Meet The Bloggers

Hi, I’m Renee and I write the Fairplex Insider blog to give you an up-close-and-personal look at the events and shows here at Fairplex. Insider also shares info on trends and things we like. I started the L.A. County Fair blog, Hot Blog on a Stick, in 2008 and starting blogging on Fairplex Insider in 2010. Prior to becoming a PR specialist at Fairplex I was a journalist covering everything from local politics to education to health to feature stories.

I love music (I’m the unofficial president of the Squeeze fanclub), reading (High Fidelity, Like Water for Chocolate and Life of Pi are faves), writing (including handwritten letters and cards – a lost art), animals (especially the two incredibly intelligent cats, stinky dog and intrepid gecko who share a house with me) and food. Shoes are my weakness. I think British accents are mesmerizing. My dream is to be a National Geographic photographer. I hate to fly. I could watch “I Love Lucy” episodes 24/7. If I win the lottery, I’m going to buy a zoo.

To contact me, please email or leave a comment. Follow me on Twitter: @faireyblogster.


Hello everyone! My name is Juan Madrigal and I am so excited to keep you updated on everything going on at Fairplex. Blogging has always been one of my hobbies, so as you can probably imagine, I am looking forward to handling all of Fairplex’s social media accounts.

Although I recently started working at Fairplex, I am no stranger to the company since I was part of the Junior Fair Board in 2010, worked at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel in 2013-14 and wrote for Hot Blog On A Stick during LACF 2014. Some of my hobbies include, but are most definitely not limited to cycling, reading and traveling. I have visited 15 different states in the last 5 years, and the one that captured my heart was New York. Despite loving SoCal and its crazy weather, I just know that one day I will trade in the dryness of our days for NYC’s cold winters and humid summers. I guess that’s the price I’ll have to pay!

To contact me with any comments, questions or blog topics please email me at or leave a comment in the box below. I look forward to connecting with all of you, our fellow readers! Cheers!


Hello readers! My name is Heather and I’m the social media coordinator at Fairplex. I started as a writer for the LA County Fair blog, Hot Blog on a Stick in 2012 and gradually moved my way over here. I’ll be dishing on all the fun events happening on campus and keep you up to speed on what we’re doing in the community.

My favorite part of Fairplex is The Farm. It’s so peaceful and beautiful. If I could do my writing out there every day, I would! Like Renee, I’m a huge music person. If you’re looking for a fellow rap, EDM or rock fan, I’m your girl. I also enjoy spending time with my loved ones, running on the beach and the occasional trip to Disneyland.

Feel free to contact me at or leave a comment. I would love to hear from you! Thanks for joining us for another great year at Fairplex.

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