Behind-the-Scenes: LA County Fair Preparations

This past week has been a busy one for us! Farm animals moving in, food stands getting set up, carnival rides, games and prizes flowing through, not to mention the construction of our new exhibits .. FAIR season is here, and we haven’t seen a quiet day in a long time.

Despite our packed schedule, we’re having a blast seeing the LA County Fair come together. Check out photos below to see how things are going:

We can’t wait to welcome you to our 94th annual Fair! For all information regarding tickets, entertainment, hours and more, visit us at http://lacountyfair.com!

L.A. Weekender: Beer, Easter Sunday & Dodgers

It’s been a little over a month since our last L.A. Weekender blog post, so I am very excited about the events happening this weekend. Regardless of what you end up doing, I just know you will have fun with family and friends!

file0001051627832 200x300 L.A. Weekender: Beer, Easter Sunday & DodgersLA Fall Beer Festival: Beer lovers have to come out to LA Center Studios on Saturday, April 4 from 12-3 p.m. or from 5-8 p.m. for the seventh annual LA Beer Festival that will feature over 200 beers, 15 food trucks, DJs, two bands and more surprises. Admission is $40, and it includes beer sampling. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so purchase your tickets here.

Easter Sunday: On Sunday, April 5, PFB/Purpose Church will be holding their outdoor Easter services at Fairplex in the Grandstand at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each service features worship bands and 150-vocal choir and orchestra. Free parking and admission is available at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive.

1280px Dodger Stadium 300x224 L.A. Weekender: Beer, Easter Sunday & DodgersDodgers Opening Day: Baseball season is upon us! The Dodgers will begin the season against the San Diego Padres on Monday, April 6 at 1:10 p.m. We understand this event doesn’t fall on the weekend, but we are just too excited about the return of baseball that we couldn’t NOT include it here! Hopefully you purchased your tickets. If you didn’t, then hit the search engines and find your local sports bar and have a few drinks in honor of all of those people who will be stuck on traffic.

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 madrigal@fairplex.com. 

Event Industry News: MLB Opening Day, Flipboard, EDO


Opening Day: It’s opening day for MLB and tensions are already high in Los Angeles as the Dodgers face off against the Giants in their first game of the season. Predictions are already being made for the Angels vs. the Dodgers in the World Series, but only time will tell, starting with today’s games. Dodgers Stadium is expected to be packed. Fans are advised to arrive as early as 10 a.m. for the 1:10 p.m. game.

Technology: There’s a new acronym in town and it’s called EDO: Event Discovery Optimization. Rather than focusing on SEO, event planners may want to hone in on where their events can be discovered on apps such as Eventbrite, ConferenceHound and All Events in.

A new way to promote your event–Flipboard: With over 50 million users, its a media platform worth looking into. In short: Flipboard is an online magazine and you are the editor and designer. Whispers of event specific magazines are already on the loose–the real question is how to use this outlet to your event’s advantage. Fast Company did an overview of the site.