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: Farm-to-table, ArtReach and Bird Expo

The weekend is almost here! See what’s happening on our campus:

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Farm Dinner (March 17): The 2017 Farm at Fairplex Dinner Series opens this Friday with a delicious four course menu using ingredients fresh from The Farm. Guests can watch first-hand as our chefs select fruits, vegetables and herbs from our crops and create meals in the Farm kitchen for them to enjoy.

Each course (including dessert) is paired with wine from the LaZarre Wines. There are still a few spots available! You can view the full menu and reserve your spot here: http://bit.ly/2mPCMfI

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams (March 17-19): ArtReach: 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!

Everybody’s Bird Mart (March 19): Everybody’s Bird Mart returns to Fairplex on Sunday. Shop rare and exotic birds of every breed, size and color, and gather all the necessary supplies for taking care of your pet: cages, seed, vitamins, perches, toys and more. Hours, admission and parking info are available at Fairplex.com.

Reblog: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Recipes

We may not be having Celtic Faire this year, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less excited about St. Patrick’s Day! We decided to reblog a post we did last year rounding up our  favorites. Check it out!

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Recipe Round-Up

1. Irish Soda Bread by cincyshopper.com

StPatricksDay DinnerIrishSodaBread Reblog: St. Patricks Day Dinner Recipes Start your meal off with a traditional Irish soda bread. It wouldn’t be a true St. Patrick’s Day celebration without it!

2. Guinness Beef Stew by cincyshopper.com

StPatricksDay DinnerGuinnessBeefStew Reblog: St. Patricks Day Dinner Recipes Also from CincyShopper.com, this hearty Guinness beef stew is the perfect pairing to the Irish soda bread. Talk about a filling dinner.

3. Irish Potato Bites by homemadeinterest.com

StPatricksDay DinnerPotatoBites Reblog: St. Patricks Day Dinner Recipes When we came across this little appetizer recipe we knew we had to include it in our roundup. These savory little bites are the perfect complement to dinner.

4. Corned Beef Hash by cookingandbeer.com

StPatricksDay DinnerCornedBeefHash Reblog: St. Patricks Day Dinner Recipes This veggie-heavy dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! In fact, we recommend saving this one for the next time you’re craving an omelet.

5. Cheddar-topped Shepherd’s Pie by marthastewart.com

StPatricksDay DinnerShepherdsPie Reblog: St. Patricks Day Dinner Recipes This recipe from MarthaStewart.com looks equally delicious and can be made in less than an hour. Eat up!

Do you cook up a feast for St. Patrick’s Day or do you prefer to stick with the traditional corned beef & cabbage? Share your favorites with us in the comments below!

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.


Fairplex Events ArtReach logo 300x119 March at Fairplex ArtReach 2017: The Art of Dreams (March 4-26): The sixth annual regional high school art exhibition returns to the Millard Sheets Art Center this month! The theme: Dreams. We’re very excited to see what paintings, sculptures, photos and other pieces of art these talented students have created.The Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony is this Saturday, with the gallery open Fridays – Sundays March 5-26 in the afternoons. More info available at millardsheetsartcenter.org!

Fairplex Events SpringintheFarm 300x259 March at Fairplex Spring in The Farm (March 25): Warmer weather means more outdoor fun at The Farm! 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.

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.

Coming Soon:Valentine’s Day Cocktails at McKinley’s Grille!

MKG Food cocktails 300x300 Coming Soon:Valentines Day Cocktails at McKinleys Grille! A cozy fireplace, wine, a delicious meal… McKinley’s Grille knows how to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

While we haven’t heard what’s on the dinner menu just yet, we caught a sneak preview of the cocktail selection and it is absolutely delicious.

Whether you’re craving a refreshing taste of pomegranate or the richer elements of chocolate and mint, our mixologist has you covered.

Our two Valentine’s Day selections will satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. Stay tuned for more details on V-Day dinner.

(P.S. For those who don’t know, McKinley’s Grille is our on-site hotel restaurant. They serve dishes made with vegetables, fruit and herbs selected from The Farm at Fairplex!)

For regular McKinley’s Grille menu options, hours and other information, visit mckinleysgrille.com.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: LA Boat Show + Farm Projects

We had a great weekend at Fairplex, despite the heavy torrents of rain that hit us Friday and Sunday. Here’s what we had happening on campus:

Los Angeles Boat Show
The Los Angeles Boat Show was reigning king this weekend as guests shopped kayaks, cruisers, jet skis, catamarans and more.

It may have been overcast outside but just one brief walk through the LA Boat Show and we were daydreaming of sunny days at Lake Havasu and leisurely trips on the Pacific Ocean.

Farm at Fairplex Projects
Meanwhile out on The Farm, our volunteers and Farm kitchen staff were busy canning, planning and taking care of our livestock.

We started our weekend by infusing small batch liqueurs. They’re now all set to go for the next Chef’s Potluck Dinner on The Farm.

We were also busy canning the last of our San Marzano green tomatoes in a miso pickle base.

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Fairplex Farm eggplant Fairplex Weekend Recap: LA Boat Show + Farm Projects All in all it was a productive and fun weekend, rain or no rain. That being said, we’re definitely looking forward to clear skies and a gorgeous view of the mountains in the days ahead!

For more information on Fairplex, The Farm and upcoming events, visit us at Fairplex.com.

Did you stop by this weekend? Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on Instagram!

Fairplex Snapshot: Rainy Day Potluck

Rainy days are best spent indoors with good company, and that’s exactly how we’re ending the work week. Our friends at The Learning Centers at Fairplex had the genius idea of holding a company-wide potluck this afternoon.

The Millard Sheets Art Center became our makeshift lunchroom as our coworkers filled their plates with tostadas, enchiladas, lasagna, veggies, salad, cookies and more. Can you say food coma?

Our workplace is our community, and it felt good to all eat together and enjoy the sound the rain outside. Cheers to the weekend!

Fairplex Weekender: Asian American Expo, Wine & Paint Night and more

Hellooooo Friday! Even though we’re working this weekend, we are actually looking forward to all of these events. We love what we do, and who we host. Check out what’s going on at Fairplex this weekend:

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Asian American Expo (Jan 14 & 15): One of our biggest events this month, the Asian American Expo is all things cultural: food, dance, art and entertainment. This year the expo features several events like Anime Impulse, where guests can cosplay, attend panels, browse artist alleys and check out a car show. The Silk Show Sample Sale features a number of great brands selling wares at 50-80% off retail price, as well as a sneaker show. Other activities include an eating contest, tons of food and shopping vendors, and live entertainment celebrating a variety of Asian cultures. Admission is $11 per person. Parking is $11 at Gate 9 (Blue Gate). For more information visit us at fairplex.com.

Palates & Palettes – Monet (Jan 14): Our wine & paint series, Palates & Palettes returns to the Millard Sheets Art Center this Saturday night. Journey to the world of Claude Monet as you learn to paint one of his masterpieces from an art instructor, while enjoying wine & food pairings inspired from his homeland of France. All supplies (including wine & food!) are provided. Please RSVP here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 15): The Pomona Swap Meet returns to Fairplex bright and early Sunday morning. More than 30,000 car parts, accessories, automobilia and vintage rides will span 15 miles of our campus. It’s the perfect place to mingle with the auto community, shop parts and check out rides. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

RailGiants Train Museum Free Admission (Jan 14 & 15): Last but not least, the on-site RailGiants Train Museum is hosting their free monthly museum days this weekend. Take a journey back in time to the glory days of the American Railroad. Explore a number of well preserved locomotives and speak with docents on the history of trains in our nation. More info at railgiants.org.

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