A total of 52 people joined us for the day. These families are a part of the Pomona Library’s after-school tutoring sessions and each summer they go on a series of field trips around LA County.
We are proud to be part of such a great program. We had a lot of fun sharing knowledge about urban farming and the history of the Southern California auto industry with our community. Our volunteers and staff alike really enjoyed connecting with our local children and parents.
Special thanks to Dr. Perlman, Councilmember Gonzalez and our volunteers for making this event possible! We hope our guests had an educational and memorable day with us.
Join us in The Farm and taste award-winning wine, spirits, beer and extra virgin olive oil from the Los Angeles International Competitions.
Pair your drinks with Farm-fresh delights and food truck options, then burn off the calories on the dance floor! Tickets and additional event information is available here.
Sancocho Festival (June 10): The Sancocho Festival celebrates Latin American culture through music, dance and food. Enjoy live entertainment for the whole family! Admission is $10 presale, $20 at the door. Admission is FREE for children 13 & under. Open noon – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. Visit sancochofestival.com for more information.
53rd Annual L.A. Roadsters Show (June 17 & 18): A Father’s Day tradition and Fairplex favorite, the L.A. Roadsters Show returns to Fairplex June 17 & 18! Thousands of roadsters and specialty cars will be on display, along with a giant swap meet and commercial vendor midway. If Dad likes cars, this is the perfect way to spend the weekend! More info at laroadsters.com.
Other Events: Everybody’s Bird Mart, Palates & Palettes Wine and Paint Night, NHRA Twilight Cruise, and SoCal SC soccer matches are also happening this month on our campus! We love having such a wide variety of things to do every week on campus.
Our art students have created beautiful hand-made ceramic bowls this semester, which will be available for sale for $15. Once purchased, guests can fill their bowl with all-you-can-eat ice cream and check out the rest of the showcase.
Our high school students have worked hard all semester on various projects, ranging from the automotive arts to fashion design to horticulture. It’s always inspiring to see the talent and dedication these students and their teachers spend learning new skills.
The Scooper Bowl is happening now – 6 p.m. so stop by if you can! Parking available through Gate 12.
One of the best parts of working at Fairplex is the space. We love taking 10-15 minute walks around campus, just enjoying the scenery. The Hill at Fairplex offers shade and a view of the entire campus:
During Fairtime, this is one of our favorite spots to be. Guests are constantly running up the stairs and taking a turn down our giant slide, you can see the entire expanse of carnival rides and games, and you can hear the End of Summer Concert Series in the Grandstand.
It’s hard to believe there are less than five months to go. September hurry up and get here!
Say hello to the weekend! See what’s happening on our campus:
World of Dance (April 1):The 2017 World of Dance Tour delivers an unparalleled experience to both dancers and spectators. Featuring the hottest YouTube stars and dance icons, this event provides experiences for fans to connect with the lifestyle brands and companies within urban dance culture. Check it out on Saturday! More info here.
PVW 2017 Run/Walk Celebrating Heroes (April 1): PVW is an organization dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities including vocational training, employment preparation and placement services. Their annual Run/Walk is taking place at Fairplex this Saturday! Both a 5K and 1K are open for participants. Other activities include a pancake breakfast, family fun activities, prizes and more! Click here for more information.
If you’re hanging out with us this weekend, make sure you tag @fairplex and use #fairplex on your social media posts. We’d love to see our campus through your eyes!
For more information on all current and upcoming events at Fairplex, visit us at fairplex.com.
General George S. Patton is known for his bravery and leadership in World War II, but before becoming a national hero, he was an Olympic athlete.
Modern Pentathlon was introduced to the Summer Olympic Games in 1912. George Patton was the first and only athlete to compete from the United States.
If you’ve been reading our blog posts, you know that Pentathletes compete in a total of five sports: running, shooting, swimming, fencing and showjumping. And yes, Patton did all five at the Olympic Games. The 26-year-old future general, with only two months to train for the sport, placed fifth overall.
We’ll be inducting Patton into the UIPM Hall of Fame at our Opening Ceremonies next Thursday. It is our privilege to honor him for the amazing athletic feats he accomplished in the first Modern Pentathlon.
To learn more about Patton’s experience in the 1912 Olympics, click here.
For more information regarding the Modern Pentathlon World Cup at Fairplex, click here.
The Farm at Fairplex has expanded greatly over the years. In 2014 we grew from a one to five-acre Farm, which now includes a kitchen, new crops, learning opportunities and foodie events. Here’s a quick look at what we’re up to this month:
Chef’s Potluck About once a month we host a Chef’s Potluck, where chefs, sommeliers and other industry experts cook for one another and share ideas, best practices and community. They had a great turnout this past weekend:
New Crops & Food Projects We’re constantly growing new crops and harvesting ripe ones. Last week our volunteers and Farm staff produced about 100 pounds of pomelo hoja santa marmalade in the kitchens. They also made kimchi using fresh Kohlrabi and Yellow-star carrots.
Kohlrabi and Yellow-star Carrots ready to be prepped
Our chickens are also doing wonderfully well! We recently welcomed Turkin and American Bresse chicks into the world.
Field Trips With a new year comes new opportunities for learning! We started up our field trip program again at the start of 2017 and look forward to teaching new students about urban farm life and the basics of agriculture.
These are just a few of the things happening out in The Farm. We’ll be starting our Farm at Fairplex Dinner Series again in March, and our Career & Technical Education Center agriculture / horticulture classes will be using the facilities for on-hands learning.
Stay tuned for future updates! You can learn more about our Farm at Fairplex projects at fairplex.com/farm.