Weekend Recap: Art, food and sports

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:

So Cal BBQ Bash & Expo 




MFA Juried Exhibition Opening (Millard Sheets Art Center Gallery)



BT5K (Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K)


So Cal Sports Club Soccer Game

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Like we said earlier this week, May is a busy month for us and we’re excited to get going. Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekender: So Cal BBQ Bash & more

The warm weather is back this weekend! Soak in the sun’s rays and check out one (or more!) of these events happening at Fairplex this weekend:

pexels photo 30 1024x682 Fairplex Weekender: So Cal BBQ Bash & more 48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair (May 19 & 20): The annual 48th District Schools’ Ag & Nutrition Fair is ending this weekend. We recommend checking it out while you’re here! See thousands of student exhibits and projects about the importance of agriculture and nutrition in everyday life. Admission is FREE. More info available at Fairplex.com.

So Cal BBQ Bash & Expo (May 20): We’re very excited to welcome the So Cal BBQ Bash & Expo to Fairplex this Saturday! Sample all the delicious BBQ competition entries, listen to live music, attend cooking demos and workshops and sip on ice cold craft beer (for the 21+ crowd!) Kids 11 & under get in free — and there are plenty of fun kids’ activities for them to enjoy. For more information, including tickets, hours and a schedule of events, visit SoCalBBQBash.com.

SoCal Sports Club Soccer Game (May 20): The Southern California Sports Club returns to The Fields at Fairplex to play against the City of Angels FC Saturday night. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. More info here.

SoCal MFA Exhibition Opening Reception (May 20):The SoCal MFA Exhibition at the Millard Sheets Art Center features nearly 50 MFA students from San Diego to Santa Barbara in varying media. We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Saturday night, beginning at 6 p.m. The exhibition is open May 20 – June 10 on weekends; admission is free. For more information regarding our MFA exhibition click here.

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K (May 21): Closing out the weekend is the Los Angeles Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K on Sunday morning. While registration is closed now, you can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association and their other events here.

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Like we said earlier this week, May is a busy month for us and we’re excited to get going. Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Weekend Recap: Fun at Fairplex

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:

West Coast Historical Militaria Collectibles Show
Expo Hall 4 was filled with a treasure trove of history, from militaria collectibles to historical reenactments.


Bubble Run 5K
Thank goodness it didn’t start raining until today! It was bright and sunny on Saturday for our fun runners as they made their way through this colorful, sudsy adventure.




We had a blast learning, living and playing this weekend on our campus. See what’s coming up next at Fairplex.com!

Weekend Recap: Dance, music, learning and foam

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:

Foam Glow 5K
Whether you like running or not, you have to admit, fun runs make for excellent Instagram pics, especially when glow-in-the-dark foam is involved!



ShowBiz Talent Show

10th Annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo

Cinco de Mayo Festival
Despite the rain, our guests had a great time listening to live music, dancing and celebrating together in the infield!



We had a blast learning, living and playing this weekend on our campus. See what’s coming up next at Fairplex.com!

Fairplex Weekender: So much to do, so little time

Say hello to the weekend, because Friday is finally here! We hope you’ll join us for at least one event this weekend — we have a lot going on, from shopping to running to dancing to learning. Keep reading to see what we have planned this week:

field meadow flower pink 1024x680 Fairplex Weekender: So much to do, so little time Hot Tub & Swim Spa Show (May 5-7): The Hot Tub & Swim Spa Show is having a huge sale at Fairplex this weekend, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend! Shop hundreds of hot tubs and swim spas (with free delivery!) and on-site financing options. More info available at spapoolandbbqshow.com. Event located at Expo Hall 7, parking at Gate 9 on White Ave.

Showbiz Regional Talent Show (May 5-6): There’s no business like show business, and the Showbiz Regional Talent Show proves that! Experience the Showbiz tradition of dance competition excellence this weekend at Fairplex. Spectator admission is FREE! For more information visit showbiztalent.com.Event located at Expo Hall 5, parking at Gate 9 on White Ave. 

Kentucky Derby Buffet (May 6): Watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby this Saturday at our restaurant, Finish Line Sports Bar & Grill. We have a delicious buffet menu, including salads, tri-tip, and a delicious array of desserts. Tables fill up fast so reserve yours at (909) 865-4151! More info available here. Parking available at Gate 12 on White Ave.

Foam Glow 5K (May 6): Run (or walk, dance, skip etc) your way through the a three-mile course with plenty of Foam Zones along the way! Get splashed with different colored foam that glows under the black lights, then celebrate at the after party at the end! All foam is 100% natural and non-toxic. Register before it sells out! More info at foamglow.com. Parking available at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

10th Annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo (May 7): Explore an array of projects created by Pomona and Diamond Bar students at this free educational event! Learn how to build skeletons from owl pellets, view stars and constellations in a huge planetarium and other activities for all ages. This is a truly hands-on education experience, touching on subjects like science, mathematics, service learning and the arts. Admission and parking are FREE! Event located in Expo Hall 9, free parking at Gate 9. For more information, click here.

Cinco de Mayo Festival (May 7): Last, but certainly not least, Que Buena LA is bringing their Cinco de Mayo festival back to Fairplex! Enjoy performances from popular artists including Luis Coronel, Los Nuevos Rebeldes, Grupo Alta Consigna and others! Admission is FREE but a ticket is needed. To get your free ticket, click here. Parking available at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Like we said earlier this week, May is a busy month for us and we’re excited to get going. Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Weekend Recap: Street Machine Nationals

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:

Street Machine Nationals





Southern California Sports Club Soccer Match

Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run

We had a blast learning, living and playing this weekend on our campus. See what’s coming up next at Fairplex.com!

April at Fairplex

april 300x300 April at Fairplex April showers? They seem to be non-existent at Fairplex! We’ve enjoyed nothing but light breezes and sunny skies so far this month and it’s put us in the best of moods. We hope you’ll come through and enjoy the weather and our April events with us. Check it out:

Food Truck Thursdays Returns (April 6): It wouldn’t be spring without Food Truck Thursdays! Starting April 6, a variety of food trucks will set up shop in the Gate 1 parking lot in the evenings. Enjoy your choice of eats, music, drinks and community. Admission and parking are FREE — enter through Gate 1. Visit our Events Calendar for the latest updates on which food trucks will be featured each week.

Fairplex Events Palettes 233x300 April at Fairplex Palates & Palettes: (April 8): Wine and paint, anyone? Novices and pros alike are invited to wine, dine and learn to paint at the Millard Sheets Art Center this Saturday night! Guests will learn how to paint like pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Enjoy rich food like New York steak and fried mac & cheese paired with delectable wines. RSVP here.

Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (April 8 & 9): “America’s Car Show” is roaring back to Fairplex — the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals are taking over the campus this weekend! Feast your eyes on more than 1,000 high-end cars, watch the Autocross action and enjoy live music, prize giveaways and auto vendors. Tickets, event times and parking details available here.

Deaf United Expo (April 22): The most exciting Deaf Cultural Event in America will be at Fairplex April 22. Guests are invited to participate in workshops, exhibits, entertainment, job and career fairs and other activities for the deaf community. Admission is FREE! More information available here.

Tiki Cats at The Fair (April 29-30): Calling all cat lovers! The Santa Monica Cat Club presents the “Tiki Cats at The Fair” Cat Show. Judges from across the country will decide which cat deserves the title of Best In Show. See cats of all breeds, kittens and adults  alike. Vendors will feature specialty cat foods, treats, grooming supplies, cat trees and more. For more information, including ticket prices and hours, click here!

Fairplex Events Soccer FB 300x300 April at Fairplex Soccer Games: Our infields are now home to The Southern California Sports Club! Watch their matches against various National Premier Soccer League teams every other Saturday this month (April 8, 22, 29). View their full schedule here.

Other Events: Some of our favorite events, like the NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise, Giant Spring RV Show, Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show, B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School, and public runs of the Fairplex Garden Railroad and RailGiants Train Musem will also be happening this month. Busy, busy, busy!

For more info on any of these events, please visit us at Fairplex.com.

If you’re hanging out with us, share your experiences on social media! Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex in your captions. We’d love to hear from you.

Weekend Recap: Walk, Run, Dance, Repeat

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:

World of Dance
The energy was through the roof this weekend at the World of Dance Tour! A celebration of all things urban dance, lifestyle and culture, the amount of talent packed onto our campus was inspiring:




PVW Run/Walk Celebration of Heroes
While World of Dance was blowing up indoors, the exterior parts of our campus played host to the annual PVW Fun Run/Walk!


This wonderful organization dedicates their time to working with adults who have developmental disabilities, providing services such as vocational training and placement services.

We had a blast learning, living and playing this weekend on our campus. See what’s coming up next at Fairplex.com!

April Farm Dinner Menu Announced

We take the farm-to-table movement to the next level with our Farm at Fairplex Dinner Series! Guests of this unique dining experience watch our chefs select vegetables, fruits and herbs straight from our crops for a truly authentic farm-to-table dinner.

farm dinner 1024x588 April Farm Dinner Menu Announced Each dinner is paired with wine, spirits or local craft beer. Our next event (Friday, April 7) features selections from Banfi Wines. Take a look at the menu:

Cocktails at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.


FIRST COURSE

Charred cardoon, easter egg radish, shaved fennel, tatsoi, burnt honey and miso vinaigrette
San Angelo Pinot Grigio Toscana 2015

SECOND COURSE
Wood fire roasted white seabass, dried lemongrass butter, arancia cauliflower, micro arugula
La Pettegola Vermentino Toscana 2015

THIRD COURSE
Brioche, leek stuffed jidori chicken, romanesco, crispy spigarello, star anise jus
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Castello 2011

FOURTH COURSE
Coffee crusted smoked beef tenderloin, vanilla bean parsnip puree, braised mustard greens
Belnero Toscana IGT Castello 2013

DESSERTS
Dark chocolate pots du creme, lemon balm and loquat chutney, 2017 farm olive oil, maldon sea salt
ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2013

Pricing:
$95 prepaid
$110 at the door
$150 Chef Table experience, limit of 4 seats
All prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity.

If you wish to join us for our upcoming Farm Dinner, please call McKinley’s Grille at (909) 868-5915 to make your reservation. We’d love to have you!

More information on our Farm Dinners can be found here.

Weekend Recap: Learning & playing

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:

Spring in The Farm
Our annual celebration of all things agriculture was a huge success! More than 1,000 guests of all ages visited The Farm at Fairplex and learned about the ins and outs of one of America’s largest industries. From animals to food tastings, gardening workshops to hay baling demonstrations, the fun and learning were non-stop all day.



Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED
Meanwhile in Expo Hall 4, learning of a different — bigger — scope was taking place in the form of life-size dinosaurs, fossil digs and prehistoric fun for the kids. Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED provided the perfect blend of entertainment and education as guests went back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.



SoCal Sports Club Soccer Match
Fairplex has soccer fields! That’s right — we’ve revamped part of our infield into gorgeous grassy fields perfect for soccer. Soccer team Southern California Sports Club (SCSC) now calls Fairplex their home turf, and they had their first ever home game Saturday night against the Riverside Coras.

Although SCSC lost to the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Southwest Conference leaders Deportivo Coras 2-1, the game was exciting to the very end on both sides.

We had a blast learning, living and playing this weekend on our campus. See what’s coming up next at Fairplex.com!