Fairplex Weekender: Full Weekend of Fun

It’s our busiest weekend yet and we can’t wait for the fun to begin! From dancing at Oktoberfest to frights at Into the Black, and RV shopping at the California RV Show to auto swapping at the Pomona Swap Meet, there is something for everyone, of all ages and interests at Fairplex. Check it out:

happy friday Fairplex Weekender: Full Weekend of Fun Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Fri & Sat): Oktoberfest at Fairplex returns for another month of dancing, drinking and eating. Do the Chicken Dance with our oom-pah-pah band, rock out with our tribute bands and finish the night on the dance floor with DJ Schlagen. Add some bratwurst and games to the equation and you have yourself a solid night of fun. Tickets are only $5 on Fridays, $10 on Saturdays. Visit OktoberfestatFairplex.com for more info!

Into the Black (Fri – Sun): We’re bringing the Halloween festivities to Fairplex all month thanks to the new Into The Black attraction. Start the experience with a short horror film documenting a paranormal team’s excursion into the woods as they search for the legendary Black house, then follow their footsteps into the mansion… completely alone. For more information, visit intotheblack.biz.

California RV Show (Fri – Sun): The largest RV Show in the West is finishing up the festivities Fairplex this weekend with 1,300+ RVs to browse, as well as vendors selling RV accessories, vacation packages and travel services. Stop by to shop, browse, talk road trips and enjoy live music, food and meet & greets with sports celebrities. More info at thebestrvshow.com.

Parking for this event is available at Gate 9 (White Ave) until we hit capacity. At that time, cars will be directed to park at Gate 17 (Fairplex Drive). Trams and buses will be available for free transportation across the street to the event.

TOMS Warehouse Sale (Fri – Sun): Get up to 70% off TOMS shoes, eye wear and bags this weekend at the TOMS Warehouse Sale at Fairplex! Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Expo Hall 4. Parking at Gate 17 at prevailing rates on Friday, and Gate 3 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free!

RailGiants Train Museum (Sat & Sun): 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 railgiants.org.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Sun): 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.

Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (Sun): 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 fgrr.org.

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

October at Fairplex

The LA County Fair has come and gone, but we’re still as busy as ever! We have a lot of big events coming your way. Keep reading to see what’s in store:

october5 October at Fairplex Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct. 6 – 21): Prost! Oktoberfest at Fairplex returns for another month of dancing, drinking and eating. Do the Chicken Dance with our oom-pah-pah band, rock out with our tribute bands and finish the night on the dance floor with DJ Schlagen. Add some bratwurst and games to the equation and you have yourself a solid night of fun. Tickets are only $5 on Fridays, $10 on Saturdays. Visit OktoberfestatFairplex.com for more info!

Into the Black Haunted Attraction (Oct. 6 – Nov 1): We’re bringing the Halloween festivities to Fairplex all month thanks to the new Into The Black attraction. Start the experience with a short horror film documenting a paranormal team’s excursion into the woods as they search for the legendary Black house, then follow their footsteps into the mansion… completely alone. For more information, visit intotheblack.biz.

65th Annual California RV Show (Oct. 6-15): The largest RV Show in the West is back at Fairplex with 1,300+ RVs to browse, as well as vendors selling RV accessories, vacation packages and travel services. Stop by to shop, browse, talk road trips and enjoy live music, food and meet & greets with sports celebrities. More info at thebestrvshow.com.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct. 21): Red Bull Straight Rhythm is back for more head-to-head motocross racing. Watch pro athletes rae down an “unwoulnd” 1/2 mile-long track. No turns, just speed, air and skill. For more information visit redbull.com

Other events: NHRA Twilight Cruise (Oct. 4), Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Oct 6-8), FelineFest Cat Show (Oct 7-8), Best of Karate Tournament (Oct. 8), Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Oct. 15), We Run Pomona 5K (Oct. 21 – 22).

For more information on all of our upcoming events, including hours, admission and parking, visit fairplex.com. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Halloween Fun!

It was non-stop Halloween fun this weekend at Fairplex! Check outt our events from our guests’ perspective:

Halloween at Oktoberfest

We extended Oktoberfest an extra weekend this year for Halloween. Guests put on their favorite costumes, filled up their steins with beer and danced the weekend away with us. Thanks to the non-stop entertainment from our tribute band, oom-pah-pah performers and DJ, we can definitely say it was a Halloween celebration to remember!



RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns
Our family-friendly Halloween event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, was a truly unique sight to see. We couldn’t believe the intricate work the pumpkin carvers did, creating elaborate jack o’lanterns consisting of 5,000 pumpkins.



All in all, we had a fantastic Halloween season! From our Neighborhood Halloween party to the final walk-through of RISE, this has been one of our favorite years to date. For more information on upcoming Fairplex events, visit us at Fairplex.com.

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RISE Of The Jack O’Lanterns

We kicked off our Hallows festivities last night at our annual Neighborhood Halloween Party and the fun continued into today with the debut of RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns.

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The RISE team has spent the past few days diligently carving intricate jack o’lanterns in Expo Hall 4, and today they opened the doors to us.

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To say we were impressed is an understatement! We couldn’t believe the creativity that went into this Halloween exhibit, from the giant Darth Vader head to the giant serpent made of dozens of jack o’lanterns strung together.

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We have had a lot of events come through over the years, but we’ve never seen anything quite like this!

We don’t want to ruin too much for you so we’ll leave you to explore Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns for yourself!

Tickets are available for select times now through Sunday, just in time to celebrate Halloween.

Hope to see you here this weekend!


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Fairplex Snapshot: Annual Neighborhood Halloween Party

Every year our staff and volunteers host a festive, candy-filled Halloween party for our neighbors and their families.

Our Farm is transformed into a land of tricks and treats: bounce houses, games, crafts, a hay maze, food, drinks and our very own pumpkin patch! We love meeting and spending time with the folks who surround our property and we’re thankful for the staff and volunteers who take the time to make all of this happen.

It’s going to be an exciting Halloween weekend here at Fairplex — this party is just the beginning!

For more information on our community relations events, please visit Fairplex.com.

Fairplex Snapshot: HalloFest Employee Luncheon

Halloween is easily one of the best holidays to celebrate at work. Not only do people bring dishes upon dishes of food and candy, but we all get a chance to come to work dressed up in some pretty scary, creative and creative costumes.

Earlier today dozens of us walked up to Picnic Hill for our annual HalloFest Employee Luncheon. We had some delicious bratwurst, potato salad and root beer floats for dessert.

Although many of us were hesitant about dressing up, as soon as we saw the “Halloween Costume Contest Prizes” section on the invitation, you better believe we were all over our costumes. icon smile Fairplex Snapshot: HalloFest Employee Luncheon

Check out some of the costumes from today’s luncheon…

Costumes included: Crazy Cat Lady, Queen of Hearts, Bruce Jenner and Bat Girl! 

Fairplex Snapshot: Neighborhood Halloween Party

Every year Fairplex hosts a neighborhood Halloween party, inviting families in the surrounding community to the campus for an afternoon of games, prizes, crafts, treats, bounce houses, dancing and other kid-friendly festivities. Check out the fun:

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L.A. Weekender: Off-Road Expo and Red Bull Straight Rhythm at Fairplex

High temperatures aside, it is officially autumn in Southern California. October is one of the busiest months at Fairplex, and there is always something going on during the weekends. Keep reading for the first L.A. Weekender of the Fall!

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo (Oct. 4-5): The Off-Road Expo features a gigantic collection of off-orad parts, equipment, gear and experts all assembled at Fairplex. Racing, rock-crawling, trail riding, sand sports, motorcycles and ATV industry experts will be on-hand to answer questions and talk shop. For more information visit offroadexpo.com.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 4): The debut of Red Bull Straight Rhythm motocross racing is happening this weekend at the historic Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex. A 1/2-mile track has been built directly onto the speedway, where motocross pros will go head-to-head in a competition of speed and skill in this evolutionary event. For more information visit redbull.com.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (Oct. 2014): It’s opening night of the annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park’s Old Zoo (which is rumored to be haunted year-round anyways.) Get spooked at The Underworld that includes new mazes and Street Drum Corps. Does that name sound familiar? They performed at LACF in the Pirate Adventure zone! For more information visit losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns (Oct. 2014): Bring your family and friends to the opening night of the Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns at Descanso Gardens. This all-ages event features more than 5,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns created by professional artists and displayed beautifully throughout the Rose Garden section. For more information, click here.

Good Food Pie Contest (Oct 5): Spend your Sunday Funday with KCRW at the sixth annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum. Hoom cooks and professionals compete to see who makes the most delicious fall pies, judged by top chefs and food writers in the L.A. area. Enjoy food trucks, kids activities and, of course, pie tasting. For more information, click here.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a weekly calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

October Rocks at Fairplex

The 2014 Los Angeles County Fair has come and gone and we are hitting the ground running with our fall events! This is our most diverse October yet and we promise there is something for everyone. Here are just a few things happening at Fairplex this month:

RedBull 150x132 October Rocks at FairplexRed Bull Straight Rhythm Motocross Racing: 32 motocross riders go head-to-head in this innovative evolution of Supercross. The track is essentially “unwound”: No turns, just a half-mile straight rhythm track. Extreme sports lovers will want to check out this event, happening Saturday, October 4th. For more information visit www.redbull.com.

Oktoberfest 150x132 October Rocks at FairplexOktoberfest at Fairplex: The annual Oktoberfest celebrations begin October 10th! As usual, you can expect giant steins of craft beers, jolly oom pah pah music, massive crowds doing the Chicken Dance, tribute bands (DSB, anyone?) and bratwurst. For more information visit www.oktoberfestatfairplex.com. 

 

MoonBlockParty 150x132 October Rocks at FairplexMoon Block Party: Moon Block Party got its start in downtown Pomona and has grown both in size and popularity since its debut.

This one-day music festival includes stellar indie rock acts like Spoon, Band of Skulls and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Enjoy food, drinks and live music, October 18th!

RamenFest 150x132 October Rocks at FairplexRamen Yokocho Festival: Noodle lovers of Los Angeles will want to make this a priority on October 18th. The Ramen Yokocho Festival is coming to Fairplex, and with it brings the return of the Ramen Burger, and expert Ramen chefs coming from Los Angeles and Japan. For more information, visit www.ramenyokochous.com.

 

HARDDOTD 150x132 October Rocks at FairplexHARD Day of the Dead: Halloween weekend at Fairplex is going to be loud, colorful and tons of fun. HARD is bringing their annual Day of the Dead music festival to Fairplex and includes a strong EDM lineup with DJs like Zedd, Calvin Harris, Diplo, Deadmau5 and other artists for this two-day event. For more information, visit www.harddayofthedead.com.

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L.A. Weekender: Halloween edition

pumpkinphoto 199x300 L.A. Weekender: Halloween edition The weekend starts a little early for some of you this week, and we are fully supportive of that. Halloween only comes around once a year after all!

One of the things we love about living in Los Angeles is the excellent variety of things to do on a nightly basis–and those options double when it’s a holiday. So, without further a due, your Halloween L.A. Weekender:

Theme park horrors: If you haven’t had a chance yet, Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights and Mickey’s Halloween Party are still going strong this weekend. The final days are sometimes the most fun because the monsters are soaking in their last glorifying scary moments via your timid selves.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Griffith Park: home to murder, torture, paranormal activity, abduction and legends. The area surrounding the “Old Zoo” and “B Rock” come back to life on this haunted hayride through one of the scariest areas of Los Angeles.
There is a reason why the theme this year is “Based On Actual Events.

The Purge: Fear The Night: New to L.A. this year, The Purge event invites guests to venture into the film itself. Six floors of horrors awaits you. In a world where “crime is legal for one day of the year,” it’s immersive horror theater at it’s finest. Guests must be 18 and older to enter.

Danny Elfman: If you’re a Tim Burton fan you’ll love this one. Head down to the Nokia Theater for an evening of listening to Danny Elfman’s masterpieces including the soundtrack from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissor-hands. Tonight is your last chance to see him.

Nightmare Before Christmas at the El Capitan: Keeping to the theme of Danny Elfman/Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas is showing at the El Capitan Theater. The film includes new 4D sensory effects and digital Disney 3-D to make the experience come to life like it never has before. A “making of” exhibit also adds to the fun. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office upon arrival.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare: This weekend is your last chance to be weirded out by Rob Zombie’s creative imagination. Mazes, concerts, the Bloody Boulevard and more await you if you choose this option for your Halloween fun. The event runs all weekend long with a new music lineup each night. www.greatamericannightmare.com

Whether you plan to get the pants scared off of you, spend some time basking in the talents of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton or just staying in with candy and a Hallween classic, we hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.

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