CategoryLA County Fair

Cheers: Drinking for a good cause

June 26, 2013

What does career and child development have in common with wine tasting and dancing the night away? In our case, everything. On Saturday night the Wine & Spirits Marketplace opened its doors to the public for an evening of eating, drinking and being merry. Appropriately named Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival, the…

Event Industry News: Digital De-tox, dronemania, iPhone cleans up

June 17, 2013

There’s a lot to report on the event industry this week, from social media and technology changes to new concepts and emerging trends. Keep reading to get a quick snapshot of a weekend of digital detox, changes on Facebook, drones in QSR and more. Campgrounded.org Digital De-tox: Have you ever wondered what life would look…

Brace Yourselves. Summer is Coming.

June 6, 2013

memegenerator.net All Game of Thrones memes aside, our warmest season is upon us. School books are shut, windows are open and summer is well on its way. (Some would argue its already here, but according to science, the official start of summer is June 21. So.) It doesn’t quite feel like summer to us until…

“Something out of nothing.” Bringing creativity to Fairplex.

May 1, 2013

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou If you’ve ever been to the L.A. County Fair, you’ve seen it. You’ve walked through FairView Farms. You encountered dinosaurs in the lush jungles of the Exposition Center a couple years ago. You were transported to London’s finest gardens…

When hotels go green…

April 17, 2013

                               The L.A. County Fair “Going Green” Exhibit (2008) Remember when “going green” was just a trend? “Green” was a buzz word. Now it’s a lifestyle for both consumers and businesses. It is a way of thinking and living. “Implementing more green policies within properties will be a consistent trend for 2013 as it serves…

LA Weekender: Festivals (not Coachella), movies and Lucha Libre

April 11, 2013

In case you are one of the many who are missing out on Coachella this weekend, our LA Weekender has a few suggestions for you… Photo taken from www.bigskyline.com 1. An evening with Hitchcock: Start your weekend a little early tonight at the New Beverly Cinema and a back-to-back Alfred Hitchcock special. Shell out $8,…

Throwback Thursday

January 24, 2013

Whether you like it or not, Throwback Thursday is officially a thing. Every week Facebook, Twitter and particularly Instagram take the “tbt” hashtag by storm. We thought we would do a little throwback of our own back to the 1930s at the L.A. County Fair. As you can see, things were slightly smaller in scale.…

5 Helpful Apps for Event Planners

January 18, 2013

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: Mobile apps are an essential part of event planning. We did a feature on one such app, Bizzabo and the benefits of incorporating tech into events. 2013 is looking to be the most smartphone-driven year yet. Between guest registration, networking tools, laying out event agendas and good…