Mi POCO LA at Cal Poly Pomona!

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!

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Fairplex!

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:

Fairplex Events EnMemoria coverphoto 1024x504 Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Fairplex! 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.

Fairplex Events EnMemoria FBCoverPhoto Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Fairplex! 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.

5D4 8310 XL 300x200 Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Fairplex! 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.

Fairplex Snapshot: Neighborhood Halloween Party

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.

Fairplex Snapshot: Life at The Farm at Fairplex

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:

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Fairplex Farm bunnies e1507067013970 768x1024 Fairplex Snapshot: Life at The Farm at Fairplex 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.

Pomona Foundation Field Trip at Fairplex

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting a field trip for Pomona families! We partnered with the Pomona Library Foundation‘s Summer Field Trip program and provided tours of The Farm at Fairplex and NHRA Motorsports Museum.

Fairplex TLC fieldtrip 1024x764 Pomona Foundation Field Trip at Fairplex 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.

Fairplex Snapshot: Child Development Center Graduation

This past weekend we had the pleasure of celebrating our youngest Fairplex friends at the Child Development Center at Fairplex graduation ceremony!

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We said goodbye to the class of 2017 and wished these little kindergarteners and preschoolers a wonderful year of learning as they move up a grade.

We also had the opportunity to celebrate our teachers and staff, who work tirelessly all year long to provide a clean, safe and stimulating fun learning environment.

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Congratulations to all for a successful year! To learn more about the Child Developmeknt Center, click here.

To learn more about our other programs at The Learning Centers at FairPlex, click here.

June at Fairplex

…and we’re somehow already halfway through 2017! Here is what we have planned for June at Fairplex!

Cheers Logo Option Final 300x255 June at FairplexCheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival (June 24): Cheers is our annual fundraising event to benefit the educational programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

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 June at FairplexSancocho 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.

LARoadsters June at Fairplex53rd 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.

Visit our Fairplex Calendar for a full list of upcoming events. See you soon!

Fairplex Snapshot: Scooper Bowl

We’re celebrating our Career & Technical Education (CTEC) students this evening at the annual Scooper Bowl Fundraiser and Showcase in the Farm at Fairplex!

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.

To learn more about the Career & Technical Education Center, click here.

To learn more about The Learning Centers at Fairplex in general, including our other community and educational programs, click here.