Fairplex Weekend Recap: Horse Expo 2016

It’s always fun to see our campus transform from event to event and this weekend was no exception. In just a matter of days we made the switch from roadster and doo-wop music to horses and country tunes. Check it out!

Everywhere you looked you could see horse experts and enthusiasts chatting with one another, swapping stories and tips and shopping, eating and soaking in the warm weather together. All in all, we would say this weekend was a success!

For more information on upcoming Fairplex events visit our calendar page.

Fairplex Snapshot: Horse Expo 2016!

The Super Bowl isn’t the only big event happening this weekend! We took a break from our offices and checked out the Horse Expo happening on campus. It’s always fun to hear country music blasting, the smell of leather (saddles, stirrups etc.) and saying hello to all the horses being walked around!

Check out the fun yourself this weekend, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily! Visit horseexpoevents.com for a full schedule of programming and event info. Happy Friday!

L.A. Weekender: Horses, otters and Super Bowl 50

Brace yourselves, Super Bowl weekend has arrived. It’s going to be pretty busy in L.A. but if you plan your days right, this could be a great start to the month. Here are just a few of the things happening:

Horse Expo L.A. Weekender: Horses, otters and Super Bowl 50

Western States Horse Expo (Feb 5-7): The Horse Expo returns to Fairplex this weekend with all things equine. If you’re a horse enthusiast this is the place to be. Connect with fellow horse friends, get a leg up on the latest training and education, shop premier equine vendors and, of course, enjoy some time with your favorite horses. Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. Visit horseexpoevents.com for event details.

Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show (Feb 5-7): Winter weather never sticks around in Southern California and, despite El Niño predictions, it looks like it’s going to be another sunny year for us. Avoid the hassle of going from store to store and get all your backyard accessories at the Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show! Browse hot tubs, patio furniture, BBQs and all your other needs in one building at Fairplex. Visit spapoolandbbqshow.com for more info.

First Fridays in LA (Feb 5): The first Friday of the month is one of our favorites in Los Angeles. The Natural History Museum, Abbot Kinney in Venice and Long Beach all offer special food, art and shopping activities on the first Friday of each month! Click on the links above for information on each one.

Taste of Night Market (Feb 5-6): The Taste of Night Market comes to Santa Monica this weekend. If you missed the Asian American Expo last month at Fairplex this is another great way to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Enjoy dishes from L.A. based chefs, watch live performances and celebrate the cultural experiences Taste of Night Market has to offer. For more info click here.

Super Bowl Everything (Feb 7): If you or your friends/family are football fans, chances are you’ll be loading up on food and watching a screen most of the day. But in case you don’t have plans yet, check out some of these festivities happening in the L.A. area.

McKinley’s Grille will also be offering $12 Coors Light and $15 Dos Equis pitchers along with $8 food specials during the big game so you’ll be fed and watered if you spend the day with us!

And if football is really not your thing, maybe the Puppy, Kitten or Otter Bowl will be more your speed. Think less sports fanatics, more animal lovers and an all around overdose of happiness.

Wherever you are this weekend, we hope you stay safe, happy and in the company of your family and friends! Cheers. 

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

Fairplex Snapshot: Horse Expo Preparations

Shopping booths, food stands and of course, plenty of horses are getting settled at Fairplex today for the Western States Horse ExpoWe took a quick walk through the grounds to see how things are going and ran into some friends: 

We’ll be checking out the event tomorrow so come back to see what we’ve found! 

For more info on the Horse Expo, click here.

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Horse Expo Pomona

It was a Super Bowl-less Sunday here at Fairplex but it wasn’t boring by any means, thanks to the Horse Expo Pomona!

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This weekend was all about horses.

Equine experts shared their tips, tricks and tools they use to train and care for their horses. Top competitors participated in the stock horse championship for $15,000 in prizes. Our expo halls were filled with vendors selling the best and latest products for every equine category. And of course, there were plenty of horses all over Fairplex!

We love watching our barns and Farm areas put to use during off-Fair season and we loved having Horse Expo Pomona back on our grounds again. All in all? Another fun weekend at Fairplex.

To see what’s happening next at Fairplex visit our online Events Calendar and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

L.A. Weekender: Horse Expo Pomona

Cheers to the weekend! We’re looking forward to quite the equestrian weekend, with the Horse Expo Pomona staying with us, but there is plenty to see, eat and do (for free!) in LA too. Keep reading for our recreational recommendations in this edition’s L.A. Weekender:

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Horse Expo Pomona (Jan. 30 – Feb. 1): Join your fellow horse enthusiasts at Fairplex for a full weekend of competitions, workshops, agility demonstrations, shopping and more. Our campus will feature beautiful horses and the latest and greatest in the equine industry, Friday – Sunday. For additional information visit http://horseexpoevents.com.

Free-For-All Museum Saturday (Jan. 31): Once a year, two dozen museums throughout L.A. County open their doors to the public, free of charge. Locations include LACMA, the Getty, Hammer Museum and others. To see a full list of participating organizations, click here.

Night on Broadway (Jan. 31): Night on Broadway is another fun free event, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Celebrating the many 1920s-era theaters on Broadway, Night on Broadway is filling each venue with live performances, films and stop-and-watch happenings. This is all part of City Councilmember Huizar’s Bring Back Broadway campaign, free to the public. For more information, click here.

Super Bowl Sunday at Finish Line Sports Grill (Feb. 1): It’s Seahawks vs. Patriots, Russell vs. Brady this Sunday at what is looking to be one of the most exciting Super Bowls we’ve seen in awhile. Hit up Finish Line Sports Grill for the ultimate Sunday Funday and your share of wings, drinks and partying for Super Bowl XLIX.

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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

January Events at Fairplex

Happy New Year from all of us at Fairplex! We are excited to begin a new year full of fun events, unforgettable learning experiences, and the 93rd anniversary of the Los Angeles County Fair. We have a lot on our plates already, starting with our January calendar. Check it out:


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Fans of the scaly, slimy, and slithery are invited to the Reptile Super Show at Fairplex. Check out hundreds of colorful reptiles including turtles, lizards and snakes, and shop supplies for your pet (but leave your pet at home!)

For more information visit reptilesupershow.com.

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New this year is the nighttime Lunar Palooza night market, which includes performances from popular Asian artists, food and additional shopping. Tickets are $9 per person, $7 for seniors (65+). For more information, visit fairplex.com.

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For more information about Fairplex events, visit fairplex.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Event Industry News: Fairplex Weekend Recap

horse expo 1 225x300 Event Industry News: Fairplex Weekend Recap Fairplex weekend recap: Fairplex was buzzing with activity this weekend. The annual Horse Expo filled the FairView Farms stables and paddocks with dozens of horses, and vendors, artists and authors settled into our expo halls.

Thousands of horse enthusiasts flocked to the campus to hear from industry experts, watch breeding demonstrations and shop for saddles, buckles, riding attire and countless other goods.

On the other side of campus the NHRA Winternationals took over our speedway kicking off the 2014 drag racing season.

Sochi Olympics: The 2014 Winter Olympics have been interesting, to say the least. Regardless of various hotel floops and the now-infamous Olympic Ring mishap, the Opening Ceremony was a beautiful tribute to the cultural history of Russia, ending with a glorious 30-minute fireworks show. Not a bad way to start one of the largest events in the world. As of this morning, Team USA has taken a total of five medals–two gold and three bronze.

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Social media: Facebook had a busy week, creating “Look Back” videos for each of its’ billion users to celebrate its 10th anniversary and launching the new Paper app. The Paper app allows users to organize their news feed based on categories, much like an online newspaper. Options include health, entertainment, crafts, sports, friends, home & garden and numerous other niche categories. Each category is composed of daily top news stories for that category with links to the original story in each post. Visually pleasing, well-organized and easy to use, Paper may be the saving grace of a falling empire.

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Technology: Flappy Bird, the wildly popular smartphone/tablet game, ended almost as soon as it began. Despite more than 50 million downloads, game creator Dong Nguyen decided to remove the game from the App Store and Google Play Store today.

“I can’t take it anymore,” Nguyen tweeted on Sunday. Looks like we’ll have to wait awhile for the next latest-and-greatest time waster. Goodbye, Flappy Bird. You were maddeningly addicting while you lasted. Photo taken from Mashable

Our bi-weekly Event Industry News post includes event trends, social media and technology industry updates and events news from Los Angeles County.

Ride a horse, book a vacation, enjoy the weekend…

It’s going to be a busy week at Fairplex!

Even as I blog, the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Naturalization Ceremony is happening on our grounds and it is looking quite busy.

The real crazy happens this weekend though, with a horse expo and AAA travel plans swirling on grounds. Here is what’s going down:

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As someone who has grown up with horse fanatics (my aunt brought her horse to my suburb for my 1st birthday…) I can tell you Horse Expo Pomona is perfect for small children, adults and grandparents alike. Check out: some of the world’s most talented performers and educators in the industry, games, contests, cookie making and horse painting at Young Rider Park and shopping sprees galore.

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It may be rainy, windy and cold right now but the summer sun will be here before you know it. The AAA Travel Show gives guests a first-hand look at the newest cruises and tours for 2013. Triple A agents will also be available to answer questions or to help begin the planning process.
Whether you have the travel bug or have half a mind to delve into the equestrian world, swing by and say hello!