It’s Time To Register For The 2016 CTEC Spring Semester

The schedule of the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) 2016 Spring Semester is now available for students to peruse and register for as seat.

The spring semester is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 4 with courses in restaurant management, urban farming, fashion design, water technology and the automotive industry.

Here is the full schedule of classes:

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…and here is the application: CTEC Student Application Spring 2016

We hope students take advantage of this great opportunity and decide to join us for some of our classes. As someone who was part of the CTEC program, I can tell you that the classes offered here at Fairplex are worth it and really fun! icon smile Its Time To Register For The 2016 CTEC Spring Semester

For more information about The Learning Centers at Fairplex programs,
please visit tlcfairplex.org

Fairplex Snapshot: HalloFest Employee Luncheon

Halloween is easily one of the best holidays to celebrate at work. Not only do people bring dishes upon dishes of food and candy, but we all get a chance to come to work dressed up in some pretty scary, creative and creative costumes.

Earlier today dozens of us walked up to Picnic Hill for our annual HalloFest Employee Luncheon. We had some delicious bratwurst, potato salad and root beer floats for dessert.

Although many of us were hesitant about dressing up, as soon as we saw the “Halloween Costume Contest Prizes” section on the invitation, you better believe we were all over our costumes. icon smile Fairplex Snapshot: HalloFest Employee Luncheon

Check out some of the costumes from today’s luncheon…

Costumes included: Crazy Cat Lady, Queen of Hearts, Bruce Jenner and Bat Girl! 

Fairplex: The NEW Science & Geek Hub!

On Nov. 7, science geeks, robot lovers, families and HS/college nerds will come together at Fairplex for this year’s SoCal Maker Convention!

We’re super excited about this event because how many times do we get to celebrate innovation, inventive minds and creativity in our home – Southern California?!? icon smile Fairplex: The NEW Science & Geek Hub! You will see anything from robot wars to drone demonstrations and 3D printing to storm troopers. We’ll even have sessions with some of the top entrepreneurial minds in the region. 

Here are eight great reasons why you should join us…

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For a $10 discount on regular, student and VIP admission, visit http://socalmakercon.com/tickets and use promo code: FAIRPLEX2015.

What are you most looking forward to doing at SoCal Maker Con?

Prost! It’s the LAST weekend of Oktoberfest

Its here! It’s here! It’s here!

The last weekend of Oktoberfest is finally here, so brace yourselves!

Besides having delicious German food, an unbelievable performance from DSB (Journey Tribute) and dozens of refreshing beer, we will have Pink’s Hot Dogs at our venue.

With that said, if you’re not in the mood to stay home and watch the same old shows, join us at Fairplex and have a few drinks and do the chicken dance! It’ll be fun…trust us. icon smile Prost! Its the LAST weekend of Oktoberfest

Even if you’re hesitant about drinking, after three beers you’ll be singing a whole different tune.

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For $5 admission tickets, please visit www.oktoberfestatfairplex.com.

Hope you can make it out to the 2015 Oktoberfest at Fairplex!

Last Call for Oktoberfest!

Fill up your stein one last time before Oktoberfest 2015 closes!

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We invite you to throw on a Viking hat, try a few of our Oktoberfest ales and partake in all the fun…

The Rheinlanders will be doing their usual antics inside the Festhalle — we’re talking chicken dances, stein holding contests and oom-pah-pah music galore.

Don’t forget to check out the Festplatz for some good old-fashioned tribute band fun with DSB (Journey). Fill up on beer and bratwurst and enjoy the show! (P.S. King Taco and the food trucks will also be open.)

We’re open Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. $5 admission tickets are available at oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Grab your friends and loved ones and head over for the final weekend! We can’t believe it’s already coming to a close. 

Adding A Bit Of Color To Fairplex

If you’re having a bad case of the Monday Blues, take a deep breath and relax because we’re about to add some color to your life. icon smile Adding A Bit Of Color To Fairplex

You patiently waited for it and it is finally here! The Color Run is returning to Fairplex this Saturday, Oct. 24! We’re super excited about this race because when have you heard of people getting paint on them as they are running/walking?

Here are some details about the run:

When: Saturday, Oct. 24
Where: Fairplex
Who: Everyone is welcomed
Why: Because it is fun to promote healthiness and happiness
How: Grab your tutus, your friends, and your running shoes and we’ll see you at the start line beginning at 9 a.m.

Grab your tickets at www.TheColorRun.com

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Round 2 Of Oktoberfest Is Here!

Usually I start my blogs with a greeting, but after the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs in the National League Division Series for the second season in a row, I cannot be cheerful and say, “Happy Friday!”

Since my heart still aches from last night’s defeat to the New York Mets, what better way to release some of my pain and frustration than attending a fun and welcoming event like Oktoberfest! icon smile Round 2 Of Oktoberfest Is Here!

In addition to doing the Chicken Dance, you can find us eating some delicious bratwurst, drinking craft beer and listening to Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin Tribute).

If you don’t have any plans on this somber Friday evening and are also sad about the Dodgers losing, join me and my work friends at Oktoberfest! We’ll make sure you have a good time. Admission is only $5.

Tickets are available at www.OktoberfestAtFairplex.com
Reminder: Event is for 21+ and a valid ID is required.  

Connect With Us On Instagram/Twitter To Win Prizes

Are you interested in seeing exclusive photos and videos of our Fairplex events? Do you feel like participating in our social media giveaways? If you answered yes to either one of these questions and have an Instagram account, we’d love for you to follow us – our username is @fairplex!

P.S. We’ll be doing some Oktoberfest giveaways in the next few days, so open your IG and follow us! icon smile Connect With Us On Instagram/Twitter To Win Prizes Also, don’t forget to do the same on Twitter…we cannot forget about those 140 characters or less!

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A Beerlicious Weekend at Oktoberfest [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

We have our winners! Congratulations to John and Lidia for winning this contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! Don’t forget to follow/like us on FacebookInstagramTwitter for more giveaways! #OktoberfestLA
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Even though I am not the biggest beer lover, I do have to say Oktoberfest is one of my favorite events at Fairplex. Why? Because I love the food, the people I come across and the entertainment!

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Whenever I hear about a festival dedicated to beer and traditional German food and entertainment, you better believe I will be there. In fact, in the last two years I’ve visited more Oktoberfest festivals than I care to admit….but that’s not the point! Since I’ve become a professional Oktoberfest connoisseur, I will share with you three Oktoberfest tips I wish someone would have told me before chugging down beer after beer. Here they are:

Tip #1: Get to Oktoberfest EARLY: Since many of our guests tend to get here around 8 p.m., traffic can get pretty nasty around that time. In addition to waiting in heavy traffic, you’ll also have to wait a bit to walk through the security gate. I don’t know about you, but I would so much rather use the time wasted to wait at the actual event for the rest of my friends – with a beer in my hand, of course! Arriving early to Oktoberfest not only guarantees you’ll get the seats of your choice, but it also means you’ll feel a tad happier by the time you and your friend reunite.

Tip #2: Eat Something After Every 2-3 drinks: Waking up with a headache from drinking too much is one of the worst things someone could go through! This is why I urge all of you to eat plenty of food when you come visit us. I’m sure you all know this, but when you are drinking 32 oz beers that fill you up, you can easily forget to eat. Some of the foods we have at this event include: bratwurst, knockwurst, sweet corn, German potato pancakes, potato salad, pretzels, pickles and King Taco! Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Repeat after me: “Water and food are my friends!”

Tip #3: Don’t Be Shy: If your family or friends are lagging and don’t want to come with you, just come to Oktoberfest alone. J Sure, it may feel a bit weird at first, but you have to remember you are here to have a good time and to take a break from the daily routine. Plus, you never know who you’ll meet here. You can run into an old friend or meet a really cool group of people and drink together for the rest of the evening. The possibilities are endless.

Other Tips

  • Bring Cash – You never know when you’re going to need it.
  • Take lots of pictures and get social with us by tagging us on social media. Our official hashtag is: #OktoberfestLA.
  • If you know you will drink a lot, use Uber or make sure a family member or friend can get you home safely.
  • Do not bring valuables.
  • Forget about everything and just have FUN!

Oktoberfest is a really fun event at Fairplex. We have authentic German food, refreshing beer and amazing music and cover bands.

If you have a chance to swing by this weekend or next, do so! You won’t regret it. The ambiance is groups of friends, families (no minors, of course!) and couples!

We want you to experience Oktoberfest at Fairplex for yourself, so we are giving away 2 sets of the following:

Oktoberfest 2015 Giveaway
(4) general admission tickets
(2) 32-oz Beer Steins
(1) Goodie Bag

To enter contest, leave a comment below letting us know why you want to come to Oktoberfest. Our two winners will be announced Friday, October 16 at 12 p.m. PST.

Best of Luck! To purchase tickets to Oktoberfest, click HERE.

L.A. Weekender: Beer, Quilts, Supercross and RVs at Fairplex

Happy Friday, everyone! Our work day is almost over, but the party is just getting started! Keep reading for a special Fairplex edition of the L.A. Weekender:

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Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct 9-10): Oktoberfest 2015 opens tonight and will run every Friday-Saturday from now to Oct. 24. Enjoy refreshing beer, chow down on delicious German food and do the Chicken Dance with your fellow festival goers! In addition to all the traditional music, we’ll also have great cover bands. Queen Nation (Queen Tribute) will take the stage this weekend. For more info or for tickets visit: www.oktoberfestatfairplex.com.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (Oct 9-10): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival at Fairplex wraps up tomorrow. Join us for a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from top-quality companies. There’ll be FREE seminars, workshops and daily door prize drawings. Admission is free with online coupon: www.quiltcraftsew.com.

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Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 10): If you’re a fan of extreme sports, you won’t want to miss the Red Bull Straight Rhythm coming to Fairplex this Saturday! This Supercross game changer takes place on a 1/2-mile “unwound” racetrack. No turns, just skill and speed. Over 20 motocross riders go head-to-head in this innovative evolution of Supercross. For more information visit www.redbull.com.

63rd Annual California RV Show (Oct 9-18): The California RV Show is at Fairplex now through Oct.18. Shop for travel products and services, enjoy live music and delicious food, get on the Ferris Wheel for free and hang out with TV stars and sports celebrities! More info at www.thebestrvshow.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 madrigal@fairplex.com.