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L.A. County Fair Highlights

September 23, 1999

The 77th annual Los Angeles County Fair will run through Sunday at the Fairplex, two blocks north of the San Bernardino Freeway in Pomona. Horse races are run daily, with a first post time of 12:30 p.m. Today's events:

Concerts--Grandstand Stage

* Clay Walker--Today

* Issac Hayes--Friday

General admission to most grandstand shows is free with fair admission, but reserved grandstand, box and stage-area seats are available at all Ticketmaster locations or at (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000 or (805) 583-8700. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.

Contests, Special Events

* Today--La Verne Day, Community Hero ceremonies, Super Diner Stage, 6 p.m.; art demonstrations--featured artists: Ricky Maldonado, Robin Strayhorn and Bernie Granados Jr., Gallery, all day; Diaper Derby, Fairplex 4 Community Stage, 3:30 p.m.; Guess Which Wine, the Vineyard, 5:30 p.m.; high school marching band competition, Clock Tower Plaza, 6 p.m.; desserts contest, Creative Living, 7 p.m.

* Friday--Covina and West Covina Day, Community Hero ceremonies, Super Diner stage, 6 p.m.; Western National Boar Goat and Percentage Does, Ring 3, 11 a.m.; Sesquicentennial history contest, America's Kids, 4 p.m.; Hypnotist Kevin Stone, Fairplex 4 Community stage, 5, 7 & 9:30 p.m. and Swing Dancing, Heritage Farm, 6 p.m.

Fair Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: General adult, weekdays $9, weekends $10; over 60, $7, except on Tuesdays, $3.50; Children 6-12 years, $5 on weekends, free on weekdays when accompanied by a paying adult (up to three children), children 5 and under free every day; carnival wristband (10 rides) Wednesday-Friday, $15.

Parking: General, $5; preferred, $8; premium preferred (hotel lot only) $10; valet, $15.

For information on other events, call (909) 623-3111.

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