $6.60.

Some lucky students were able to secure a ticket for free on a first-come-first-serve basis by visiting the office of Student Life and Cultural Centers on Sept. 5.

Led by the Bronco Pep Band, the CPP parade filled the evening with music, dancing and beaded necklaces.

“[The crowd] knew who we were. I was so amazed that I made an impact … and they remembered us,” Kathie Tran, third-year computer science major and Bronco Pep Band member, said.

The Bronco Pep Band, followed by the Broncettes, gets ready to lead the CPP Day parade at the LA County Fair. (Courtesy of Eduardo Laura)

This is Tran’s third year with the pep band and she said the LA County Fair is an event the band looks forward to every year.

“We have people sing with us [and] give us fist bumps. The positivity of this crowd is so nice,” she said.

The Broncettes, guided by third-year math major and president Abby Formanowicz, danced behind the Bronco Pep Band.

“We modified our sideline [routines] from basketball games as we walked,” Formanowicz said on working with the pep band.

One of two Ferris wheels at the fair shines brightly on CPP Day. (Victoria Gonzalez | The Poly Post)

Club representatives, Associated Students Inc. leaders, men’s and women’s cross-country, track and field and basketball teams, Mr. and Ms. CPP and University President Dr. Soraya Coley all walked in the parade as well.

From the head-spinning rides to art museums and petting zoos, there is something to keep fairgoers of all ages entertained.

Alt 66, an art exhibit held at The Millard Sheets Art Center displaying historical pieces from the iconic highway, carries the Route 66 theme throughout the park as well.

Exciting new food items are another tradition that attracts people to the Fairplex year after year.

Fair classics such as giant turkey legs and Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers are all available, but vendors like Chicken Charlie’s keep the crowd on their toes with their wacky ideas.

To keep the theme, a Route 66 Waffle Cone Buffalo Chicken is being served for $6.60. Deep fried filet mignon is also available for $18.75.

The LA County Fair is open now until Sept. 23.

(Above photos by Elizabeth Hernandez)
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