Fairplex Snapvideo: Oktoberfest Dance Hall

If you haven’t heard about our Dance Hall at Oktoberfest, then you haven’t been keeping up with our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Blog. This hall is by far one of our guests’ favorite places to hang out and have fun.

Take a look at these two buddies dancing to RUN-DMC’s It’s Tricky.

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Fairplex Weekender: Beer, shoes and cars

Happy Friday! It’s going to be another sunny weekend here at Fairplex, perfect weather for everything we have going on. Keep reading to see what events we’re hosting:

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TOMS Warehouse Sale: We all love a good deal, and TOMS Warehouse Sale is about as good as it gets. Shop up to 50-70% off shoes and accessories from TOMS. We took a look earlier this week and trust us, there are plenty of styles and sizes for all. Shop daily through Sunday. Details at Fairplex.com.

Oktoberfest Weekend #2: The party continues this weekend at Oktoberfest at Fairplex! Enjoy steins of beer, our new dance halle, German food, Journey tribute band DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’) and of course, our always festive oom-pah-pah band The Rheinlanders. Tickets available at oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Last weekend was packed… we recommend getting here early to avoid lines icon smile Fairplex Weekender: Beer, shoes and cars

Pomona Swap Meet: After taking a break for the LA County Fair, the Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show returns to Fairplex this Sunday. Shop thousands of car parts, auto memorabilia and enjoy the beautifully restored cars on display. Visit pomonaswapmeet.com for more info.

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Fairplex Weekend Recap: Oktoberfest Opens

Our campus seems strangely quiet after the festivities of the past weekend. Keep reading to see what happened at Fairplex:

Oktoberfest Opens
Our biggest event, Oktoberfest at Fairplex, opened to the masses on Friday night. The Festhalle boomed with oom-pah-pah music as guests crowded around our long tables with their steins of beer and German food.

The Plaza is open for the less traditional fun — rock music, King Taco and more beer (naturally.) We feature a different tribute band every weekend of Oktoberfest. Led Zepagain helped us kick off the fun.

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And last but not least, this year we opened up the Dance Halle, home to DJ Schlagen who put his modern musical spin on Oktoberfest. Needless to say, it was a packed house.

It was a weekend full of dancing, games, food and plenty of toasts to go around. It starts again this Friday! Visit oktoberfestatfairplex.com for more info, including tickets, hours and pricing.

California RV Show
Across the street from Oktoberfest, the 64th Annual Giant RV Show opened to road travel enthusiasts. Guests shopped RV homes, new products, spoke with vendors, and networked with fellow travelers. Check out one YouTuber’s vlog capturing the opening day activities:


–Video by We’re The Russos

Best of the Best Karate Tournament
Rounding out our weekend of fun was the Best of the Best Tournament. Dozens of martial arts students competed in a number of tournaments, held here at Fairplex. Congratulations to all the champions of this event!

Thanks for joining us for our weekend recap! We’re already counting down the days to this upcoming weekend’s fun. To see what’s coming up next, visit our Events Calendar at Fairplex.com.

Make sure you tag @fairplex and use #fairplex when posting photos from our events on social! We would love to see your experiences.

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Setting Up Oktoberfest

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In just a couple hours, merry party-goers will be walking through our gates to eat, drink and be merry at Oktoberfest!

We took a peek at the event set-up and we can’t wait for the masses to come and enjoy it for themselves. Take a look!

As usual, our Wilkommen (welcome) banner stands bright, blue and tall, with Oktoberfest flags flying high on both sides (left).

*STAY SAFE TONIGHT! Read our blog post for tips on how to not drink and drive to/from Oktoberfest. 

Photo Oct 07 1 40 36 PM 2 1024x768 Setting Up Oktoberfest As guests enter they’ll be greeted by bubbling fountains, rows of flags and the distant sounds of oom-pah-pah music. When the sun sets these fountains will come alive with color, making it quite the festive entrance to Oktoberfest.

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It may be a warm 90-degrees today, but the decorative scarecrows, sunflowers, autumn leaves and pumpkins a plenty will have you craving hot cider and fall fun  before you know it.

We’re hoping for cooler weather by the end of the month, but it gets fairly chilly once the sun goes down anyway icon smile Setting Up Oktoberfest

Fairplex Events Oktoberfest dance 1024x768 Setting Up Oktoberfest We absolutely had to take a peek at our new dance halle, The Black Forest. DJ Schlagen will be spinning from 8 p.m. – closing every night of Oktoberfest so feel free to check it out and dance the night away!

We’re going to check out the festivities for ourselves tonight. You can follow our evening on Snapchat, username Fairplex_LA.

For tickets, hours and more, visit oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Be sure to tag @fairplex (Twitter, Instagram) in your photos and videos from all our festivities!

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Fairplex Weekender: Oktoberfest 2016 Opens

This is our first “Weekender” post in quite awhile (because when the LA County Fair is an entire month, it’s pretty obvious what we’re up to in September.) But now October is here, and with it comes some awesome events!

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Oktoberfest at Fairplex: Oktoberfest opens tonight! We took a walk through the grounds this afternoon and we can tell it’s going to be a great event. Stop by tonight (or tomorrow), 6 p.m. – midnight for drinks, dancing, delicious food and fantastic company. Tickets and additional info is available at oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Prost!

64th Annual California RV Show: The California RV Show is back at Gate 9 for another travel season. Check out this gigantic showcase of hundres of RVs, shop the newest products and get your questions answered by the RV pros. Tickets and additional info are available at fairplex.com.

Best of Karate Tournament: We love hosting competitive events, whether it’s racing, dancing, robotics or in this case, martial arts. This all ages tournament features a number of competitions throughout the day here at Fairplex. More info can be found here!

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October Rocks at Fairplex!

October is one of our most action-packed months of the year! Here’s what we have in store for you at the start of our fall season:

OffRoadExpo October Rocks at Fairplex! Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo (Oct 1-2): We’re bringing off-road adventures to Fairplex this weekend with the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo. Racing, rock crawling, trail ridig, sand sports, ATVs, motorcycles… you like it, we have it. Fans can experience ride alongs, racing demos, live music, product giveaways and more! Visit offroadexpo.com for a full schedule of events and tickets.

Oktoberfest October Rocks at Fairplex! Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct 7-29): Our signature fall event, Oktoberfest at Fairplex, returns Fridays & Saturdays through October! We’re bringing you beer, authentic German food, oom-pah-pah music, tribute bands, contests, games and more. October just wouldn’t be the same without our steins of beer, plates filled with bratwurst and folks doing the Chicken Dance. Tickets on sale now at oktoberfestatfairplex.com!

RBSR October Rocks at Fairplex! Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 22): Red Bull Straight Rhythm returns for the third year in a row! This evolution of supercross features an “unwound” track — no turns, just a half-mile straight rhythm section. See the world’s best 250 and 450 riders fight for the right to party as the champion of this year’s competition. Tickets on sale now at redbull.com.

RISE October Rocks at Fairplex! Rise Of The Jack O’ Lanterns (Oct 27-30): For the first time ever, we are hosting the RISE of the Jack O’ Lanterns event. View 5,000 real pumpkin carvings all in one place. The intricate details, creativity and size of these creations will amaze you. Hundreds of carvers will be here over a two-day period getting this fantastic sight ready for you. For more info, visit therise.org!

These are just a few of the events happening at Fairplex this month. Visit our Events Calendar to see our other events, like our swap meet, college fair, TOMS warehouse sale and more!

Last Call for Oktoberfest!

Fill up your stein one last time before Oktoberfest 2015 closes!

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We invite you to throw on a Viking hat, try a few of our Oktoberfest ales and partake in all the fun…

The Rheinlanders will be doing their usual antics inside the Festhalle — we’re talking chicken dances, stein holding contests and oom-pah-pah music galore.

Don’t forget to check out the Festplatz for some good old-fashioned tribute band fun with DSB (Journey). Fill up on beer and bratwurst and enjoy the show! (P.S. King Taco and the food trucks will also be open.)

We’re open Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. $5 admission tickets are available at oktoberfestatfairplex.com. Grab your friends and loved ones and head over for the final weekend! We can’t believe it’s already coming to a close. 

Round 2 Of Oktoberfest Is Here!

Usually I start my blogs with a greeting, but after the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs in the National League Division Series for the second season in a row, I cannot be cheerful and say, “Happy Friday!”

Since my heart still aches from last night’s defeat to the New York Mets, what better way to release some of my pain and frustration than attending a fun and welcoming event like Oktoberfest! icon smile Round 2 Of Oktoberfest Is Here!

In addition to doing the Chicken Dance, you can find us eating some delicious bratwurst, drinking craft beer and listening to Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin Tribute).

If you don’t have any plans on this somber Friday evening and are also sad about the Dodgers losing, join me and my work friends at Oktoberfest! We’ll make sure you have a good time. Admission is only $5.

Tickets are available at www.OktoberfestAtFairplex.com
Reminder: Event is for 21+ and a valid ID is required.  

A Beerlicious Weekend at Oktoberfest [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

We have our winners! Congratulations to John and Lidia for winning this contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! Don’t forget to follow/like us on FacebookInstagramTwitter for more giveaways! #OktoberfestLA
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Even though I am not the biggest beer lover, I do have to say Oktoberfest is one of my favorite events at Fairplex. Why? Because I love the food, the people I come across and the entertainment!

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Whenever I hear about a festival dedicated to beer and traditional German food and entertainment, you better believe I will be there. In fact, in the last two years I’ve visited more Oktoberfest festivals than I care to admit….but that’s not the point! Since I’ve become a professional Oktoberfest connoisseur, I will share with you three Oktoberfest tips I wish someone would have told me before chugging down beer after beer. Here they are:

Tip #1: Get to Oktoberfest EARLY: Since many of our guests tend to get here around 8 p.m., traffic can get pretty nasty around that time. In addition to waiting in heavy traffic, you’ll also have to wait a bit to walk through the security gate. I don’t know about you, but I would so much rather use the time wasted to wait at the actual event for the rest of my friends – with a beer in my hand, of course! Arriving early to Oktoberfest not only guarantees you’ll get the seats of your choice, but it also means you’ll feel a tad happier by the time you and your friend reunite.

Tip #2: Eat Something After Every 2-3 drinks: Waking up with a headache from drinking too much is one of the worst things someone could go through! This is why I urge all of you to eat plenty of food when you come visit us. I’m sure you all know this, but when you are drinking 32 oz beers that fill you up, you can easily forget to eat. Some of the foods we have at this event include: bratwurst, knockwurst, sweet corn, German potato pancakes, potato salad, pretzels, pickles and King Taco! Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Repeat after me: “Water and food are my friends!”

Tip #3: Don’t Be Shy: If your family or friends are lagging and don’t want to come with you, just come to Oktoberfest alone. J Sure, it may feel a bit weird at first, but you have to remember you are here to have a good time and to take a break from the daily routine. Plus, you never know who you’ll meet here. You can run into an old friend or meet a really cool group of people and drink together for the rest of the evening. The possibilities are endless.

Other Tips

  • Bring Cash – You never know when you’re going to need it.
  • Take lots of pictures and get social with us by tagging us on social media. Our official hashtag is: #OktoberfestLA.
  • If you know you will drink a lot, use Uber or make sure a family member or friend can get you home safely.
  • Do not bring valuables.
  • Forget about everything and just have FUN!

Oktoberfest is a really fun event at Fairplex. We have authentic German food, refreshing beer and amazing music and cover bands.

If you have a chance to swing by this weekend or next, do so! You won’t regret it. The ambiance is groups of friends, families (no minors, of course!) and couples!

We want you to experience Oktoberfest at Fairplex for yourself, so we are giving away 2 sets of the following:

Oktoberfest 2015 Giveaway
(4) general admission tickets
(2) 32-oz Beer Steins
(1) Goodie Bag

To enter contest, leave a comment below letting us know why you want to come to Oktoberfest. Our two winners will be announced Friday, October 16 at 12 p.m. PST.

Best of Luck! To purchase tickets to Oktoberfest, click HERE.

Auf Wiedersehen, Oktoberfest!

Thank you to all the Oktoberfestians who partied with us this month. Whether it was a beer chugging or stein holding competition, doing the Chicken Dance, dining on bratwurst or rocking out with our tribute bands, we hope you had an awesome Oktoberfest experience with us.

Until next year, prost!