Weekend Recap: Motocross, brews and boos

Good times this weekend at Fairplex! We had a lot going on (what else is new), between motocross at Red Bull Straight Rhythm, Oktoberfest festivities and the terrors of Into The Black. We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites:

Red Bull Straight Rhythm

Oktoberfest Final Weekend

Into the Black

Motocross in the House

Ryan Dungey vs. Marvin Musquin
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 Photo Credit: Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool

For the third straight year, Red Bull Straight Rhythm took over Fairplex this past weekend for the most unique race in the world of professional motocross. Fans from all across the SoCal visited our campus with family and friends to cheer their favorites riders. This Supercross game changer took place on a 1/2-mile “unwound” racetrack — no turns, just a half-mile-long straight rhythm section. This year featured a revised format where practice, qualifying and racing all took place on the same day, with the final taking place at night under the lights to crown the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm champion.

Congratulations to Marvin Musquin for winning the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm’s Open Class and to Shane McElrath for winning the Lite Class!

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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!

L.A. Weekender: Beer, Quilts, Supercross and RVs at Fairplex

Happy Friday, everyone! Our work day is almost over, but the party is just getting started! Keep reading for a special Fairplex edition of the L.A. Weekender:

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Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct 9-10): Oktoberfest 2015 opens tonight and will run every Friday-Saturday from now to Oct. 24. Enjoy refreshing beer, chow down on delicious German food and do the Chicken Dance with your fellow festival goers! In addition to all the traditional music, we’ll also have great cover bands. Queen Nation (Queen Tribute) will take the stage this weekend. For more info or for tickets visit: www.oktoberfestatfairplex.com.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (Oct 9-10): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival at Fairplex wraps up tomorrow. Join us for a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from top-quality companies. There’ll be FREE seminars, workshops and daily door prize drawings. Admission is free with online coupon: www.quiltcraftsew.com.

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Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 10): If you’re a fan of extreme sports, you won’t want to miss the Red Bull Straight Rhythm coming to Fairplex this Saturday! This Supercross game changer takes place on a 1/2-mile “unwound” racetrack. No turns, just skill and speed. Over 20 motocross riders go head-to-head in this innovative evolution of Supercross. For more information visit www.redbull.com.

63rd Annual California RV Show (Oct 9-18): The California RV Show is at Fairplex now through Oct.18. Shop for travel products and services, enjoy live music and delicious food, get on the Ferris Wheel for free and hang out with TV stars and sports celebrities! More info at www.thebestrvshow.com.

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 madrigal@fairplex.com. 

October At Fairplex Never Looked So…

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The LA County Fair may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is gone! On the contrary, we’re just getting the party started here at Fairplex.

Here are a few of our most diverse events happening at our grounds this month:

OffRoad Expo October At Fairplex Never Looked So...Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo (Oct. 3-4): The Off-Road Expo gathers the greatest collection of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear and experts ever assembled in America. From off-road racing to rock-crawling, trail riding to sand sports, to motorcycles and ATV’s, to camping and adventure travel ─ you will find the most knowledgeable people in the industry all in one place. More info here: www.offroadexpo.com.

SoCal College Fair October At Fairplex Never Looked So...SoCal College Fair (Oct. 7): Our Fall college fair is coming up next weekweekend. We have everything from ACT/SAT prep to college application essays, plus hundreds of universities and technical schools will be on-site to answer questions. The Fair will be open from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for student field trips and from 5-8 p.m. for families and the community to come together. Everyone is welcome to visit: www.socalcollegefair.com.

Quilt Craft Sewing Festival October At Fairplex Never Looked So...Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (Oct. 8-10): At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from top-quality companies. Join us for FREE seminars, workshops and daily door prize drawings. Visit Thursday – Saturday. Admission is $10 and is good for all three days or free with an online coupon. More info here: www.quiltcraftsew.com.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm October At Fairplex Never Looked So...Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct. 10): Over 20 motocross riders go head-to-head in this innovative evolution of Supercross. The track is essentially “unwound”: No turns, just a half-mile straight rhythm track. Extreme sports lovers will want to check out this event, happening Saturday, October 10. For more information visit www.redbull.com.

Toms Warehouse Sale October At Fairplex Never Looked So...TOMS Warehouse Sale (Oct. 8-11): If you love shopping and great deals, you have to join us at Fairplex for the TOMS Warehouse Sale. For 4 days only, you’ll get up to 60% off TOMS eyewear, handbags, and shoes for men, women, youth and toddlers. For each product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. This one-of-a-kind event is all about one-for-one, so help others by doing some shopping! For more information about this event visit: www.tomswarehousesale.com.

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Color Run October At Fairplex Never Looked So...Color Run (Oct. 24): If you enjoy running and having a good time, then you cannot miss the Color Run at Fairplex. Help us promote healthiness and happiness by participating in the most colorful and “Happiest 5k on the Planet.” Grab your tutus, your friends and your running shoes and we’ll see you at the start line beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. For more information visit: www.thecolorrun.com/pomona.

For a full list of events at Fairplex, visit our Calendar of Events page. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to keep up-to-date with the latest event news, behind-the-scenes footage and giveaways!

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Fairplex Weekend Recap: Straight Rhythm and Off-Roading

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly our campus flips for events. Just last weekend our campus was filled with carnival rides, food and shopping vendors and animals. In less than a week, we have changed hats from the Los Angeles County Fair to the host of an exciting, dirt-filled playground for off-road experts and enthusiasts.

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Off-road demos, Rubicon trail ride alongs, motocross trials and an RC demo track are just some of the activities the Off-Road Expo offered to fans as young as five to as old as 52.

Meanwhile, Red Bull took over our historic Auto Club Raceway for the debut of the evolutionary Straight Rhythm races, where dozens of motocross pros went head-to-head in a competition comprised of speed and daring on a 1/2-mile long track.

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James Stewart and Marvin Musquin took the winning titles for the day. The inaugural Straight Rhythm event welcomed back motocross/supercross pro Travis Pastrana of Nitro Circus, returning after a five-year hiatus from the sport.

Just another weekend here at Fairplex! We can’t wait to kick-off Oktoberfest this Friday, not to mention all the other exciting things we have in store. Keep reading for updates on all our events.

L.A. Weekender: Off-Road Expo and Red Bull Straight Rhythm at Fairplex

High temperatures aside, it is officially autumn in Southern California. October is one of the busiest months at Fairplex, and there is always something going on during the weekends. Keep reading for the first L.A. Weekender of the Fall!

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo (Oct. 4-5): The Off-Road Expo features a gigantic collection of off-orad parts, equipment, gear and experts all assembled at Fairplex. Racing, rock-crawling, trail riding, sand sports, motorcycles and ATV industry experts will be on-hand to answer questions and talk shop. For more information visit offroadexpo.com.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 4): The debut of Red Bull Straight Rhythm motocross racing is happening this weekend at the historic Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex. A 1/2-mile track has been built directly onto the speedway, where motocross pros will go head-to-head in a competition of speed and skill in this evolutionary event. For more information visit redbull.com.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride (Oct. 2014): It’s opening night of the annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park’s Old Zoo (which is rumored to be haunted year-round anyways.) Get spooked at The Underworld that includes new mazes and Street Drum Corps. Does that name sound familiar? They performed at LACF in the Pirate Adventure zone! For more information visit losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns (Oct. 2014): Bring your family and friends to the opening night of the Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns at Descanso Gardens. This all-ages event features more than 5,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns created by professional artists and displayed beautifully throughout the Rose Garden section. For more information, click here.

Good Food Pie Contest (Oct 5): Spend your Sunday Funday with KCRW at the sixth annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum. Hoom cooks and professionals compete to see who makes the most delicious fall pies, judged by top chefs and food writers in the L.A. area. Enjoy food trucks, kids activities and, of course, pie tasting. For more information, click here.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a weekly 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

Red Bull Straight Rhythm Debuts at Fairplex

What happens when you unwind a supercross race course to create a whole new form of racing? Red Bull decided it was time to find out. Some of the most skilled motocross pros in the world privately tested a half-mile Straight Rhythm track late last year in a secluded location:

What is Red Bull Straight Rhythm? It’s supercross, minus the turns of a standard 1,500-foot circular course. The half-mile track is a straight speed streak from start to finish. In other words: a Straight Rhythm competition is all about daring and skill, an adrenaline-raiser from the second the race begins, to its equally exciting end.

Fairplex is no stranger to the motocross/supercross world, which is why we are so excited to be the venue where Red Bull Straight Rhythm makes its competition debut! This Saturday, motocross racers will go head-to-head at this evolutionary track, built directly onto the NHRA drag racing strip at Fairplex.

We can’t wait to see what this will look like in just a few days. Check back later for updates! In the meantime, you can learn more about supercross and Straight Rhythm at www.redbull.com.

For a full list of upcoming events at Fairplex, visit us at www.fairplex.com