Pomona Swap Meet: A History

The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is this Sunday! A long-standing tradition at Fairplex, the swap meet is one of many car-culture events we have on a year-round basis.

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It’s quite a sight to see so many original and restored classic vehicles in one place: Pre-1985 Classics, Corvettes, Porsches, Pre-1959 Street Rods, Pre-1985 Volkswagens and Imports.

In addition to the car show, there are thousands of auto parts, automobilia and accessories to shop. It’s truly a classic car paradise.

We’re proud to have been a part of this globally-known event since Day 1. Come shop, swap and cruise with us this Sunday! More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

August at Fairplex

We,along with the rest of the world, is wondering where summer went. Kids going back to school, Christmas suddenly only four months away, and the LA County Fair mere weeks from opening. Time flies! Here’s what’s happening at Fairplex in August:

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NHRA Twilight Cruise (Aug. 2): 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.

Vans Warped Tour (Aug. 6): What would summer be without Vans Warped Tour? Check out up-and-coming indie talent + major established rock artists. Warped Tour has been an icon for youth, punk rock and skate culture, and we love seeing the diverse crowd and lineups they bring every year. Tickets on sale now. For more info, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

Reptile Super Show (Aug. 12): Shop reptiles, amphibians and turtles and stock up on supplies, cages, lights, supplements and other pet necessities. Learn best practices for taking care of your scaly and slithery pets at educational workshops and possibly take a new friend home! For more information visit reptilesupershow.com.

Quinceanera y Novias Expo (Aug. 20): Quinceanera Magazine returns to Fairplex for the Quinceanera y Novias Expo! Browse top-line vendors for your quinceanera, Sweet 16, prom or wedding! See the latest trends in gowns, makeup and hair, decorations, choreography, cakes and more! Click here for more info.

LA County Fair Premiere Party (Aug. 31): Travel down the rabbit hole and into the 2017 LA County Fair Premiere Party! Guests will get a sneak peek of the LA County Fair’s Flower & Garden Pavilion as they enjoy expert-crafted food and drinks, along with award-winning wine from the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the Jurassic Planet attraction before our Opening Day! For more information on tickets and reservations, click here.

Visit our Fairplex Calendar for a full list of upcoming events. See you soon!

Fairplex Snapshot: BuildABeast Experience 2017

While we may be known for the LA County Fair, car shows, drag races and craft fairs, we’ve also hosted our fair share of the performing arts!

The BuildABeast Experience is back at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center for a full week of dancing. Founded by celebrity choreographer Will “WilldaBeast” Adams, BuildABeast invites dancers of all ages to spend a week learning from the pros and ultimately audition to join the immaBEAST dance crew.

It’s non-stop dancing and an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best of the best. We love seeing so much talent gathered on our campus!

Fairplex Snapshot: LA Veterans Expo 2017

The inaugural Los Angeles County Veterans Resources Expo is today at Fairplex! The office of Supervisor Hilda Solis has put together a fantastic event here in Expo Hall 9 for veterans and their families.

Over 200 employers are here, ready to hire veterans. In addition to these awesome companies, a number of health, career, housing and other resources are available. If you’re a veteran, please come join us now – 4 p.m. Parking is free at Gate 9.

For more event information visit lavetexpo.com. Thank you to Hilda Solis and her team for hosting here at Fairplex!

Weekend of Soccer at Fairplex

Did you know we have soccer fields at Fairplex? You may have seen them if you were at Kaboom! this weekend, located near the old barns. Thanks to “The Fields” as they’re now called, we are able to add more diverse events to our campus:

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We’re excited to be part of the Copa Bud Light 6v6 soccer tournament series! 6v6 teams will compete during the day, with the winning team receiving $1,000.

In addition to soccer, guests can listen to live performances from Jesus Mendoza, Duques, Macondo y su Sonora, SOUL, Josue and Erika Garza.

We invite you to bring the family down for a full day of games, live music, food and drinks. Admission is FREE! Come check out The Fields and see who wins the tournament. More info available at budlight.com.

Southern California Sports Club
SoCal Sports Club made Fairplex their team home earlier this year. You may have seen them playing against other teams in the National Premiere Soccer League on weekends. Their next game is Sunday, July 9 at 11 a.m. against Temecula SC.

Fairplex Events Soccer Weekend of Soccer at Fairplex Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 & under. Food & drinks available for purchase at The Fields.

If you like soccer, we hope you’ll join us this weekend for these events! More information on both events, and other Fairplex happenings, available at Fairplex.com.

Weekend Recap: Cheers Festival

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:

Cheers – LA’s Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival
The Cheers festival is an annual summertime celebration of the award-winning wines, spirits and craft beers from the Los Angeles International Competitions.

Guests can taste the various drinks, choose their dinner from a variety of food trucks, bid on silent auction items and dance the night away! It’s always a good time and, for us, the official start of summer.

Proceeds benefit the educational programs in The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Check out what our guests saw below:





Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Paint, wine, music and dance

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:

Sancocho Festival:



Palates & Palettes Wine and Paint Night:

Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

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:

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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!