Tiny faces draw large crowds at LA County Fair’s Big Red Barn

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Furry friends and family share the spotlight at The Big Red Barn, where babies and their moms delight visitors each year during the LA County Fair.

Goats, chickens, pigs, sheep and even cows call the space home during the fair, greeting thousands of visitors each season.

  • Piglets crawl over one another to feed on their mother as fair goers enjoy the sights of small farm animals in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Fairgoers watch as baby sheep, lambs feed on their mother in the pin with other sheep in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A baby sheep, lamb feeds on its mother in the pin with other sheep in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A college student holds a baby goat for fairgoers to touch in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A young child watches as a baby goat feeds on its mother as fair goers enjoy the sights of small farm animals in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A baby sheep, lamb calls out for its mother as it stands alone in the pin with other sheep in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Fairgoers react as they watch piglets crawl over one another to feed on their mother in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Cream Leg Bars Easter Eggers Red Sex Link chicks hatched 5-11-2024 stay warm under a heat lamp in The Little Red Hen, “Chicken Coop and Hatchery” in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Piglets crawl over one another to get to mommas milk as fair goers enjoy the sights of small farm animals in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Baby goats huddle together in a pin as fair goers enjoy the sights of small farm animals in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Baby sheep, lambs feed on their mother in the pin with other sheep in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A couple walks hand in hand through the Big Red Barn some of the furry stars are on display during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Piglets crawl over one another to feed on their mother as fair goers enjoy the sights of small farm animals in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Baby goats feed on their momma as fair goers enjoy the sights of small farm animals in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Families pose for photos in farm cutouts in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A calf rests in hey with cows in the Big Red Barn during the 2024 LA Fair at Pomona Fairplex in Pomona on Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Many animals arrive at the barn still pregnant and give birth on the fairgrounds in Pomona.

    Guests can get hands-on in the barnyard with activities such as the petting zoo, and learn more about the animals at various educational lectures given by the animal handlers.

    Admission to The Big Red Barn is included with each fairgoer’s ticket. The fair runs Thursday-Sunday through May 26, plus Memorial Day. For hours and ticket information, see lacountyfair.com.

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    About the Author
    Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.