Pomona Fairgrounds

Pomona Fairgrounds Fairplex, formerly known as the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds prior to 1984, has been the home of the L.A. County Fair since 1922. It is located in the city of Pomona, California.

The L.A. County Fair is now held during the month of September, but the facility is used year-round to host a variety of educational, commercial, and entertainment such as trade and consumer shows, conventions, and sporting events.Fairplex is owned by the Los Angeles County, but is leased to and is governed by an independent, self-supporting non-profit organization, the Los Angeles County Fair Association, which manages and produces the county fair and re-invests surplus revenues generated by the fair and other events in the maintenance and development of the facility.FacilitiesHaving begun in 1922 with 43acre donated by the City of Pomona, the Fairplex grounds now cover 543acre and include nearly 325000sqft of indoor exhibit space. Slightly less than half of the grounds are given over to paved parking areas to accommodate 30,000 vehicles. Among other features of Fairplex are various scenic parks, plazas and picnic areas, a historic train exhibit, and 12acre of carnival grounds.Livestock Shows and 4-HMost of the livestock and small stock shows during the county fair including 4-H competitions have been dismantled and the buildings allowed to deteriorate. Once a prestigious livestock show with show horses, cattle, swine, goats, sheep, poultry, and rabbit competitions., the management decided to stop funding this historic aspect of the fair much to the disappointment of the region's livestock community. The management hired a decorator to attach faux barn and country scenes to the show buildings. In place of 4-H kids and their projects, management rents petting zoo animals. The management has taken the further step to discontinue allowing any such shows during the off season. Many historic local clubs and associations were displaced with not having a safe venue for their events as they had for over 50 years.

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