Fairplex Weekender: Farm-to-table, ArtReach and Bird Expo

The weekend is almost here! See what’s happening on our campus:

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Farm Dinner (March 17): The 2017 Farm at Fairplex Dinner Series opens this Friday with a delicious four course menu using ingredients fresh from The Farm. Guests can watch first-hand as our chefs select fruits, vegetables and herbs from our crops and create meals in the Farm kitchen for them to enjoy.

Each course (including dessert) is paired with wine from the LaZarre Wines. There are still a few spots available! You can view the full menu and reserve your spot here: http://bit.ly/2mPCMfI

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams (March 17-19): ArtReach: The Art of Dreams opened to the public at the beginning of the month and will continue its run through the end of March. You can visit the gallery (Millard Sheets Art Center) Friday – Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. We are always impressed by the talent and creativity of the high school students who participate every year. We highly recommend walking through if you have the time!

Everybody’s Bird Mart (March 19): Everybody’s Bird Mart returns to Fairplex on Sunday. Shop rare and exotic birds of every breed, size and color, and gather all the necessary supplies for taking care of your pet: cages, seed, vitamins, perches, toys and more. Hours, admission and parking info are available at Fairplex.com.

Weekend Recap: Dance, robotics, insanity

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s a quick look at what we had the pleasure of hosting:

Move Productions Dance Competition

Southern California VEX Robotics Championships

Insane Inflatable 5K

Palates & Palettes Wine & Paint Night

See what’s next at Fairplex on our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com!

Fairplex Weekender: Asian American Expo, Wine & Paint Night and more

Hellooooo Friday! Even though we’re working this weekend, we are actually looking forward to all of these events. We love what we do, and who we host. Check out what’s going on at Fairplex this weekend:

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Asian American Expo (Jan 14 & 15): One of our biggest events this month, the Asian American Expo is all things cultural: food, dance, art and entertainment. This year the expo features several events like Anime Impulse, where guests can cosplay, attend panels, browse artist alleys and check out a car show. The Silk Show Sample Sale features a number of great brands selling wares at 50-80% off retail price, as well as a sneaker show. Other activities include an eating contest, tons of food and shopping vendors, and live entertainment celebrating a variety of Asian cultures. Admission is $11 per person. Parking is $11 at Gate 9 (Blue Gate). For more information visit us at fairplex.com.

Palates & Palettes – Monet (Jan 14): Our wine & paint series, Palates & Palettes returns to the Millard Sheets Art Center this Saturday night. Journey to the world of Claude Monet as you learn to paint one of his masterpieces from an art instructor, while enjoying wine & food pairings inspired from his homeland of France. All supplies (including wine & food!) are provided. Please RSVP here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 15): The Pomona Swap Meet returns to Fairplex bright and early Sunday morning. More than 30,000 car parts, accessories, automobilia and vintage rides will span 15 miles of our campus. It’s the perfect place to mingle with the auto community, shop parts and check out rides. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

RailGiants Train Museum Free Admission (Jan 14 & 15): Last but not least, the on-site RailGiants Train Museum is hosting their free monthly museum days this weekend. Take a journey back in time to the glory days of the American Railroad. Explore a number of well preserved locomotives and speak with docents on the history of trains in our nation. More info at railgiants.org.

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Fairplex Weekend Recap: Wine, birds and a relay

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Our annual fundraiser for The Learning Centers at Fairplex was this Saturday evening out at The Farm!

Guests took their time tasting the various wines, spirits and beers from the Los Angeles International Competitions from earlier this year.

Guests learned how to make craft cocktails from a mixologist, dined on food truck fare, both savory and sweet, and hit the dance floor once the sun went down.

Our silent auction, which also benefits The Learning Centers at Fairplex, had some great items up for bid.

All in all, we had a great time and we look forward to hosting again next year!

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We had the pleasure of hosting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life this weekend as well. It is always touching to see a community come together, especially against a disease which affects so many people.

Everybody’s Bird Mart
We closed out the weekend with Everybody’s Bird Mart. Toucans, parrots, canaries, cockatoos and more set up camp in our expo halls as pet owners shopped for treats, toys, cages, vitamins and all the other bird necessities.

All in all it was another busy but fun weekend at Fairplex. Time to rest up a bit and then it’s hitting the ground running for our KABOOM! 4th of July celebration. Can’t wait!

See what else is happening at Fairplex on our Events Calendar!

L.A. Weekender: Cheers!

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Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival (June 25): The public unveiling of our wine, spirits, beer and extra virgin olive oil competition winners is this Saturday! Enjoy tastings of our award-winning entries, feast on food truck fare and dance the night away — all for a good cause! Proceeds from Cheers ticket sales benefit The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Additional info is available here.

Relay For Life Pomona (June 25-26): The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be at Fairplex this weekend. This fantastic event honors cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost and raises funds and awareness to fight back against this disease. Online registration ends tonight, with on-site registration available the day of. Please visit their event page for more information.

Everybody’s Bird Mart (June 26): The birds are back in town this Sunday! Bird owners can shop treats, toys, accessories, cages, health supplements and other items for their feathered friends. More info at everybodysbirdmart.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 tanji@fairplex.com

5 Reasons To Love Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival

It looks like the June gloom is slowly, but surely giving way to warmer summer nights, just in time for Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival!

Our annual fundraiser for The Learning Centers at Fairplex is our official kick-off to summer and we look forward to it every year! Here are five reasons why we love this event so much:

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Tickets to Cheers are on sale now! Click here for more information on the event and to learn more about our pricing. Hope to see you there!

L.A. Weekender: Trains, art and music

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Palates & Palettes Van Gogh session 

Palates & Palettes (June 11): We’re ending spring / starting summer with another Palates & Palettes wine and paint session. This time we are learning to paint like Matisse, while enjoying food and wine from his homeland — the South of France. An RSVP is required. Please click here to claim your spot! 

Make Music Pasadena (June 11): Downtown Pasadena is hosting their annual Make Music festival this Saturday. Enjoy performances from multiple artists throughout the city, as well as food, drinks and shopping. Admission is free, all ages. For more info visit makemusicapasadena.dola.com

Downtown Pomona Art Walk (June 11): The City of Pomona is hosting their second-Saturday art walk this weekend. Enjoy extended hours at many restaurants, galleries and shops, while perusing the wares of local artists along the streets. More info at downtownpomona.org!

RailGiants Train Museum (June 11-12): The RailGiants Train Museum, located right here at Fairplex, is open to the public this weekend! Journey back in time as you hop aboard historic steam engines and speak with our docents. More info at railgiants.org. Admission and parking are free!

Fairplex Garden Railroad (June 12): The Fairplex Garden Railroad is one of the longest-standing exhibits of the Fair, and also one of the most dynamic. Our volunteers are constantly changing things up — creating new buildings, adding new trains and refurbishing scenery. Come check it out this Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free! Visit fgrr.org for more info.

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

2016 LA International Wine & Spirits Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2016 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition! We look forward to unveiling the winning entries to the public at Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival.

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Wine categories included Best of Class, Packaging Design, and winning wines by brand, varietal, company and country.

Spirits categories included Packaging Design and a number of “Best Of…” awards.

View the full list of winners at lawinecomp.com and we hope to see you at Cheers for the public unveiling!

To learn more about the Los Angeles International Competitions, including Wine, Spirits, Beer, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and Dairy, click here. To learn more about our Cheers festival, click here.

June at Fairplex

Hello, June! The summer heat has officially arrived (although June gloom could kick in any second), and we have plenty of events coming up this month at Fairplex. Take a look at some of our biggest events below:

Sancocho June at Fairplex Sancocho Festival (June 4): Tomorrow the Sancocho Festival brings Latin American culture to Fairplex through music, dance and food. Enjoy performances and food from countries like El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Cuba. Visit sancochofestival.com for more info.
LARoadsters June at Fairplex LA Roadsters (June 18): The LA Roadsters have created the perfect Father’s Day experience for Sunday, June 18. Take Dad to see beautiful roadsters, shop various auto memorabilia and car parts, and meet & greet with auto celebrities, all here at Fairplex. There will be plenty of food & drink options to choose from, along with several car displays and exhibits. Visit laroadsters.com for more info!

RelayforLife June at Fairplex Relay For Life Pomona (June 25): We are proud to host the Relay For Life Pomona event here at Fairplex. Join thousands of cancer survivors and their friends & families for this important event. Raise funds for cancer research and treatment, and honor the memories of those who have lost their battles to cancer. To learn more about this important cause, click here.

Cheers June at Fairplex Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival (June 25): The Learning Centers at Fairplex is hosting their annual fundraising event on Saturday, June 25. Join us for samples of award-winning wines, spirits and beer, food trucks, dancing, a silent auction and community. For ticket prices and more info, please visit tlcfairlex.org.

icanshine June at Fairplex iCan Shine Bike Program (June 27-July 1): The iCan Shine Bike Program will be using Fairplex for one of their summer camps! iCan Shine teaches people with disabilities how to ride a bike. Students ages 8 and up are equipped with patient, dedicated teachers and specialized biking tools to help them learn what would otherwise be a near impossible recreational activity. The camp is already sold out but you can learn more about their other Southern California programs here. We look forward to hosting them at the end of the month!

View other upcoming events on our Events Calendar. If you’re attending any of our events, make sure to tag us in all your pics and you could get featured on our Instagram page!

2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition Recap

The 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition has come to a close — all that’s left is seeing who won what.

We want to give a special thank-you to all our judges who wined (and dined!) with us last week. We had a wonderful time hosting and seeing everyone have fun.

The competition started with our traditional Judges Welcome Ceremony, then it was straight into judging.

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We celebrated the end of the first day with a special farm-to-table dinner, made especially for our judges.


Day 2 carried out in similar fashion, with judges swirling, sniffing and spitting their way through dozens of wine entries.

All in all, this year’s competition was a definite success. We can’t wait to sample the winning entries at Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival, and again at the LA County Fair!