Fairplex Weekend Recap: NHRA Auto Club Finals

If you couldn’t see it, you could probably hear it! The NHRA Auto Club Finals were this past weekend, and boy was it an exciting one. Get the final results here. Congrats to all the champions this weekend!

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites:







Meet the Artists of One Path Two Journeys

Artists Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez have greatly influenced the aesthetic voices of Latinas. You can see their work at the Millard Sheets Art Center as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Fairplex Events onepathtwojourneys 1024x682 Meet the Artists of One Path Two JourneysFrom their childhoods in East Los Angeles to their experiences in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 70s, both women have walked similar paths while thriving in their individual careers, thus inspiring the PST exhibit “One Path Two Journeys.”

We’re pleased to bring both artists to the Millard Sheets Art Center to discuss their work with us this Saturday. Join us as we chat with Judithe and Patssi and learn more about their inspiring lives.

Event Info
What: “Artist Talk: Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valde”
Where: Millard Sheets Art Center (1101 W. McKinley Ave Pomona, CA 91768)
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 – 5 p.m.
Parking available at Gate 1.

Fairplex Snapshot: Neighborhood Halloween Party

Every year our Community team hosts a neighborhood Halloween party for the families surrounding Fairplex!

It’s always a fun time: kids in brightly colored costumes playing games, getting their faces painted, picking up pumpkins and, of course, plenty of candy to go around.

Thank you to all the parents and children who participate each year! We love spending time getting to know our neighbors.

Pomona places bid for Amazon HQ2 at Fairplex and Cal Poly Pomona

Today we, along with Cal Poly Pomona, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Pomona, announced our proposal to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and prominent cloud provider, as to why our campuses would make the best home for their second headquarters.

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Photo from Hilda Solis

We are thrilled to move forward with our bid and look forward to the days to come. It has been a pleasure to partner with so many community leaders over the past few days. Stay tuned for updates as we move forward with our proposal.

For more information regarding our bid, click here.

IMPORTANT: Parking at Fairplex this weekend

Due to numerous events at Fairplex this weekend, we are expecting large influxes of guests. Expect some slight delays in parking as we work to get our guests into Fairplex as quickly and safely as possible; please plan accordingly:

PARKING INFO 2 IMPORTANT: Parking at Fairplex this weekend We are partnering with the Pomona and La Verne police departments to ensure that we’re able to handle the unusually high number of cars coming into the grounds this weekend. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for any updates this weekend. Thank you and see you soon!

From the Fair: 100-Year Anniversary Mural Project

We’re kicking off our 95th celebrations with the 100-year anniversary in mind. One of our centennial projects is the creation of a Fair mural on the side of the Millard Sheets Art Center!

We have partnered with professional artists and students alike to design the mural. They started work on it today, and will continue throughout this year’s Fair!

Stay tuned for updates on the mural, as well as other 100-year anniversary news.

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!

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.

LA County Fair $25 Season Pass is LIVE!

June 1 2017 LA County Fair $25 Season Pass is LIVE! Our $25 season pass offer is almost live! From July 25 – Aug 13 you can get your passes for $25 at lacountyfair.com. Select “Season Pass” + use promo code 2017LAFAIR at check-out and you’re good to go!

Passes are for admission only; parking and ride passes must be purchased separately.The LA County Fair is open from Sept. 1 – 24, 2017.

See you in September!

Fairplex Snapshot: In the studio

In preparation of the LA County Fair’s 100th anniversary, we are working on several cool projects, one of which is a new mural at Fairplex!

We have partnered with some fantastic artists and students to create this new piece. Their first meeting was today in the Millard Sheets Art Center. More details to come!