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 Weekend Recap: Farm Dinner & CicLAvia

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

Hess Collection Farm Dinner
Our sold-out Farm Dinner was a success! Each course was paired with wine from The Hess Collection. It was perfect weather for an al fresco dinner on Friday night:



CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills
We were super excited to learn that we would be a part of the inaugural CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills event this past Sunday! For those who don’t know, CicLAvia is an event that takes places throughout Los Angeles County, and shuts down long stretches of road for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Heart of the Foothills route wound through the cities of Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas and La Verne. Each city had a dedicated hub along the route; we were part of the Pomona Hub.

Our Creative team built a mini LA County Fair, complete with Fair food stands, farm animals, crafts and photo opps our mascot, Thummer the Pig! Our street team was also on hand with fun giveaways, including Fair tickets and exclusive Fair pins.

All in all, it was a great day. We enjoyed spending time getting to know our neighbors more, and to work with the City of Pomona to make our Hub a success.

We had a great time both with our guests at Fairplex and out in the community. Thanks to all who joined us for another weekend of fun!

For more information on upcoming Fairplex happenings visit Fairplex.com.

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!

Learn something new this spring!

Spring is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! The weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Check out these educational opportunities at The Farm at Fairplex:

Fairplex Farm growveggies 791x1024 Learn something new this spring! Grow Your Own Vegetables! (Saturdays in April): We’re excited to host a special series at The Farm at Fairplex in April: Grow Your Own Vegetables!

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.

Classes are held on April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 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/

Fairplex Farm springinfarm 233x300 Learn something new this spring! 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.

We’re excited to bring new programming to The Farm at Fairplex this season and we can’t to see you. For more information regarding The Farm, including farm-to-table dinners, field trips and more, visit Fairplex.com/Farm.

Happy National Ag Day!

It’s National #AgDay! Today is all about celebrating the abundance provided by American agriculture. We want to take this time to say thank you to our Farm at Fairplex team.

Fairplex AgDay girlscouts Happy National Ag Day!

Some of our volunteers and staff spending time with the Girl Scouts

Both the staff and volunteers work hard all year long to grow new crops, integrate the best sustainability practices, and take care of our farm animals. They also act as teachers for school field trips, special community programs, and tour guides during the LA County Fair.

Agriculture continues to be one of the most important industries in the nation and we are proud to be a part of it!

Fairplex Snapshot: New Life on The Farm

The Farm at Fairplex is probably the most dynamic part of Fairplex (which is saying something, since we’re constantly changing our campus for various events!)

Whether it’s a new crop, a new batch of pickled vegetables, or a new family of rabbits, new life is constantly emerging in our five-acre urban farm. Meet some of our newly hatched farm birds:

Fairplex Farm duckling Fairplex Snapshot: New Life on The Farm

Baby silk chickens and turkens

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Baby quail

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Baby silk chickens and turkens

Fairplex Snapshot: Friday at Fairplex

Our wonderful Farm at Fairplex staff brought some baby rabbits and newly hatched turkeys out to play! The whole team drove over to our neck of the woods for some quality bonding time:

Fairplex Farm bunnies Fairplex Snapshot: Friday at Fairplex Fairplex Farm turkeychicks Fairplex Snapshot: Friday at Fairplex The team also brought out some Farm treats for us to sample: pickled quail and chicken eggs, a fresh batch of eggplant jerky, picked vegetables and some new Harissa sauce. More on those projects coming soon icon smile Fairplex Snapshot: Friday at Fairplex

To learn more about The Farm at Fairplex, click here.

Fairplex Snapshot: Look who came to visit!

Fairplex Farm rabbit 225x300 Fairplex Snapshot: Look who came to visit! What a fun Friday! The Farm at Fairplex team stopped by our offices this afternoon with some of their rabbits and silk chickens for us to meet.

We also got to sample some of the canned goods they’ve been whipping up in the Farm kitchen, and tried some of the organic fresh eggs they collected this week from their various chickens and quail.

Special thanks to our horticulturist, Don, and his fantastic team for taking the time to visit and educate all of us a little more on Farm life. All in all, a great start to the weekend!