America's Kids

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America's Kids

Get in on the fun and tradition of AMERICA’S KIDS, LA County Fair’s creative and educational competitions for kids from pre-school through high school.

Check out the all-new 2017 “Adventures in Literature” themed craft competitions such as Treasure Chests, Sock Bunnies, Castaway Creations, Superhero Posters, Pinecone Critters, Bunny Decorating, Dragons, Treasure Maps, or Borrowed Belongings.

More of a traditionalist?  Our classic competitions such as Art, Photography, Sewing, Science, Hobby Collections, Quilting, Needlework, Woodworking, Drafting, and Creative Writing are always popular…and so much fun!  We’ve even added a new “selfie” photography competition this year!  It's easy to enter!  See competition book for complete rules and information.

  • Browse through our 37 page competition book and choose the competitions that interest you.  Be sure to follow rules and guidelines specific to each competition.
  • Print your entry form.  Neatly fill in all required information.
  • Mail your entry form.  Must be postmarked by June 22, 2017.
  • Drop off your creations at America’s Kids, Expo Hall #5 on Saturday July 15, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Enter through Gate #1.
    Note:  agriculture, culinary, and hobby divisions have separate drop-off dates.
  • Admire your work, along with the work of 1000's of other kids, on display during the Fair, September 1 through September 24.
  • Pick up your entries and ribbons at America’s Kids, Expo Hall #5 onTuesday, September 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Continue your Adventures in Literature with our ever-popular Read to Ride Program. You can earn free carnival ride coupons just by reading books over the summer and writing book reports. See the Read to Ride form for complete rules.

Contact
Nancy Bates, Creative Department
LA County Fair
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Fairplex, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 865-4237
Email: bates@fairplex.com

 

 

 

Contact

Creative Department, LACF

1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 865-4237
Fax: (909) 629-2067
Email: bates@fairplex.com

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Entry Information

Check out our new competitions for 2017!

Paper Arts, Cosplay, Anime Drawing, Selfie and More!

 

Step 1: Fill out entry form completely (entry form must include division and class numbers to be processed) and mail or you can enter online by clicking here. Entry forms must be received by May 16, 2017. All entry forms are needed prior to dropping off your entry, no exceptions.

Step 2: Drop off entries on Saturday, June 3, 2017 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m. If you are unable to drop off your entry, you can send someone in your place or mail via UPS (for more info on UPS, see below). This is the only day entries will be accepted.

Entry drop off is located at the LA County Fair - 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768. Please enter into Gate 1 off of McKinley Ave, let the guard know that you are here to drop off your entry and they will direct you to the DIY Design Studio.

If you are mailing in your entries via UPS, they must be received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Please include a duplicate copy of your entry form with your shipment. UPS entries can be mailed to:

LA County Fair / DIY Design Studio
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Step 3: Visit your entries on display here at LACF. All entries will be on display from September 1, 2017 – September 24, 2017, closed Mondays (except Labor Day), and Tuesdays.

Step 4: Pick up entries on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is the ONLY day for pick up. Unclaimed articles will be donated to non-profit charities. Bring your claim check with you. If your claim check is lost, you must show identification before we will release your items. If you are unable to pick up your items you must send someone in your place. Please send them with your claim checks, or if they are lost you must send them with a note that it authorizes the release of your items.

Pick up is located at the LA County Fair - 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768. Please enter into Gate 1 off of McKinley Ave., let the guard know that you are here to pick up your entry and they will direct you to the DIY Design Studio.

Featured Competitions & Contests

Download your Entry Form here

Tips for filling out your entry form:

  • One entry per line only.
  • For example, if you are entering an outfit that includes a hat, dress and booties, each item would need to be placed on its own line so that a tag is made for each item.
    • Please print your name clearly. Your entry tag will reflect the name printed on your entry form.
    • Under the section marked “Description” please indicate the color, type or size of your entry.
  • For example, if it is a quilt you can write the pattern name, or the color of the quilt, just a basic description.
  • If your division and class numbers accurately describe your entry then you do not need to fill out the section marked “Description.” 
  • Division and class numbers needed to fill out your entry form can be found below under each competition section (for example, under Arts & Crafts, Quilting, etc.) and must be indicated on your entry form or the form will not be processed.

Download the Entry Rules here

For a complete description of each competition category, including division and class numbers, please click on the category below.

**Purchase your 2017 Quilt Block at the Fair**

    Entry Rules
    Entry Form

2017 Competition book

 

Contact

Creative Department, LACF

1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 865-4043
Fax: (909) 629-2067
Email: apond@fairplex.com


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Culinary

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Culinary Kitchen – Entry Information

Check out our two new live contests:  Dessert Family Challenge and Breakfast Family Challenge.


Important Dates & Information:

Preserved Foods
o All entry forms due May 16, 2017
o Deliver all entries on Saturday, June  3, 2017 between the hours of 8am and 
5pm only (if entries are mailed they must arrive by Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4 p.m.).
o Deliver entries with your typed recipe. All recipes MUST include the division & class number, and your name. Entries will not be accepted without it. Do not mail recipe with your entry form.
o Pick up of display jars only is on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 between the hours of 3pm and 7pm.
o No confirmation of entry will be sent.

Baked Foods & Confections
o All entry forms due July 28, 2017
o Deliver all entries on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 between the hours of 3pm 
and 7pm only. 
o Deliver all entries with a typed recipe. All recipes MUST include the division & class number, and your name. Entries will not be judged without the recipe. Do not mail the recipe in with the entry form.
o No confirmation of entry will be sent.
Contest Entries 
o All entry forms due July 28, 2017
o Delivery of entries will vary depending on the contest. Please refer to your contest for dates, delivery instructions, and times. 
o All entries require that a typed recipe be brought with the item on the day 
of judging. 
o All recipes MUST include the division & class number, and your name.
o Entry confirmation and contest reminders will be sent two weeks prior to the contest. 

Tablescaping Entries
o All entry forms due July 28, 2017. Contest fills quickly so be sure to get your entry form in early. 
o Set up of tables is on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm only. 
o Pick up of all items is on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 8am to 7pm only. 
o Entry confirmation and contest reminders will be sent out in the beginning of August, if not sooner, depending on when the contest fills. 

Filling out your entry form:
1. One entry per line only. 
2. Please print your name clearly. Your entry tag will reflect the name on your
entry form.
3. Under the section marked “Description” please indicate the specific flavor or
type if the class number entered is described as “other, please specify.” If your division and class numbers accurately describe your entry then you do not
need to fill out the section marked “Description.” 

Delivery Information:
LA County Fair 
DIY Design Studio/Culinary Kitchen
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Go to Gate 1 off of McKinley Ave and let the guard know you are here for Take In and they will direct you. If you are unable to drop off your entry, you can send a friend or family member in your place. 

2017 Featured Competitions

Preserved Foods - View all Preserved Foods information here

Baked Foods & Confections - View all Baked Foods & Confections information here

Tablescaping - View all Tablescaping information here
*2017 tablescaping competition is full and no longer accepting entries

Home Wine Competition - View all Home Wine information here

Home Brew Competition - More information coming soon…             

2017 Featured Contests
Please click on individual contests for more information. 
All American Pie Contest
Almost Homemade Contest
Best BBQ Sauce Contest
Big Baking Recipe Contest
Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookie & Brownie
Cheesecake Recipe Contest
Chili Cook-Off Contest
Cupcake Baking Recipe Contest
Everything Bacon Contest
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Great Pumpkin Recipe Contest
Holiday Favorites Contest
LACF Chef Championship #1 
LACF Chef Championship #2 
Live BBQ Contest
Live Breakfast Family Challenge
Live Dessert Family Challenge
Perfect Guacamole & Salsa Dip Contest
Tamale Contest
Terrific Taco Contest

 



2017 Culinary Book


Contact

Creative Department, LACF

1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 865-4043
Fax: (909) 629-2067
Email: apond@fairplex.com