CA Bike Week & LOVE RIDE 25 Roll into to Fairplex

  Ever seen Wall of Death stunt riders? Well, they ride sideways around the inside of a wooden barrel–sort of. It seems to defy gravity, actually, but they’ll be doing it Friday, Oct. 24 as part of California Bike Week at Fairplex.

Then imagine dirt bikes screaming around Fairplex Park’s 5/8ths mile horse racing track at 189 mph. Flat-tlove riders photo by simon cherpitel love ride foundation 300x199 CA Bike Week & LOVE RIDE 25 Roll into to Fairplexrack racing takes place on Saturday, Oct. 25. If you like metal-to-metal interaction, this is the place. All the events and music on Friday and Saturday are the lead-in to the big event on Sunday when LOVE RIDE 25 brings thousands and thousands of Harley riders rumbling down the 210 freeway from Glendale to Fairplex for a barbeque, more events and a concert with the Foo Fighters and ZZ Top. The parade of bikes is visible from several overpasses and is really something to see. It’s all for charity and over the years California Bike Week has raised more than $20 million for a variety of favorite causes. Jay Leno will return as grand marshall of the event, along jay leno 300x200 CA Bike Week & LOVE RIDE 25 Roll into to Fairplexwith various other Hollywood luminaries who are also bike fans. You don’t even have to like motorcycles to enjoy this event. The people-watching is worth the money. You’re likely to see someone famous or someone who at least looks famous and they have really neat t-shirts and other Love Ride souvenirs.   Friday, Oct. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 26, Fairplex Grandstand and grounds. Admission: Friday: $10; Saturday: $30; Sunday: $50. Three-day pass: $80.

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Wooooooooo. It’s Creepy Time at Fearplex.

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asylum2 199x300 Wooooooooo. It’s Creepy Time at Fearplex.Now through Sunday, Nov. 2, Fearplex haunted theme park is luring unsuspecting humans into its haunted asylum and mansion. Prepare to find creepy clowns and dead end hallways at every turn.

The spooks are out at the Fairplex Grandstand Oct. 17-19; 24-26 and every night Tuesday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 2. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 p.m. to midnight; Sundays and weeknights 7-10  p.m. A lot of people like to get scared out of their wits this time of the year, so if you want to bypass the line waiting to get in, a VIP ticket gets you in a special entrance ($20 for both haunted houses). Regular admission: $13.50 for getting scared in just one attraction; $18.50 for double thrills.

Now don’t be afraid. Really. That rumor about an asylum for the criminally insane right here at Fairplex? Strictly a rumor. No truth to it at ALLLLL… GAK….HELLLPPPP.scary clown 199x300 Wooooooooo. It’s Creepy Time at Fearplex.

We’re Quilting at Fairplex – “Bee” There

If you’re a quilter now or you wish you knew how, get on over to the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival. You’ll find products, workshops and seminars on quilting, needle arts, punch embroidery, iron-on metals, crystals, beading, cross-stitch, knitting, sewing and more. One popular class: “Less Than Traditional” quilting Charlie’s Way, which promises to make quilting quicker and easier than ever before. quilt making 200x300 We’re Quilting at Fairplex – “Bee” There

Your ticket is good for all three days so take your time, come back each day of the festival so you don’t miss any learning opportunities. Visit for a show brochure listing all exhibitors, classes and locations. There’s a $1 off coupon on the site also.

Thursday, Oct. 9 – Saturday, Oct. 11, Fairplex 5. Admission is $8 for adults (good for all three daquilts 300x197 We’re Quilting at Fairplex – “Bee” Thereys). Park at Gate 17. 







When you’re all sewed out, head to Fairplex 8 for the Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival. This one’s a FREEBIE! It’s a frightfully delightful shopping adventure, with all things Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, all in one place.

Friday (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Oct. 10 & 11. 

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Still not tired? There’s a home improvement and remodeling show, too. It’s free. It’s in Fairplex 4, Friday, Oct. 10 (2 p.m. – 7 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 11 (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

RVing is Still the Cheapest Kind of Vacation

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When the 56th Annual California RV Show rolls into Fairplex and fills up the White Ave. parking lot, you’ll have a shot at more than 1,000 RV options. In fact, you can drive in your old RV and drive out with the newest 2009 model. If you’re having trouble deciding what type of RV is best for your style of motor vacationing, RVers Joe and Vicki Kieva will conduct their popular seminar, “10 Tips for Choosing an RV” at noon every day of the show. If you’ve never driven an RV, there’s a seminar for that, too: “Yes, You Can Drive an RV” held daily in the semirv at night1 200x300 RVing is Still the Cheapest Kind of Vacationnar tent at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

If you’re about to embark on full-time RVing, don’t miss the Kievas’ second seminar, “Full Time and Extended RV Travel” at 2 p.m. daily where you can learn how to manage your finances on the road, send and receive email, refill prescriptions and get medical care while traveling for long periods of time.

Go to for discount coupons good for $2 off on Thursday through Sunday (regular admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors). Monday through Wednesday, admission for adults and seniors is just $1.