SOURCE: L.A. County Fair

L.A. County Fair

September 14, 2010 12:00 ET

Celebrate Mexico's Bicentennial This Weekend at the L.A. County Fair

POMONA, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Visit the L.A. County Fair this weekend to celebrate Mexico's bicentennial and all that the 2010 Fair has to offer! With an abundance of cultural events, the L.A. County Fair is the best place to salute and honor Mexico's rich heritage and traditions.

Begin the festivities with Celebrate Mexico at the Flower & Garden Pavilion and let the colorful beauty of Mexico engage your senses with the brilliant flora of the region.

Calling all Chivas USA fans! Guests wearing Chivas USA logo merchandise will receive $5 off admission on Chivas USA Day, Sept. 18, with coupon available at www.LACountyFair.com. Chivas USA Day will also feature appearances by the ChivaGirls, ChivaFighter mascot, players and a mini soccer clinic for Fair guests.

New this year is the Univision Television Book Drive on Sept. 19. Children 12 and younger will receive free Fair admission from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. when they bring a new or slightly used book to donate. That same night, enjoy the MARIACHI USA Fiesta concert, an unforgettable uplifting Mariachi experience that will keep guests dancing, laughing and singing all night long.

The L.A. County Fair has countless ways to save with an assortment of discount tickets and constant promotions. With Coca-Cola Hispanic Heritage Sundays, guests will receive a coupon for $5 off regular adult Fair admission on Sundays with a $5 purchase of Powerade or vitaminwater products from participating Hispanic grocery stores including Cardenas Markets, Northgate and Vallarta.

Always educational, the Fair thrills guests young and old with new exhibits such as Our Body: The Universe Within, providing an "inside look" at the fascinating interworkings of the human body; a prehistoric adventure at Jurassic Planet with life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs and a walk on the wild side with Mojo, the Fair's own Capuchin monkey jungle ambassador at Mojo's Jungle.

Visitors will also enjoy tasting all that the Fair has to offer, from deliciously wacky chocolate covered, bacon wrapped Oreos to gourmet delights from some of the most popular food trucks in L.A., including the Calbi, Fishlips, Border Grill and Buttermilk trucks.

The L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 4 - Oct. 3, 2010 and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Connect on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lacountyfair and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lacountyfair, or keep up with the latest news on Hot Blog on a Stick at http://blogs.fairplex.com/blog/fairblog/ and visit www.LACountyFair.com.

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