Fairplex Weekend Recap: Swapping & shopping

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites from the Original Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show and the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show:

Original Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show

Fairplex Snapshot: Harvest Festival Shopping

For us, the holiday season always begins with the opening of the Original Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show. Take a quick look at what is planned for this year, as shown on KTLA yesterday:

The Original Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show is a truly delightful experience. Upon entering you are greeted by twinkling holiday lights, upbeat music, the smell of tasty treats, giant hanging stockings, the bustle of other shoppers and, if you’re lucky, you might happen to see Santa walking around.

The real draw, of course, are the hundreds of vendors, all selling unique, artisan items of many kinds. From ornaments to clothing, hair accessories to dog costumes, paintings to sketches and beyond, it’s easy to get lost in a holiday shopping haze.

The fun is almost over for today, but the Harvest Festival will be open Saturday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) inside Expo Hall 4 at Fairplex.

For additional show information, visit harvestfestival.com.

December at Fairplex

Happy December! Things are looking merry and bright here at Fairplex and we’re ready to celebrate the end of 2016 with some of our favorite traditional events. Check it out:

harvestfestival December at Fairplex

Harvest Festival (Dec. 2-4): Our month starts off with the Original Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts Show! This is the place to shop for handmade gifts.

We love the atmosphere of cheery holiday music, glowing lights, tasty treats and row upon row of artisan items. For more information, visit harvestfestival.com.

PomonaSwapMeet December at Fairplex Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Dec. 4): Our last Pomona Swap Meet of 2016 is this Sunday! Shop thousands of car parts & accessories, enjoy the sight of hundreds of classic cars, and hang out with fellow car enthusiasts. More info available at pomonaswapmeet.com.


HolidayHalf December at Fairplex Holiday Half Marathon (Dec. 10-11): December wouldn’t be December without the Holiday Half Marathon! The fun starts on Saturday, Dec.10 with the health & fitness expo, Holiday 5K and the Kids 1K Penguin Waddle.

Runners can also register during this time. The actual half marathon is on Sunday, with runners starting their race at Fairplex. For registration information, schedule of events and more, visit runholidayhalf.com.

RVShow December at Fairplex Giant LA Winter RV Show: We end 2016 with the return of the Giant LA Winter RV Show. Roadtrippers can shop the latest in travel fun and speak with experts on various products and services. More info at fairplex.com.

Other Events: Other events include the Hot Tub Swim Spa Show (Dec. 2-4), the NHRA Museum’s Twilight Cruise, and Darbar E Khalsa. Hours, parking and additional information is available on our events calendar at Fairplex.com.


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5 Reasons to Shop at the Fairplex Harvest Festival

1. You’ll be able to find a unique gift for nearly everyone on your shopping list at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, including your fussy Aunt Ellen and your niece with the pierced tongue. There are beautiful art pieces, Harvest%20Festival%20mother%20&%20child(1) 5 Reasons to Shop at the Fairplex Harvest FestivalChristmas and holiday decorations and ornaments, pottery, personal beauty items, jewelry, toys and dolls, beautiful hand-crafted clothing and accessories and sculpture. And jewelry. Did I mention jewelry? Harvest%20Festival%20necklace 5 Reasons to Shop at the Fairplex Harvest Festival

2. You could win a trip to Paris!

3. You don’t have to stop shopping to drive somewhere for lunch or a snack. It’s all right there in one place — lunch, drinks, entertainment, music. There’s even a Kids’ Zone so the young ones won’t get bored and nag you while you’re shopping.

4. You can go to to the Harvest Festival web site and register for a free Harvest Festival grab bag of free gifts.

5. One admission ticket is good for all three days of the show.Harvest%20Festival%20wreath(2) 5 Reasons to Shop at the Fairplex Harvest Festival

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Admission: (one ticket is good for all three days)

Adult: $9
Senior 62+: $7
Youth 13-17: $4
12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Park at Gate 9 on White Avenue or Gate 3 on McKinley. Fairplex parking rates apply.