2014 OC Fair | Summer Starts Here | Jul 11 - Aug 10

Costa Mesa, CA:

Free Entertainment

The application deadline for the 2014 OC Fair Community Entertainment was Monday, March 3, 2014. We are no longer accepting applications to perform or the wait list. Please check back in November for the 2015 OC Fair. If you have any questions, please email commenter@ocfair.com.


Action Sports Arena

 
All Action Sports Arena Entertainment

General admission seating is free with Fair admission and is on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to view the Action Sports Arena schedule

Action Sports Arena

Baja Blues Bar & Restaurant

The Hula Girls - 7/11 – 7/13 (Evening)

Like a ‘32 Ford tearing through the International Marketplace in 1960 Honolulu, The Hula Girls have been busy preaching their self-described ‘hulabilly’ sounds all over Southern California. It’s the upright bass thumping of Mr. Christian Kessler, the dizzying drumming of Mr. Doug Sanbourn, the Gretsch guitar twangin’ of Mr. Spike Marble, and the smooth and haunting steel guitar from Mr. Kevin Bullat!

The Hula Girls

Ragdoll - 7/12 – 7/13 (Afternoon)

Ragdoll is a band that plays classic rock and blues. They specialize in high energy dance rock that gets everybody moving.

Ragdoll

The Dogs - 7/16 – 7/20 (Evening)

The Dogs are a rock 'n' roll band. They don't play the hits; they play the other songs. Deep FM. Songs from your past.

TheDogs

Bill Magee - 7/19 – 7/20 (Afternoon)

Jimi Hendrix was playing as Jimmy James...when Willie (Bill) Magee met, befriended and eventually joined up with Hendrix to form the band "Jimmy James and the Flames." In 1967, Hendrix went to England, and Magee took his newly formed band, the "Kansas City Playboys" on a tour around Europe. Nowadays, Bill Magee is one of San Diego, California's busiest working musicians. He can be seen around the greater San Diego Area on a regular basis and throughout the Southwest and beyond!

Bill Magee

The Originalites - 7/23 – 7/27

Total world domination is the only option for our species, a special kind of species known as the The Originalites, who's destiny is to travel through inter-galactic space and time in order to cure, heal and enlighten the souls of the universe via stupendous harmonious vibrations.

The Originalites

Texas House Party - 7/30 (Evening), 8/2 & 8/3 (Afternoon)

Hank Mann and Texas House Party offer just what their name suggests, an upbeat house party. Music consists of upbeat swing’n, boogie’n, two-stepp’n, rockabilly, rhythm and roll, with a touch of southern rock and Texas blues…you get it all. Led by the legendary lead singing steel guitarist, Hank Mann, this band will not disappoint. Recording artists, concert bands and all around Honky Tonkers, Texas House Party is a hoot at any event. Don’t miss the chance to see these guys while they’re here, and bring your dancing shoes!

Texas House Party

Kelly Rae Band - 7/31 – 8/3

Southern California-based, high energy country band that has been delivering crowd-pleasing performances to audiences from around the world for more than a decade.

Kelly Rae Band

Phil Shane - 8/6 – 8/10

His rabid audiences, aged 21 – 81 howl with love! He’s a Lounge God!

Phil Shane

Selly - 8/09 – 8/10 (Afternoon)

Selly can be found around SoCal, at bars/restaurants, parties, and corporate gigs. He plays a little of everything...from 50's to today.

Selly

Explorium Stage

Frank Thurston

If you’re looking for the finest in family comedy magic, look no further … you’ve found it.

Everyday
2 pm , 4 pm and 7:30 pm

Magic of Frank Thurston

Grounds

Augie’s Side Effect - Daily

 

Augie's Side Effect

Dragon Knights - Daily

Dragon Knights' combine circus and theater, performance and poetry, dream and technology. These unique stilt walkers and puppeteers wander through the ages and bring to life fairies, dragons and elves, buffoons and beasts,... but if you want to see them, better raise your eyes.

Dragon Knights

Procrastinators - Daily

 

Procrastinators

Russell Brothers Circus - Daily

The Russell Brothers Family Fun Circus is a family-owned performance group offering OC Fairgoers an entertaining circus show complete with an actual big top. People of all ages will enjoy the father-son duo’s magic tricks, illusions, juggling acts, balancing feats, colorful clowns, performing birds and acrobatics.

Russell Brother Circus

 

Livestock

 
All-Alaskan Racing Pigs

Eight little pigs, with all the bravado of NASCAR, will squeal around the track and leap over hurdles as they race for the blue ribbon. Come see how they run!

Wednesday - Friday
3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm

 

Saturday & Sunday
1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm

All Alaskan Pig Races

All-Alaskan Tractor Pull

Everyday
4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm

All Alaskan Tractor Pull

Wild West Turkey Stampede

August 6 – August 10
Everyday
2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm

Wild West Turkey Stampede

 

Main Mall

 
Commotion

New this year, a nightly dance party will be held outside The Hangar in Main Mall as part of the new multi-media presentation Commotion! – Feel the Energy. Learn the Dance!

Everyday
8:30 pm

Commotion

 

Meadow Stage

 
Karaoke Rockstarz

Karaoke in front of a live band. Release your inner rock star!

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
7 pm – 11 pm

 

Friday & Saturday
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Karaoke Rockstarz

 

The Hangar

 
OC Fair Chef Series

Carla Hall

Co-host of The Chew on ABC.

Thursday, July 17 at 4 pm

Carla Hall

OC Fair Chef Series
Roy Choi

Chef and co-owner of Kogi BBQ, Chego and Alibi Room.

Thursday, July 24 at 4 pm

Roy Choi

OC Fair Chef Series
Kelsey Nixon

Host of Kelsey’s Essentials on the Cooking Channel.

Thursday, July 31 at 4 pm

Kelsey Nixion

 

Plaza Arts Stage

 
Peking Acrobats

Hold your breath as the Peking Acrobats push the boundaries of human possibility as they tumble, bend and balance on the Plaza Arts Stage.

Wednesday - Friday
5:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm

 

Saturday & Sunday
3:15 pm, 5:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm

Peking Acrobats


Mark Yuzuik

Comedy Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik is a crowd favorite at the Fair, he will leave you spell-bound with his daily shows on the Plaza Arts Stage.

Nightly Shows
6:15 pm, 8:15 pm, 10:15 pm

Mark Yuzuik

Promenade Stage

 
Miguel de Alonso 7/11 – 7/13
Miguel de Alonso

Kurt Hunter 7/16 – 7/20
Kurt Hunter

Danny Maika 7/23 – 7/27

Vocal chameleon and ukulele player

Danny Maika

Oui 3 7/30 – 8/3

Eclectic mix of jazz, funk and world beats

Oui

Tini Grey 8/6 – 8/10

A humble Samoan kid who, when he sings in his resonant baritone, expresses equal-parts melancholy and joy.

Tini Grey