February at Fairplex

There’s more to February at Fairplex than Valentine’s Day! Keep reading to see the diverse events we have in store for the month:

NHRAFinals February at Fairplex NHRA Winternationals (Feb. 8-11): In just a few days, the drags return for another exciting season! The 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing series kicks off with the Winternationals at the Pomona Auto Club Raceway, located here at Fairplex. Tickets are on-sale now. For more information on all tickets and event info, visit nhra.com.

Mecum February at Fairplex Mecum Auctions (Feb. 16 & 17): The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector cars, vintage and antique motorcycles, and Road Art sales, and they’re bringing the Los Angeles auction to us!  Featured auction cars include the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, plus 600 other classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, American muscle cars, Resto Mods and more. Auction info available here.

Fairplex Events JunkinTrunk car 300x217 February at Fairplex Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (Feb. 24 & 25): Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market comes to Fairplex with more than 100 vendors from across the country.

Guests are invited to shop tons of great finds, enjoy live music and refuel on food trucks. Ticket and event information are available here.

Other Events: Charter Oak Gymnastics (Feb. 2-4), Fairplex Garden Railroad & RailGiants Train Museum public runs (Feb. 10 & 11), Giant LA RV Show (Feb. 16 – 28)Gold & Treasure Show (Feb. 24 & 25), Southern California VEX Championships (Feb. 24 & 25), and the Quinceanera Expo (Feb. 25).

We weren’t kidding when we said we’re busy this month! For more info on any of these events, please visit us at Fairplex.com.

If you’re hanging out with us, share your experiences on social media! Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex in your captions. We’d love to hear from you.

January at Fairplex

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Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a nice, refreshing holiday break. We did, and now we’re ready for another exciting year of events and Southern California fun. Here’s what we have planned for you this month:

January Events at Fairplex

AAE January at Fairplex Asian American Expo (Jan 13-14): It’s the Year of the Dog! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the annual Asian American Expo! Shop, eat and enjoy live entertainment from all parts of Asia. Other events within the expo include:

Anime Impulse: The first anime convention of the year is at the Asian American Expo! Kick off con season at Anime Impulse, with delicious food vendors, cosplay stars, contests, a car show, photo booths, a K-Pop stage, live performances and more. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BlushCon: Blushcon is an LA based celebration of all things youth and beauty. Shop the best cosmetic brands in the US and Asia, and meet popular beauty influencers such as Channon Rose and Alexandria Dorame. Tickets available here. Admission includes access to all parts of the Asian American Expo.

BoatShow January at Fairplex Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan 18 – 21): The Los Angeles Boat Show is the place to be for boating lifestyle enthusiasts.

Check out performance boats, jet skis, pontoons, fishing boats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, kayaks and more! Admission is $15 for adults, with a $5 discount for military (ID required). Children 12 and younger are FREE. Parking $12. Click here for more info.

RetroCity January at Fairplex Retro City Festival (Jan 20 -21): We’re incredibly excited to be the venue for Retro City Festival’s debut weekend!

Celebrate the history of video gaming with the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Enjoy classic arcade games, pinball, tournaments, museums, gaming vendors and a huge console play area.

Tickets and additional event info are available at RetroCityFestival.com.

Fairplex Events GNRS expohall 300x214 January at Fairplex Grand National Roadster Show (Jan 26 – 28): The 69th Grand National Roadster Show is at Fairplex Jan. 26 – 28. Come see more than 500 show vehicles compete for awards, along with hundreds of other vehicles participating in the Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Tickets & additional info available at rodshows.com.

Other Events: Giant RV LA Winter Show (now-Jan 7), Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Jan 5-7), Reptile Super Show (Jan 6 & 7) and the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Jan 14). For more info on any of these events, please visit us at Fairplex.com.

If you’re hanging out with us, share your experiences on social media! Tag @fairplex and use #fairplex in your captions. We’d love to hear from you.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Holiday cheer all around

This weekend was non-stop fun both on and off the Fairplex campus! From the Holiday Half Marathon & 5K to the festivities in Downtown Pomona, our staff and guests alike had a blast celebrating with winter fun this weekend. Here are some of our highlights:

Neighborhood Holiday Cookie Party
Every year we invite our neighbors to join us for a holiday cookie decorating party. Families are invited to an evening of games, crafts, face painting, storytelling and, of course, cookies galore. We love having the opportunity to meet our neighbors and start the holiday season off right with them.

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The Pomona Police Department’s Santa Cop event is one we look forward to every year.

This community program collects toys for children who have lost loved ones due to crimes in the local area.

Thummer, the LA County Fair mascot paid a visit for photos with the kids and to support the cause. Thank you Pomona PD for all that you do for our city!

Downtown Pomona Christmas Parade
Fairplex had its very own float in the annual Downtown Pomona Christmas parade! Special thanks to everyone who helped us decorate and shared in the holiday fun.
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Holiday Half Marathon & 5K
As it is every year, Fairplex was the home base for the Holiday Half Marathon & 5K. As you can see, it was quite festive!





Did you join us for any of our holiday fun this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag @fairplex in your social media posts!

Weekend Recap: Motocross, brews and boos

Good times this weekend at Fairplex! We had a lot going on (what else is new), between motocross at Red Bull Straight Rhythm, Oktoberfest festivities and the terrors of Into The Black. We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites:

Red Bull Straight Rhythm





Oktoberfest Final Weekend


Into the Black


Fairplex Weekender: Full Weekend of Fun

It’s our busiest weekend yet and we can’t wait for the fun to begin! From dancing at Oktoberfest to frights at Into the Black, and RV shopping at the California RV Show to auto swapping at the Pomona Swap Meet, there is something for everyone, of all ages and interests at Fairplex. Check it out:

happy friday Fairplex Weekender: Full Weekend of Fun Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Fri & Sat): Oktoberfest at Fairplex returns for another month of dancing, drinking and eating. Do the Chicken Dance with our oom-pah-pah band, rock out with our tribute bands and finish the night on the dance floor with DJ Schlagen. Add some bratwurst and games to the equation and you have yourself a solid night of fun. Tickets are only $5 on Fridays, $10 on Saturdays. Visit OktoberfestatFairplex.com for more info!

Into the Black (Fri – Sun): We’re bringing the Halloween festivities to Fairplex all month thanks to the new Into The Black attraction. Start the experience with a short horror film documenting a paranormal team’s excursion into the woods as they search for the legendary Black house, then follow their footsteps into the mansion… completely alone. For more information, visit intotheblack.biz.

California RV Show (Fri – Sun): The largest RV Show in the West is finishing up the festivities Fairplex this weekend with 1,300+ RVs to browse, as well as vendors selling RV accessories, vacation packages and travel services. Stop by to shop, browse, talk road trips and enjoy live music, food and meet & greets with sports celebrities. More info at thebestrvshow.com.

Parking for this event is available at Gate 9 (White Ave) until we hit capacity. At that time, cars will be directed to park at Gate 17 (Fairplex Drive). Trams and buses will be available for free transportation across the street to the event.

TOMS Warehouse Sale (Fri – Sun): Get up to 70% off TOMS shoes, eye wear and bags this weekend at the TOMS Warehouse Sale at Fairplex! Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Expo Hall 4. Parking at Gate 17 at prevailing rates on Friday, and Gate 3 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free!

RailGiants Train Museum (Sat & Sun): Visit the RailGiants Train Museum at Fairplex this Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Climb aboard historic trains and speak with our docents to learn more about some of the country’s most well preserved Locomotives. Admission is FREE! More info at railgiants.org.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Sun): Classic cars return to Fairplex this Sunday at the Pomona Swap Meet! Auto enthusiasts can shop thousands of car parts and accessories, browse memorabilia and see/participate in the classic car show. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (Sun): Walk through our miniature railroad exhibit this Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our volunteers will be on-site to show you the latest project updates, walk you around this little world, and answer any questions you might have about one of our oldest Fair exhibits. More info at fgrr.org.

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Oktoberfest opens at Fairplex

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s a quick look at events from this past weekend at Fairplex:

Oktoberfest at Fairplex
Our annual celebration of all things beer and brats got off to a great start this weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out to dance, eat, drink and be merry with us. The fun starts up again on Friday the 13th. More info at OktoberfestatFairplex.com!





Felinefest Cat Show
The Santa Monica Cat Club brought their second show of the year to Fairplex this past weekend.


California RV Show
The California RV Show opened on Friday with hundreds of RVs on display. It’s been fun watching this event grow over the years to now include live music, celebrity sightings, and more seminars, vendors and travel brands on display.



Best of the Best Karate Tournament
Chozen Martial Arts Academy hosted an all-ages karate tournament inside one of our expo halls. Congratulations to all the winners!


Thank you everyone who came out to Fairplex this weekend! We had a blast and hope you did too… we’re already excited for the upcoming weekend.

Visit Fairplex.com to see what’s coming up next for us!

October at Fairplex

The LA County Fair has come and gone, but we’re still as busy as ever! We have a lot of big events coming your way. Keep reading to see what’s in store:

october5 October at Fairplex Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct. 6 – 21): Prost! Oktoberfest at Fairplex returns for another month of dancing, drinking and eating. Do the Chicken Dance with our oom-pah-pah band, rock out with our tribute bands and finish the night on the dance floor with DJ Schlagen. Add some bratwurst and games to the equation and you have yourself a solid night of fun. Tickets are only $5 on Fridays, $10 on Saturdays. Visit OktoberfestatFairplex.com for more info!

Into the Black Haunted Attraction (Oct. 6 – Nov 1): We’re bringing the Halloween festivities to Fairplex all month thanks to the new Into The Black attraction. Start the experience with a short horror film documenting a paranormal team’s excursion into the woods as they search for the legendary Black house, then follow their footsteps into the mansion… completely alone. For more information, visit intotheblack.biz.

65th Annual California RV Show (Oct. 6-15): The largest RV Show in the West is back at Fairplex with 1,300+ RVs to browse, as well as vendors selling RV accessories, vacation packages and travel services. Stop by to shop, browse, talk road trips and enjoy live music, food and meet & greets with sports celebrities. More info at thebestrvshow.com.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct. 21): Red Bull Straight Rhythm is back for more head-to-head motocross racing. Watch pro athletes rae down an “unwoulnd” 1/2 mile-long track. No turns, just speed, air and skill. For more information visit redbull.com

Other events: NHRA Twilight Cruise (Oct. 4), Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Oct 6-8), FelineFest Cat Show (Oct 7-8), Best of Karate Tournament (Oct. 8), Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Oct. 15), We Run Pomona 5K (Oct. 21 – 22).

For more information on all of our upcoming events, including hours, admission and parking, visit fairplex.com. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekender: So much to do, so little time

Say hello to the weekend, because Friday is finally here! We hope you’ll join us for at least one event this weekend — we have a lot going on, from shopping to running to dancing to learning. Keep reading to see what we have planned this week:

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Showbiz Regional Talent Show (May 5-6): There’s no business like show business, and the Showbiz Regional Talent Show proves that! Experience the Showbiz tradition of dance competition excellence this weekend at Fairplex. Spectator admission is FREE! For more information visit showbiztalent.com.Event located at Expo Hall 5, parking at Gate 9 on White Ave. 

Kentucky Derby Buffet (May 6): Watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby this Saturday at our restaurant, Finish Line Sports Bar & Grill. We have a delicious buffet menu, including salads, tri-tip, and a delicious array of desserts. Tables fill up fast so reserve yours at (909) 865-4151! More info available here. Parking available at Gate 12 on White Ave.

Foam Glow 5K (May 6): Run (or walk, dance, skip etc) your way through the a three-mile course with plenty of Foam Zones along the way! Get splashed with different colored foam that glows under the black lights, then celebrate at the after party at the end! All foam is 100% natural and non-toxic. Register before it sells out! More info at foamglow.com. Parking available at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

10th Annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo (May 7): Explore an array of projects created by Pomona and Diamond Bar students at this free educational event! Learn how to build skeletons from owl pellets, view stars and constellations in a huge planetarium and other activities for all ages. This is a truly hands-on education experience, touching on subjects like science, mathematics, service learning and the arts. Admission and parking are FREE! Event located in Expo Hall 9, free parking at Gate 9. For more information, click here.

Cinco de Mayo Festival (May 7): Last, but certainly not least, Que Buena LA is bringing their Cinco de Mayo festival back to Fairplex! Enjoy performances from popular artists including Luis Coronel, Los Nuevos Rebeldes, Grupo Alta Consigna and others! Admission is FREE but a ticket is needed. To get your free ticket, click here. Parking available at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

That covers just about everything happening on our campus this weekend! Like we said earlier this week, May is a busy month for us and we’re excited to get going. Remember to tag @fairplex and use #fairplex to share your experiences with us on social media. See you soon!

May at Fairplex

The countdown to summer is officially on! It’s around this time that we start rolling up our sleeves and really getting ready for Fair season. But before Fair, there are plenty of other events at Fairplex to enjoy! Here’s what’s happening this month:

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10th Annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo (May 7): We’re pleased to host the 10th annual Ross/McCracken Learning Expo, a must-do for families! Kids will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning in the subjects of science, mathematics, the arts and other educational topics. Admission is FREE! More information available here.

merp May at Fairplex Cinco de Mayo Festival (May 7): Our infield will play host to the Que Buena crew as a host of bands and artists perform on Sunday.

Acts include Luis Coronel, Enigma Norteno, Grupo Alta Consigna and others.

Admission is FREE but a ticket is needed. For more information, click here.

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This educational fair features thousands of individual and classroom entries from hundreds of schools in the greater Los Angeles area.

Admission is FREE! More information available here.

 

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It’s the perfect start to summer (we think of it as a Memorial Day Weekend pregame) and we’re ready to host. For more information on the SoCal BBQ Bash, click here.

Fairplex Events missioncircuit May at Fairplex Mission Circuit Dog Show (May 25-29): The Mission Circuit Dog Show returns for its annual Memorial Day Weekend event, with competitions culminating Monday with top dogs honored. Come see more than 100 breeds and 8,000 dogs competing in the show. More info here.

Other Events: The NHRA Twilight Cruise, Food Truck Thursdays, Palates & Palettes, Hot Tub & Swim Spa Show, soccer games, fun runs and plenty of other events are coming to Fairplex this month as well! Needless to say, we will be quite busy.

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

Fairplex Weekender: Stars, cars, art and brides

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening at Fairplex this weekend:

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KCBH Dog Show (March 4 & 5): We’re rolling out the red carpet this weekend at Fairplex for the inaugural televised Beverly Hills Dog Show! Hosted by breeder-owner-handler, judge and author David Frei and award-winning Broadway star and author John O’Hurley, the show features more than 1,000 purebred dogs.

The show will air on Easter Sunday on the USA Network. We’re excited to play host and wish them will in their debut! Spectators are welcome to watch the event on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, click here.

ArtReach: The Art of Dreams Opening Reception (March 4): The sixth annual regional high school art exhibition opens this weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex. The opening reception and awards ceremony is this Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. with the gallery opening to the public beginning March 5.

We’re excited to celebrate the talents of local high school students and look forward to seeing what they have created for the gallery. For more information click here.

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (March 5): Classic cars return to Fairplex this Sunday at the Pomona Swap Meet! Auto enthusiasts can shop thousands of car parts and accessories, browse memorabilia and see/participate in the classic car show. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

BrideWorld Expo (March 5): Calling all brides-to-be! BrideWorld Expo is at Fairplex this Sunday. Hundreds of photographers, entertainers, invitation vendors, florists and other wedding musts will be on-hand. Guests who register beforehand will receive a free planning workbook and a shopping bag. Tickets and additional info are available here.