LA County Fair honors American Sports

LA Fair Sports Exhibit

The 2016 Los Angeles County Fair featured an exhibit titled “Let The Games Begin! The Origins and Science of American Sports.” Featuring several full-color murals and signs the exhibit offered several interactive stations for the major sports of basketball, baseball, football, and hockey. In addition, a fantastic “Pigskin Peanuts” display featured several of the iconic Charlie Brown strips reproduced in large format. STG Signs and Graphics was instrumental in the fabrication and installation of the graphics.
The baseball area featured a scale field that allowed attendees to try their hand at hitting a plastic baseball. The football station gave attendees an opportunity to toss a pigskin through a car tire.
A basketball court allowed the young guns to fire up 3 pointers. Another station measured the vertical leap of those brave enough to try. In another area, fair-goers were given the opportunity to try their hand at a slap shot in the hockey rink.
Negro League BaseballAdding a sense of nostalgia to the Sports History displays, two full size murals adorned the batting cage area. One of the murals chronicled the Dodgers’ move from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, to Los Angeles and their eventual home at Dodger Stadium.
A second fantastic mural by the artist Jeff Suntala provided a look back at the Negro Leagues and their tremendous impact on the sports landscape.
Charlie Brown muralThe Pigskin Peanuts portion of the exhibit looked at the large footprint left by Charles Schulz’ Peanuts gang. Dating as far back as the early 1950’s several of the original strips depicting Charlie Brown and Lucy were on display. In addition, STG Signs & Graphics produced a large mural honoring the Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition of the Charlie Brown balloon.