The L.A. County Fair is back, marking the start of fall. It’s time for fun rides, games, cute animals, concerts and food — lots and lots of food. Think giant turkey legs, deep-fried Oreos, funnel cakes, corn dogs…you get the idea! The fair runs from Sept. 2 through 25 in Pomona and here’s how to get there with Metrolink or Foothill Transit.
All of Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line weekend trains will stop at the Fairplex station, a special stop by the fair, except for trains 351, 352 and 353. The San Bernardino Line connects with Metro Bus and Rail at Union Station. Additional weekend train service on the line means you won’t have to rush through dinner; last trains will depart the Fairplex station at 10:01 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. To get the most bang for your buck, buy a $10 Metrolink Weekend Day Pass and then get discounted L.A. Fair tickets online by using the promo code METROLINK.
Foothill Transit has a new bus line that will get you to the fair on weekends. Line 196 runs on weekends and Labor Day only and travels between Azusa and Pomona. It stops just outside the fairground, where you can connect with a free fair shuttle. The bus also connects with the Metro Gold Line at the Azusa Downtown Station. Foothill Transit bus fare is $1.25, and transfers from Metro cost $.50. You can pay using stored value on your TAP card. And last but not least, Foothill Transit riders can receive a discount on L.A. Fair tickets when purchasing online by using the code FOOTHILL.
The L.A. County Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Please check here for fair hours.
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