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!

Weekend Recap: 2016 Auto Club Finals

2016 NHRA Auto Club Finals

The 52nd annual NHRA Auto Club Finals ended in a cloud of adrenaline, breaking records and first-time achievements! Here’s how it went down:

Funny Car Championship
Funny Car vet Ron Capps has tried (and came very close) to taking the championship title before, but this was the year he actually did it:

Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship
Jerry Savoie took the world championship title in Pro Stock Motorcycle. This was Savoie’s first world championship ever, beating out former championship winners Edie Krawiec and Andrew Hines. Watch his breathtaking win below: 

Pro Stock Championships
Jason Line took the Pro Stock championship this year. This marked Line’s third win, his first two from the 2006 and 2011 finals. Watch Jason Line’s strong finish below:

Top Fuel Championship
Antron Brown took the Top Fuel championship for the second year in a row, the first to do so since Tony Schumacher in 2008/2009.

After the excitement of the weekend, the raceway goes quiet once more, but will come back to life in February for the NHRA Winternationals, the start to another season, and another story.

For more information on the NHRA Mello Yello Dragracing Series, or the Auto Club Raceway, visit nhra.com or fairplex.com.

Take a look at the NHRA Auto Club Finals through the years. 

Motocross in the House

Ryan Dungey vs. Marvin Musquin
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 Photo Credit: Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool

For the third straight year, Red Bull Straight Rhythm took over Fairplex this past weekend for the most unique race in the world of professional motocross. Fans from all across the SoCal visited our campus with family and friends to cheer their favorites riders. This Supercross game changer took place on a 1/2-mile “unwound” racetrack — no turns, just a half-mile-long straight rhythm section. This year featured a revised format where practice, qualifying and racing all took place on the same day, with the final taking place at night under the lights to crown the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm champion.

Congratulations to Marvin Musquin for winning the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm’s Open Class and to Shane McElrath for winning the Lite Class!

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October Rocks at Fairplex!

October is one of our most action-packed months of the year! Here’s what we have in store for you at the start of our fall season:

OffRoadExpo October Rocks at Fairplex! Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo (Oct 1-2): We’re bringing off-road adventures to Fairplex this weekend with the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo. Racing, rock crawling, trail ridig, sand sports, ATVs, motorcycles… you like it, we have it. Fans can experience ride alongs, racing demos, live music, product giveaways and more! Visit offroadexpo.com for a full schedule of events and tickets.

Oktoberfest October Rocks at Fairplex! Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct 7-29): Our signature fall event, Oktoberfest at Fairplex, returns Fridays & Saturdays through October! We’re bringing you beer, authentic German food, oom-pah-pah music, tribute bands, contests, games and more. October just wouldn’t be the same without our steins of beer, plates filled with bratwurst and folks doing the Chicken Dance. Tickets on sale now at oktoberfestatfairplex.com!

RBSR October Rocks at Fairplex! Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 22): Red Bull Straight Rhythm returns for the third year in a row! This evolution of supercross features an “unwound” track — no turns, just a half-mile straight rhythm section. See the world’s best 250 and 450 riders fight for the right to party as the champion of this year’s competition. Tickets on sale now at redbull.com.

RISE October Rocks at Fairplex! Rise Of The Jack O’ Lanterns (Oct 27-30): For the first time ever, we are hosting the RISE of the Jack O’ Lanterns event. View 5,000 real pumpkin carvings all in one place. The intricate details, creativity and size of these creations will amaze you. Hundreds of carvers will be here over a two-day period getting this fantastic sight ready for you. For more info, visit therise.org!

These are just a few of the events happening at Fairplex this month. Visit our Events Calendar to see our other events, like our swap meet, college fair, TOMS warehouse sale and more!

L.A. Weekender: Beer, Quilts, Supercross and RVs at Fairplex

Happy Friday, everyone! Our work day is almost over, but the party is just getting started! Keep reading for a special Fairplex edition of the L.A. Weekender:

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Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct 9-10): Oktoberfest 2015 opens tonight and will run every Friday-Saturday from now to Oct. 24. Enjoy refreshing beer, chow down on delicious German food and do the Chicken Dance with your fellow festival goers! In addition to all the traditional music, we’ll also have great cover bands. Queen Nation (Queen Tribute) will take the stage this weekend. For more info or for tickets visit: www.oktoberfestatfairplex.com.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (Oct 9-10): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival at Fairplex wraps up tomorrow. Join us for a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from top-quality companies. There’ll be FREE seminars, workshops and daily door prize drawings. Admission is free with online coupon: www.quiltcraftsew.com.

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Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 10): If you’re a fan of extreme sports, you won’t want to miss the Red Bull Straight Rhythm coming to Fairplex this Saturday! This Supercross game changer takes place on a 1/2-mile “unwound” racetrack. No turns, just skill and speed. Over 20 motocross riders go head-to-head in this innovative evolution of Supercross. For more information visit www.redbull.com.

63rd Annual California RV Show (Oct 9-18): The California RV Show is at Fairplex now through Oct.18. Shop for travel products and services, enjoy live music and delicious food, get on the Ferris Wheel for free and hang out with TV stars and sports celebrities! More info at www.thebestrvshow.com.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a 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 madrigal@fairplex.com. 

L.A. Weekender: Fairplex happenings

Hello and Happy Friday! This edition of the L.A. Weekender features cars, paint and family fun, all right here at the Fairplex campus. Keep reading to see what we have in store for you:

Check out the 2014 show in Tony DeFrank’s video! 

Grand National Roadster Show (Jan. 23-25): The 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show arrives at Fairplex this weekend for three days of cars, cars and more cars. Some of the most beautiful roadsters in the nation compete for awards including the prestigious America’s Most Beautiful Roadster trophy. For more information, visit the Fairplex event page.

Palates & Palettes: Food, Wine and Paint (Jan. 24): The first Palates & Palettes wine and paint series debuts at the Millard Sheets Art Center (MSAC) this Saturday night. Escape to Austria with us as you learn to paint with professional artist Dominic Black and sample food and wine from Vienna. RSVP today with The Learning Centers at Fairplex. There are still a few spots open!

Free Family Workshop (Jan. 24): MSAC is kicking off the Free Family Workshop series this Saturday morning. Join artist Jimena Roman as she takes you through a fun arts & crafts project, great for all ages. Reservations are required. For more information visit The Learning Centers at Fairplex website.

Public Auction (Jan. 23-24): Last but not least on our list of Fairplex happenings, the monthly Public Auction is happening Saturday at Gate 9 (White Ave.) Cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles will be auctioned off to buyers. Preview potential purchases on Friday, then prepare to bid Saturday. Admission is free. For more information visit the Fairplex events page.

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The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a 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

January Events at Fairplex

Happy New Year from all of us at Fairplex! We are excited to begin a new year full of fun events, unforgettable learning experiences, and the 93rd anniversary of the Los Angeles County Fair. We have a lot on our plates already, starting with our January calendar. Check it out:

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Fans of the scaly, slimy, and slithery are invited to the Reptile Super Show at Fairplex. Check out hundreds of colorful reptiles including turtles, lizards and snakes, and shop supplies for your pet (but leave your pet at home!)

For more information visit reptilesupershow.com.

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New this year is the nighttime Lunar Palooza night market, which includes performances from popular Asian artists, food and additional shopping. Tickets are $9 per person, $7 for seniors (65+). For more information, visit fairplex.com.

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P.S. Receive up to 40% off Fairplex events including LACF! Get two LACF season passes, two Oktoberfest, Celtic Faire, and Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals passes, and two Upland Lemon Festival carnival offers for only $100 when you buy online, now through Jan. 11, 2015! Just use promo code NEWYEAR2 OR buy 4 tickets to each event listed above for only $180 using promo code FAIRPLEX4. Click here to buy.

For more information about Fairplex events, visit fairplex.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

See you soon!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Opening Weekend of Oktoberfest

Fairplex campus buzzed with fun this weekend! Keep reading to see what went down:

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend 

Oktoberfest at Fairplex opened this weekend to a crowd 10,000 guests, dead set on eating, drinking and being merry. And merry they were!

Oktoberfest at Fairplex 

In the Festhalle, The Rheinlanders Oom-Pah-Pah band carried guests through an evening of the Chicken Dance, conga lines and beer chugging contests. Meanwhile, guests in the courtyard rocked out with Journey tribute band DSB, played carnival games and chowed down on German fare (and King Taco.)

An enticing array of bratwurst, hamburgers, chicken and hot dogs were served, accompanied by sauerkraut, grilled onions and grilled bell peppers for toppings. Huge pretzels and thick cut Belgian fries were the perfect pairing for all the beer being consumed…

AMA Pro Flat Track Finals 

Meanwhile, the AMA Pro Flat Track Finals were taking place at the Grandstand Saturday night. From our view at Oktoberfest, we could see clouds of dust and hear the roar of engines late into the evening.

AMA Pro Flat Track Finals 

A special congratulations to Jared Mees for claiming his second career overall Grand National Championship this past weekend! You can read the full recap of the night’s events on the AMA website.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival 

Returning to Fairplex for the 20th year in a row, the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival welcomed crafters of all ages to three days of creative workshops, seminars and shopping of the most up-to-date sewing, crafting, quilting and needlework tools.

Other events
Other events at Fairplex this weekend included the 62nd annual California RV Show, who kicked off their nine-day run at our White Avenue lot, the Pomona Home Improvement Show and the Best of the Best Martial Arts Championship Tournament.

Just another typical busy weekend on our campus! Up next? The Ramen Yokocho Festival, Moon Block Party and Round 2 of Oktoberfest. Cheers!

Did you attend any events at Fairplex this weekend? Share your experience in the comments section below or tag us on Instagram: @fairplex.  

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Straight Rhythm and Off-Roading

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly our campus flips for events. Just last weekend our campus was filled with carnival rides, food and shopping vendors and animals. In less than a week, we have changed hats from the Los Angeles County Fair to the host of an exciting, dirt-filled playground for off-road experts and enthusiasts.

Gayle Anderson and KTLA cover the Off-Road Expo

Off-road demos, Rubicon trail ride alongs, motocross trials and an RC demo track are just some of the activities the Off-Road Expo offered to fans as young as five to as old as 52.

Meanwhile, Red Bull took over our historic Auto Club Raceway for the debut of the evolutionary Straight Rhythm races, where dozens of motocross pros went head-to-head in a competition comprised of speed and daring on a 1/2-mile long track.

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James Stewart and Marvin Musquin took the winning titles for the day. The inaugural Straight Rhythm event welcomed back motocross/supercross pro Travis Pastrana of Nitro Circus, returning after a five-year hiatus from the sport.

Just another weekend here at Fairplex! We can’t wait to kick-off Oktoberfest this Friday, not to mention all the other exciting things we have in store. Keep reading for updates on all our events.

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