Pomona Swap Meet: A History

The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is this Sunday! A long-standing tradition at Fairplex, the swap meet is one of many car-culture events we have on a year-round basis.

pomona swap meet 1024x704 Pomona Swap Meet: A History Since 1975, millions of auto enthusiasts and experts have come to Fairplex to shop, swap and show off their rides. What started as one-day event with a handful of vendors and a $100 advertising budget has grown to include five shows per year, taking over a large part of our campus (15 miles, to be exact.)

It’s quite a sight to see so many original and restored classic vehicles in one place: Pre-1985 Classics, Corvettes, Porsches, Pre-1959 Street Rods, Pre-1985 Volkswagens and Imports.

In addition to the car show, there are thousands of auto parts, automobilia and accessories to shop. It’s truly a classic car paradise.

We’re proud to have been a part of this globally-known event since Day 1. Come shop, swap and cruise with us this Sunday! More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

August at Fairplex

We,along with the rest of the world, is wondering where summer went. Kids going back to school, Christmas suddenly only four months away, and the LA County Fair mere weeks from opening. Time flies! Here’s what’s happening at Fairplex in August:

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NHRA Twilight Cruise (Aug. 2): The NHRA Museum’s monthly Twilight Cruise is tomorrow! Bring your own hot rod or classic car (entry $5) and hang out with other car enthusiasts. Enjoy live music, food and discounted admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum! Parking available beginning at 2 p.m. through Gate 1. More info available here.

Vans Warped Tour (Aug. 6): What would summer be without Vans Warped Tour? Check out up-and-coming indie talent + major established rock artists. Warped Tour has been an icon for youth, punk rock and skate culture, and we love seeing the diverse crowd and lineups they bring every year. Tickets on sale now. For more info, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

Reptile Super Show (Aug. 12): Shop reptiles, amphibians and turtles and stock up on supplies, cages, lights, supplements and other pet necessities. Learn best practices for taking care of your scaly and slithery pets at educational workshops and possibly take a new friend home! For more information visit reptilesupershow.com.

Quinceanera y Novias Expo (Aug. 20): Quinceanera Magazine returns to Fairplex for the Quinceanera y Novias Expo! Browse top-line vendors for your quinceanera, Sweet 16, prom or wedding! See the latest trends in gowns, makeup and hair, decorations, choreography, cakes and more! Click here for more info.

LA County Fair Premiere Party (Aug. 31): Travel down the rabbit hole and into the 2017 LA County Fair Premiere Party! Guests will get a sneak peek of the LA County Fair’s Flower & Garden Pavilion as they enjoy expert-crafted food and drinks, along with award-winning wine from the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the Jurassic Planet attraction before our Opening Day! For more information on tickets and reservations, click here.

Visit our Fairplex Calendar for a full list of upcoming events. See you soon!

How to save big at the LA County Fair

We’re excited to partner with Passport to Savings this year at the LA County Fair! This coupon book brings you $1,000 worth of savings in Fair food, rides, games, products and more!

LACF Promotions Passport 1024x1024 How to save big at the LA County Fair Plus, each coupon book comes with a week-day return ticket to the Fair icon smile How to save big at the LA County Fair Coupon books are available for just $4 now – August 4. After the 4th on LACountyFair.com! After Aug. 4, coupon books are available for purchase at full-price ($5).

We hope to see you at in September, along with your coupon book for all the deep-fried food, carnival rides and games, and shopping that the Fair has to offer.

Click here to buy the Passport to Savings coupon book!

Pomona Foundation Field Trip at Fairplex

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting a field trip for Pomona families! We partnered with the Pomona Library Foundation‘s Summer Field Trip program and provided tours of The Farm at Fairplex and NHRA Motorsports Museum.

Fairplex TLC fieldtrip 1024x764 Pomona Foundation Field Trip at Fairplex A total of 52 people joined us for the day. These families are a part of the Pomona Library’s after-school tutoring sessions and each summer they go on a series of field trips around LA County.

We are proud to be part of such a great program. We had a lot of fun sharing knowledge about urban farming and the history of the Southern California auto industry with our community. Our volunteers and staff alike really enjoyed connecting with our local children and parents.

Special thanks to Dr. Perlman, Councilmember Gonzalez and our volunteers for making this event possible! We hope our guests had an educational and memorable day with us.

LA County Fair $25 Season Pass is LIVE!

June 1 2017 LA County Fair $25 Season Pass is LIVE! Our $25 season pass offer is almost live! From July 25 – Aug 13 you can get your passes for $25 at lacountyfair.com. Select “Season Pass” + use promo code 2017LAFAIR at check-out and you’re good to go!

Passes are for admission only; parking and ride passes must be purchased separately.The LA County Fair is open from Sept. 1 – 24, 2017.

See you in September!

Fairplex Snapshot: In the studio

In preparation of the LA County Fair’s 100th anniversary, we are working on several cool projects, one of which is a new mural at Fairplex!

We have partnered with some fantastic artists and students to create this new piece. Their first meeting was today in the Millard Sheets Art Center. More details to come!

It’s always a good day to visit the NHRA Motorsports Museum

The NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, has been a part of Fairplex since 1998. The 28,500-square-foot building stands in between the Child Development Center at Fairplex and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel.

twilight cruise Its always a good day to visit the NHRA Motorsports Museum Entrance to the NHRA Motorsports Museum

Guests will enjoy the impressive array of vintage and historical racing vehicles, along with a number of historical artifacts celebrating 60+ years of American motorsports.

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The museum is open year-round, including during the LA County Fair in September, and plays host to various special events, field trips and the monthly Twilight Cruises.

We’re proud to be a part of such a fantastic museum and we hope you’ll have a chance to check it out the next time you’re here.

For more information on the NHRA Motorsports Museum, visit nhramuseum.org.

Fairplex Snapshot: BuildABeast Experience 2017

While we may be known for the LA County Fair, car shows, drag races and craft fairs, we’ve also hosted our fair share of the performing arts!

The BuildABeast Experience is back at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center for a full week of dancing. Founded by celebrity choreographer Will “WilldaBeast” Adams, BuildABeast invites dancers of all ages to spend a week learning from the pros and ultimately audition to join the immaBEAST dance crew.

It’s non-stop dancing and an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best of the best. We love seeing so much talent gathered on our campus!