New Sculpture at Fairplex

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The Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex has a new sculpture! Last Friday, officials unveiled a beautiful bronze sculpture that pays homage to Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.

Maestro Jose Sacal created and donated this piece of art to Los Angeles County. We are proud to be selected as the location for the sculpture for the next five years.

Come see it for yourself during the LA County Fair, or during a visit to one of our year-round art exhibitions.

For more information on the Millard Sheets Art Center click here.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Farm Dinner & CicLAvia

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s what we had the pleasure of participating in:

Hess Collection Farm Dinner
Our sold-out Farm Dinner was a success! Each course was paired with wine from The Hess Collection. It was perfect weather for an al fresco dinner on Friday night:



CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills
We were super excited to learn that we would be a part of the inaugural CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills event this past Sunday! For those who don’t know, CicLAvia is an event that takes places throughout Los Angeles County, and shuts down long stretches of road for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Heart of the Foothills route wound through the cities of Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas and La Verne. Each city had a dedicated hub along the route; we were part of the Pomona Hub.

Our Creative team built a mini LA County Fair, complete with Fair food stands, farm animals, crafts and photo opps our mascot, Thummer the Pig! Our street team was also on hand with fun giveaways, including Fair tickets and exclusive Fair pins.

All in all, it was a great day. We enjoyed spending time getting to know our neighbors more, and to work with the City of Pomona to make our Hub a success.

We had a great time both with our guests at Fairplex and out in the community. Thanks to all who joined us for another weekend of fun!

For more information on upcoming Fairplex happenings visit Fairplex.com.

Fairplex Weekender: Ag, crafts, art and spas

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

finally friday 1 Fairplex Weekender: Ag, crafts, art and spas Stamp & Scrapbook Expo(Thurs – Sat): It’s a crafter’s paradise at Fairplex this weekend! Crop parties, shopping, make & take workshops, door prizes and more await you at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Get inspired for your next project and gather all the supplies you’ll need. Admission is $10 at the door. Located inside Expo Hall 9 and the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center. For more information click here.

Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Fri – Sun): Shop hundreds of hot tubs and swim spas at deep discounts up to 80% off! The show includes trade-ins, free delivery and 18-month interest free financing to qualified buyers. Open Friday – Sunday inside Expo Hall 6. Admission is FREE! Click here for more info.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (Sat): Learn how to “Grow Your Own Vegetables!” at this special event series, held at The Farm at Fairplex. We have partnered with the University of California Master Gardener Program to bring you the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative.Expert gardeners will show you how to make your own vegetable garden so you can join your neighborhood victory garden circle.

Join us 9 a.m. – noon at The Farm at Fairplex. It’s $55 for the series, or $15 per class. We’re offering a special discount rate of $10 per class for Pomona residents and $5 per class for Fairplex volunteers. Register by emailing fairplexvictorygarden@gmail.com or calling (949) 336-2904. More info available here: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition (Sat & Sun): The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enter through Gate 1. More info available here.

Spring in The Farm (Sun): Spring in The Farm is a free community event celebrating all things agriculture! Bring the whole family down to The Farm for a day of rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, petting farm animals, garden workshops and more! Admission and parking are FREE. Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter through Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. For more info, click here.

Are you visiting us this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag@fairplex in your social media posts!

April at Fairplex

Check out what events are happening at Fairplex this month as we head into Spring 2018!

april1 April at Fairplex Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (April 5-7): The Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is a crafter’s paradise. Shop tons of supplies, participate in Make & Take workshops, win prizes and get inspired for your next project. Tickets available the day of the show at the registration counter.

Cost: $10 per day
Hours: Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall 9
For more information visit Fairplex.com!

Spring in The Farm (April 8): Spring in The Farm is a free community event celebrating all things agriculture! Bring the whole family down to The Farm for a day of rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, petting farm animals, garden workshops and more! Admission and parking are FREE. Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter through Gate 12 on White Ave. For more info, click here.

Pomona Swap Meet (April 15): Classic cars return to Fairplex 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.

Other Events: Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show (April 6-8), Grow Your Own Vegetables! workshops (Saturdays in April), RailGiants Train Museum (April 14-15), Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (April 15), Bubble Run 5K (April 14), Hess Farm at Fairplex Dinner (April 20)

Ongoing Events

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition: The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit on weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More info available here.

NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise: The NHRA Museum’s monthly Twilight Cruise is tomorrow! Bring your own hot rod or classic car (entry $5) and hang out with other car enthusiasts. Enjoy live music, food and discounted admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum! Parking available beginning at 2 p.m. through Gate 1. More info available here.

Food Truck Thursdays:  The return of Spring means the return of Food Truck Thursdays! Starting this Thursday, a variety of food trucks will set up shop in the Gate 1 parking lot in the evenings. Enjoy your choice of eats, music, drinks and community. Admission and parking are FREE — enter through Gate 1. Visit our Events Calendar for the latest updates on which food trucks will be featured each week.

For more information about all the above events, visit fairplex.com. See you soon!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Art, cheer & engineering

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

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
The third annual SoCal MFA exhibition opened this weekend. Congratulations to all the students who contributed to this wonderful exhibition. Your hard work and talent are appreciated and it is an honor to host your work here at the Millard Sheets Art Center.



SHARP International Cheer Competition


ASME E-Fest West


Fairplex Snapshot: Moving The Wall That Heals

Fairplex Community WallThatHeals1 1024x768 Fairplex Snapshot: Moving The Wall That Heals The Wall That Heals” is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. designated to travel to communities throughout the United States.

This special memorial “provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.”

Lone Hill MIddle School in San Dimas is hosting the Wall until Sunday, and we have the honor of being part of the transportation process!

The Wall was stationed on our campus this morning, but has since traveled through the City of La Verne to Lone Hill with an escort of dozens of motorcycles and servicemen.

Volunteers and crew members are working to set up the Wall today and will be open to the public beginning tomorrow through Sunday. The Wall will be accessible at all hours for those who wish to visit.

For more information on The Wall That Heals, click here!

Repost: Modern Pentathlon 101

The Modern Pentathlon World Cup returns to Fairplex at the end of the month! To refresh your memory on the World Cup, check out our blog post from last year, detailing all your q&a’s along with added insight into each sport:

Some of you may be wondering: What’s a Modern Pentathlon? Is it really part of the Olympic games? To answer your questions…

1. What it is: Modern Pentathlon is divided into five disciplines: fencing, swimming, showjumping, running and laser shooting. World-class athletes compete in all five sports in the semi-finals, finals and mixed relay competition. More than 30 countries will be represented at Fairplex.

2. Yes it is an Olympic sport: Modern Pentathlon is the only sport created specifically for the Olympics; it debuted at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm! During the four-year break in between the Olympic Summer Games, events called World Cups are held around the world where top-notch athletes compete against one another for gold, silver and bronze medals. We (Fairplex) are hosting World Cup II here on our grounds, with swimming held at The Claremont Club.

We broke down how each of the five sports works in the infographic below. Check it out!

modern pentathlon 101 2 Repost: Modern Pentathlon 101For more information on Modern Pentathlon, including schedule of events and more, visit Fairplex.com/MP. All events are open to the public.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Barking with the stars, cruising with cars

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

Beverly Hills Dog Show
The Kennel Club of Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the city’s finest purebred dogs. You can watch the televised version of the event on April 1 (Easter Sunday) on USA Network!




Pomona Swap Meet
The Pomona Swap Meet returned to Fairplex early Sunday morning for car enthusiasts to shop and swap.


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