Los Angeles County Fair-Fairplex
Each September, the 487 acre Fairplex, located in Pomona, becomes the center of
activity in Southern California. This year marks the 66th edition of the Los Angeles
County Fair. With attendance of over 1.6 million annually, the L.A. County Fair is the
largest county fair in the world.
The attractions include grandstand entertainment, exposition of livestock, home arts,
agriculture, art, science, and industry. A carnival, a 5/8 mile race track for
thoroughbred racing and paramutual betting are also highlights of the twenty-four day
During the remaining 341 days of the year, Fairplex is utilized for numerous trade
shows, consumer shows, and motor racing.
Recent expansions include a 284-space RV Park, and construction of the 243-suite
Sheraton Suites Fairplex completed June, 1992. Renovation and expansion of exhibit
facilities are ongoing.
to Go and Things to Do in Pomona
Pasadena to Pomona on Route 66
Two courses are located in Pomona and twelve additional courses are located in the
The Largest and Finest Antique Complex on the West Coast.
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park
More than 2,000 acres of recreation facilities are located at the northwestern boundary
The facilities include:
- Picnic Facilities for over 17,000
- Camping and RV facilities (534 sites)
- Stables and equestrian trails
- Boating & fishing available on Puddingstone Reservoir
- Hiking and bicycle trails
- Raging Waters Aquatic Park
The Cal Poly Pomona Performing Arts Theater seats 543. The Candlelight Pavilion is a
musical dinner theater that seats 397. Claremont College Center for the Performing Arts
seats 2,500. Pomona College Theater for the Claremont College seats 700.
Public Parks & Facilities
Parks 23 Public Pools 2
Community Centers 4 Tennis Courts 5
Senior Centers 1 Lighted Ball Fields 2
- Armstrong Galleries
- Hohnercraft Studio
- Lang Galleries (Claremont Colleges)
- Pomona Valley Art Association
- Cal Poly Pomona University Gallery
- Gallery 5
- Da Gallery
- Montgomery Gallery (Claremont Colleges)
Boating, fishing, surfing, and assorted recreational facilities are just 30 miles away.
The San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains are minutes away with countless
recreational opportunities including hiking, fishing, and camping.
Three ski resorts are located within a 45 minute drive of Pomona, and six additional
resorts are located within a 90 minute drive of Pomona.
City of Pomona Public Library 290,000 Volumes
Cal Poly Pomona University Library 400,000 Volumes
Honnold Library (Claremont Colleges) 1.7 million Volumes
The Palomares Adobe, La Casa Primera, and the Phillips Mansion are some of the
historical sites that have been preserved and maintained for viewing by the public.
The Pomona Concert Band is currently celebrating it's 46th anniversary season. This
ever popular musical organization performs throughout the year including regular summer
concerts at the Ganesha Park Bandshell.
Pomona is located at the Southeast end of Los Angeles County and borders San Bernardino
County's western boundary. It is just five miles north of Orange County.
Area: 22.85 sq. mi.
Elevation: 855 ft. (average)
Latitude: 34~ 03' N
Longitude: 117 45' W
Pomona has a dry sub-tropical climate. Winds blow westerly at a mean hourly speed of 10
Average Temperature (Fahrenheit), 63
Average Humidity - 43%
Average Annual Rainfall - 17.02 inches
Average Number of Days
Over (Fahrenheit) 90 annually - 70 days
Average Number of Days
Under (Fahrenheit) 30 annually - 16 days