MonthFebruary 2013

Look familiar?

Fairplex was featured in the new Subway commercial this month! Although not recognizable at first, the commercial was shot in our Career and  Technical Education Center (CTEC) AXC facility, located down near the carnival grounds. Check it out:


185 Days until Fair!

Is it too early to start a countdown?
Maybe so, but time flies around here! Before you know it you’ll be craving Fair food and wanting to take a turn on the Ferris wheel.
Check back here throughout the year for updates on our newest exhibits, Fair deals, sneak previews of what we are doing in preparation for the Fair and more!
What are you excited to experience at L.A. County Fair 2013?

You Know You Want a Blue Ribbon

Sure, the Fair is still six months away but it’s not too early to be thinking of entering your best cookie or salsa recipe or your best photograph into one of our fun & exciting contests and competitions. Entries are open for all categories in Culinary Styles, Tapestry and America’s Kids. You look great in blue (ribbon, that is), so what are you waiting for?
Culinary Styles features preserved foods, baked goods and several specialty categories like cheesecake recipe, all-American pie, BBQ, cupcakes and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Every year the judges have a blast tasting all the goodies, and Fairguests love seeing who runs away with a first place. Deadlines for entry are:

  • Preserved foods – June 25
  • Baked goods and other featured contests – Aug. 2
  • Tablescaping – July 19 (hurry, this one fills up fast!)

Tapestry, which includes jewelry, arts & crafts, needle art and photography, has a June 25 deadline.
America’s Kids is themed A Living Library of Fun (part 2) – a continuation of last year’s fun adventure where books came to life. Competitions include magic shoes (turn an ordinary pair of shoes into something spectacular), build a model hot air balloon, creative cakes, build a scarecrow, crafts, writing and so much more. Deadline for America’s Kids competitions is June 27.
Details, including rules & regulations and entry forms, for all the contests and competitions can be found at
Ok, ready, set – cook and create!