The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals

Fairplex TLC smmnc The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals One of our most successful event partnerships is with the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (SMMCN), which will be celebrating its 4th annual event with us this year.

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While the event itself is always exciting and fun, their dedication and support of our automotive students is even more important to us.

Fairplex TLC axcgroup The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals Every year a portion of the SMMCN net proceeds are donated to the Alex Xydias & Pete Chapouris Center for Automotive Arts (AXC). Their support helps our students through our rigorous two-year automotive industry certification program.

Thank you SMMCN!

For more information on the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals event, click here.
To learn more about our auto education program, click here.

Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Mecum Auctions

The Learning Centers at Fairplex has teamed up with Mecum for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our auto students! The seller of a rare 2-door Lincoln Continental will donate auction proceeds to benefit the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts at Fairplex.

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The car will be auctioned off today at the Mecum Auctions Collector-Car show here on campus. Students and teachers from the auto center took a tour of the event and auction operations yesterday during set-up and will be present this afternoon when the 1947 Lincoln Continental crosses the auction block.

Our auto education program has been built in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic car enthusiasts from the Inland Valley.

Thanks to our rich history with car events, we have been able to provide our students with a number of wonderful educational opportunities to better equip them for a career in the automotive industry.

Thank you Mecum for a great partnership with The Learning Centers!

To learn more about The Learning Centers at Fairplex programs click here.

To learn more about the Mecum Auctions LA show, click here.

Weekend Recap: 2017 Grand National Roadster Show

Tens of thousands of guests attended the 68th annual Grand National Roadster Show this year. Our expo halls and surrounding areas were lined with gorgeous classic cars of every style, year and color.

The Mulholland Speedster, built by the Hollywood Hot Rods team received the coveted America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award.

Other fun activities included the Pin-up Doll competition, the Grand Daddy Drive-In, where auto enthusiasts could show off their cars to one another, shopping and art.

Congratulations to all who won awards and thank you to all our guests who joined us for this event. We’re always glad to welcome the GNRS to our grounds. For more information on what’s next at Fairplex, visit!

Fairplex Weekender: Asian American Expo, Wine & Paint Night and more

Hellooooo Friday! Even though we’re working this weekend, we are actually looking forward to all of these events. We love what we do, and who we host. Check out what’s going on at Fairplex this weekend:

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Asian American Expo (Jan 14 & 15): One of our biggest events this month, the Asian American Expo is all things cultural: food, dance, art and entertainment. This year the expo features several events like Anime Impulse, where guests can cosplay, attend panels, browse artist alleys and check out a car show. The Silk Show Sample Sale features a number of great brands selling wares at 50-80% off retail price, as well as a sneaker show. Other activities include an eating contest, tons of food and shopping vendors, and live entertainment celebrating a variety of Asian cultures. Admission is $11 per person. Parking is $11 at Gate 9 (Blue Gate). For more information visit us at

Palates & Palettes – Monet (Jan 14): Our wine & paint series, Palates & Palettes returns to the Millard Sheets Art Center this Saturday night. Journey to the world of Claude Monet as you learn to paint one of his masterpieces from an art instructor, while enjoying wine & food pairings inspired from his homeland of France. All supplies (including wine & food!) are provided. Please RSVP here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 15): The Pomona Swap Meet returns to Fairplex bright and early Sunday morning. More than 30,000 car parts, accessories, automobilia and vintage rides will span 15 miles of our campus. It’s the perfect place to mingle with the auto community, shop parts and check out rides. More info at

RailGiants Train Museum Free Admission (Jan 14 & 15): Last but not least, the on-site RailGiants Train Museum is hosting their free monthly museum days this weekend. Take a journey back in time to the glory days of the American Railroad. Explore a number of well preserved locomotives and speak with docents on the history of trains in our nation. More info at

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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

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‘. 

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

Cheers to 2017!


December at Fairplex

Happy December! Things are looking merry and bright here at Fairplex and we’re ready to celebrate the end of 2016 with some of our favorite traditional events. Check it out:

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Harvest Festival (Dec. 2-4): Our month starts off with the Original Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts Show! This is the place to shop for handmade gifts.

We love the atmosphere of cheery holiday music, glowing lights, tasty treats and row upon row of artisan items. For more information, visit

PomonaSwapMeet December at Fairplex Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Dec. 4): Our last Pomona Swap Meet of 2016 is this Sunday! Shop thousands of car parts & accessories, enjoy the sight of hundreds of classic cars, and hang out with fellow car enthusiasts. More info available at


HolidayHalf December at Fairplex Holiday Half Marathon (Dec. 10-11): December wouldn’t be December without the Holiday Half Marathon! The fun starts on Saturday, Dec.10 with the health & fitness expo, Holiday 5K and the Kids 1K Penguin Waddle.

Runners can also register during this time. The actual half marathon is on Sunday, with runners starting their race at Fairplex. For registration information, schedule of events and more, visit

RVShow December at Fairplex Giant LA Winter RV Show: We end 2016 with the return of the Giant LA Winter RV Show. Roadtrippers can shop the latest in travel fun and speak with experts on various products and services. More info at

Other Events: Other events include the Hot Tub Swim Spa Show (Dec. 2-4), the NHRA Museum’s Twilight Cruise, and Darbar E Khalsa. Hours, parking and additional information is available on our events calendar at


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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

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 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 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!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Cars, brides and dance

We had our first hot weekend of 2016 — and if you were here on Saturday you know the sun was out in full force! Despite the heat, we loved the events we hosted over the past two days. See how it went!

Sancocho Festival

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The Sancocho Festival was a colorful array of dance, music, costumes, food and fun. It was a true celebration of all things Latin American culture. Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Honduras were represented across all stages. What a day!

Pomona Swap Meet
The sun rose to the familiar sight of classic cars, auto parts and roadster enthusiasts Sunday morning. We’re always glad to see the Pomona Swap Meet on our grounds. It’s a great way to kick off the month!

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Luckily, Sunday wasn’t as hot as Saturday, which made the shopping, eating, drinking and cruising a breeze for our guests.

Other Events
The Giant RV Spring Show also kicked off this weekend. If you’re planning on taking a road trip this summer, stop here first for the best deals and take advantage of the expertise of travel reps.

Bride World Expo brought wedding dresses, tuxedos, cakes, catering, DJs, photographers, planners, limos and anything else you could possibly need for the Big Day to Fairplex. We hope the brides-to-be found what they were looking for icon smile Fairplex Weekend Recap: Cars, brides and dance

That’s a wrap on this weekend! See what else is coming up at Fairplex on our Events Calendar. We hope you’re having a great Monday icon smile Fairplex Weekend Recap: Cars, brides and dance

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Pink, paint, Pomona Swap Meet

We took full advantage of the perfect Southern California weather this weekend with a fun run, volunteering, painting and cruising. Read on for our weekend recap!

Cosmo Run 7K
We went pink this Saturday for the All-Ladies Cosmo Run 7K! Ladies clad in bright pink shirts dominated the 4.3 mile course and finished at the Longboard Bar & Grill with — you guessed it — pink cosmos and medals. We had a blast hosting this event again!

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Pomona Beautification Day

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We joined community organizations and volunteers for a morning of cleaning, painting, sweeping, planting and other service projects.

We wrapped things up by giving our 1,800 volunteers complimentary tickets to the 2016 LA County Fair. What a day!


Palates & Palettes: Georgia O’Keeffe
Our third Palates & Palettes wine and paint session of the year celebrated the talents of USA painter Georgia O’Keeffe. It’s always fun seeing how everyone’s paintings turn out (especially after those first couple glasses of wine icon smile Fairplex Weekend Recap: Pink, paint, Pomona Swap Meet

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Pomona Swap Meet
We ended the weekend with the Pomona Swap Meet. There’s something special about the sight of hundreds of classic cars set against the San Gabriel Mountains and a SoCal sunny day…

All in all, it was definitely a fun weekend for us. Stay tuned with us as we document Fairplex happenings this week!