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County Fair Highlights

September 15, 2000

The 78th annual Los Angeles County Fair, "A Journey to Our Destiny," will run through Oct. 1 at the Fairplex, two blocks north of the San Bernardino Freeway in Pomona. Horse races are run daily, with the first post time at noon. A sample of nighttime entertainment:

Concerts--Grandstand Stage

* War--today

* Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and Eddie Money--Saturday

* Jethro Tull--Sunday

* Creedence Clearwater Revisited--Sept. 22

* Tower of Power--Sept. 23

* KC and the Sunshine Band--Sept. 29

* Styx--Sept. 30

General admission to most shows at grandstand concerts is free with regular fair admission. Reserved grandstand, box and stage-area seats can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, at the Fairplex box office and online at http://www.fairplex.com and http://www.ticketmaster.com, or can be charged by phone at (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000 or (805) 583-8700. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.

Highlights

* Today: Livestock events, livestock area, all day; dog team show, Park Square, 1:30 p.m. and throughout the day; pig races, Pepper Street at Shopping Place, throughout the day; fireworks, 10 p.m.

* Saturday: Family scarecrow-building contest, Heritage Farm, 11 a.m.; creative pizza contest, America's Kids, 6:15 p.m.; outdoor festival of lights, California Outdoor Living Hillside, 8 p.m. until closing.

* Sunday: Street fair, Pepper Street, all day; livestock events, livestock area, all day; woodcarvers contest, Court of the Redwoods, noon; You Be the Wine Judge, vineyard, 7 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 (13 and up), $10; $5 Monday-Thursday after 5 p.m.

* 6- to 12-year-olds, $5 on weekends and free on weekdays when accompanied by a paying adult.

* Children 5 and under free every day.

* Over 60, $7 every day except Tuesday, when admission is $3.50.

* Carnival wristband: Wednesday-Friday, 10 rides for $15, unlimited-use wristband Monday and Tuesday for $15. No wristbands are sold on weekends.

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

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