Fairplex Snapshot: Child Development Center Graduation

This past weekend we had the pleasure of celebrating our youngest Fairplex friends at the Child Development Center at Fairplex graduation ceremony!

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We said goodbye to the class of 2017 and wished these little kindergarteners and preschoolers a wonderful year of learning as they move up a grade.

We also had the opportunity to celebrate our teachers and staff, who work tirelessly all year long to provide a clean, safe and stimulating fun learning environment.

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Congratulations to all for a successful year! To learn more about the Child Developmeknt Center, click here.

To learn more about our other programs at The Learning Centers at FairPlex, click here.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Paint, wine, music and dance

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s a quick look at what we had the pleasure of hosting:

Sancocho Festival:

Palates & Palettes Wine and Paint Night:

Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Work at the LA County Fair!

Every year we have the pleasure of hiring 1,000+ seasonal workers to help us make the LA County Fair come to life, and we’re inviting you to join us!

LACF JobFair instagram Work at the LA County Fair! We’re hiring in admissions, credentials, guest relations, parking, carnival, accounting and much more! Event details below:

When: June 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Avalon building at Fairplex
Requirements: Most positions require applicants to be at least 18 years of age

Applications must be completed online beforehand at lacountyfairjobs.com. If you don’t have access to the Internet, computers will be available onsite for applicants to apply on the day of the job fair.

For more information, call (909) 865-4310 or (909) 865-4309.

We hope to see you in a few weeks!

June at Fairplex

…and we’re somehow already halfway through 2017! Here is what we have planned for June at Fairplex!

Cheers Logo Option Final 300x255 June at FairplexCheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival (June 24): Cheers is our annual fundraising event to benefit the educational programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

Join us in The Farm and taste award-winning wine, spirits, beer and extra virgin olive oil from the Los Angeles International Competitions.

Pair your drinks with Farm-fresh delights and food truck options, then burn off the calories on the dance floor! Tickets and additional event information is available here.

Sancocho June at FairplexSancocho Festival (June 10): The Sancocho Festival celebrates Latin American culture through music, dance and food. Enjoy live entertainment for the whole family! Admission is $10 presale, $20 at the door. Admission is FREE for children 13 & under. Open noon – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. Visit sancochofestival.com for more information.

LARoadsters June at Fairplex53rd Annual L.A. Roadsters Show (June 17 & 18): A Father’s Day tradition and Fairplex favorite, the L.A. Roadsters Show returns to Fairplex June 17 & 18! Thousands of roadsters and specialty cars will be on display, along with a giant swap meet and commercial vendor midway. If Dad likes cars, this is the perfect way to spend the weekend! More info at laroadsters.com.

Other Events: Everybody’s Bird Mart, Palates & Palettes Wine and Paint Night, NHRA Twilight Cruise, and SoCal SC soccer matches are also happening this month on our campus! We love having such a wide variety of things to do every week on campus.

Visit our Fairplex Calendar for a full list of upcoming events. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Soccer & Classic Cars

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s a quick look at what we had the pleasure of hosting:

SoCal SC vs. FC Arizona Soccer Game

Pomona Swap Meet

Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Happy 90th Birthday Mimi!

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Mimi poses with our CEO, Miguel Santana at her 90th birthday celebration in The Farm at Fairplex

How many lifetimes can a person experience? For Mimi Figueroa, that number is four… so far.

Mimi has volunteered with us for 15 years, working in the Flower & Garden Pavilion during Fair and, more recently, in The Farm at Fairplex.

She calls her years with the Fair her “fourth life,” having had an extraordinary number of life experiences before coming to us:

Mimi grew up in Argentina, eventually moving to France where she was a professional ballerina, dancing for many years. After that, her “second life” began when she joined the famous Ringling Bros. as a performer — rollerskating while suspended 100 ft in the air. She traveled with the troupe for three years, performing everywhere from England to as far as Russia.

Mimi eventually moved to America for school, beginning what she calls her “third life” as a quality & control inspector for none other than NASA.

Several careers and continents later, we’re glad she now spends her time with us! She has been a resident of Pomona for more than 40 years.

Yesterday we had the honor of celebrating Mimi’s 90th birthday with her. Our community team invited her fellow volunteers and her other friends to The Farm at Fairplex for a luncheon celebration.

Her spunky attitude and love for what she does brings a positive energy to our team that we value greatly.Thank you Mimi for all you do for Fairplex, and happy birthday!