Our wonderful Farm at Fairplex staff brought some baby rabbits and newly hatched turkeys out to play! The whole team drove over to our neck of the woods for some quality bonding time:
The team also brought out some Farm treats for us to sample: pickled quail and chicken eggs, a fresh batch of eggplant jerky, picked vegetables and some new Harissa sauce. More on those projects coming soon
To learn more about The Farm at Fairplex, click here.
Happy New Year from all of us here at Fairplex! We can’t wait for all the events and upcoming projects coming our way in 2018. Cheers to another year of great memories with all of you.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Fairplex!
What does a 487-acre campus look like during the holidays? Festive of course! Countless Christmas trees, fake snow (this is LA County after all), thousands of twinkling lights and even a reindeer or two can be spotted throughout our enormous campus. Take a look at some of our favorite spots in this two part series:
Holidays at Fairplex Part I: Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center
Home to many end-of-year parties, the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center is full of festive vignettes, strings of lights cascading from the ceiling, smiling snowmen, and Christmas trees and snow in every corner. Check out some of the parties we’ve already hosted:
What many people don’t know is that our Creative team — the masterminds behind the LA County Fair exhibits — are also the elves who make the holiday magic happen too. Take a closer look at the vignettes with honorary Creative team member Sophie:
We are continually blown away by the attention to detail our team puts into creating the perfect Fairplex Winter Wonderland.
Stay tuned for a look at McKinley’s Grille, the Avalon and the rest of Fairplex during the holidays.
From all of us at Fairplex, wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Cal Poly Pomona has their annual Dia de los Muertos event tonight, and Mi POCO LA came to represent!
As you may know, Mi POCO LA is hosting “En Memoria” – the first ever Dia de los Muertos event at Fairplex this Saturday. We built an En Memoria altar for tonight’s event, and in anticipation of tomorrow’s festivities!
For more information about En Memoria, visit MiPOCOLA.com. We hope to see you tomorrow!
We’re looking for some volunteers to help us out this Saturday at the Lagunitas Beer Circus! Details below:
Altars + lowriders + live music = En Memoria: our first ever Dia de los Muertos celebration! Join us this Saturday, Nov. 4 for the inaugural event. Here’s what to expect:
Altars: We’re partnering with local artists to build a community altar, where guests are invited to leave a photo of their lost loved ones for Dia de los Muertos. In addition to this, we’re inviting those participating in the lowrider exhibition to build their own altars next to their vehicles.
Lowriders: We’re inviting the local lowrider community to join us for En Memoria. We’ll be hosting a hop competition and displaying all the lowriders on the Fairplex infield. Show off your autos and check out what others are working on.
Music: The Subsuelo Crew is bringing DJ Gazoo and DJ Ethos to drop some beats for us before The Delirians and Las Cafeteras take the stage for live performances.
Live Art: Hilda Solis’ office has partnered with us to bring live art to En Memoria. Local artists will be creating beautiful pieces throughout the day.
Food: Our event partner, Dia de los Puercos will be whipping up some bomb tacos and taquitos for us, while Mi Cafecito Coffee will be serving up delicious beverages and desserts. We’ll also have an assortment of other food trucks available for grub.
We’re very excited to introduce this event to the local community and we hope you’ll join us for a full day of art, food, music and cultural celebrations. For more information on En Memoria, visit MiPOCOLA.com.
Tickets are $20 per person, but you can get 50% off if you buy through Goldstar! Click here to claim this offer.
Every year our Community team hosts a neighborhood Halloween party for the families surrounding Fairplex!
It’s always a fun time: kids in brightly colored costumes playing games, getting their faces painted, picking up pumpkins and, of course, plenty of candy to go around.
Thank you to all the parents and children who participate each year! We love spending time getting to know our neighbors.
The Farm at Fairplex is teeming with life! While the carnival rides, food vendors and special exhibits have been packed away until next year, our Farm is open year-round. We took a visit today to see what our volunteers and staff are up to. Take a look:
Our turkeys, chickens and rabbits are all doing great! One of our rabbits actually gave birth to 11 bunnies during the opening weekend of the Fair. Due to the high number of visitors last month, they are quite comfortable with humans and are calm as cucumbers with our field trip students.
Our usual field trips have resumed, now that the Fair is over. In addition to the care of our crops and Farm animals, our staff and volunteers are busy working with teachers and students now that school is back in session.
We saw students harvesting vegetables and fruit from our crops, participating in hands-on botany projects and getting a general real-life urban farming experience.
With the ending of the Fair, our Fall season has officially begun and we look forward to seeing what new crops and projects our team is working on as we near the end of 2017.
To learn more about the educational programs at The Farm at Fairplex, visit fairplex.com/farm.