Photo Credit: Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool
For the third straight year, Red Bull Straight Rhythm took over Fairplex this past weekend for the most unique race in the world of professional motocross. Fans from all across the SoCal visited our campus with family and friends to cheer their favorites riders. This Supercross game changer took place on a 1/2-mile “unwound” racetrack — no turns, just a half-mile-long straight rhythm section. This year featured a revised format where practice, qualifying and racing all took place on the same day, with the final taking place at night under the lights to crown the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm champion.
Congratulations to Marvin Musquin for winning the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm’s Open Class and to Shane McElrath for winning the Lite Class!
If you haven’t heard about our Dance Hall at Oktoberfest, then you haven’t been keeping up with our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Blog. This hall is by far one of our guests’ favorite places to hang out and have fun.
Take a look at these two buddies dancing to RUN-DMC’s It’s Tricky.
Have you visited Oktoberfest at Fairplex? Share your photos and videos with us by using #OktoberfestLA!
With Pinterest weddings and high-tech conferences a plenty, it can be hard to make your event stand out from the rest. Choosing the right venue is a major key to event production success.
We understand this at Fairplex, and strive to make our 487-acre campus a unique, customized space for you.Our unique spaces include:
3 Unique Event Spaces at Fairplex
The Farm at Fairplex: Our five-acre Farm is ideal for weddings and dinners. In fact, we host monthly Farm at Fairplex dinners with McKinley’s Grille, using ingredients selected straight from the farm itself.
Picnic Hill: Overlooking Fairplex, Picnic Hill is a quaint, grassy hilltop situated directly behind the Timber Mountain Slide (active during the LA County Fair), and overlooks the Grandstand and Atrium. This is a great spot for group picnics, small weddings and BBQs.
Wine, Spirits, Beer & Olive Oil Marketplace: During Fairtime, this place buzzes with wine tasting classes, sake, beer and olive pourings, and the aroma of delicious food. During “off-season” months, clients can rent this place out for networking events, holiday parties etc.
These are just some of the unique spaces we offer for your event. To learn more about all of our event spaces, visit us at FairplexEvents.com!
If you’re planning to hit Oktoberfest, here’s what you SHOULD know:
1. Lots of beer Oktoberfest is all about the beer. Whether you’re into IPA’s or into something lighter – something like Bud Light – we have a beer for everyone! Our beer selection is quite lengthy, so do yourself a favor and visit our website for a full list of available beers. Trust us, you’ll want to do this so you have more time to drink!
2. Lots of food Drinking makes people hungry. We know that and you know that. We also know freshly baked pretzels go well with all types of beer. If you’re not feeling like having some bratwurst or pretzels, we have King Taco, grilled sandwiches and Pink’s Hot Dogs. We’re celebrating from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 29 and we hope to see you here with your squad. #SquadGoals
3. Lots of music & dancing If you want to get the most out of Oktoberfest at Fairplex, we recommend leaving your inhibitions at the door and doing some traditional (and not-so-traditional) dancing with our oom-pah-pah band. We’ll take you through the Chicken Dance, group dances and partner dances, and we will definitely have you up and on your feet by the end of the night! P.S. – Our cover bands are always a good time too!
4. Lyft Don’t drink and drive! We’ve partnered with Lyft to provide safe transportation from Oktoberfest. First-time users receive $20 off their first ride with promo code LACF! To buy tickets and learn more, visit OktoberfestatFairplex.com.
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Oktoberfest Weekend #2: The party continues this weekend at Oktoberfest at Fairplex! Enjoy steins of beer, our new dance halle, German food, Journey tribute band DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’) and of course, our always festive oom-pah-pah band The Rheinlanders. Tickets available at oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Last weekend was packed… we recommend getting here early to avoid lines
Pomona Swap Meet: After taking a break for the LA County Fair, the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show returns to Fairplex this Sunday. Shop thousands of car parts, auto memorabilia and enjoy the beautifully restored cars on display. Visit pomonaswapmeet.com for more info.
For more information about Fairplex events, visit us at Fairplex.com!
In honor of National Farmers Day we want to give a special shout-out to our wonderful staff and volunteers who tend to our five-acre urban farm every single day.
Thanks to their dedication, our crops continue to prosper, our chickens, rabbits, quails, turtles and fish continue to thrive, and our educational programs flourish. Their knowledge, care and attention to detail have made our Farm one of the most beautiful AND useful aspects of Fairplex.
We can’t thank them enough for all that they do!
To learn more about The Farm at Fairplex, click here.
Applications, SATs vs ACTs, financial aid, choosing a major — the college selection process can seem overwhelming, whether you’re a student or a parent. The more you plan ahead, the more organized and prepared you will be, and the So Cal College Fair is a great way to get started.
The Learning Centers at Fairplex has invited many universities, tech, trade and community colleges to the expo, where students and parents will have the opportunity to explore different majors and career paths, speak with school representatives and learn about financial aid opportunities specific to each school.
We will also be hosting informational seminars on test preparation, application tips, scholarships, financial aid and other useful subjects.
Even if you aren’t planning on attending college for a couple years, it’s never too early to start seeing what’s out there and forming a plan for what life might look like after high school. P.S. The event is completely free and open to everyone.
Our campus seems strangely quiet after the festivities of the past weekend. Keep reading to see what happened at Fairplex:
Oktoberfest Opens Our biggest event, Oktoberfest at Fairplex, opened to the masses on Friday night. The Festhalle boomed with oom-pah-pah music as guests crowded around our long tables with their steins of beer and German food.
The Plaza is open for the less traditional fun — rock music, King Taco and more beer (naturally.) We feature a different tribute band every weekend of Oktoberfest. Led Zepagain helped us kick off the fun.
And last but not least, this year we opened up the Dance Halle, home to DJ Schlagen who put his modern musical spin on Oktoberfest. Needless to say, it was a packed house.
It was a weekend full of dancing, games, food and plenty of toasts to go around. It starts again this Friday! Visit oktoberfestatfairplex.com for more info, including tickets, hours and pricing.
California RV Show Across the street from Oktoberfest, the 64th Annual Giant RV Show opened to road travel enthusiasts. Guests shopped RV homes, new products, spoke with vendors, and networked with fellow travelers. Check out one YouTuber’s vlog capturing the opening day activities:
Best of the Best Karate Tournament Rounding out our weekend of fun was the Best of the Best Tournament. Dozens of martial arts students competed in a number of tournaments, held here at Fairplex. Congratulations to all the champions of this event!
Thanks for joining us for our weekend recap! We’re already counting down the days to this upcoming weekend’s fun. To see what’s coming up next, visit our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com.
Make sure you tag @fairplex and use #fairplex when posting photos from our events on social! We would love to see your experiences.