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.