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 Weekender: Spas, sports & trains

Happy Friday friends! Take a look at what’s happening at Fairplex this weekend:

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Hot Tub & Swim Spa Show (July 7-10): Shop hot tubs and swim spas at 40-80% off at Fairplex this weekend! Trade-ins are welcome. If you plan on purchasing at the event, free delivery and 18-month financing is available. Admission is FREE. Enter at Gate 17; event is in Expo Hall 6. More info at spapoolandbbqshow.com

COPA Budlight (July 8): Bud Light is bringing 6v6 soccer, live music, food and (of course) Bud Light to Fairplex this Saturday! Admission is FREE. More info at copabudlight.com.

Great Train Show (July 8 & 9): The Great Train Show is the nation’s only coast-to-cast model train show, and it will be at Fairplex this weekend! The show is designed for modelers, hobbyists and fans of all ages. Check out hundreds of tables of trains and accessories, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids and more. Admission is $10 for two days — cash only. Children 11 & under admitted free. Parking available at Gate 17; event is located in Expo Hall 7. Visit trainshow.com for tickets & more info.

RailGiants Train Museum (July 8 & 9): 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.

SoCal SC vs Temecula FC (July 9): The Southern California Sports Club returns to The Fields at Fairplex to play against Temecula FC Sunday morning. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. More info here.

Fairplex Garden Rail Road (July 9): 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.

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 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.

Fairplex + 4th of July = KABOOM!

What do the roar of monster trucks, the taste of tri-tip and the sparkle of fireworks have in common? KABOOM! the 4th of July celebration at Fairplex.

Fairplex Events Kaboom 300x200 Fairplex + 4th of July = KABOOM! Every year we celebrate Independence Day with an adrenaline-raising stunt show including The Human Cannonball, monster trucks and FMX riders, followed by one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California.

For dinner we offer a delicious buffet spread which includes pan-roasted Atlantic salmon, oven-roasted cracked black pepper tri-tip and an assortment of rolls, vegetables and desserts.

Fairplex Events Kaboom motocross Fairplex + 4th of July = KABOOM! If you’re in town on the 4th of July, bring your family & friends down to Fairplex for a spectacular show and a delicious dinner.

Pricing info, entertainment schedule and additional event details are available here: http://bit.ly/1XRADz4

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!

Work at the LA County Fair!

Every year we have the pleasure of hiring 1,000+ seasonal workers to help us make the LA County Fair come to life, and we’re inviting you to join us!

LACF JobFair instagram Work at the LA County Fair! We’re hiring in admissions, credentials, guest relations, parking, carnival, accounting and much more! Event details below:

When: June 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Avalon building at Fairplex
Requirements: Most positions require applicants to be at least 18 years of age

Applications must be completed online beforehand at lacountyfairjobs.com. If you don’t have access to the Internet, computers will be available onsite for applicants to apply on the day of the job fair.

For more information, call (909) 865-4310 or (909) 865-4309.

We hope to see you in a few weeks!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Soccer & Classic Cars

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:

SoCal SC vs. FC Arizona Soccer Game

Pomona Swap Meet

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

Happy 90th Birthday Mimi!

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Mimi poses with our CEO, Miguel Santana at her 90th birthday celebration in The Farm at Fairplex

How many lifetimes can a person experience? For Mimi Figueroa, that number is four… so far.

Mimi has volunteered with us for 15 years, working in the Flower & Garden Pavilion during Fair and, more recently, in The Farm at Fairplex.

She calls her years with the Fair her “fourth life,” having had an extraordinary number of life experiences before coming to us:

Mimi grew up in Argentina, eventually moving to France where she was a professional ballerina, dancing for many years. After that, her “second life” began when she joined the famous Ringling Bros. as a performer — rollerskating while suspended 100 ft in the air. She traveled with the troupe for three years, performing everywhere from England to as far as Russia.

Mimi eventually moved to America for school, beginning what she calls her “third life” as a quality & control inspector for none other than NASA.

Several careers and continents later, we’re glad she now spends her time with us! She has been a resident of Pomona for more than 40 years.

Yesterday we had the honor of celebrating Mimi’s 90th birthday with her. Our community team invited her fellow volunteers and her other friends to The Farm at Fairplex for a luncheon celebration.

Her spunky attitude and love for what she does brings a positive energy to our team that we value greatly.Thank you Mimi for all you do for Fairplex, and happy birthday!

Field Trips on The Farm

We started hosting field trips in The Farm a couple years ago and haven’t stopped since!

This week we had the pleasure of hosting Upland High School students. It was fun to see them explore our urban farm and learn more about agriculture, horticulture and the culinary industry.

Fairplex TLC FieldTrips cooking4 1024x768 Field Trips on The Farm Our very own Chef David Teig took time out of his day to teach students on the importance of good food, and taught them how to make Farm vegetable pizzas using our Farm kitchen facilities.

All in all, a fun day for everyone!

To learn more about our Farm Field Trip offerings, click here.