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Orange County Fair

July 12-August 11, 2019

open Wednesday-Sunday, ocfair.com

88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
ocfair.com

Open Wed-Fri 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Open Sat-Sun 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays

Admission: $
Free ages 5 & under
Super Pass 23 days admission $, parking not included

$ parking
Optional: Saturday & Sunday only - free off-site parking. Follow the signs to parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 Freeway, then catch the shuttle  from 10 a.m. - 1 a.m. weekends only.

2019 Concerts

Special tickets required, include OC Fair admission
July 11 Rick Springfield With Pacific Symphony
July 12 & 13 Rebelution
Collie Buddz / Iya Terra
Dj Mackle
July 14 Justin Moore
Josh Phillips
July 17 Brandi Carlile
David Rosales
July 18 Why Don't We
Eben
Friday, July 19 Ziggy Marley
Toots And The Maytals
July 20 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Melissa Etheridge
Sunday, July 21 Happy Together Tour
July 24 Styx
July 25 A Brothers Osborne
Chase Bryant
Friday, July 26 Chicago
July 27 Smokey Robinson
July 28 Dwight Yoakam
Midland
July 31 Kool & The Gang
Evelyn Champagne King
August 1 The B-52’s
Dead Man's Party
August 2 Michael Mcdonald
Chaka Khan
August 3 The Fab Four
August 4 Viva El Mariachi
August 7 Lindsey Stirling
Zz Ward
August 8 Weird Al Yankovic With Pacific Symphony
August 9 George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Walter Trout
August 10 +Live+ & Bush The Altimate Tour
August 11 America
Poco / Firefall

July 12, 2019 OC Brew Hee Haw Featuring Dead Man’s Party - The Oingo Boingo Tribute
July 13, 2019 OC Brew Hee Haw Featuring Fast Times - Ultimate 80s Tribute
July 14, 2019 Los Lobos
July 17, 2019 King of Pop - A Michael Jackson Experience
July 18, 2019 Purple Madness - America’s Prince Experience
July 19, 2019 The English Beat
July 20, 2019 The Man In Black - A Tribute to Johnny Cash
July 21, 2019 Ozomatli
July 24, 2019 Queen Nation - A Tribute to the Music of Queen
July 25, 2019 Rumours - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show
July 26, 2019 Sweet and Tender Hooligans - A Tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey
July 27, 2019 Which One’s Pink - 40th Anniversary Performance of Pink Floyd’s The Wall
July 28, 2019 Berlin / Devotional - The Depeche Mode Experience
July 31, 2019 Elton - The Early Years - A Tribute to Elton John
August 1, 2019 Atomic Punks / Motley, Inc. - Tributes to Early Van Halen and Motley Crue
August 2, 2019 Damage, Inc. and Allison Chains - Tributes to Metallica and World’s Only Female Tribute to Alice In Chains
August 3, 2019 Zeppelin Live - A Live Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin
August 4, 2019 Average White Band
August 7, 2019 Bee Gees Gold - A Tribute to The Bee Gees
August 8, 2019 Aeromyth - The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute Experience
August 9, 2019 Space Oddity - 45th Anniversary of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs
August 10, 2019 Green Today / Faux Fighters - Tributes to Green Day and Foo Fighters
August 11, 2019 The Paladins / Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Special Events

Out at the Fair July 28, 2019, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. LGBTQ event
OC Fair Run August 4, 2019, 8 a.m.
Courtyard Wine Seminars & Tastings July 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2019 and August 3, 4, 10, 11, 2019. $10-30 per event

Sports

X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X | X-treme-Freestyle-Moto-X | Speedway Fair Derby | Quad Wars ATV Racing + Rider Lawn Mower Racing (Prelims) | Down & Dirty UTV Racing + Rider Lawn Mower Racing (Prelims) | Quad Wars ATV Racing + Jr. Outlaw and Mini Dwarf Racing (Prelims) | Down & Dirty UTV Racing + Jr. Outlaw and Mini Dwarf Racing (Prelims) | Quad Wars ATV Racing + Jr. Outlaw and Mini Dwarf Racing (Prelims) | Quad Wars ATV Racing + Down & Dirty UTV Racing | Monster X Tour - Monster Trucks + Tuff Trucks | Extreme Rodeo | Broncs & Bulls Rodeo | Fiesta del Charro | Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby | Orange Crush Demolition Derby | Damsels of Destruction Demolition Derby

Livestock, Animals

All-Alaskan Racing Pigs Wednesday-Friday: 2 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm
Oasis Camel Dairy July 31-Aug. 11: 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm
Magic Bean Show July 24-Aug. 11: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm
Oxen Team (July 24-Aug. 11)
Golden West Game Breeders Bird Barn (July 31-Aug. 11)
Urban Chickens (July 31-Aug. 11)
Mt. SAC Livestock & Horses (Aug. 7-11)
Friesian Horse Club (Aug. 7-11)
Sheep Herding (Aug. 7-11)
Fur, Fiber and Feathers (Aug. 7-11)

Specialty Contests
Avian Bowl (July 13, 5 p.m.)
Lads & Lassies, Belles & Beaus, Pigs & Plaid (July 19, 1 p.m.)
Barn Talk - Educational session about livestock (July 15)
Southern CA Dairy Goat Breeders Show (Juniors: July 26, 12 pm; Seniors: July 27, 10 am)
Southern CA Pygmy Goat Association Show (Aug 4, 9 am)
Barnyard Fashion Parade (July 24, 6 pm)

 

Costa Mesa, California -- Orange County Fair is held annually in Costa Mesa at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, Ca 0cfair.com

Orange County Fair is like Home Sweet Home. What a wonderful time to celebrate the comforts of home -- food, music and entertainment all focused on the domestic side of life, mixed with wild rides, crazy foods, and extreme fun.

The event has over a month's run and features lots of urban and tons of farm. Pigs, sheep, goats, huge livestock such as cattle, chicks, and many farm-bred creatures compete and are on display. Read A Fair Review from Craig MacDonald to get a real look & feel of the OC Fair!

In addition, a huge arts & crafts building features contests in all sorts of things from photography to cake decorating. Culinary adventures have become of increasing interest in recent years and the standard Mom's Apple Pie has moved over for gourmet cupcakes and other delightful confections.

The fairway includes the latest carnival rides, game booths, and live entertainment, which ranges from local kids' dance groups to more mainstream bands.

In addition the food is the real stand-out at the fair. This is like one jumbo hotdog and coke fest with the latest foods to catch attention. There's always lots of smoky grills to capture your nose and get you to buy. BBQ beef, roasted corn and the monster sausages and dogs are but a few things offered.

Funnel cakes, ice drinks, ice cream, whipped cream toppings, candy, fried, sizzled, grilled, and cooked in oil--these are some ways you'll see food and its preparations. Food accounts for the largest expenditure for most visitors to the fair. They search your backpacks and purses, and they don't allow guests to bring in their own water bottles.

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