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Media Guide


Welcome to Fairplex. This media guide includes information about Fairplex, Barretts Sales & Racing, Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, Event Production Solutions, Cornucopia Foods, Finish Line Sports Grill, The Learning Centers at Fairplex, Fairplex/University of La Verne Child Development Center, Los Angeles County Fair Association, LA County Fair and other events held at Fairplex.

We hope this media guide provides the answers to all of your questions. Information contained within is subject to change. Please don't hesitate to contact a member of the communications and public relations department staff for additional information about the Fair or other events at Fairplex.

Fairplex staff must be contacted prior to visit.


Important Numbers


Fairplex Switchboard

(909) 623-3111

Communications and Public Relations Office

(909) 865-4261

Renee Hernandez (coordinator)

(909) 865-4261

Sharon Autry (coordinator)
Cell Phone

(909) 865-4262
(909) 908-8707

Communications Fax Line

(909) 629-2067

24-Hour Information Line

(909) 865-4298


Working media are invited to visit Fairplex’s communications and public relations office at any time during the year. Digital media kit, press releases and photos are available for media covering the Fair and other events at Fairplex.

Materials are available for events other than the Fair or not produced by the Fair Association. We are available to assist with contacts and to help gather materials from outside event producers.

The Fairplex communications and public relations staff will assist with, set up or participate in media interviews at your convenience.

The communications office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the year and from 8 a.m. to closing daily during the LA County Fair.

We hope you visit Fairplex to attend the largest county fair in North America and the biggest special event in the west, as well as the 500 trade and consumer events throughout the year. When you do, please come by the communications and public relations office. We will do our best to make your job easier.

Media Information


Fairplex is located on the Web at Information about Fairplex is available on the website, along with press releases, photographs, blogs, and social media information. Included are schedules of events, which are updated regularly. Fairplex is happy to email information and to assist with other requests.

Credentials (LA County Fair)
Media credentials will be issued to working press, radio, TV and photojournalists assigned to cover the LA County Fair.  Generic press passes, industry affiliation credentials (club cards) or lapel pins issued to racing media are not good for admission or access to restricted areas. All requests for credentials and passes must be made in writing at least 48 hours in advance;, including will call requests, to or faxed to (909) 629-2067. Media will call requests will be left at will call at Gate 1 on McKinley Avenue, next to the administration building.

Credentials (Other Events)
Each individual event promoter handles media credentials for events other than the Fair. Policies and procedures for obtaining and using media credentials vary with each event. The Fair Association respects the media policies of each outside show promoter, and will make every effort to assist media in the normal practice of doing business. A calendar of upcoming Fairplex events is available at . For additional information call (909) 865-4262. Credentials for Kaboom!, Cheers - L.A.'s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival and Oktoberfest may be requested by contacting the Fairplex communications office at (909) 865-4262.

Many locations on the grounds may be used as sites for radio or TV broadcasts with prior approval from the communications department. The communications department will also assist with parking, onsite transportation, set up and talent.

Fairplex advertising is placed exclusively through MB/MG Media Group, located at 2056 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, 90025, 310-478-5797