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

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

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!

Pomona Foundation Field Trip at Fairplex

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting a field trip for Pomona families! We partnered with the Pomona Library Foundation‘s Summer Field Trip program and provided tours of The Farm at Fairplex and NHRA Motorsports Museum.

Fairplex TLC fieldtrip 1024x764 Pomona Foundation Field Trip at Fairplex A total of 52 people joined us for the day. These families are a part of the Pomona Library’s after-school tutoring sessions and each summer they go on a series of field trips around LA County.

We are proud to be part of such a great program. We had a lot of fun sharing knowledge about urban farming and the history of the Southern California auto industry with our community. Our volunteers and staff alike really enjoyed connecting with our local children and parents.

Special thanks to Dr. Perlman, Councilmember Gonzalez and our volunteers for making this event possible! We hope our guests had an educational and memorable day with us.

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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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 + 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.

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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.

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Pricing info, entertainment schedule and additional event details are available here:

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 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!