Fairplex Weekend Recap: 2018 Winternationals Results

It was an exciting weekend at the 2018 NHRA Winternationals! The season opener was packed with action from start to finish. Congratulations to Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) on your wins!

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from the drags this past weekend:




Fairplex Weekender: 2018 NHRA Winternationals

Hello Fairplex friends! We have an exciting weekend ahead of us with the start of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Keep reading to see what’s in store for the rest of our campus:

Fairplex Events NHRA Facebook Fairplex Weekender: 2018 NHRA Winternationals NHRA Winternationals (Now – Sun): It’s go time! The 2018 NHRA season opener is in full throttle this weekend at the Auto Club Raceway. Tickets are on sale online and at the door. Choose from general or VIP seating and enjoy the noise, the crowds and the adrenaline! More info at nhra.com.

Hot Tub Swim Spa 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 5, parking at Gate 3. Admission is FREE! Click here for more info.

Train Runs: Both the RailGiants Train Museum and the Fairplex Garden Railroad are open to the public this weekend! Visit the giant, historic locomotives at the RailGiants museum Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the miniature, detailed landscapes of the garden railroad Sunday, 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Free parking and entry for both events at Gate 1, off of McKinley Ave.

For more information about any of these shows, as well as all other upcoming events at Fairplex, visit us at Fairplex.com. Have a great weekend!

How to Taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition is currently taking place at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel. Every year extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) makers from around the world submit their best oils for judging here at Fairplex.

More than 600 entries were submitted this year from 22 countries across the globe, and our judges are currently evaluating and awarding all the entries.

But how does one judge extra virgin olive oils? How to differentiate between one flavor and the next? It’s pretty simple: just remember the 4 S’s.

How To Taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Entries from the 2014 Los Angeles International EVOO Competition

1. Swirl: First thing’s first, you have to make sure the EVOO is ready to taste. Our professional judges are provided with little blue glasses (see photo above). Swirl it around to release the aroma of the olive oil, but make sure to keep it covered until you’re ready for Step 2…

Fairplex Blog sniff How to Taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2. Sniff: Sniff the olive oil from the rim of the container. Judges are looking for intensity levels (robust, etc) and taking note of the various aromas.

Fairplex Blog taste 300x214 How to Taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3. Slurp: Finally, the actual tasting. If you’ve ever been to an olive oil competition, you’re probably familiar with the sounds of slurping from throughout the room.

The sound is distinct, as judges also make sure to inhale some air along with the olive oil.

This helps the flavor to spread evenly across the mouth and helps to identify bitterness levels along with other flavor details.

4. Swallow: Last, but certainly not least, is the swallowing. It’s not just a simple gulp from each sample. Judges are paying attention to the flavors and identifying pungency.

Keep these tips in mind if you visit us during the LA County Fair! You can sample the award-winning entries from this year’s competition at The Marketplace. Just remember your 4 S’s and you’ll be set.

For more information regarding the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition click here.

Behind-the-Scenes: Team Bonding at Fairplex

Fairplex Blog outdoors 300x225 Behind the Scenes: Team Bonding at Fairplex We ended last week on a positive note with a good old fashioned tailgate BBQ!

Usually our whole team is busy working on our various events, campus maintenance, community relations and any other number of Fairplex-related tasks, but every now and then we take a break to for some team bonding and fun in the sun.

We were all invited to wear our respective team jerseys and spend our Friday lunch hour feasting on burgers (grilled by none other than our CEO, Miguel Santana and Senior Vice President, Lucas Rivera!) and enjoying the glorious Southern California sunshine.

The Farm at Fairplex crew also brought some of our newly hatched feathered friends to play with: quail, silk chickens and even a baby duckling! We also got to say hello to some newborn bunnies, and some of the Farm’s friendliest rabbits.

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Fairplex CEO Miguel Santana holds a Farm Angora rabbit

We were also invited to browse some newly harvested Farm greens, pickled vegetables and quail eggs for sale. We even sampled some fresh egg plant chips.

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Whether you were rooting for the Eagles or the Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, we hope your weekend was as fun as ours!

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Fairplex Weekend Recap: 2018 Grand National Roadster Show

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from the Grand National Roadster Show this past weekend:





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

Fairplex Snapshot: Friday at Fairplex

Our wonderful Farm at Fairplex staff brought some baby rabbits and newly hatched turkeys out to play! The whole team drove over to our neck of the woods for some quality bonding time:

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To learn more about The Farm at Fairplex, click here.

Sneak Peek: Grand National Roadster Show

KTLA 5 Morning News came to Fairplex this morning to preview the Grand National Roadster Show! Check out what’s in store this weekend:



The Grand National Roadster Show is open to the public Friday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 28. Parking at Gate 9 off White Ave. at prevailing rates.

Hours:
Friday, 12 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets:
Tickets are sold at the door, cash only. $25 per day for guests ages 13+, $10 per day ages 6-12. Pre-sale discount tickets are available at select O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Discount tickets are only redeemable at Gate 9 (Blue Gate.)

For more information click here.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Retro City Festival + LA Boat Show

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from Retro City Fest and the LA Boat Show this past weekend:

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

Fairplex Weekender: Boats and video games

The weekend is almost here! Scroll down to see what we have planned on our campus:

sky trees stars california 6765 Fairplex Weekender: Boats and video games Los Angeles Boat Show (Now – Sun): 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.

Retro City Festival (Sat & Sun): 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.

Pacific Standard Time LA / LA Art Exhibit (Sat & Sun): In 2017 our art gallery, the Millard Sheets Art Center, had the honor of hosting a part of the PST LA / LA movement: One Path Two Journeys. This particular exhibition, titled “One Path Two Journeys” showcases the work of renowned Chicano art leaders Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Both women have produced beautiful bodies of work throughout the years and now, for the first time, you can see their journeys side by side.

The exhibition is open and free to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking is free at Gate 1. For more information regarding the exhibit, and other Millard Sheets Art Center activities, click here.