Fairplex Weekender: Beer, shoes and cars

Happy Friday! It’s going to be another sunny weekend here at Fairplex, perfect weather for everything we have going on. Keep reading to see what events we’re hosting:

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TOMS Warehouse Sale: We all love a good deal, and TOMS Warehouse Sale is about as good as it gets. Shop up to 50-70% off shoes and accessories from TOMS. We took a look earlier this week and trust us, there are plenty of styles and sizes for all. Shop daily through Sunday. Details at Fairplex.com.

Oktoberfest Weekend #2: The party continues this weekend at Oktoberfest at Fairplex! Enjoy steins of beer, our new dance halle, German food, Journey tribute band DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’) and of course, our always festive oom-pah-pah band The Rheinlanders. Tickets available at oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Last weekend was packed… we recommend getting here early to avoid lines icon smile Fairplex Weekender: Beer, shoes and cars

Pomona Swap Meet: After taking a break for the LA County Fair, the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show returns to Fairplex this Sunday. Shop thousands of car parts, auto memorabilia and enjoy the beautifully restored cars on display. Visit pomonaswapmeet.com for more info.

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Fairplex Weekend Recap: Roadsters Brave The Heat

There’s no denying it: this weekend was HOT. June gloom is already feeling like a distant phenomenon, taken over by scorching temperatures and a blazing sun. But that didn’t stop die hard car fans from heading to Fairplex for the L.A. Roadsters show!

Gorgeous roadsters lined the walls of our expo halls as visitors took in the sight, chatted with car owners, shopped, ate, drank and stayed in the shade as much as possible. We always enjoy having this group on campus!

Thank you to everyone who braved the heat to join us for this Father’s Day Weekend event! For more information on the LA Roadsters, click here.

Up next for Fairplex: another round of Food Truck Thursday, Cheers (our fundraiser / wine, spirits, beer and food festival), Relay For Life Pomona and Everybody’s Bird Mart!

L.A. Weekender: Community, art and a girls night out

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It’s going to be a fun weekend at Fairplex and we can’t wait to get it started! Keep reading to see what’s happening on campus:

Pomona Beautification Day (April 16): Volunteers are dedicating their Saturday morning to sprucing up Pomona. This is a great way for our community to gather together for one goal: giving our city some love. Pre-register for one of the service projects online to receive a complimentary ticket to the LA County Fair!  More info at pomonabeautification.com

Palates & Palettes (April 16): The Millard Sheets Art Center will be open late Saturday evening for our monthly Palates & Palettes session. This time we are learning to paint one of the beautiful paintings by USA’s Georgia O’Keeffe — all while drinking wine of course! There are still a few spots available. Click here to sign up!

All-Ladies Cosmo Run 7K (April 16): It’s girls-night-out at Fairplex! Grab all your girlfriends and head to our campus for the Cosmo Run 7K (4.3 miles). Jog, walk, dance or run the course and celebrate at the after party with cosmopolitans. Registration is still open! Click here for more info.

Pomona Swap Meet (April 17): The Pomona Swap Meet returns bright and early Sunday morning to Fairplex. Shop thousands of auto parts and accessories, automobilia, and vintage rides! Connect with fellow car enthusiasts and enjoy a morning/afternoon of all things classic cars. More info at pomonaswapmeet.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 tanji@fairplex.com

L.A. Weekender: ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor Opens at Fairplex


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El Niño returns to Southern California this weekend but we’re not letting the rain bring us down! Check out what we have going on at Fairplex this weekend:

ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor (March 5): A celebration of the visual arts, ArtReach: The Art of Metaphor opens this weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center. This high school art exhibition kicks off with an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Saturday evening and will be open on weekends through March 27. For more information, click here!

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (March 4 & 5): 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. Arrive at opening (10 a.m.) for the chance to win $500 in cash. For more information visit quiltcraftsew.com.

Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show (March 4-6): There’s nothing like a California summer spent in your own backyard. The Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show is also at Fairplex this weekend to get your home ready for life after El Niño. Shop a wide variety of hot tubs and spas in one building. Admission is FREE. For more information click here.

UFC Fight Night at Finish Line Sports Grill (March 5): It’s McGregor vs Diaz this Saturday and we’re streaming the fight live at Finish Line Sports Grill. Come early for some ITW wagering, beer specials, food and good company. Call the restaurant directly at (909) 865-4176 for more information. $10 cover charge.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (March 6): Rain or shine, the Pomona Swap Meet is happening this Sunday at Fairplex! Shop and swap automobile parts and take in the sight of thousands classic cars on display. It’s a great way to connect with car enthusiasts in the local area and one of the best events for low-priced car parts. For more information visit pomonaswapmeet.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 tanji@fairplex.com

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Asian American Expo

We were b u s y this weekend at Fairplex! Check out what our campus looked like:

Asian American Expo
We kicked things off with the Asian American Expo and it. was. packed. It seems like everywhere you went there was something to eat, buy or do.

We had a blast checking out the cosplay at Anime Impulse, watching guests chow down on fried squid, noodles and desserts of every kind, and clapping along with audiences captivated by Taiko drummers, Tahitian dancers, martial arts demonstrations and more in the expo halls.

On top of that, the Expo also featured several live musical performances, DJ sets and a sample clothing sale.

It was impossible to be bored for a single second and we are already looking forward to next year’s Lunar New Year celebrations!

Pomona Swap Meet
Literally hours after the first night of Asian American Expo came to a close, car enthusiasts started rolling in for the monthly Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show.

Photo Cred: @skanlouz_1996

As always, guests shopped parts for their current auto projects, showed off their classic cars and enjoyed food and drinks with fellow visitors. Thankfully it wasn’t raining so we enjoyed a sunny Sunday on all sides of campus.

We’re taking a slight breather today but it won’t be long before we’re making preparations for the Grand National Roadster Show. Hope your weekend was as fun as ours was!

For more information on Fairplex events, visit Fairplex.com.

January Events at Fairplex!

Happy new year! We are back from our holiday break and Fairplex is busier than ever. Check out our January happenings below!

Music Run January Events at Fairplex!  The Music Run (Jan 9): We’re starting our “fun run” season with The Music Run. There is a DJ set up at each kilometer mark, spinning pop, rock, hip-hop, oldies and EDM. The best part? You choose the music. Click here to cast your votes. Dance with your fellow runners and celebrate fitness in 2016! For more information visit themusicrun.com.

Reptile Super Show January Events at Fairplex!  Reptile Super Show (Jan 9-10): TheReptile Super Showis back! Our halls will be filled with lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles and other friendly, scaly creatures. Shop supplies for your pets or adopt a new one! For more information click here.


Asian American Expo January Events at Fairplex!  Asian American Expo (Jan 16-17): The Asian American Expo is all about food, entertainment and cultural experiences.

Check out the Anime Impulse video game, anime and manga experience, sample craft beers and ciders at the Asian Beer Fest, show your digestive prowess at one of the Eating Contests and dance all night during the Lunar Palooza! And of course, there will be plenty of Asian cuisine for everyone. For more information, visit aaexpo.com.

Swap Meet January Events at Fairplex!  Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 17): The first Swap Meet & Classic Car Show of 2016 is Sunday, Jan. 17. Show off the cars you’ve been working on during winter break and shop thousands of auto parts at swap meet prices. For more information, visit pomonaswapmeet.com.

National Roadsters January Events at Fairplex!  67th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 29-31): We’re pretty sure every Southern California classic car lover will be at Fairplex for the Grand National Roadster Show.

More than 500 show vehicles will compete for awards, with hundreds of other vehicles participating in the Grand Daddy Drive-In. Let the gawking and mutual admiration begin! For more information, visit rodshows.com.

We are beyond excited for all the entertainment, learning, community events and fun we have planned for you. Stay tuned for campus updates, new and returning events, giveaways and a behind-the-scenes looks at everything we have going on in 2016. It’s going to be a great year!

L.A. Weekender: Let the holidays begin

It’s actually COLD in Southern California! Even though temperatures warm up again this weekend, it feels like December today which is enough to get us in the holiday spirit. Add some cheer to your weekend with these fun happenings in Los Angeles:

2014 Harvest Festival at Fairplex 

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show (Fri – Sun): The arrival of the Harvest Festival is a sure sign that the holidays are here. Enjoy the atmosphere of festive lights, deliciously warm winter treats and row upon row of handmade gifts all weekend at Fairplex. For more information, visit harvestfestival.com.

Village Holiday Promenade & Tree Lighting (Friday): Head over to downtown Claremont tonight after work for entertainment, Mr. & Mrs. Claus visits and the annual tree lighting ceremony.

First Fridays Los Angeles: First Fridays are a big deal in all parts of L.A. Unwind from the work week with one of these great events:

  • Pasadena Art Museums: The Pasadena Museum of California Art starts their weekend early with free museum admission from noon – 5 p.m. After that, consider visiting the nearby Norton Simon Museum is also free on the first Friday of each month after 5.
  • First Fridays Long Beach Holiday Edition: Stroll the art walk, live performances from local musicians, dining and shopping tonight. Say hi to Santa Claus and his elves, watch the annual tree and Menorah lighting, sip on hot cocoa and sing along with carolers.
  • Venice Beach First Fridays: On the Westside, Friday nights are all about Abbot Kinney Blvd. Pick your dinner from tons of food trucks, browse open galleries and take advantage of extended shopping hours.

Holiday Lights at the Getty (Saturday): No museum does the holidays better than The Getty. Get there by magic hour (sunset) and check out the lights and festive displays through 9 p.m.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Sunday): It’s the last swap meet of the year! Shop thousands of auto parts and stock up for the month, check out the classic car show and chat with fellow car lovers from all parts of Southern California. Visit pomonaswapmeet.com for more info.

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

December at Fairplex

Happy December! Where has the year gone… it seems like just yesterday we were making plans for the 2015 LA County Fair. As usual, we still have plenty of things to do at Fairplex as we welcome the holiday season. Take your pick:

twilight cruise December at FairplexProlong Twilight Cruise + Toy Drive (Dec 2): Catch the last Twilight Cruise of the year at Fairplex! Show off your prettiest hot rods, grab a beer and some friends, and wind down your week with fellow car lovers. In true holiday spirit, the event is running its’ annual Toy Drive! Bring an unwrapped toy for less fortunate kids of the Pomona Valley. For more info click here.

harvest festival December at Fairplex

Harvest Festival Original Arts & Crafts Expo (Dec 4-6): It just wouldn’t be winter 
without the Harvest Festival! Shop homemade jewelry, art, furniture, home decor and more. It’s the perfect place to holiday shop unique pieces. For more info, visit


swap meet December at FairplexPomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Dec 6): Now is the time to show off all that hard work you’ve spent on your cars! Whether you’ve been refurbishing a truck or polishing up your favorite hot rod, no one will appreciate your labor of love more than the attendees at the Pomona Swap Meet. Plus, shop thousands of auto parts at great prices. Click here for event times and more info.

train museum December at FairplexRailGiants Train Museum (Dec. 12-13): Take a historical journey back to the glory days of the American Railroad at the RailGiants Train Museum. It’s free to the public and enjoyable for train lovers of all ages. Learn more about the exhibit here.

holiday half marathon December at FairplexHoliday Half-Marathon (Dec 13-14): Run off the last of the Thanksgiving pounds (or just stock up for those extra holiday calories) at the Holiday Half-Marathon! Dress up in your Santa hats and elf tutus and join the fun. Register here: http://www.runholidayhalf.com/

garden railroad December at FairplexFairplex Garden Railroad (Dec 14): There’s nothing quite like the magic of this miniature world, sitting right here at Fairplex. Explore detailed scenic displays, including replicas of some of Pomona’s oldest and most beloved buildings. Our volunteers are always working on new projects and are happy to share on the latest updates!

The railroad is open to the public on the second weekend of each month and we would love to see your faces before the year ends!  For more info on the Fairplex Garden Railroad, visit fgrr.org

For more information on Fairplex and all our upcoming events, please visit us at fairplex.com. Happy Holidays!

L.A. Weekender: Fairplex Happenings

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you all had a very productive week and that y’all are ready to get the weekend started. If you are like me and don’t have anything planned for this weekend, then please continue reading this blog because this weekend is packed with events perfect for all age groups.

PublicAuction 150x132 L.A. Weekender: Fairplex HappeningsPublic Auction (April 17-18): Countless cars, pickup trucks, vans, SUV’s and other vehicles will be auctioned off at Fairplex this Saturday. If interested, preview day is Friday and actual bidding and sale is Saturday. Event will take place on White Avenue Lot, through Gate 9. Free parking at Gate 23 on Fairplex & Puddingstone Drives. For more information about this free admission event visit the Fairplex events page.

Palates 150x132 L.A. Weekender: Fairplex HappeningsPalates & Palettes: Food, Wine and Paint (April 18): This month’s Palates and Palettes event revolves around French artist Henri Matisse. Enjoy complimentary food pairings presented by Vince Cavalli of McKinley’s Grille and wine selections from Nice, France, selected by Silverlake Wine. In this unique and relaxing ambiance, you will create an original painting guided by an experienced art teacher as you listen to relaxing and regional music in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. All materials are provided, and you will take home your finished work at the end of the evening. All levels are encouraged, no experience required. There are still a few spots open! Register here!

FamilyArt 150x132 L.A. Weekender: Fairplex HappeningsMillard Sheets Art Center Free Family Workshops: The Millard Sheets Art Center is bringing back its free family art workshops focusing on art skills and fun craft projects for the whole family. Projects will be taught in Spanish & English with one group for parents and elementary students and another for middle school students, so make sure to join the fun! For more information about this event visit the Fairplex events page.

Cosmo 150x132 L.A. Weekender: Fairplex HappeningsCosmo Run 7K (April 18): LADIES, Cosmo Run 7K is this Saturday! Ditch your place and come have fun at this all ladies evening event! Participating in a 7K does not have to be boring, so gather your sisters, friends and female colleagues and register for the event. Your race swag will include a Cosmo 7k martini glass, goody bag and more. The finish line will have 3 different Three Olive Vodka Cosmo stations – each featuring a different Cosmo flavor! To learn more about this event visit the the Fairplex events page.

PomonaSwapMeet 150x132 L.A. Weekender: Fairplex HappeningsPomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (April 19): According to weather reports, Sunday’s weather will be perfect for our Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show. Hundreds of original and restored classic vehicles will be on display and for sale in six specialized Car Corral sections: Pre 1985 Classics, any year Corvettes, any year Porsches, Pre 1959 Street Rods, Pre 1985 Volkswagens and Pre 1985 Imports. General admission is $10 and children 12 and under are free. For more information visit www.fairplex.com.

To see what else is going on at Fairplex, please check out our Events Page.

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

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Holiday season kicks off at Fairplex

This weekend was the perfect beginning to the holidays at Fairplex. In Expo Hall 4 we had the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, where guests shopped thousands of unique handcrafted gifts, and got swept into the holiday spirit by live performances, twinkling lights and a delicious array of tasty cookies, cakes, nuts and other winter goodies.

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Meanwhile over in Expo Hall 6, the furriest and friendliest of our visitors took up residence Saturday afternoon at the Holiday Pet Expo. Pets and their owners took photos with Santa, sampled treats and watched agility and obedience demonstrations. Tis’ the season to determine who’s naughty or nice, after all!

Finally, Sunday Funday began bright and early at the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show on the other side of Fairplex. Flocks of car enthusiasts spent the morning and afternoon perusing auto parts, checking out classic cars and enjoying a shared appreciation of the beauty of the automobile.

The fun is just beginning, with the Holiday Half Marathon coming up next weekend and a number of festive parties taking place at Fairplex in December. For a full list of upcoming events visit fairplex.com.

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