May at Fairplex

…and all of a sudden, it was May. Sure, it’s overcast now, but it won’t be long until the temperatures start to rise and another month of fun events begins. Here’s what we have coming up:

may May at FairplexRoss / McCracken Learning Expo (May 6): This free, family-friendly event celebrates the exciting aspects of science, math, the arts and education as a whole.

Students can participate in hands-on educational exhibitions while parents can learn how to get their children into college. Free parking + admission; located in Expo Hall 9. Open 12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.

This event is co-sponsored by Fairplex, Pomona’s Promise, Pomona Unified School District and the City of Pomona.

West Coast Historical Militaria Collectibles Show (May 11-12): Explore a huge assortment of militaria antiques and collectibles covering a span of time periods and countries. Adults: $10, Kids: $5; active military and their families are free! Parking is $12 at Gate 17, located off Fairplex Drive. The show is located in Expo Hall 4. To learn more about this show, click here.

Foam Glow 5K (May 12): While treasure hunters are busy exploring the aisles of the Militaria show during the day, runners and weekend warriors can find their fill of fun at the Foam Glow 5K throughout the rest of our campus at night! This fun run invites guests to run, dance, skip and stroll through a three-mile course of glow-in-the-dark foam. For registration and additional event info, visit here.

48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair (May 15-19): If you know Fairplex, you know that agriculture is a big focus for us. We’re thrilled to once again host the 48th District Schools’ Agriculture & Nutrition Fair this month!

This week-long event features thousands of agricultural-themed projects from 100+ schools in Los Angeles, as well as exhibits from various ag organizations from the county, showing our agriculture (water, plant s, bees, fiber, food an dairy) affect our everyday lives.

Admission is free! Visit Fairplex.com for more info.

Mission Circuit Dog Show (May 24-28): The final weekend of May goes to the dogs… literally. The Mission Circuit Dog Show returns to Fairplex with 8,000 competing for awards and t op honors. Admission is FREE! Click here for more info.

Canine Scent Work Competition (May 26-27): Scent Work is a sport that celebrates dogs and their innate sense of smell. Based on the work of professional detection dogs,

The Scent Work competition challenges dogs to search (sniff) for cotton swabs saturated in essential oils in a search area. When the dog finds the scent, he/she communicates the find to the handler, who communicates this with the judge.

Come see what it’s all about, or register for it yourself here.

Other Events: Twilight Cruise (May 2), Food Truck Thursdays (every Thursday), Fairplex Garden Railroad (May 13) and RailGiants Train Museum (May 12-13), SoCal MFA Open House (weekends)

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 Weekender: Fun in the sun

Get ready for another busy weekend at Fairplex! It’s supposed to be in the 80s both Saturday and Sunday, which means perfect weather for all our outdoor events. Check out what we have planned:

happy Friday 8 Fairplex Weekender: Fun in the sun Bubble Run 5K (Sat): The Bubble Run invites you to jog, skip, walk/run through a 5K filled with suds, bubbles and foam (lots of foam)  this Saturday. Once you reach the finish line get ready to party and dance with your fellow runners. Sign up here.

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/

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Sun): Classic cars return to Fairplex this Sunday 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.

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.

RailGiants Train Museum Open House (Sat & Sun): Visit the RailGiants Train Museum at Fairplex this Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Climb aboard historic trains and speak with our docents to learn more about some of the country’s most well preserved Locomotives. Admission is FREE! More info at railgiants.org.

Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (Sun): Walk through our miniature railroad exhibit this Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our volunteers will be on-site to show you the latest project updates, walk you around this little world, and answer any questions you might have about one of our oldest Fair exhibits. More info at fgrr.org.

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

Food Truck Thursday Preview: 4/12

Food Truck Thursdays = no cooking, no cleaning, and delicious food for everyone! Here are some of the trucks that will be here tomorrow evening:

Belly Bombz


The Taco Cartel


Crepes Bonaparte


The Deli Doctor


Baby’s Badass Burgers


Oaxaca On Wheels


Pellegrino’s Italian Food Truck

Other food trucks include Rice Balls of Fire, Chow Down and Got Paella! (Please note food trucks are subject to change.)

Food Truck Thursdays are every week from April – August unless otherwise stated. Open 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission & parking at Gate 1. We’re located in the parking lot across from the NHRA Motorsports Museum.

Hope to see you there!

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 Snapshot: Modern Pentathlon So Far

Modern Pentathlon World Cup II is happening right now at Fairplex! This Olympic sport has been in existence since the 1900s and has been testing the endurance of athletes around the world ever since. (You can learn more about how the sport works here.)

Take a look at what’s gone down so far:

Opening Ceremonies
The Opening Ceremonies were once again held at The Farm at Fairplex. Pomona’s own Garey High School Marching Band and La Verne VFW Post 12034 Band of Brothers joined us in celebrating the athletes on Tuesday evening.




Women’s & Men’s Qualification
Monday and Tuesday were reserved for qualifying rounds for both men & women. Full results are available here and here.




We’re currently in the middle of the Women’s Finals. Stay tuned for additional updates! You can also watch all sporting events and results live at uipmtv.org.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Art, cheer & engineering

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

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
The third annual SoCal MFA exhibition opened this weekend. Congratulations to all the students who contributed to this wonderful exhibition. Your hard work and talent are appreciated and it is an honor to host your work here at the Millard Sheets Art Center.



SHARP International Cheer Competition


ASME E-Fest West