Fairplex Weekend Recap: Farm Dinner & CicLAvia

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

Hess Collection Farm Dinner
Our sold-out Farm Dinner was a success! Each course was paired with wine from The Hess Collection. It was perfect weather for an al fresco dinner on Friday night:



CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills
We were super excited to learn that we would be a part of the inaugural CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills event this past Sunday! For those who don’t know, CicLAvia is an event that takes places throughout Los Angeles County, and shuts down long stretches of road for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Heart of the Foothills route wound through the cities of Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas and La Verne. Each city had a dedicated hub along the route; we were part of the Pomona Hub.

Our Creative team built a mini LA County Fair, complete with Fair food stands, farm animals, crafts and photo opps our mascot, Thummer the Pig! Our street team was also on hand with fun giveaways, including Fair tickets and exclusive Fair pins.

All in all, it was a great day. We enjoyed spending time getting to know our neighbors more, and to work with the City of Pomona to make our Hub a success.

We had a great time both with our guests at Fairplex and out in the community. Thanks to all who joined us for another weekend of fun!

For more information on upcoming Fairplex happenings visit Fairplex.com.

Fairplex Weekender: Ag, crafts, art and spas

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

finally friday 1 Fairplex Weekender: Ag, crafts, art and spas Stamp & Scrapbook Expo(Thurs – Sat): It’s a crafter’s paradise at Fairplex this weekend! Crop parties, shopping, make & take workshops, door prizes and more await you at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Get inspired for your next project and gather all the supplies you’ll need. Admission is $10 at the door. Located inside Expo Hall 9 and the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center. For more information click here.

Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Fri – Sun): Shop hundreds of hot tubs and swim spas at deep discounts up to 80% off! The show includes trade-ins, free delivery and 18-month interest free financing to qualified buyers. Open Friday – Sunday inside Expo Hall 6. Admission is FREE! Click here for more info.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (Sat): Learn how to “Grow Your Own Vegetables!” at this special event series, held at The Farm at Fairplex. We have partnered with the University of California Master Gardener Program to bring you the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative.Expert gardeners will show you how to make your own vegetable garden so you can join your neighborhood victory garden circle.

Join us 9 a.m. – noon at The Farm at Fairplex. It’s $55 for the series, or $15 per class. We’re offering a special discount rate of $10 per class for Pomona residents and $5 per class for Fairplex volunteers. Register by emailing fairplexvictorygarden@gmail.com or calling (949) 336-2904. More info available here: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition (Sat & Sun): The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enter through Gate 1. More info available here.

Spring in The Farm (Sun): Spring in The Farm is a free community event celebrating all things agriculture! Bring the whole family down to The Farm for a day of rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, petting farm animals, garden workshops and more! Admission and parking are FREE. Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter through Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. For more info, click here.

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

April at Fairplex

Check out what events are happening at Fairplex this month as we head into Spring 2018!

april1 April at Fairplex Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (April 5-7): The Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is a crafter’s paradise. Shop tons of supplies, participate in Make & Take workshops, win prizes and get inspired for your next project. Tickets available the day of the show at the registration counter.

Cost: $10 per day
Hours: Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall 9
For more information visit Fairplex.com!

Spring in The Farm (April 8): Spring in The Farm is a free community event celebrating all things agriculture! Bring the whole family down to The Farm for a day of rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, petting farm animals, garden workshops and more! Admission and parking are FREE. Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter through Gate 12 on White Ave. For more info, click here.

Pomona Swap Meet (April 15): Classic cars return to Fairplex 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.

Other Events: Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show (April 6-8), Grow Your Own Vegetables! workshops (Saturdays in April), RailGiants Train Museum (April 14-15), Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (April 15), Bubble Run 5K (April 14), Hess Farm at Fairplex Dinner (April 20)

Ongoing Events

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition: The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit on weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More info available here.

NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise: The NHRA Museum’s monthly Twilight Cruise is tomorrow! Bring your own hot rod or classic car (entry $5) and hang out with other car enthusiasts. Enjoy live music, food and discounted admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum! Parking available beginning at 2 p.m. through Gate 1. More info available here.

Food Truck Thursdays:  The return of Spring means the return of Food Truck Thursdays! Starting this Thursday, 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.

For more information about all the above events, visit fairplex.com. See you soon!

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!

March at Fairplex

We’ve heard more than one person say it: Where did February go?! It feels like January lasted a lifetime, but last month flew by in the blink of an eye. Into March we go. Here is what we have planned for this month:

march March at Fairplex Beverly Hills Dog Show (March 3 & 4): The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show is filming at Fairplex THIS weekend! The show itself will debut on USA Network on Easter Sunday (April 1).

You can watch it on TV… or you can be at the taping itself! Spectators are welcome to come to the show and see more than 1,000 purebred dogs compete for Best in Show and other categories. Admission is FREE. More info here.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (March 8-10): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival returns to Fairplex this week with all things sewing, quilting, crafting and needle art. Shop top-quality supply vendors, attend free seminars and workshops and participate in daily door prize drawings. Admission is FREE!

Dodge LX SpringFest (March 10): 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.

Western States Horse Expo (March 9-11): The Western States Horse Expo is back with seminars, demos, vendors and the local horse community. Learn the latest in training, education and care for your horse. Get equipped with the tools, knowledge and products needed to invest in the horse-owning lifestyle all year long. For more info, visit horseexpoevents.com.

Modern Pentathlon (March 26-30): Modern Pentathlon World Cup returns to Fairplex at the end of this month. This international event brings athletes from around the globe here to Fairplex, where they’ll compete in a series of sports: running, swimming, shooting, fencing and horsemanship. As the only sport created specifically for the Olympics (first joined in 1912), Pentathletes are considered to be some of the top athletes in the world. For more information, visit us at Fairplex.com/MP.

Other Events: Check out these other events happening at Fairplex in March – Belgian Tervuren Club of SoCal Agility Trial (March 1-4), Hot Tub Swim Spa Show (March 2-4), Pomona Swap Meet (March 4), RailGiants Open House (Marc 10-11), Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run March 11), The Big Spring Home & Garden Show (March 9-11), Farm at Fairplex Dinner (March 9), 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (March 15-17), Everybody’s Birdmart (March 18) and ASME E-Fest West (March 23025).

As you can see, it’s going to be an incredibly busy month. We look forward to covering it all, right here on our blog! For more information about all the above events, visit fairplex.com. See you soon!

February at Fairplex

There’s more to February at Fairplex than Valentine’s Day! Keep reading to see the diverse events we have in store for the month:

NHRAFinals February at Fairplex NHRA Winternationals (Feb. 8-11): In just a few days, the drags return for another exciting season! The 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing series kicks off with the Winternationals at the Pomona Auto Club Raceway, located here at Fairplex. Tickets are on-sale now. For more information on all tickets and event info, visit nhra.com.

Mecum February at Fairplex Mecum Auctions (Feb. 16 & 17): The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, and Road Art sales, and they’re bringing the Los Angeles auction to us!  Featured auction cars include the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, plus 600 other classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, American muscle cars, Resto Mods and more. Auction info available here.

Fairplex Events JunkinTrunk car 300x217 February at Fairplex Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (Feb. 24 & 25): Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market comes to Fairplex with more than 100 vendors from across the country.

Guests are invited to shop tons of great finds, enjoy live music and refuel on food trucks. Ticket and event information are available here.

Other Events: Charter Oak Gymnastics (Feb. 2-4), Fairplex Garden Railroad & RailGiants Train Museum public runs (Feb. 10 & 11), Giant LA RV Show (Feb. 16 – 28)Gold & Treasure Show (Feb. 24 & 25), Southern California VEX Championships (Feb. 24 & 25), and the Quinceanera Expo (Feb. 25).

We weren’t kidding when we said we’re busy this month! 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.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Retro City Festival + LA Boat Show

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from Retro City Fest and the LA Boat Show this past weekend:

Los Angeles Boat Show




Retro City Fest




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

Fairplex Weekender: Boats and video games

The weekend is almost here! Scroll down to see what we have planned on our campus:

sky trees stars california 6765 Fairplex Weekender: Boats and video games Los Angeles Boat Show (Now – Sun): The Los Angeles Boat Show is the place to be for boating lifestyle enthusiasts. Check out performance boats, jet skis, pontoons, fishing boats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! Admission is $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for military (ID required). Children 12 and younger are FREE. Parking $12. Click here for more info.

Retro City Festival (Sat & Sun): We’re incredibly excited to be the venue for Retro City Festival’s debut weekend! Celebrate the history of video gaming with the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Enjoy classic arcade games, pinball, tournaments, museums, gaming vendors and a huge console play area.

Tickets and additional event info are available at RetroCityFestival.com.

Pacific Standard Time LA / LA Art Exhibit (Sat & Sun): In 2017 our art gallery, the Millard Sheets Art Center, had the honor of hosting a part of the PST LA / LA movement: One Path Two Journeys. This particular exhibition, titled “One Path Two Journeys” showcases the work of renowned Chicano art leaders Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Both women have produced beautiful bodies of work throughout the years and now, for the first time, you can see their journeys side by side.

The exhibition is open and free to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking is free at Gate 1. For more information regarding the exhibit, and other Millard Sheets Art Center activities, click here.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Asian American Expo 2018!

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from the Asian American Expo this past weekend:

Asian American Expo





Blushcon




Anime Impulse




Did you join us for any of our holiday fun this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag @fairplex in your social media posts!

5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 2018

The Asian American Expo is at Fairplex this weekend! Celebrate the Year of the Dog with us at this unique cultural event. Here are some things we’re looking forward to this year:

5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 2018

 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20181. The food: The Asian American Expo is a foodie’s paradise when it comes to Asian cuisine. Choose from a wide variety of options: noodles, fried foods, steamed foods, sweet treats and more, hailing from a number of countries like Japan, China, Thailand and Korea. We approach the Asian Expo like we do the LA County Fair: with empty stomachs and the goal of trying as many things as possible.

Fairplex Events BlushCon makeupstock 300x199 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20182. Blushcon: New this year is Blushcon, a celebration of all things youth & beauty.

If makeup is your thing, you won’t want to miss out on meeting some of the biggest YouTube and Instagram influencers in the industry, along with makeup tips & tricks, business how-to’s and more.

Check out a full list of meet & greets, guests, panel sessions and more here.

Fairplex Events AnimeImpulse pokemon 300x168 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20183. Pokémon everywhere: Anime Impulse returns for another year at the Asian American Expo! One of the first cons of 2018, Anime Impulse is cosplay galore, along with card game tournaments, photo opps, an Itasha car show, live music, a fashion show, vendors and more.

New this year: Anime Impulse is attempting to set the new Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Pokemon Cosplayers.” All guests are invited to dress up and help make this possible! There are rules for this one, so make sure you check them out here.

Fairplex Events AsianExpo dancers 300x200 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20184. The culture: The Asian American Expo celebrates a variety of cultures and traditions. Check out dance performances, martial art demonstrations, art, food and shopping from numerous countries in Asia.

5. Fire Instagrams: Multicultural food, intricate cosplay, celebrities, a beauty con, live entertainment at every corner — whatever your IG aesthetic, there are photo opportunities everywhere. Don’t miss out!

Come and experience it all for yourself this weekend at Fairplex! The expo is open Jan. 13 & 14 (Saturday/Sunday) from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets include access to all events listed above. For more info visit AsianAmericanExpo.com!