Fairplex Weekend Recap: Wine, birds and a relay

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Our annual fundraiser for The Learning Centers at Fairplex was this Saturday evening out at The Farm!

Guests took their time tasting the various wines, spirits and beers from the Los Angeles International Competitions from earlier this year.

Guests learned how to make craft cocktails from a mixologist, dined on food truck fare, both savory and sweet, and hit the dance floor once the sun went down.

Our silent auction, which also benefits The Learning Centers at Fairplex, had some great items up for bid.

All in all, we had a great time and we look forward to hosting again next year!

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Relay For Life Pomona
We had the pleasure of hosting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life this weekend as well. It is always touching to see a community come together, especially against a disease which affects so many people.

Everybody’s Bird Mart
We closed out the weekend with Everybody’s Bird Mart. Toucans, parrots, canaries, cockatoos and more set up camp in our expo halls as pet owners shopped for treats, toys, cages, vitamins and all the other bird necessities.

All in all it was another busy but fun weekend at Fairplex. Time to rest up a bit and then it’s hitting the ground running for our KABOOM! 4th of July celebration. Can’t wait!

See what else is happening at Fairplex on our Events Calendar!

L.A. Weekender: Cheers!

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Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival (June 25): The public unveiling of our wine, spirits, beer and extra virgin olive oil competition winners is this Saturday! Enjoy tastings of our award-winning entries, feast on food truck fare and dance the night away — all for a good cause! Proceeds from Cheers ticket sales benefit The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Additional info is available here.

Relay For Life Pomona (June 25-26): The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be at Fairplex this weekend. This fantastic event honors cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost and raises funds and awareness to fight back against this disease. Online registration ends tonight, with on-site registration available the day of. Please visit their event page for more information.

Everybody’s Bird Mart (June 26): The birds are back in town this Sunday! Bird owners can shop treats, toys, accessories, cages, health supplements and other items for their feathered friends. More info at everybodysbirdmart.com.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

Fairplex Snapshot: How We Keep Our Animals Cool

This year our Farm has expanded to include chickens and rabbits (with more friends to come!) The intense heat isn’t fun for any of us, including our furry friends. Here’s how we’re keeping them comfortable:

We moved all our rabbits from their elevated nests and into pens. Rabbits naturally cool down by spreading out on dirt; their heat moves from their bodies and into the soil. They also like to dig and make burrows as the underground home tends to be much cooler than outside. We have provided plenty of space for them to do both things.

In addition to this, we also have fans and misters going, along with cold water bottles they can lean against while they feed.

We paid a visit this afternoon to see how they were doing and they look pretty happy to us!

Fairplex Snapshot: Lending a Hand

We’re currently moving 77 horses into our barns as the fires rage on in Azusa and Duarte. Our thoughts go out to those who are being evacuated from their homes, and the brave firefighters who are combating the flames.

*UPDATE: We’re up to 113 horses in the barn. If you have any large pets who need shelter during the fire, please reach out to our Security team at (909) 865-4600 and enter through Gate 12. Thanks!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Roadsters Brave The Heat

There’s no denying it: this weekend was HOT. June gloom is already feeling like a distant phenomenon, taken over by scorching temperatures and a blazing sun. But that didn’t stop die hard car fans from heading to Fairplex for the L.A. Roadsters show!

Gorgeous roadsters lined the walls of our expo halls as visitors took in the sight, chatted with car owners, shopped, ate, drank and stayed in the shade as much as possible. We always enjoy having this group on campus!

Thank you to everyone who braved the heat to join us for this Father’s Day Weekend event! For more information on the LA Roadsters, click here.

Up next for Fairplex: another round of Food Truck Thursday, Cheers (our fundraiser / wine, spirits, beer and food festival), Relay For Life Pomona and Everybody’s Bird Mart!

Throwback Thursday: The Learning Centers at Fairplex

The LA County Fair has been around since 1922 and hardcore fans are familiar with its history. But do you know how The Learning Centers at Fairplex (TLC), an equally important part of Fairplex, began?

Like many things, TLC started as a small program dedicated to education within the community, with art education programs at the Millard Sheets Art Center in 1937.

However, TLC didn’t really get its start until the 1980s, with the birth of the Child Development Center. Since then, we have seen our programs expand, evolve and adapt to the needs of the community and grow into the thriving institute it is today.

Take a walk through the start of The Learning Centers at Fairplex in the infographic below! We’ll be going more in-depth on each of the centers throughout the summer. For now, take a quick peek:

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5 Reasons To Love Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival

It looks like the June gloom is slowly, but surely giving way to warmer summer nights, just in time for Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival!

Our annual fundraiser for The Learning Centers at Fairplex is our official kick-off to summer and we look forward to it every year! Here are five reasons why we love this event so much:

5 Reasons To Love Cheers

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Tickets to Cheers are on sale now! Click here for more information on the event and to learn more about our pricing. Hope to see you there!

Fairplex Snapshot: Watermelons + Team Bonding

Things looked a little different around the Fairplex offices last week! Our community team spent a couple hours chopping up these giant watermelons for Pomona Youth Campout campers to enjoy over the weekend.

It made for great team bonding and was a fun way to get involved in this event. Special thanks to our Fairplex Friends members for making this happen!

L.A. Weekender: Trains, art and music

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Palates & Palettes Van Gogh session 

Palates & Palettes (June 11): We’re ending spring / starting summer with another Palates & Palettes wine and paint session. This time we are learning to paint like Matisse, while enjoying food and wine from his homeland — the South of France. An RSVP is required. Please click here to claim your spot! 

Make Music Pasadena (June 11): Downtown Pasadena is hosting their annual Make Music festival this Saturday. Enjoy performances from multiple artists throughout the city, as well as food, drinks and shopping. Admission is free, all ages. For more info visit makemusicapasadena.dola.com

Downtown Pomona Art Walk (June 11): The City of Pomona is hosting their second-Saturday art walk this weekend. Enjoy extended hours at many restaurants, galleries and shops, while perusing the wares of local artists along the streets. More info at downtownpomona.org!

RailGiants Train Museum (June 11-12): The RailGiants Train Museum, located right here at Fairplex, is open to the public this weekend! Journey back in time as you hop aboard historic steam engines and speak with our docents. More info at railgiants.org. Admission and parking are free!

Fairplex Garden Railroad (June 12): The Fairplex Garden Railroad is one of the longest-standing exhibits of the Fair, and also one of the most dynamic. Our volunteers are constantly changing things up — creating new buildings, adding new trains and refurbishing scenery. Come check it out this Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free! Visit fgrr.org for more info.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com