Weekend Recap: Learning & playing

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:

Spring in The Farm
Our annual celebration of all things agriculture was a huge success! More than 1,000 guests of all ages visited The Farm at Fairplex and learned about the ins and outs of one of America’s largest industries. From animals to food tastings, gardening workshops to hay baling demonstrations, the fun and learning were non-stop all day.



Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED
Meanwhile in Expo Hall 4, learning of a different — bigger — scope was taking place in the form of life-size dinosaurs, fossil digs and prehistoric fun for the kids. Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED provided the perfect blend of entertainment and education as guests went back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.



SoCal Sports Club Soccer Match
Fairplex has soccer fields! That’s right — we’ve revamped part of our infield into gorgeous grassy fields perfect for soccer. Soccer team Southern California Sports Club (SCSC) now calls Fairplex their home turf, and they had their first ever home game Saturday night against the Riverside Coras.

Although SCSC lost to the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Southwest Conference leaders Deportivo Coras 2-1, the game was exciting to the very end on both sides.

We had a blast learning, living and playing this weekend on our campus. See what’s coming up next at Fairplex.com!

Fairplex Snapshot: Spring in The Farm

We’re celebrating all things agriculture today in The Farm at Fairplex! We take pride in being a part of the American agriculture industry and today we’re opening our gates to the community for a first-hand look at life in an urban farm. Check it out:

Check out our Instagram story for more pics + vids! For more information on The Farm at Fairplex, The Learning Centers at Fairplex and all other programs associated with our campus. visit us at Fairplex.com.

Fairplex Weekender: Dinos, soccer and ag oh my!

Say hello to the weekend! See what’s happening on our campus:

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Spring in The Farm (March 25): We’re celebrating American agriculture at our annual Spring in The Farm event. Local communities are invited to enjoy activities and workshops centered in agriculture, from rope making to gardening. Meet our Farm animals, learn more about agri-business and see agriculture in motion! More info here.

Southern California Sports Club (March 25): Did you know we have soccer fields at Fairplex? Located near the old barns, the fields are now officially home to the Southern California Sports Club. Watch their first home match Saturday night, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. against the Riverside Coras. Tickets are $10 per person, parking available at prevailing rates. For more info click here.

Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED (March 25 & 26): We’re going back to a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Families can experience up-close encounters with lifelike dinosaurs, take a spin in a Jurassic Jeep, dig for fossils, and other fun dino-themed activities fun for all ages. More info available here.

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams (March 24 – 26): The Art of Dreams opened to the public at the beginning of the month and will continue its run through the end of March. You can visit the gallery (Millard Sheets Art Center) Friday – Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. We are always impressed by the talent and creativity of the high school students who participate every year. We highly recommend walking through if you have the time!

If you’re hanging out with us this weekend, make sure you tag @fairplex and use #fairplex on your social media posts. We’d love to see our campus through your eyes!

For more information on all current and upcoming events at Fairplex, visit us at fairplex.com.

Weekend Recap: Barking with the stars

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

Beverly Hills Dog Show
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the city’s finest purebred dogs. You can watch the televised version of the event on Easter Sunday on USA Network!




ArtReach Opening Reception
Students, teachers and local art patrons gathered at the Millard Sheets Art Center for the opening reception of high school art exhibition ArtReach: The Art of Dreams.

Measure H Gala
Our President & CEO Miguel Santana hosted a Measure H fundraiser at the art gallery. Thank you to everyone who came to support our fight to end homelessness!

See what’s next at Fairplex on our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com!

Fairplex Weekender: Stars, cars, art and brides

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening at Fairplex this weekend:

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KCBH Dog Show (March 4 & 5): We’re rolling out the red carpet this weekend at Fairplex for the inaugural televised Beverly Hills Dog Show! Hosted by breeder-owner-handler, judge and author David Frei and award-winning Broadway star and author John O’Hurley, the show features more than 1,000 purebred dogs.

The show will air on Easter Sunday on the USA Network. We’re excited to play host and wish them will in their debut! Spectators are welcome to watch the event on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, click here.

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams Opening Reception (March 4): The sixth annual regional high school art exhibition opens this weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex. The opening reception and awards ceremony is this Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. with the gallery opening to the public beginning March 5.

We’re excited to celebrate the talents of local high school students and look forward to seeing what they have created for the gallery. For more information click here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (March 5): 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.

BrideWorld Expo (March 5): Calling all brides-to-be! BrideWorld Expo is at Fairplex this Sunday. Hundreds of photographers, entertainers, invitation vendors, florists and other wedding musts will be on-hand. Guests who register beforehand will receive a free planning workbook and a shopping bag. Tickets and additional info are available here.

 

March at Fairplex

march March at Fairplex Wait, it’s already March?! Somehow the past two months have flown by and here we are, at the start of the third month in 2017. Keeping reading to see which events may interest you:

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The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show is filming at Fairplex THIS weekend! The show itself will debut on USA Network on Easter Sunday (April 16).

You can watch it on TV… or you can be at the taping itself! Spectators are welcome to come to the show and see more than 1,000 purebred dogs compete for Best in Show and other categories. More info here.

 

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Local communities are invited to enjoy activities and workshops centered in agriculture, from rope making to gardening.

Meet our Farm animals, learn more about agri-business and see agriculture in motion! More info here.

Fairplex Events Dinosaurs thumbnail March at Fairplex Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED (March 25 & 26): Dinosaurs are coming to Fairplex at the end of March! Families can experience up-close encounters with lifelike dinosaurs, take a spin in a Jurassic Jeep, dig for fossils, and other fun dino-themed activities fun for all ages. More info available here.

Other Events: We also have the BrideWorld Expo (March 5), Pomona Swap Meet (March 5), The Big Spring Home & Garden Show (March 10 -12), Insane Inflatable 5K (March 11), Palates & Palettes (March 11) and Everybody’s Bird Mart (March 19) returning to Fairplex this month.

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 Weekend Recap: Modern Pentathlon, vintage finds and party planning

We’ve had some time to catch our breath from the whirlwind of events at Fairplex last weekend. ICYMI, here’s what we had the pleasure of hosting:

Modern Pentathlon
We captured some of the mid-week excitement in our previous blog post — here’s the rest of the recap:

The Women’s Finals finished on a high note for Lena Schoeneborn (Germany), who took gold on Saturday. Kate French from Great Britain and Ekaterina Khuraskina from Russia took silver and bronze respectively.

We finished out this international sporting competition with the Mixed Relay (men & women combined) on Sunday afternoon. Congratulations to Korea (1), Japan (2) and Kazakhstan (3) for your wins!

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In addition to the traditional Modern Pentathlon World Cup events, our campus also had the opportunity to be the testing ground for a new obstacle laser-run which is planned to be incorporated into the Mixed Relay event in the future.

All in all, this was an incredible experience for us. To host an international event like this was truly an honor and everyone, from our events team to our security staff, played a role in making it happen. You can check out more from the event on social media by searching #UIPMWorldCup.

Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market
We absolutely loved having the Junk In The Trunk event at Fairplex! There were so many unique finds, from rugs to furniture to wall art and more… two days was hardly enough time to check it all out:



Quince Expo
While some were cheering on Pentathletes, and others shopping all things cute and vintage, still others were preparing for parties! The Quince Expo brought color and high energy to Fairplex with the number of vendors and eager shoppers:



In addition to all of this, we also wrapped up the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival on Friday and hosted a driving school and public auto auction. What. A. Weekend.

Up next: The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills Dog Show. Our next blog post will summarize some of our biggest March events. Stay tuned!

This Week at Fairplex

Eight events, five days, all at Fairplex. We’re always talking about the diversity of our campus and this week we’re about to prove it! Here’s what’s going on:

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Modern Pentathlon World Cup #1 (Feb. 22-26): Currently more than 100 international athletes are at Fairplex, preparing to compete in the first Modern Pentathlon World Cup of 2017. It’s going to be five days of fencing, showjumping, running and shooting, with the swimming component taking place at The Claremont Club.

We’re excited to host Olympic athletes and other world-class competitors to our campus and hope you’ll join us for both the Opening Ceremonies (Feb. 23) and the event itself (Feb. 22-26). Tickets + event info can be found here: http://bit.ly/2kiuq06. You can learn even more about Modern Pentathlon here, here and here.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (Feb. 23-25): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival returns to Fairplex this week with all things sewing, quilting, crafting and needle art. Shop top-quality supply vendors, attend free seminars and workshops and participate in daily door prize drawings. Admission to all three days is free with a coupon, which can be downloaded here.

Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market (Feb. 25-26): Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market comes to Fairplex with more than 100 vendors from across the country. Guests are invited to shop tons of great finds, enjoy live music and refuel on food trucks. Ticket and event information are available here.

Quinceanera Expo (Feb . 26): The Quinceanera Magazine Expo returns to Fairplex to meet all party planning needs! Shop everything from gowns to choreographers, invitations to photo booths, caterers to limos, and everything else you need to make your quince, sweet sixteen or wedding a success. More info can be found here.

Other Events: In addition to the above shows, the B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School will be instructing teens on how to drive safely and responsibly, the US Public Auction will be selling cars, and we’ll be hosting our first ever soccer games on our infield on Sunday!

For more information on any of our events, please visit our Fairplex Events Calendar. See you soon!

Modern Pentathlon: 5 Sports, 1 Event

We’re exactly one week away from Modern Pentathlon World Cup #1 and we couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s not every day that we can say we’re hosting an Olympic experience!

Some of you may be wondering: What’s a Modern Pentathlon? Is it really part of the Olympic games? To answer your questions…

1. What it is: Modern Pentathlon is divided into five disciplines: fencing, swimming, showjumping, running and laser shooting. World-class athletes compete in all five sports in the semi-finals, finals and mixed relay competition. More than 30 countries will be represented at Fairplex.

2. Yes it is an Olympic sport: Modern Pentathlon is the only sport created specifically for the Olympics; it debuted at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm! During the four-year break in between the Olympic Summer Games, events called World Cups are held around the world where top-notch athletes compete against one another for gold, silver and bronze medals. We (Fairplex) are hosting the first World Cup of 2017, here on our grounds, with swimming held at The Claremont Club.

We broke down how each of the five sports works in the infographic below. Check it out!

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Weekend Recap: Winternationals, Trains

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests!

NHRA Winternationals
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series always starts here at Fairplex at the Auto Club Raceaway, and this year was no exception! Click here to read up on who won what at the 2017 NHRA Winternationals!



World’s Great Hobby On Tour (Model Trains)
Model trains were the name of the game on the other side of our campus! From the World’s Great Hobby expo to our historic garden railroad, children and parents alike had a blast learning and playing this past weekend:



Up next: Mecum Auctions, the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycles and Road Art sales is bringing their Los Angeles Show to Fairplex this weekend and we can’t wait! More info at Fairplex.com.