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!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Reptile Super Show and So Cal Pet Expo

First weekend of the year = a success! Our campus was teeming with life, from the scaly residents of the Reptile Super Show to the furrier, cuddlier friends of the So Cal Pet Expo. Keep scrolling to see what our campus looked like this weekend:

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If you follow us on Instagram you might have caught our Live Story over the weekend. If you missed it, don’t worry, there are plenty of adorable photos of the event:




Other events included the Hot Tub SwimSpa Show and the Giant RV Winter Show. If you attended any events at Fairplex this past weekend, please feel free to tag us on social media. We’d love to see your experiences!

For information about upcoming events, visit us at Fairplex.com.

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Fairplex Weekender: Animals Galore

Fairplex Events ReptileSuperShow 1024x685 Fairplex Weekender: Animals Galore The first weekend of 2017 kicks off our January events! Here’s what happening at Fairplex:

Reptile Super Show (Jan 7 & 8): See (and possibly take home one of your own!) reptiles and turtles, shop supplies, habitats and supplements, and attend educational workshops at the Reptile Super Show at Fairplex! This popular pet exhibit, located in Expo Hall 4, is a great place to take the kids for an educational trip, or to find a pet of their very own. More info available at http://reptilesupershow.com.

So Cal Pet Expo (Jan 7 & 8): Just a few expo halls away from the Reptile Super Show, the So Cal Pet Expo is also happening this weekend! Check out tons of pet care exhibitors, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations and author readings and book signings. Bring your dog or cat and take advantage of discounted services like vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm & flea preventatives. For more information visit fairplex.com!

Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Jan 6-8): Shop all styles and brands of hot tubs and swimspas at the Hot Tub SwimSpa Show this weekend at Fairplex! Instead of driving from store to store looking for the right product for your home, spend a few hours here to find what you need. Admission is free. For more information click here.

Giant LA Winter RV Show (Now – Jan 8): Get the latest in road trip travel information, products and services at the Giant LA Winter RV Show, located on our White Ave. lot. This is the last weekend of the winter show, so visit, chat and shop while you can. More info at GiantRV.com

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January at Fairplex

Happy New Year! We enjoyed the holidays (especially in the eating department), but now we’re ready to get back to work. Keep reading to see what’s happening this month at Fairplex:

AsianAmericanExpo January at Fairplex Asian American Expo (Jan 14& 15): The Asian American Expo celebrates the Lunar New Year with one of the biggest celebrations in the area. Explore different Asian cultures as you eat, drink and shop your way through our expo halls.

Enter the world of anime and video games at Anime Impulse, shop the Silk Show sample sale, see (or participate!) in an eating contest, and enjoy a number of art and dance performances. More info at aaexpo.com.

LABoatShow January at Fairplex 61st Annual Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan 19-22): Boating season may be a few months away, but we’re already dreaming of trips to the lake. The Los Angeles Boat Show features sport fishing boats, yachts, sailboats, jet skis, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! This is the place to be if you’re a boating ad outdoor enthusiast. More info at fairplex.com‘. 

GNRS January at Fairplex 68th Annual Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 27-29): More than 500 show vehicles will compete for awards at the annual Grand National Roadster Show this year. See hundreds of beautiful classic vehicles on display in and around our expo halls, shop car accessories and mingle with fellow auto enthusiasts. More info here.

Other Events: Also returning this month – the Reptile Super Show, Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show, and the Giant LA Winter RV Show (running now – Jan 8.) For more information on all these events, visit us at Fairplex.com.

Cheers to 2017!

 

January Events at Fairplex!

Happy new year! We are back from our holiday break and Fairplex is busier than ever. Check out our January happenings below!

Music Run January Events at Fairplex!  The Music Run (Jan 9): We’re starting our “fun run” season with The Music Run. There is a DJ set up at each kilometer mark, spinning pop, rock, hip-hop, oldies and EDM. The best part? You choose the music. Click here to cast your votes. Dance with your fellow runners and celebrate fitness in 2016! For more information visit themusicrun.com.

Reptile Super Show January Events at Fairplex!  Reptile Super Show (Jan 9-10): TheReptile Super Showis back! Our halls will be filled with lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles and other friendly, scaly creatures. Shop supplies for your pets or adopt a new one! For more information click here.

 

Asian American Expo January Events at Fairplex!  Asian American Expo (Jan 16-17): The Asian American Expo is all about food, entertainment and cultural experiences.

Check out the Anime Impulse video game, anime and manga experience, sample craft beers and ciders at the Asian Beer Fest, show your digestive prowess at one of the Eating Contests and dance all night during the Lunar Palooza! And of course, there will be plenty of Asian cuisine for everyone. For more information, visit aaexpo.com.

Swap Meet January Events at Fairplex!  Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 17): The first Swap Meet & Classic Car Show of 2016 is Sunday, Jan. 17. Show off the cars you’ve been working on during winter break and shop thousands of auto parts at swap meet prices. For more information, visit pomonaswapmeet.com.

National Roadsters January Events at Fairplex!  67th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 29-31): We’re pretty sure every Southern California classic car lover will be at Fairplex for the Grand National Roadster Show.

More than 500 show vehicles will compete for awards, with hundreds of other vehicles participating in the Grand Daddy Drive-In. Let the gawking and mutual admiration begin! For more information, visit rodshows.com.

We are beyond excited for all the entertainment, learning, community events and fun we have planned for you. Stay tuned for campus updates, new and returning events, giveaways and a behind-the-scenes looks at everything we have going on in 2016. It’s going to be a great year!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Reptile Super Show 2015

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Thousands of cold-blooded guests took up residence at Fairplex this weekend at the annual Reptile SuperShow.

It’s not often we see so many colorful creatures in one place and it made for quite the visual in our expo halls.

Reptile enthusiasts of all ages came together to learn, chat and shop for the newest and best products for their beloved pets.

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As one of the largest reptile shows in the entire world, “celebrity” appearances were inevitable. One of these stars was Frank, a 7-foot long water monitor lizard fondly known as house pet Mrs. Kipling on Disney Channel’s “Jessie.”

Other critters included albino snakes, enormous boa constrictors, bearded dragon lizards, chameleons of every color, frogs, turtles and geckos. All in all, a great weekend on campus!

For more information on the Reptile Super Show visit www.reptilesupershow.com. For upcoming Fairplex events visit www.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.

GrandNationalRoadsterShow 150x132 January Events at Fairplex Grand National Roadster Show (Jan. 23-25): The 66th annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show roars into Fairplex for three days of glorious automotive bliss. Featuring the finest roadsters in the country, the show includes customs, hot rods, classics and motorcycles competing for top awards. General admission is $25, ages 6-12 are $10. For more information visit rodshows.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!

L.A. Weekender: Baseball, skateboards, reptiles and culture

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Happy Friday! Variety is the name of the game for this L.A. Weekender. If you wanted to have a little family time this weekend, these events are a perfect excuse to get the whole crew together for a little adventuring into Los Angeles:

Nisei Week Japanese Festival: First held in 1934, the Nisei Week Japanese Festival is one of the longest running ethnic festivals in the United States. Head down to Little Tokyo this weekend to check out the various exhibits, chow down on some sushi and noodles and spend an afternoon in Downtown LA. Located in the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.

Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay: The Dodgers play against the Tampa Bay Rays all weekend. Take the family to a ballgame and enjoy Friday Night Fireworks tonight, or if you’re a big Dodger fan, head over to Dodger Stadium on Saturday for Hideo Nomo Bobblehead Day. Not only will the Dodgers be giving away free Nomo bobbleheads to the first, but the former pitcher himself will be there to do the ceremonial first pitch.

Summer Skate Expo: Come watch professional skaters perform their best tricks at the Southern California Skate Expo in the San Fernando Valley. The expo will have live music, dancing, autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, silent auctions, kids’ games, pro demos, plenty of food and other fun happenings. Of course, it is a Skate Expo, so guests are invited to sign up for the public skateboarding competition and strut their stuff throughout the weekend.

Reptile Super Show: Fairplex is hosting the Reptile Super Show this weekend. If you’ve ever wanted to own a snake, chameleon or any other number of reptiles, this is the place to be. A variety of colorful and interesting critters will be available for viewing (and purchase, if you feel like it.) Aug. 10-11.

Summer: Even if you don’t feel like going to a skateboard expo, hanging out with reptiles and couldn’t possibly trek to Dodger Stadium or Little Tokyo, there is still plenty to soak in before school starts. Beach. BBQ. Theme parks. Picnics. Game nights. It’s still summer. We hope you enjoy your weekend!

Ag Fair Puts Spotlight on California Agriculture

agfair2 150x150 Ag Fair Puts Spotlight on California AgricultureThe agriculture industry is dwindling in California. We see the impact here in the Inland Empire. Gone are the orange groves in Pomona and the dairy farms that dotted the open land in the Chino Valley, and the lemon trees in Upland. But agriculture is still important to the state, and the Schools’ Agriculture and Nutrition Fair wants you to know all about it.

The Ag Fair, at Fairplex this week through Saturday, is an educational fair featuring thousands of agricultural entries from more than 100 schools throughout the Los Angeles basin. The event attracts students, families, educators and community members to celebrate the achievements of local students and teachers, and to educate the attendees on the importance of agriculture to California.agfair3 150x150 Ag Fair Puts Spotlight on California Agriculture

Schools are on grounds through Friday but the public is invited to come out Saturday and look at the displays, check out the great entries  and learn a thing or two like how to worm compost and how to grow a garden in one square foot. A spelling bee will be held Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you are interested, call the office at (909) 348-2988. Booths include hatching chicks, insect displays, interactive science exhibits and the San Dimas Farmers Market. There are great artistic displays with an ag theme and some cool California mission models.

For more information, visit agfair.org.

Slither into Fairplex This Weekend for the Reptile Show

reptile 150x132 Slither into Fairplex This Weekend for the Reptile ShowHappy New Year! The Fairplex family extends best wishes for a prosperous and healthy year to all our shows and guests.

It’s the start of a new year and we’re kicking it off in style with the Reptile Super Show this weekend. If it slithers or has scales, it will be here Saturday and Sunday. The Reptile Super Show is the world’s largest reptile show and breeders’ expo, according to organizer Ramy Guirguis. The show offers thousands of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and insects, plus all the supplies and accessories on sale at super low prices.

Besides having some amazing animals and products for sale, the show will feature several reptile-dedicated organizations on-site to promote reptile health, education and overall quality husbandry. So, it’s not just a place to purchase a new pet but learn how to care for them as well. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. All the fun is in Fairplex 9.

The Fairplex Marketing & Communications Department has two brutus 150x150 Slither into Fairplex This Weekend for the Reptile Showof its own bearded dragons – Kathy and Brutus (formerly known as Heather, until we discovered he didn’t like being called Heather) – and we can attest to what great pets they make. So, if you are considering a pet reptile or amphibian or insect, stop by this weekend.