Fairplex Weekender: Stars, cars, art and brides

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening at Fairplex this weekend:

Fairplex Events DogShow lab Fairplex Weekender: Stars, cars, art and brides Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show to film at Fairplex this weekend

KCBH Dog Show (March 4 & 5): We’re rolling out the red carpet this weekend at Fairplex for the inaugural televised Beverly Hills Dog Show! Hosted by breeder-owner-handler, judge and author David Frei and award-winning Broadway star and author John O’Hurley, the show features more than 1,000 purebred dogs.

The show will air on Easter Sunday on the USA Network. We’re excited to play host and wish them will in their debut! Spectators are welcome to watch the event on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, click here.

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams Opening Reception (March 4): The sixth annual regional high school art exhibition opens this weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex. The opening reception and awards ceremony is this Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. with the gallery opening to the public beginning March 5.

We’re excited to celebrate the talents of local high school students and look forward to seeing what they have created for the gallery. For more information click here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (March 5): Classic cars return to Fairplex this Sunday at the Pomona Swap Meet! Auto enthusiasts can shop thousands of car parts and accessories, browse memorabilia and see/participate in the classic car show. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

BrideWorld Expo (March 5): Calling all brides-to-be! BrideWorld Expo is at Fairplex this Sunday. Hundreds of photographers, entertainers, invitation vendors, florists and other wedding musts will be on-hand. Guests who register beforehand will receive a free planning workbook and a shopping bag. Tickets and additional info are available here.


Weekend Recap: Horses everywhere!

We’re glad the rain held off until today, considering the crowds we saw this weekend at Fairplex! Rather than bore you with words, we like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests.

Here’s a little bit of what we saw here on campus:

Horse Expo

JAMZ Dance Competition

Up next: The NHRA Winternationals, kicking off the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series! More info on all our events available at Fairplex.com.

Fairplex Weekender: Horses, spas and football

Happy Friday everyone! Another weekend is here, and with it some fantastic events at Fairplex. Keep reading to see what we have going on:

Fairplex Events HorseExpo bigredbarn Fairplex Weekender: Horses, spas and football Horse Expo (Feb 3-5):The Western States Horse Expo is well underway here at Fairplex! From the expo halls to the barns, it’s all things equine, from seminars to shopping, and 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.

Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Feb 3-5): Shop spas, pools, patio furniture, barbecue islands and more, all in one place at the Hot Tub SwimSpa Show! It’s never too early to get your backyard ready for the warm summer months. For more info visit spapoolandbbqshow.com.

JAMZ Southern California Dance Challenge Cup (Feb 4): The exciting JAMZ Southern California dance competition is at Fairplex this weekend. Watch as dance and cheer squads compete for the state championship title. More info here.

The Big Game (Feb 5): We’re showing the Big Game at both of our on-site restaurants! Finish Line Sports Bar & Grille on White Ave. will be serving food & beer specials, and they’ll be giving away a TV, ice chest and other prizes throughout the day. McKinley’s Grille will be extending happy hour through the game: $5 select beer, wine and well drinks at the bar. Whether you’re rooting for the Falcons or the Patriots, we’ve got you covered. More info on Finish Line at finishlinesportsgrill.com. More info on McKinley’s Grille at mckinleysgrille.com.

Fairplex Snapshot: Horse Expo 2017

The Pomona Horse Expo is here! We took a quick walk through the event and captured it on our Instagram story. We grabbed our favorite moments and made a post of it too! Check it out:

There is something going on in nearly every corner of campus. Riding demonstrations in the barns, tractors, saddles, books and trailers sold in our expo halls, horse care and equine education at The Farm, entertainers and horses lining the walkways, and food and drink vendors aplenty!

We’ll probably head back over there once we get off work. We hope you can join us this weekend! For hours, pricing and additional info, visit us at Fairplex.com. Happy Friday!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Reptile Super Show and So Cal Pet Expo

First weekend of the year = a success! Our campus was teeming with life, from the scaly residents of the Reptile Super Show to the furrier, cuddlier friends of the So Cal Pet Expo. Keep scrolling to see what our campus looked like this weekend:

Reptile Super Show

So Cal Pet Expo
If you follow us on Instagram you might have caught our Live Story over the weekend. If you missed it, don’t worry, there are plenty of adorable photos of the event:

Other events included the Hot Tub SwimSpa Show and the Giant RV Winter Show. If you attended any events at Fairplex this past weekend, please feel free to tag us on social media. We’d love to see your experiences!

For information about upcoming events, visit us at Fairplex.com.


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Fairplex Weekender: Animals Galore

Fairplex Events ReptileSuperShow 1024x685 Fairplex Weekender: Animals Galore The first weekend of 2017 kicks off our January events! Here’s what happening at Fairplex:

Reptile Super Show (Jan 7 & 8): See (and possibly take home one of your own!) reptiles and turtles, shop supplies, habitats and supplements, and attend educational workshops at the Reptile Super Show at Fairplex! This popular pet exhibit, located in Expo Hall 4, is a great place to take the kids for an educational trip, or to find a pet of their very own. More info available at http://reptilesupershow.com.

So Cal Pet Expo (Jan 7 & 8): Just a few expo halls away from the Reptile Super Show, the So Cal Pet Expo is also happening this weekend! Check out tons of pet care exhibitors, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations and author readings and book signings. Bring your dog or cat and take advantage of discounted services like vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm & flea preventatives. For more information visit fairplex.com!

Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Jan 6-8): Shop all styles and brands of hot tubs and swimspas at the Hot Tub SwimSpa Show this weekend at Fairplex! Instead of driving from store to store looking for the right product for your home, spend a few hours here to find what you need. Admission is free. For more information click here.

Giant LA Winter RV Show (Now – Jan 8): Get the latest in road trip travel information, products and services at the Giant LA Winter RV Show, located on our White Ave. lot. This is the last weekend of the winter show, so visit, chat and shop while you can. More info at GiantRV.com

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January at Fairplex

Happy New Year! We enjoyed the holidays (especially in the eating department), but now we’re ready to get back to work. Keep reading to see what’s happening this month at Fairplex:

AsianAmericanExpo January at Fairplex Asian American Expo (Jan 14& 15): The Asian American Expo celebrates the Lunar New Year with one of the biggest celebrations in the area. Explore different Asian cultures as you eat, drink and shop your way through our expo halls.

Enter the world of anime and video games at Anime Impulse, shop the Silk Show sample sale, see (or participate!) in an eating contest, and enjoy a number of art and dance performances. More info at aaexpo.com.

LABoatShow January at Fairplex 61st Annual Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan 19-22): Boating season may be a few months away, but we’re already dreaming of trips to the lake. The Los Angeles Boat Show features sport fishing boats, yachts, sailboats, jet skis, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! This is the place to be if you’re a boating ad outdoor enthusiast. More info at fairplex.com‘. 

GNRS January at Fairplex 68th Annual Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 27-29): More than 500 show vehicles will compete for awards at the annual Grand National Roadster Show this year. See hundreds of beautiful classic vehicles on display in and around our expo halls, shop car accessories and mingle with fellow auto enthusiasts. More info here.

Other Events: Also returning this month – the Reptile Super Show, Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show, and the Giant LA Winter RV Show (running now – Jan 8.) For more information on all these events, visit us at Fairplex.com.

Cheers to 2017!


L.A. Weekender: Memorial Day Weekend

The long weekend is here and many of you already have BBQs, picnics and vacations planned, but for those of us who are staying local, here are a few things happening around LA:

wood animal dog pet 1024x612 L.A. Weekender: Memorial Day Weekend Mission Circuit Dog Show (All Weekend): The Mission Circuit Dog Show will be at Fairplex all weekend long! Competitions will finish on Monday with top dog honors celebrated. More than 8,000 dogs are currently taking residence here so we’re in for quite the furry weekend! For more info, please visit missioncircuit.com.

Giant RV Spring Show (May 27-June 5): Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and that means road trips galore. Visit the Giant RV Spring Show at Gate 9. The latest recreational vehicles, show specials, supplies and accessories are yours for the shopping. Visit our website for more info. Admission is free!

Petal Drop LA (May 29): Petal Drop returns to DTLA this weekend, although exact time and place remain unknown. The anonymous art collective will invite the public to an industrial site within the city where thousands of fallen jacaranda blossoms will create a “surreal factory” to last through the morning. If anything, it should make for a great IG post.

Crawfest 2016 (May 29): 700 lbs of crawfish with all the fixings, all-you-can-drink beers and a souvenir cup are what awaits you at Crawfest 2016. Head over to The Brig in Venice Beach for this fantastic Sunday Funday celebration.

Free Admission to LACMA (May 30): LACMA is offering free admission on Memorial Day to the general public. Unwind from the long weekend and enjoy a day of art (and maybe grab a bite to eat at the adjacent Lemonade while you’re there!) For more information visit lacma.org.

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

A Walk Through The Ag Fair

Fairplex Events AgFair agsign 220x300 A Walk Through The Ag Fair The 48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair is setting up shop at Fairplex this week!

This year’s theme is Let It Grow, and student submissions have lived up to the theme handsomely.

Each exhibit teaches you how the elements of agriculture (water, plants, bees, dairy etc) plays a significant role in our everyday lives.

Official Ag Day LA dates are May 18 – 19 but this event runs all week long.

We took a walk through the fair today. Here’s what we saw: 

Fairplex Events AgFair tlcbunnies 1024x767 A Walk Through The Ag Fair Our Fairplex Ambassadors brought out our two-week old bunnies (and their watchful mama) to say hello to students today. Agricultural education is a core focus at The Farm, so it made sense for them to make an appearance.

Fairplex Events AgFair kidsgroup 1024x768 A Walk Through The Ag Fair There are plenty of hands-on exhibits here, several of which go beyond agricultural science and into the realms of physics, biology and astronomy.

Fairplex Events AgFair walldisplay 1024x768 A Walk Through The Ag Fair Hundreds of schools have contributed to the fair, including exhibits in art, photography, crafts, horticulture, hydroponics, mission models, paintings, quilts, sawhorses, scarecrows, terrariums and other various science projects.

We’ll be visiting throughout the week so we can fully take in all the hard work these students have done. To learn more about the agriculture fair, please visit agday.org.

Thank you to all the students, teachers and partners who have made this event possible! We are so glad it’s happening right here at Fairplex.

May at Fairplex

Helloooo May! We hit the ground running this month hosting the Cinco de Mayo festival, Learning Expo and Upland Lemon Festival (off-site.) We’re not slowing down any time soon, either. Keep reading to see what’s in store this month:

LAonTap May at Fairplex LA On Tap (May 7): Our second annual craft beer festival is this Saturday! 65 breweries will be here, ready to provide you with a wide variety of options, from IPAs to lagers and beyond.

Receive 40% off VIP early-access tickets when you buy with Groupon / Living Social. We hope you can make it. Cheers!

PP May at Fairplex Palates & Palettes (May 14): This month Palates & Palettes features the talents of Pablo Picasso. We’ll be offering wine and food from his hometown — Spain — as you learn to paint one of this distinct works of art. Click here for more info.


AgFair May at Fairplex 48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair (May 17-21): By far one of our favorite spring events, we’re excited to welcome back the annual Ag & Nutrition Fair! Students, families and community members will learn how agriculture (water, plants, bees, food etc) plays an important role in our daily lives. Click here for more info.

MissionCircuit May at Fairplex Mission Circuit Dog Show (Memorial Day Weekend): The Mission Circuit Dog Show returns to Fairplex on Memorial Day Weekend. 8,000 dogs on campus is always a welcome sight to us and we look forward to hosting the competitions and seeing which dogs will be named winners this year. Admission is free courtesy of Purina® Pro Plan® Brand Dog Food. Click here for more info.

Free Monthly Events: The Fairplex Garden Railroad and the RailGiants Historic Train Museum is free and open to the public on the second weekend of each month. Feel free to visit! Our volunteers will be happy to speak with you. We’re also hosting our weekly Food Truck Thursdays and monthly Prolong Twilight Cruise.

Other Events: The Bubble Run 5K, DeafNation Expo and West Coast Historic Militaria Show will also be at Fairplex this month! You can view more info on these and all our events on our Upcoming Events calendar.

Here’s to the merry month of May at Fairplex!