Help hungry folks, get free L.A. County Fair admission on Fridays

Here’s how you can have a great time at the Los Angeles County Fair for free, plus feel great knowing that you’ve helped feed hungry folks.

All you have to do is gather up five canned goods and bring ’em to the fair between noon and 5 p.m. on any Friday through September 27.

You’ll get a voucher for free fair admission.

It’s that simple.

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Del Taco and Farmer Boys offering Wednesday L.A. County Fair deal

If you want to get your thrills at the Los Angeles County Fair and are looking to save a few bucks in the process, then be sure to stop by your local Del Taco or Farmer Boys first.

There, you’ll find coupons for a $25 fair admission and carnival ride wristband combo that’s good on any Wednesday during the fair’s run.

That’s a great deal, especially considering weekday fair admission is $12 for adults, and ride wristbands are normally $50 by themselves.

You can take that $37 savings and put it toward some Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes from Chicken Charlie’s.

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Cheers to learning at Fairplex on Saturday

Foodies won’t want to miss Saturday’s (June 22) Cheers event at Fairplex in Pomona.

Billed as “L.A.’s wine, spirits, beer and food festival,” the event showcases the award-winning wines, spirits, beers and olive oils of the Los Angeles International Competitions.

More importantly, it’s a fundraiser for educational programs at the Learning Centers at Fairplex, which offers educational programs for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Strawberry Festival is Saturday

Cal Poly Pomona’s annual salute to all things strawberry, the Tractor & Car Show and Strawberry Festival, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the university’s Farm Store, 4102 S. University Drive.

The event is free. Parking is $3.

In addition to goodies like strawberry pie, strawberry jam, chocolate-dipped strawberries and strawberry-topped funnel cake, participants can also pick vine-ripened strawberries, beginning at 11 a.m.

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Family & Friends Day event features food trucks and more

Just saw a Tweet from our friends from the My Delight Cupcakery truck. They are going to be one of the food trucks serving at Cal Poly Pomona’s Family & Friends Day event until 10 p.m. tonight (May 3).

The event will take place at Bronco Commons.

Admission is free, but parking is not. If you don’t have a parking permit, you must purchase a one-day pass ($5) or risk getting a ticket.

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Southern California Auction & Tasting event returns Sunday to Cal Poly Pomona

The sixth annual Southern California Auction & Tasting event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (May 5) at Cal Poly Pomona.

Participants will be able to sip wine, listen to music and sample from some of Southern California’s best restaurants, including local culinary partners Owen’s Bistro, Suite 106 Cupcakery, Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, Some Crust Bakery, Graber Olives, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and Dale Bros. Brewery.

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Food truck Thursdays at Fairplex returns this week

Oh, remember a while back, when we reported that Fairplex’s Thursday food truck gatherings were going dormant until April?

Well, food truck fans can rejoice, because they’re back this week!

The trucks will be parked from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower administration parking lot in front of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.

For more information, click here.

Head over the jump to see who’s scheduled to be there tomorrow (February 21).

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