Fairplex Snapshot: Moving The Wall That Heals

Fairplex Community WallThatHeals1 1024x768 Fairplex Snapshot: Moving The Wall That Heals The Wall That Heals” is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. designated to travel to communities throughout the United States.

This special memorial “provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.”

Lone Hill MIddle School in San Dimas is hosting the Wall until Sunday, and we have the honor of being part of the transportation process!

The Wall was stationed on our campus this morning, but has since traveled through the City of La Verne to Lone Hill with an escort of dozens of motorcycles and servicemen.

Volunteers and crew members are working to set up the Wall today and will be open to the public beginning tomorrow through Sunday. The Wall will be accessible at all hours for those who wish to visit.

For more information on The Wall That Heals, click here!

Happy National Ag Day!

It’s National #AgDay! Today is all about celebrating the abundance provided by American agriculture. We want to take this time to say thank you to our Farm at Fairplex team.

Fairplex AgDay girlscouts Happy National Ag Day!

Some of our volunteers and staff spending time with the Girl Scouts

Both the staff and volunteers work hard all year long to grow new crops, integrate the best sustainability practices, and take care of our farm animals. They also act as teachers for school field trips, special community programs, and tour guides during the LA County Fair.

Agriculture continues to be one of the most important industries in the nation and we are proud to be a part of it!

Repost: Modern Pentathlon 101

The Modern Pentathlon World Cup returns to Fairplex at the end of the month! To refresh your memory on the World Cup, check out our blog post from last year, detailing all your q&a’s along with added insight into each sport:

Some of you may be wondering: What’s a Modern Pentathlon? Is it really part of the Olympic games? To answer your questions…

1. What it is: Modern Pentathlon is divided into five disciplines: fencing, swimming, showjumping, running and laser shooting. World-class athletes compete in all five sports in the semi-finals, finals and mixed relay competition. More than 30 countries will be represented at Fairplex.

2. Yes it is an Olympic sport: Modern Pentathlon is the only sport created specifically for the Olympics; it debuted at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm! During the four-year break in between the Olympic Summer Games, events called World Cups are held around the world where top-notch athletes compete against one another for gold, silver and bronze medals. We (Fairplex) are hosting World Cup II here on our grounds, with swimming held at The Claremont Club.

We broke down how each of the five sports works in the infographic below. Check it out!

modern pentathlon 101 2 Repost: Modern Pentathlon 101For more information on Modern Pentathlon, including schedule of events and more, visit Fairplex.com/MP. All events are open to the public.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Shows galore

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

Dodge LX SpringFest

Western States Horse Expo

Farm at Fairplex WhistlePig Dinner

Big Home & Garden Show

See what’s next on our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com!

Fairplex Weekender: From horses to cars

Happy Friday! Keep reading to see what we have going on this weekend at Fairplex. (Hint: there’s a lot.)

happy friday 2 Fairplex Weekender: From horses to cars Western States Horse Expo (Fri – Sun): The Western States Horse Expo is at Fairplex this weekend! It’s all things equine this weekend, from seminars to shopping, riding demos to networking. Learn about the latest training, tools and resources available to provide your horse with the best possible care. Even if you’re only a horse enthusiast, it’s a great way to learn more about the equine industry and meet others who share your passion. For a schedule of events and other event info, visit horseexpoevents.com.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (Fri – Sat): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be at Fairplex through Saturday. Shop beautiful homemade pieces and find quality sewing, quilting, needle-art and crafting supplies here. Admission is FREE. For more information visit quiltcraftsew.com.

Big Spring Home & Garden Show (Fri – Sun): If you’ve been meaning to start a new home improvement project or are renovating your home altogether, the Home & Garden Show is a great place to get started. View live demonstrations, attend seminars and get ideas for your next indoor and outdoor projects. For more info, click here.

Dodge LX SpringFest (Sat): Check out hundreds of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles — or bring your own to race on the 1/4 mile drag strip at our Auto Club Raceway. Dodge LX SpringFest features the Dodge Thrill Ride (for those who have ever wondered what it would be like to live out Fast & Furious), a Chrysler Kids Zone, and of course, tons of vehicles to see. For more information click here.

Train Public Runs (Sat & Sun): Both the RailGiants Train Museum and the Fairplex Garden Railroadare open to the public this weekend, rain or shine! Visit the giant, historic locomotives at the RailGiants museum Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the miniature, detailed landscapes of the garden railroad Sunday, 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Free parking and entry for both events at Gate 1, off of McKinley Ave.

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

Throwback Thursday: The Lagoon

Fairplex TBT lagoon Throwback Thursday: The Lagoon Recognize this spot? It’s the Lagoon here at Fairplex! You can even view our administrative offices in the background.

If you’ve visited the LA County Fair over the past couple of years, you’ll recognize this spot as the location of Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon!

Fairplex Gives: Children’s Foundation of America

Fairplex Gives blanketmaking e1520373387162 225x300 Fairplex Gives: Childrens Foundation of AmericaToday we brought a little #FairplexGives to our lunch break, thanks to the Children’s Foundation of America (CFA).

CFA is an organization dedicated to helping foster children heal, learn and thrive through adoption, residential treatment, mental health and community-based programs.

A CFA representative visited Fairplex and spoke with us about the work that they do.We then learned how to make no-sew blankets for the kids. We also made positive greeting cards to go with the blankets. All in all, a great way to spend our lunch break!

To learn more about the Children’s Foudnation of America, click here.


Fairplex Weekend Recap: Barking with the stars, cruising with cars

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

Beverly Hills Dog Show
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the city’s finest purebred dogs. You can watch the televised version of the event on April 1 (Easter Sunday) on USA Network!

Pomona Swap Meet
The Pomona Swap Meet returned to Fairplex early Sunday morning for car enthusiasts to shop and swap.

See what’s next on our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com!

Fairplex Snapshot: Read Across America

Today is National Read Across America Day! Our CEO, Miguel Santana, joined in the celebrations with a visit to the Child Development Center at Fairplex earlier this week.

When the kindergarten class wandered into their little library, they were greeted with a big smile and a greeting from Miguel. All in all, a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!

To learn more about the Child Development Center at Fairplex, click here.

To learn more about Read Across America Day, click here.