Fun Facts from the Child Development Center at Fairplex

Fairplex TLC CDC students 300x200 Fun Facts from the Child Development Center at Fairplex In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, we thought we would share some fun facts about our staff at the Child Development Center at Fairplex!

Did you know…

  • 20 teachers hold at least a bachelor’s degree
  • 23 staff members have been here for at least 10 years
  • In September teacher Martha Moreno will celebrate her 35-year anniversary working for the CDC
  • 3 staff members are college professors
  • The CDC offers Free Parent Education classes on Wednesday evenings
  • University of La Verne student teachers raised over $1,600 last semester to refresh our Take-Home Backpack Program for the toddler, preschool and kindergarten children
  • 27 current staff members have family members that are CDC alumni

To the Child Development Center at Fairplex, Career & Technical Education Center, Millard Sheets Art Center, and all of our other programs at The Learning Centers at Fairplex: THANK YOU!

We appreciate all that you have done, and continue to do for the youth in our community. It is thanks to your passion, dedication and leadership that our programs continue to thrive.

For more information regarding any of our non-profit programs, visit TLCFairplex.org.

It’s back… Get Your Kicks at the LA County Fair for $66!

Back by popular demand… our $66 season pass special has returned for a limited time!

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From May 7 – 24, you can purchase an LA County Fair season pass package perfect for the whole family:

4 season passes*
4 souvenir lanyards
1 FastLane Opening Weekend parking pass **
1 exclusive collector’s box

Excited yet? It gets better: This limited-time season pass package is only $66. That’s right. $66 gives you four season passes, an opening weekend parking pass and a multitude of 2018 LA County Fair souvenirs!

The offer is available May 7-24, 2018 at lacountyfair.com. We have a limited number of these packages for sale, for a limited time so make sure you buy yours soon!

New Sculpture at Fairplex

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The Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex has a new sculpture! Last Friday, officials unveiled a beautiful bronze sculpture that pays homage to Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.

Maestro Jose Sacal created and donated this piece of art to Los Angeles County. We are proud to be selected as the location for the sculpture for the next five years.

Come see it for yourself during the LA County Fair, or during a visit to one of our year-round art exhibitions.

For more information on the Millard Sheets Art Center click here.

May at Fairplex

…and all of a sudden, it was May. Sure, it’s overcast now, but it won’t be long until the temperatures start to rise and another month of fun events begins. Here’s what we have coming up:

may May at FairplexRoss / McCracken Learning Expo (May 6): This free, family-friendly event celebrates the exciting aspects of science, math, the arts and education as a whole.

Students can participate in hands-on educational exhibitions while parents can learn how to get their children into college. Free parking + admission; located in Expo Hall 9. Open 12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.

This event is co-sponsored by Fairplex, Pomona’s Promise, Pomona Unified School District and the City of Pomona.

West Coast Historical Militaria Collectibles Show (May 11-12): Explore a huge assortment of militaria antiques and collectibles covering a span of time periods and countries. Adults: $10, Kids: $5; active military and their families are free! Parking is $12 at Gate 17, located off Fairplex Drive. The show is located in Expo Hall 4. To learn more about this show, click here.

Foam Glow 5K (May 12): While treasure hunters are busy exploring the aisles of the Militaria show during the day, runners and weekend warriors can find their fill of fun at the Foam Glow 5K throughout the rest of our campus at night! This fun run invites guests to run, dance, skip and stroll through a three-mile course of glow-in-the-dark foam. For registration and additional event info, visit here.

48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair (May 15-19): If you know Fairplex, you know that agriculture is a big focus for us. We’re thrilled to once again host the 48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair this month!

This week-long event features thousands of agricultural-themed projects from 100+ schools in Los Angeles, as well as exhibits from various ag organizations from the county, showing our agriculture (water, plant s, bees, fiber, food an dairy) affect our everyday lives.

Admission is free! Visit Fairplex.com for more info.

Mission Circuit Dog Show (May 24-28): The final weekend of May goes to the dogs… literally. The Mission Circuit Dog Show returns to Fairplex with 8,000 competing for awards and t op honors. Admission is FREE! Click here for more info.

Canine Scent Work Competition (May 26-27): Scent Work is a sport that celebrates dogs and their innate sense of smell. Based on the work of professional detection dogs,

The Scent Work competition challenges dogs to search (sniff) for cotton swabs saturated in essential oils in a search area. When the dog finds the scent, he/she communicates the find to the handler, who communicates this with the judge.

Come see what it’s all about, or register for it yourself here.

Other Events: Twilight Cruise (May 2), Food Truck Thursdays (every Thursday), Fairplex Garden Railroad (May 13) and RailGiants Train Museum (May 12-13), SoCal MFA Open House (weekends)

For more info on any of these events, please visit us at Fairplex.com.

If you’re hanging out with us, share your experiences on social media! Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex in your captions. We’d love to hear from you.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Farm Dinner & CicLAvia

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s what we had the pleasure of participating in:

Hess Collection Farm Dinner
Our sold-out Farm Dinner was a success! Each course was paired with wine from The Hess Collection. It was perfect weather for an al fresco dinner on Friday night:



CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills
We were super excited to learn that we would be a part of the inaugural CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills event this past Sunday! For those who don’t know, CicLAvia is an event that takes places throughout Los Angeles County, and shuts down long stretches of road for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Heart of the Foothills route wound through the cities of Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas and La Verne. Each city had a dedicated hub along the route; we were part of the Pomona Hub.

Our Creative team built a mini LA County Fair, complete with Fair food stands, farm animals, crafts and photo opps our mascot, Thummer the Pig! Our street team was also on hand with fun giveaways, including Fair tickets and exclusive Fair pins.

All in all, it was a great day. We enjoyed spending time getting to know our neighbors more, and to work with the City of Pomona to make our Hub a success.

We had a great time both with our guests at Fairplex and out in the community. Thanks to all who joined us for another weekend of fun!

For more information on upcoming Fairplex happenings visit Fairplex.com.

Fairplex Weekender: Fun in the sun

Get ready for another busy weekend at Fairplex! It’s supposed to be in the 80s both Saturday and Sunday, which means perfect weather for all our outdoor events. Check out what we have planned:

happy Friday 8 Fairplex Weekender: Fun in the sun Bubble Run 5K (Sat): The Bubble Run invites you to jog, skip, walk/run through a 5K filled with suds, bubbles and foam (lots of foam)  this Saturday. Once you reach the finish line get ready to party and dance with your fellow runners. Sign up here.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (Sat): Learn how to “Grow Your Own Vegetables!” at this special event series, held at The Farm at Fairplex. We have partnered with the University of California Master Gardener Program to bring you the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative.Expert gardeners will show you how to make your own vegetable garden so you can join your neighborhood victory garden circle.

Join us 9 a.m. – noon at The Farm at Fairplex. It’s $55 for the series, or $15 per class. We’re offering a special discount rate of $10 per class for Pomona residents and $5 per class for Fairplex volunteers. Register by emailing fairplexvictorygarden@gmail.com or calling (949) 336-2904. More info available here: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Sun): Classic cars return to Fairplex this Sunday at the Pomona Swap Meet! Auto enthusiasts can shop thousands of car parts and accessories, browse memorabilia and see/participate in the classic car show. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition (Sat & Sun): The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enter through Gate 1. More info available here.

RailGiants Train Museum Open House (Sat & Sun): Visit the RailGiants Train Museum at Fairplex this Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Climb aboard historic trains and speak with our docents to learn more about some of the country’s most well preserved Locomotives. Admission is FREE! More info at railgiants.org.

Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (Sun): Walk through our miniature railroad exhibit this Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our volunteers will be on-site to show you the latest project updates, walk you around this little world, and answer any questions you might have about one of our oldest Fair exhibits. More info at fgrr.org.

Are you visiting us this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag@fairplex in your social media posts!

Food Truck Thursday Preview: 4/12

Food Truck Thursdays = no cooking, no cleaning, and delicious food for everyone! Here are some of the trucks that will be here tomorrow evening:

Belly Bombz


The Taco Cartel


Crepes Bonaparte


The Deli Doctor


Baby’s Badass Burgers


Oaxaca On Wheels


Pellegrino’s Italian Food Truck

Other food trucks include Rice Balls of Fire, Chow Down and Got Paella! (Please note food trucks are subject to change.)

Food Truck Thursdays are every week from April – August unless otherwise stated. Open 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission & parking at Gate 1. We’re located in the parking lot across from the NHRA Motorsports Museum.

Hope to see you there!

Happy National Farm Animal Day!

According to the Internet, it’s #NationalFarmAnimalDay! Naturally, we had to take this opportunity to give our friends at The Farm at Fairplex a little extra love. Wishing our chickens, turkens, quails, ducks, rabbits and turtles a very happy National Farm Animal Day icon smile Happy National Farm Animal Day!