The L.A. County Fair is back in town so prepare to get full and fat on weird fried food and gluttonous sweets and meats. Yeah, you’ll tell yourself you’re burning it off, walking (and walking) amidst the fair’s vast array of exhibit halls, demo-filled attractions, animal round-ups, creator competitions, shopping areas, thrill rides and entertainment. And yet, even with all that exercise, you probably won’t make up for what you consume. A fair-sized funnel cake alone packs almost 800 calories and 44 grams of fat. At least the concert lineup will add to your cardio in the evenings. This weekend’s performers include The O’Jays (Fri. 8/30), an ABBA tribute (Sat., 8/31), Pitbull (Sun., 9/1) and George Lopez (Labor Day Mon., 9/2). But the show we’re most looking forward to is “Hammer’s House Party,” with MC Hammer, En Vogue, Biz Markie and Coolio (Sat., 9/14). “Can’t touch this!“ indeed. Weekdays there are no big concerts, but the plus side is, smaller crowds and shorter lines for all those greasy, crunchy, crappy culinary indulgences. See full concert lineup at lacountyfair.com/entertainment/concerts.
Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona. Wed, noon-10 p.m., Thur., noon-11 p.m., Fri., noon-mid., Sat. 10 a.m.-mid. and Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 22; $14-$20 adults; $8-$12 children ages 6-12; free children 5& under free; $10-$15 seniors. lacountyfair.com