December at Fairplex

Happy December! Things are looking merry and bright here at Fairplex and we’re ready to celebrate the end of 2016 with some of our favorite traditional events. Check it out:

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Harvest Festival (Dec. 2-4): Our month starts off with the Original Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts Show! This is the place to shop for handmade gifts.

We love the atmosphere of cheery holiday music, glowing lights, tasty treats and row upon row of artisan items. For more information, visit harvestfestival.com.

PomonaSwapMeet December at Fairplex Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Dec. 4): Our last Pomona Swap Meet of 2016 is this Sunday! Shop thousands of car parts & accessories, enjoy the sight of hundreds of classic cars, and hang out with fellow car enthusiasts. More info available at pomonaswapmeet.com.

 

HolidayHalf December at Fairplex Holiday Half Marathon (Dec. 10-11): December wouldn’t be December without the Holiday Half Marathon! The fun starts on Saturday, Dec.10 with the health & fitness expo, Holiday 5K and the Kids 1K Penguin Waddle.

Runners can also register during this time. The actual half marathon is on Sunday, with runners starting their race at Fairplex. For registration information, schedule of events and more, visit runholidayhalf.com.

RVShow December at Fairplex Giant LA Winter RV Show: We end 2016 with the return of the Giant LA Winter RV Show. Roadtrippers can shop the latest in travel fun and speak with experts on various products and services. More info at fairplex.com.

Other Events: Other events include the Hot Tub Swim Spa Show (Dec. 2-4), the NHRA Museum’s Twilight Cruise, and Darbar E Khalsa. Hours, parking and additional information is available on our events calendar at Fairplex.com.

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Fairplex Weekend Recap: Oktoberfest Opens

Our campus seems strangely quiet after the festivities of the past weekend. Keep reading to see what happened at Fairplex:

Oktoberfest Opens
Our biggest event, Oktoberfest at Fairplex, opened to the masses on Friday night. The Festhalle boomed with oom-pah-pah music as guests crowded around our long tables with their steins of beer and German food.

The Plaza is open for the less traditional fun — rock music, King Taco and more beer (naturally.) We feature a different tribute band every weekend of Oktoberfest. Led Zepagain helped us kick off the fun.

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And last but not least, this year we opened up the Dance Halle, home to DJ Schlagen who put his modern musical spin on Oktoberfest. Needless to say, it was a packed house.

It was a weekend full of dancing, games, food and plenty of toasts to go around. It starts again this Friday! Visit oktoberfestatfairplex.com for more info, including tickets, hours and pricing.

California RV Show
Across the street from Oktoberfest, the 64th Annual Giant RV Show opened to road travel enthusiasts. Guests shopped RV homes, new products, spoke with vendors, and networked with fellow travelers. Check out one YouTuber’s vlog capturing the opening day activities:


–Video by We’re The Russos

Best of the Best Karate Tournament
Rounding out our weekend of fun was the Best of the Best Tournament. Dozens of martial arts students competed in a number of tournaments, held here at Fairplex. Congratulations to all the champions of this event!

Thanks for joining us for our weekend recap! We’re already counting down the days to this upcoming weekend’s fun. To see what’s coming up next, visit our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com.

Make sure you tag @fairplex and use #fairplex when posting photos from our events on social! We would love to see your experiences.

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L.A. Weekender: Memorial Day Weekend

The long weekend is here and many of you already have BBQs, picnics and vacations planned, but for those of us who are staying local, here are a few things happening around LA:

wood animal dog pet 1024x612 L.A. Weekender: Memorial Day Weekend Mission Circuit Dog Show (All Weekend): The Mission Circuit Dog Show will be at Fairplex all weekend long! Competitions will finish on Monday with top dog honors celebrated. More than 8,000 dogs are currently taking residence here so we’re in for quite the furry weekend! For more info, please visit missioncircuit.com.

Giant RV Spring Show (May 27-June 5): Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and that means road trips galore. Visit the Giant RV Spring Show at Gate 9. The latest recreational vehicles, show specials, supplies and accessories are yours for the shopping. Visit our website for more info. Admission is free!

Petal Drop LA (May 29): Petal Drop returns to DTLA this weekend, although exact time and place remain unknown. The anonymous art collective will invite the public to an industrial site within the city where thousands of fallen jacaranda blossoms will create a “surreal factory” to last through the morning. If anything, it should make for a great IG post.

Crawfest 2016 (May 29): 700 lbs of crawfish with all the fixings, all-you-can-drink beers and a souvenir cup are what awaits you at Crawfest 2016. Head over to The Brig in Venice Beach for this fantastic Sunday Funday celebration.

Free Admission to LACMA (May 30): LACMA is offering free admission on Memorial Day to the general public. Unwind from the long weekend and enjoy a day of art (and maybe grab a bite to eat at the adjacent Lemonade while you’re there!) For more information visit lacma.org.

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

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. 

Recession-proof Fun at Pomona RV Show

Well, with this recession people aren’t exactly looking at the housing market, but how about a house on wheels?  That’s right, rv Recession proof Fun at Pomona RV Showan RV, Toy-Hauler, Camper, Trailer, 5th Wheel or whatever you want to call it!  Although some of them are going to cost you more than that 3-bedroom house you have had your eye on, you can find some affordable fun at this year’s Pomona RV Show!  Speaking from experience, one of the greatest joys a kid can have is just sitting on a picnic bench in the middle of a forest with no one but your mom, dad, trusty dog and tough ol’ RV.  How about those of you reaching those long sought after5th1 Recession proof Fun at Pomona RV Show “golden years?”  Retirement is coming and it’s never too early to start looking around to get an idea of what you want to travel the country in.  The Pomona RV Show has a home abroad for everyone, so come down and check it out.  Looking for another plus?  It’s free!  So, have fun checking out all the cool new RVs and have a free afternoon of delight!

March 7 & 8, 2009
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE

RVing is Still the Cheapest Kind of Vacation

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When the 56th Annual California RV Show rolls into Fairplex and fills up the White Ave. parking lot, you’ll have a shot at more than 1,000 RV options. In fact, you can drive in your old RV and drive out with the newest 2009 model. If you’re having trouble deciding what type of RV is best for your style of motor vacationing, RVers Joe and Vicki Kieva will conduct their popular seminar, “10 Tips for Choosing an RV” at noon every day of the show. If you’ve never driven an RV, there’s a seminar for that, too: “Yes, You Can Drive an RV” held daily in the semirv at night1 200x300 RVing is Still the Cheapest Kind of Vacationnar tent at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

If you’re about to embark on full-time RVing, don’t miss the Kievas’ second seminar, “Full Time and Extended RV Travel” at 2 p.m. daily where you can learn how to manage your finances on the road, send and receive email, refill prescriptions and get medical care while traveling for long periods of time.

Go to www.carvshow.com for discount coupons good for $2 off on Thursday through Sunday (regular admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors). Monday through Wednesday, admission for adults and seniors is just $1.

June Vroom!

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It looked like this on June 3 before the races started.


 

On Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, it will look and sound like this!

Nearly 10,000 race fans per day come to see and experience Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) at Fairplex. This is fast, dirty, fender-to-bumper action with 2- and 4-wheel drive trucks. You can see pretty much the entire action from anywhere in the stands. Friday, June 6 is practice and qualifying; races are Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $30.

What you might not know: The CORR folks literally dig up the pavement and reconstruct a part of the Fairplex grounds, turning it into an off-road dirt track. When it’s over, they repave it and it looks just like the usual mild-mannered Fairplex grounds.

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If CORR isn’t your thing, you’ve still got options this weekend at Fairplex. The 22nd Annual Spring Boat Show has more than 350,000 square feet of everything that floats, from runabouts and fishing craft to ski boats and cabin cruisers. Admission is $10, but if you go to the Southern California Marine Association web site, you can get in for $2 (www.scma.com). Runs from Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8.

Freebies!

You’re gonna need a motorhome to haul that new speedboat to one of the Golden State’s many recreational waterways, so you can go on over to the White Avenue lot for the Giant L.A. RV Show. Free admission to this one. Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 15, which is Dad’s Day. Shopping opportunity here, folks.

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