February at Fairplex

There’s more to February at Fairplex than Valentine’s Day! Keep reading to see the diverse events we have in store for the month:

NHRAFinals February at Fairplex NHRA Winternationals (Feb. 8-11): In just a few days, the drags return for another exciting season! The 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing series kicks off with the Winternationals at the Pomona Auto Club Raceway, located here at Fairplex. Tickets are on-sale now. For more information on all tickets and event info, visit nhra.com.

Mecum February at Fairplex Mecum Auctions (Feb. 16 & 17): The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, and Road Art sales, and they’re bringing the Los Angeles auction to us!  Featured auction cars include the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, plus 600 other classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, American muscle cars, Resto Mods and more. Auction info available here.

Fairplex Events JunkinTrunk car 300x217 February at Fairplex Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (Feb. 24 & 25): 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.

Other Events: Charter Oak Gymnastics (Feb. 2-4), Fairplex Garden Railroad & RailGiants Train Museum public runs (Feb. 10 & 11), Giant LA RV Show (Feb. 16 – 28)Gold & Treasure Show (Feb. 24 & 25), Southern California VEX Championships (Feb. 24 & 25), and the Quinceanera Expo (Feb. 25).

We weren’t kidding when we said we’re busy 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 Weekender: Boats and video games

The weekend is almost here! Scroll down to see what we have planned on our campus:

sky trees stars california 6765 Fairplex Weekender: Boats and video games Los Angeles Boat Show (Now – Sun): The Los Angeles Boat Show is the place to be for boating lifestyle enthusiasts. Check out performance boats, jet skis, pontoons, fishing boats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! Admission is $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for military (ID required). Children 12 and younger are FREE. Parking $12. Click here for more info.

Retro City Festival (Sat & Sun): We’re incredibly excited to be the venue for Retro City Festival’s debut weekend! Celebrate the history of video gaming with the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Enjoy classic arcade games, pinball, tournaments, museums, gaming vendors and a huge console play area.

Tickets and additional event info are available at RetroCityFestival.com.

Pacific Standard Time LA / LA Art Exhibit (Sat & Sun): In 2017 our art gallery, the Millard Sheets Art Center, had the honor of hosting a part of the PST LA / LA movement: One Path Two Journeys. This particular exhibition, titled “One Path Two Journeys” showcases the work of renowned Chicano art leaders Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Both women have produced beautiful bodies of work throughout the years and now, for the first time, you can see their journeys side by side.

The exhibition is open and free to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking is free at Gate 1. For more information regarding the exhibit, and other Millard Sheets Art Center activities, click here.

5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 2018

The Asian American Expo is at Fairplex this weekend! Celebrate the Year of the Dog with us at this unique cultural event. Here are some things we’re looking forward to this year:

5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 2018

 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20181. The food: The Asian American Expo is a foodie’s paradise when it comes to Asian cuisine. Choose from a wide variety of options: noodles, fried foods, steamed foods, sweet treats and more, hailing from a number of countries like Japan, China, Thailand and Korea. We approach the Asian Expo like we do the LA County Fair: with empty stomachs and the goal of trying as many things as possible.

Fairplex Events BlushCon makeupstock 300x199 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20182. Blushcon: New this year is Blushcon, a celebration of all things youth & beauty.

If makeup is your thing, you won’t want to miss out on meeting some of the biggest YouTube and Instagram influencers in the industry, along with makeup tips & tricks, business how-to’s and more.

Check out a full list of meet & greets, guests, panel sessions and more here.

Fairplex Events AnimeImpulse pokemon 300x168 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20183. Pokémon everywhere: Anime Impulse returns for another year at the Asian American Expo! One of the first cons of 2018, Anime Impulse is cosplay galore, along with card game tournaments, photo opps, an Itasha car show, live music, a fashion show, vendors and more.

New this year: Anime Impulse is attempting to set the new Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of Pokemon Cosplayers.” All guests are invited to dress up and help make this possible! There are rules for this one, so make sure you check them out here.

Fairplex Events AsianExpo dancers 300x200 5 Reasons to Attend Asian American Expo 20184. The culture: The Asian American Expo celebrates a variety of cultures and traditions. Check out dance performances, martial art demonstrations, art, food and shopping from numerous countries in Asia.

5. Fire Instagrams: Multicultural food, intricate cosplay, celebrities, a beauty con, live entertainment at every corner — whatever your IG aesthetic, there are photo opportunities everywhere. Don’t miss out!

Come and experience it all for yourself this weekend at Fairplex! The expo is open Jan. 13 & 14 (Saturday/Sunday) from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets include access to all events listed above. For more info visit AsianAmericanExpo.com!

Fairplex Weekender: Hot tubs, reptiles, art and RVs

Fairplex Generic happyfriday Fairplex Weekender: Hot tubs, reptiles, art and RVs Hot Tub Swim Spa 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.

Reptile Super Show (Sat & Sun): Expo Hall 4 is being taken over by reptiles this Saturday and Sunday! Shop reptiles, amphibians, turtles, and their supplies, cages, lights, supplements and more. The show will also include educational workshops so you can learn how to best take care of your pets.If you love reptiles, this show is for you!

Tickets are $14 for adults; $9 adults for kids 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Parking $12 at Gate 17. Please leave your pets at home!

Pacific Standard Time LA / LA Art Exhibit (Sat & Sun): In 2017 our art gallery, the Millard Sheets Art Center, had the honor of hosting a part of the PST LA / LA movement: One Path Two Journeys. This particular exhibition, titled “One Path Two Journeys” showcases the work of renowned Chicano art leaders Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Both women have produced beautiful bodies of work throughout the years and now, for the first time, you can see their journeys side by side.

The exhibition is open and free to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 4 p.m. Parking is free at Gate 1. For more information regarding the exhibit, and other Millard Sheets Art Center activities, click here.

Giant LA Winter RV Show (Now – Sun): Road trip season is just around the corner! Shop deep discounts at the annual Giant RV LA Winter Show. Admission is FREE — just be ready to browse all things RV-related! Event takes place in our White Ave. lot. Click here for more information.

We hope to see you this weekend! For more information on all events and other programming at Fairplex, visit us at Fairplex.com.

January at Fairplex

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Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a nice, refreshing holiday break. We did, and now we’re ready for another exciting year of events and Southern California fun. Here’s what we have planned for you this month:

January Events at Fairplex

AAE January at Fairplex Asian American Expo (Jan 13-14): It’s the Year of the Dog! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the annual Asian American Expo! Shop, eat and enjoy live entertainment from all parts of Asia. Other events within the expo include:

Anime Impulse: The first anime convention of the year is at the Asian American Expo! Kick off con season at Anime Impulse, with delicious food vendors, cosplay stars, contests, a car show, photo booths, a K-Pop stage, live performances and more. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BlushCon: Blushcon is an LA based celebration of all things youth and beauty. Shop the best cosmetic brands in the US and Asia, and meet popular beauty influencers such as Channon Rose and Alexandria Dorame. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BoatShow January at Fairplex Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan 18 – 21): The Los Angeles Boat Show is the place to be for boating lifestyle enthusiasts.

Check out performance boats, jet skis, pontoons, fishing boats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! Admission is $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for military (ID required). Children 12 and younger are FREE. Parking $12. Click here for more info.

RetroCity January at Fairplex Retro City Festival (Jan 20 -21): We’re incredibly excited to be the venue for Retro City Festival’s debut weekend!

Celebrate the history of video gaming with the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Enjoy classic arcade games, pinball, tournaments, museums, gaming vendors and a huge console play area.

Tickets and additional event info are available at RetroCityFestival.com.

Fairplex Events GNRS expohall 300x214 January at Fairplex Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 26 – 28): The 69th Grand National Roadster Show is at Fairplex Jan. 26 – 28. Come see more than 500 show vehicles compete for awards, along with hundreds of other vehicles participating in the Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Tickets & additional info available at rodshows.com.

Other Events: Giant RV LA Winter Show (now-Jan 7), Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Jan 5-7), Reptile Super Show (Jan 6 & 7) and the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 14). 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: Holiday cheer all around

This weekend was non-stop fun both on and off the Fairplex campus! From the Holiday Half Marathon & 5K to the festivities in Downtown Pomona, our staff and guests alike had a blast celebrating with winter fun this weekend. Here are some of our highlights:

Neighborhood Holiday Cookie Party
Every year we invite our neighbors to join us for a holiday cookie decorating party. Families are invited to an evening of games, crafts, face painting, storytelling and, of course, cookies galore. We love having the opportunity to meet our neighbors and start the holiday season off right with them.

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The Pomona Police Department’s Santa Cop event is one we look forward to every year.

This community program collects toys for children who have lost loved ones due to crimes in the local area.

Thummer, the LA County Fair mascot paid a visit for photos with the kids and to support the cause. Thank you Pomona PD for all that you do for our city!

Downtown Pomona Christmas Parade
Fairplex had its very own float in the annual Downtown Pomona Christmas parade! Special thanks to everyone who helped us decorate and shared in the holiday fun.
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Holiday Half Marathon & 5K
As it is every year, Fairplex was the home base for the Holiday Half Marathon & 5K. As you can see, it was quite festive!





Did you join us for any of our holiday fun this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag @fairplex in your social media posts!

Fairplex Weekender: Drags & trains

Happy Friday! We’ve swapped out lowriders for burnouts this weekend at Fairplex with the arrival of the 2017 NHRA Auto Club Finals! Here’s the scoop on what’s happening:

Fairplex Events NHRA ig21 300x300 Fairplex Weekender: Drags & trains NHRA Auto Club Finals (Now – Nov. 12): Drag racing is an integral part of our past, present and future. Did you know that the NHRA drags started here on our campus?

The historic Pomona Auto Club Raceway is not only home to the Winternationals and the Finals, it’s the birthplace of drag racing as we know it today.

Come experience the excitement and drama of the Finals for yourself this weekend at Fairplex!

From the roar of the engines to the smell of burnt rubber, the drags are a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t soon forget. Tickets on sale now at NHRA.com.

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Visit the giant, historic locomotives at the RailGiants museum Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the miniature, detailed landscapes of the garden railroad Sunday, 11 a.m – 4 p.m.

Free parking and entry for both events at Gate 1, off of McKinley Ave.

We hope to see you this weekend, whether it’s to join in the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the drag races, or the quieter, but equally interesting train activities. For more information on all events and other programming at Fairplex, visit us at Fairplex.com.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos at En Memoria

What a fun weekend at Fairplex! From our first ever Dia de los Muertos celebration (En Memoria), to the freaktacular spectacle that was Lagunitas Beer Circus, to the family fun at Fall in the Farm, the fun was truly non-stop.

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites:

En Memoria
Hop contest, lowrider displays, unique altars, delicious food, live music and beautiful weather made our first event a wonderful success! Thanks to all who joined us in our Dia de los Muertos celebrations — already looking forward to next year.








Lagunitas Beer Circus
Shout-out to the Lagunitas Brewing Co. for bringing such a crazy, colorful event to Fairplex! Guests sampled delicious craft beer while enjoying live music and circus acts all day long. (P.S. Proceeds from beer pours went towards The Learning Centers at Fairplex!)




Fall in The Farm
We continued to enjoy gorgeous fall weather on Sunday at Fall in the Farm! Our celebration of all things agriculture included cow milking demonstrations, turkey calling contests, workshops in gardening, floral arrangements and egg hatching, booths from 20+ community partners, olive oil and tea tasting, visits with our resident farm animals and much more.

This event has only continued to grow over the years and we look forward to continued partnerships with the local community in the future!  





All in all, a successful weekend at Fairplex, using all parts of our diverse campus. To see what’s coming up next, visit us at Fairplex.com.

Don’t forget to share your Fairplex experiences with us on social media by tagging @fairplex and using #fairplex in your posts!

November at Fairplex

Hello November at Fairplex! We’re kicking off the month in a very festive way, with THREE events planned for the community on this first weekend. From tasty libations to cow milking demonstrations, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to see what we have in store for you this month:

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En Memoria (Nov. 4): We’re launching our first ever Dia de los Muertos celebration this Saturday! This unique event includes a community altar where guests can leave photos of their loved ones, delicious food, live music, a lowrider exhibition and hop contest. Tickets & additional information available at mipocola.com!

Fairplex Events Lagunitas coverphoto 1024x512 November at FairplexLagunitas Beer Circus (Nov. 4): The Lagunitas Brewing Co. is bringing a beer circus to Fairplex! Enjoy two stages of wild entertainment, live music, a costume contest and more! Tickets include one free beer pour. There will be plenty of refreshing libations to sample. Proceeds from additional beer purchases will go towards The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Tickets & additional information available here.

Untitled design 3 November at FairplexFall in The Farm (Nov. 5): We’re celebrating all things agriculture this Sunday at The Farm at Fairplex! Guests of all ages are welcome to attend this free event. Some of our activities include live cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops, turkey calling contests, rope making, crafts, games and more! Click here for more information.

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Come see the pros do their thing in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle races. For more information, click here.

Other events: Pomona Home Improvement & Remodeling Show (Nov. 3-5), Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (Nov. 12), RailGiants Train Museum Public Run (Nov. 11-12), Residential Turf Removal Training (Nov. 11-18) and Souper Bowl Fundraiser (Nov. 16)

For more information on all of these events, give us a visit at Fairplex.com!

Meet the Artists of One Path Two Journeys

Artists Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez have greatly influenced the aesthetic voices of Latinas. You can see their work at the Millard Sheets Art Center as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Fairplex Events onepathtwojourneys 1024x682 Meet the Artists of One Path Two JourneysFrom their childhoods in East Los Angeles to their experiences in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 70s, both women have walked similar paths while thriving in their individual careers, thus inspiring the PST exhibit “One Path Two Journeys.”

We’re pleased to bring both artists to the Millard Sheets Art Center to discuss their work with us this Saturday. Join us as we chat with Judithe and Patssi and learn more about their inspiring lives.

Event Info
What: “Artist Talk: Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valde”
Where: Millard Sheets Art Center (1101 W. McKinley Ave Pomona, CA 91768)
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 – 5 p.m.
Parking available at Gate 1.