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Fairplex is the name for the 487 acres that Los Angeles County Fair Association (LACFA) uses for conducting the Fair and year-round business. Between 1941 and 1952, a total 421 acres of the land belonging to LACFA was deeded by the Association to Los Angeles County as a gift and in return the Association received a long-term ground lease. The remaining acreage is still owned in fee by the Association.

Fairplex is one of the largest of all the county fairs in California in terms of acreage, revenue and employees.  Second, the LA County Fair is governed by a private not-for-profit, 60-member Business Association, 11 of whom are elected to serve as Board of Directors for defined terms

LACFA is a private, non-profit mutual benefit 501(c)5, self-funding organization that is not governed by the county or state, and receives no government subsidies for daily business operations. 

LACFA oversees many other business activities other than just the Fair. With $90 million in annual revenues under our control, our business model is more complex than typical county fairs. We operate a hotel, multiple RV parks, storage facility, food & beverage company, two 501(c)3 organizations, a horse auction company and an equipment rental business.

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Press Releases

Jul 2, 2019

Fourth of July Night Sky Set to Ignite at KABOOM!

Pomona, CA (July 2, 2019)–Fairplex presents KABOOM!, a Fourth of July fireworksspectacular at thehistoricGrandstands! This is the 34thannual Independence Day celebration Fairplexhas hosted with each year growing bigger and better. Metal Mulisa, Fitz Army Freestyle Motorcross, Quad Wars and monster trucks will take to the dirt for a high flying motor cross show before the firework show from 8 –9 p.m. Firework enthusiasts can show up earlyto hit the Pit Partybeginning at 5 p.m. where they canfind great photo ops with Monster Truck drivers, take a ride on a Monster Truck and buy some motorsports memorabilia to remember the day by! The show will open with the National Anthem being sung by the winner of the Oh Say Can You Sing online singing contest. More than 25 contestants submitted videos of themselves singing the National Anthem, and after judge deliberation, the public was able to vote for their favorite out of the top 5.The winner was Veronica Alonso.Admission for KABOOM is $27.50 for box seating, $22 for trackside bleachers and $18.50 for general admission. Fairplex will be holding a book drive at the main entrance of KABOOM! For each person who brings in three or more new or gently used books will receive one free LA County Fair weekday ticket. Thank you to our sponsors:Dynamite Sponsors: 

•         C&L Refrigeration Firecracker Sponsors: 

•         Budweiser

•         Coca Cola

•         Choura Event

•         Cal Poly Pomona

•         Cold Star Ice

•         KlowdTV

•         Pedialyte

•         Spectra

•         Trinity Facility Service

Jun 28, 2019

Fairplex Hosts Press Conference with City and State Fire Department Officials

Pomona, CA: (June 28, 2019) – More than 50 city, county and state fire departments officials gathered at Fairplex for a press conference announcing the official start of the 2019 Fire Season in California. 

Officials met inside the Avalon Pavilion where they discussed how they are going to strategically battle hotspots for fires in Southern California head on. 

“We are happy to partner with these amazing fire departments from all over Southern California to give them a space to share their message of fire safety to local and regional residents,” President and CEO of Fairplex Miguel Santana said. “It’s important to us as an organization that the residents from our own backyard in Pomona, and as far as Northern California, prepare themselves and keep safe through this dangerous and unpredictable season.”

Fairplex was one of the first organizations to offer their facilities to house animals during last year’s Woolsey Fire on the West side of Los Angeles.  

They will continue to prepare to be an ally to any Fire Department in Southern California during this year’s fire season. 

Jun 5, 2019

Fairplex Seeks to Fill More than 2,000Positions at Annual LA County Fair Job Fair

Pomona, CA: (June 5, 2019) –Fairplex is hosting a job fair Thursday, June 20,from 9:30 –3:30 p.m., in an effortto fillmore than 2,000seasonal positions for the2019LA County Fair. The Fair runs Aug.30 –Sept.22 (closed Mondaysexcept Labor Dayand Tuesdays).

The job fair will be in the Avalonbuilding on the Fairplex campus with free parking availableat Gate 1. 

The Fair has open positions in admissions, guest relations, parking, carnival operations and much more. This is a great opportunity for local and regional attendees to see the behind-the-scenes operations for the county fair. 

Applicants must: be 18 years or older, complete an online application;and be prepared for face-to-face interviews the day of the job fair. Applicants should apply at lacountyfairjobs.combefore the job fair, but computers will be available onsite for those who do not have access to the online application.

May 1, 2019


Pomona, CA-May 1, 2019 – Adeep, burly barleywine-style ale tookthe top honors atthe 2019Los Angeles InternationalCommercial BeerCompetition.Earning a gold medal, El Segundo Brewing Company, Old Jetty, Barleywine-Style Ale Aged in Bourbon BarrelstookBest of Show among the 1,520entries from 244breweries.

Judged in April, thebeercompetition drew entries from Canada, Mexico and the United States. Within the U.S., entries came from 32 states.

Entries were up 4percent from last year, not surprisingly, according to competition organizers, with the craft beer industry booming. Beers submitted into 95divisions. Many stylesand price ranges were represented. Beerswere tasted over twodays by a100-member panelcomprised of BJCP certifiedjudges, brew masters andbeer industry officials. 

This year, judges handed out 95 Gold medals, 94 Silver and 86 Bronze, as well as 5 honorable mentions.

Apr 8, 2019

Care Harbor ix Expanding its Services to the Underdeserved in Eastern Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Valley

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2019—Care Harbor, a nonprofit, volunteer-based charity,announced today it is expanding its free mega clinic to the Eastern Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Valleyproviding free medical, dental,vision and preventive care to the underserved and underinsured in the region. The clinic will be held on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28at The Fairplex in Pomona, who are co-hosting the event by providing the venue and support services.

“This is our first free clinic serving the Eastern Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Valleycommunities,” said Don Manelli, president of Care Harbor. “Care Harboris a powerful grassroots response to the challenge of accessible care throughout the state. We hope that the addition of this new service area will help more individuals and families within our communities who are without access to the healthcare they need.”

Everyone who plans to attend the clinic needs to have a wristband. First come first served; one wristband per person. Wristbands for the clinic will be distributed on April 20 at 10 am at the following locations:

?Bloomington Community Health Center Parking Lot located at 18601 Valley Blvd. in Bloomington

?Ontario Senior Center located at 225 E. B St. in Ontario

?Youth and Family Club of Pomona Valley located at 1420 S. Garey Ave. in Pomona

?Washington Park located at 864 E. Grand Ave. in Pomona

?Azusa City Library located at 729 N Dalton Ave. in Azusa

?San Gabriel Valley Service Center located at 1441 Santa Anita Ave. in South El Monte

?Health to Hope located at 2880 Hulen Pl. in Riverside

Care Harbor/Fairplex will provide free medical, dental, vision and preventive care ona massive scale, with a capacity of up to 1,000 patients per day. In addition to the directcare and prevention resources patients receive at the event, those needing follow-up carewill be connected to local medical homes before leaving the clinic venue.

“This health and wellness event will benefit the entire community,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Everyone deserves high-quality medical care, and access to primary care will help prevent medical problems from becoming more seriousand costly. And for the hundreds of medical, dental and nursing students who participate, Care Harbor is an opportunity for our healthcare workforce of the future to develop a lifelong commitment to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community.”

In addition to medical, vision and dental care, Care Harbor/Fairplex will offer type 2 diabetes prevention and management; an in-language health literacy program to ensure patients fully understand their diagnoses and treatment plans; preventive oral health screening and education; and an integrated wellness program to promote coordination of medical, vision and dental care.  

The Care Harbor/Fairplex free clinic is presented by Good Hope Medical Foundation and Western University of Health Sciences. Lead Community Partners are Kaiser Permanente; Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center; Fairplex; L.A. Care Health Plan; and Inland Empire Health Plan. In addition, there are many local community partners, volunteers, and elected officials who are supporting the free clinic with volunteers, in-kind donations, and organizational assistance.

“Care Harbor provides an invaluable medical lifeline to those without access to health services,” said Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, president of Western Universityof Health Sciences. “WesternU has been part of Care Harbor from the beginning, and remains committed to serving the many thousands of patients who seek the aid of our skilled clinical faculty and students during this amazing event. The University also salutes Fairplex and all Care Harbor partners for adding a location in the Inland Empire with much greater regional impact.”

Care Harbor/Fairplex will be the charity's 10th free clinic for those in need. To date, Care Harbor has provided free care valued at more than $20 million. The clinics engage volunteer professionals, healthcare providers and manufacturers who all donate their time and resources. The free clinics create the opportunity and setting for thousands of volunteers to join together and deliver coordinated, multidisciplinary healthcare. It is the community coming together to help its own.

Jun 12, 2018

Communications & Public Relations Department1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 |(909) 865-4261| www.fairplex.comLA County Fair Seeks to Fill 700 Positionsat Annual Job Fair

Pomona, CA: (June 12, 2018) –The LACounty Fair is hosting a job fair Thursday, June 28 to fill more than 700 seasonal positions for the annual end of summer celebration. The Fair runs Aug 31 –Sept 23 (closed Mondays and Tuesdaysexcept for Labor Day).

The job fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fairplex in the Avalon building with available parking at Gate 1. The Fair has open positions in admissions, the credentials office, guest relations, parking, carnivaloperationsand much more.

This is a great opportunity for local and regional attendees to see the behind-the-scenes operations for the county fair. 

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