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!

Weekend Recap: Soccer games and model trains

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:

SoCal Sports Club Soccer Match

COPA Bud Light 6v6 Soccer Tournament



Great Train Show


Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Weekend Recap: Art, food and sports

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:

So Cal BBQ Bash & Expo 




MFA Juried Exhibition Opening (Millard Sheets Art Center Gallery)



BT5K (Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K)


So Cal Sports Club Soccer Game

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Like we said earlier this week, May is a busy month for us and we’re excited to get going. Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekender: So Cal BBQ Bash & more

The warm weather is back this weekend! Soak in the sun’s rays and check out one (or more!) of these events happening at Fairplex this weekend:

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So Cal BBQ Bash & Expo (May 20): We’re very excited to welcome the So Cal BBQ Bash & Expo to Fairplex this Saturday! Sample all the delicious BBQ competition entries, listen to live music, attend cooking demos and workshops and sip on ice cold craft beer (for the 21+ crowd!) Kids 11 & under get in free — and there are plenty of fun kids’ activities for them to enjoy. For more information, including tickets, hours and a schedule of events, visit SoCalBBQBash.com.

SoCal Sports Club Soccer Game (May 20): The Southern California Sports Club returns to The Fields at Fairplex to play against the City of Angels FC Saturday night. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. More info here.

SoCal MFA Exhibition Opening Reception (May 20):The SoCal MFA Exhibition at the Millard Sheets Art Center features nearly 50 MFA students from San Diego to Santa Barbara in varying media. We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Saturday night, beginning at 6 p.m. The exhibition is open May 20 – June 10 on weekends; admission is free. For more information regarding our MFA exhibition click here.

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K (May 21): Closing out the weekend is the Los Angeles Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K on Sunday morning. While registration is closed now, you can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association and their other events here.

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Like we said earlier this week, May is a busy month for us and we’re excited to get going. Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Weekend Recap: Fun at Fairplex

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:

West Coast Historical Militaria Collectibles Show
Expo Hall 4 was filled with a treasure trove of history, from militaria collectibles to historical reenactments.


Bubble Run 5K
Thank goodness it didn’t start raining until today! It was bright and sunny on Saturday for our fun runners as they made their way through this colorful, sudsy adventure.




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

Weekend Recap: Dance, music, learning and foam

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:

Foam Glow 5K
Whether you like running or not, you have to admit, fun runs make for excellent Instagram pics, especially when glow-in-the-dark foam is involved!



ShowBiz Talent Show

10th Annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo

Cinco de Mayo Festival
Despite the rain, our guests had a great time listening to live music, dancing and celebrating together in the infield!



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

Fairplex Weekender: So much to do, so little time

Say hello to the weekend, because Friday is finally here! We hope you’ll join us for at least one event this weekend — we have a lot going on, from shopping to running to dancing to learning. Keep reading to see what we have planned this week:

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Showbiz Regional Talent Show (May 5-6): There’s no business like show business, and the Showbiz Regional Talent Show proves that! Experience the Showbiz tradition of dance competition excellence this weekend at Fairplex. Spectator admission is FREE! For more information visit showbiztalent.com.Event located at Expo Hall 5, parking at Gate 9 on White Ave. 

Kentucky Derby Buffet (May 6): Watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby this Saturday at our restaurant, Finish Line Sports Bar & Grill. We have a delicious buffet menu, including salads, tri-tip, and a delicious array of desserts. Tables fill up fast so reserve yours at (909) 865-4151! More info available here. Parking available at Gate 12 on White Ave.

Foam Glow 5K (May 6): Run (or walk, dance, skip etc) your way through the a three-mile course with plenty of Foam Zones along the way! Get splashed with different colored foam that glows under the black lights, then celebrate at the after party at the end! All foam is 100% natural and non-toxic. Register before it sells out! More info at foamglow.com. Parking available at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

10th Annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo (May 7): Explore an array of projects created by Pomona and Diamond Bar students at this free educational event! Learn how to build skeletons from owl pellets, view stars and constellations in a huge planetarium and other activities for all ages. This is a truly hands-on education experience, touching on subjects like science, mathematics, service learning and the arts. Admission and parking are FREE! Event located in Expo Hall 9, free parking at Gate 9. For more information, click here.

Cinco de Mayo Festival (May 7): Last, but certainly not least, Que Buena LA is bringing their Cinco de Mayo festival back to Fairplex! Enjoy performances from popular artists including Luis Coronel, Los Nuevos Rebeldes, Grupo Alta Consigna and others! Admission is FREE but a ticket is needed. To get your free ticket, click here. Parking available at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Like we said earlier this week, May is a busy month for us and we’re excited to get going. Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

May at Fairplex

The countdown to summer is officially on! It’s around this time that we start rolling up our sleeves and really getting ready for Fair season. But before Fair, there are plenty of other events at Fairplex to enjoy! Here’s what’s happening this month:

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10th Annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo (May 7): We’re pleased to host the 10th annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo, a must-do for families! Kids will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning in the subjects of science, mathematics, the arts and other educational topics. Admission is FREE! More information available here.

merp May at Fairplex Cinco de Mayo Festival (May 7): Our infield will play host to the Que Buena crew as a host of bands and artists perform on Sunday.

Acts include Luis Coronel, Enigma Norteno, Grupo Alta Consigna and others.

Admission is FREE but a ticket is needed. For more information, click here.

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This educational fair features thousands of individual and classroom entries from hundreds of schools in the greater Los Angeles area.

Admission is FREE! More information available here.

 

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It’s the perfect start to summer (we think of it as a Memorial Day Weekend pregame) and we’re ready to host. For more information on the SoCal BBQ Bash, click here.

Fairplex Events missioncircuit May at Fairplex Mission Circuit Dog Show (May 25-29): The Mission Circuit Dog Show returns for its annual Memorial Day Weekend event, with competitions culminating Monday with top dogs honored. Come see more than 100 breeds and 8,000 dogs competing in the show. More info here.

Other Events: The NHRA Twilight Cruise, Food Truck Thursdays, Palates & Palettes, Hot Tub & Swim Spa Show, soccer games, fun runs and plenty of other events are coming to Fairplex this month as well! Needless to say, we will be quite busy.

Visit our Fairplex Calendar for a full list of upcoming events. See you soon!

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!