Media coverage


Here is a selection of recent coverage featuring OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California:

Nov. 18, 2022

Around Town: Winter Fest OC returns Nov. 25 at OC Fair & Event Center
Daily Pilot
Winter Fest OC returns Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1 at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Nov. 16, 2022

Tree Lightings and Other Holiday Events Around O.C. 2022
Orange Coast Magazine
Winter Fest OC – Visitors can enjoy rides, games, and winter scenes from November 25 through January 1 at OC Fair & Event Center.

Nov. 14, 2022

The North Pole Will Materialize in Costa Mesa During ‘Winter Fest OC’
NBC 4
Just about everything to do with a cheery/chilly festivity will pop up at this mega and merry happening, with ice tubing, snowboard simulations, and Santa sightings ahead.

Nov. 14, 2022

Orange County Fairgrounds Cat Extravaganza Saturday November 12 2022
southocbeaches.com
Orange County Fairgrounds Cat Extravaganza and Pet Adoption will take place on Saturday November 12 2022 at 10am-6pm.

Nov. 11, 2022

Local Veteran’s Sacrifices Honored at New Heroes Hall Exhibit, ‘Armed Only with a Camera’
voiceofoc.com
This is also the first time any of Troutman’s photographs have been shown in an exhibition in the U.S.

Nov. 11, 2022

Heroes Hall to honor veterans at Nov. 12 celebration
voiceofoc.com
Heroes Hall at OC Fair & Event Center will host a community celebration on Saturday, Nov. 12, to recognize the contributions of veterans.

Nov. 10, 2022

Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market Thursday November 10 2022
southocbeaches.com
The Farmers Market is open from 9 am to 1 pm.

Nov. 9, 2022

Holiday events in Southern California
ABC 7
Winter Fest OC transforms the OC Fair & Event Center into a winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor, more than a million lights, and endless opportunities for memory-making.

Nov. 9, 2022

Heroes Hall Museum to break ground on new Serenity Walk for veterans Saturday
Daily Pilot
Heroes Hall is located at 88 Fair Drive, in Costa Mesa. Admission is free.

Nov. 9, 2022

Here are Veterans Day events you can attend in Orange County in 2022
Daily Pilot
The OC Fair & Event Center’s Heroes Hall Museum will honor veterans and celebrate the groundbreaking for the museum’s new serenity walk.

Nov. 6, 2022

Here are Veterans Day events you can attend in Orange County in 2022
OC Register
The OC Fair & Event Center’s Heroes Hall Museum will honor veterans and celebrate the groundbreaking for the museum’s new serenity walk.

Oct. 31, 2022

Newton Pham named the new chair of the OC Fair Board
newsantaana.com
The board voted in new leadership at its Oct. 27 meeting.

Oct. 31, 2022

Newton Pham named chair of OC Fair Board
hbnews.us
Nick Kovacevich was chosen as Vice Chair.

Oct. 31, 2022

Winter Fest OC returns to SoCal with new North Pole Journey
Attractions Magazine
Southern California’s largest winter festival is returning to OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Oct. 28, 2022

A ‘Haunted Oktoberfest’ Is Materializing at the OC Boo Ha Ha
NBC 4
Craft brewhouses from around the region are in the spooky spotlight at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Oct. 28, 2022

These are the top Halloween events in the Los Angeles area
KTLA
Boo Ha Ha Oktoberfest in Costa Mesa at OC Fair & Event Center, Oct. 29.

Oct. 27, 2022

Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market Thursday October 27 2022
southocbeaches.com
Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market is a California-certified farmers’ market.

Oct. 23, 2022

Boo Ha Ha Haunted Oktoberfest & Concert 2022: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
patch.com
Boo Ha Ha will feature three hours of unlimited tastings from some of the nations top breweries.

Oct. 23, 2022

OC Japan Fair Guide Final Day Sunday October 23 2022
southocbeaches.com
OC Japan Fair is one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California.

Oct. 22, 2022

Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo & Rides 2022: OC Fair, Costa Mesa
patch.com
At OC Fair & Event Center, Lot C, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, through Oct. 31.

Oct. 20, 2022

OC Japan Fair returns to OC Fair & Event Center this weekend
OC Register
The three-day event is one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California and organizers plan to attract more than 45,000 attendees.

Oct. 20, 2022

Best Things To Do This Weekend In Los Angeles And SoCal: Oct. 21 – 23
laist.com
The OC Japan Fair returns to Costa Mesa this weekend with performances, cultural demonstrations and food.

Oct. 20, 2022

Huntington Beach News Community Calendar
hbnews.com
What’s going on at the OC Fairgrounds in November.

Oct. 17, 2022

Winter Fest OC returns to an in-person event, discount tickets on sale now
OC Register
An early bird flash sale is going on now through Oct. 19 for the immersive holiday event at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Oct. 6, 2022

Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market is Thursday October 6 2022
southocbeaches.com
The Farmers Market is from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Sept. 23, 2022

Massive car show Saturday has wheelie important message about prostate cancer
OC Register
The always popular car show mixes an important message about early detection for prostate cancer in with the massive overload of horsepower on display.

Sept. 22, 2022

Best of Orange County 2022: OC Fair named best fair/festival
OC Register
Still going strong after 130+ years, the OC Fair is one of the area’s most anticipated events and draws more than a million people annually.

Sept. 22, 2022

A car show that saves lives, Cruisin’ for a Cure rolls into O.C. fairgrounds Saturday
Daily Pilot
In addition to a dizzying array of cars and trucks, the event will feature nearly 200 vendors and exhibitors plus live music.

Sept. 22, 2022

12th OC Japan Fair brings Japan to OC Fair & Event Center October 21 to 23, 2022
southcountybeaches.com
Experience and learn about Japanese entertainment, tradition, culture, pop culture and food.

Sept. 21, 2022

The 12th OC Japan Fair coming to OC Fair & Event Center
patch.com
Visitors can enjoy shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture.

Aug. 23, 2022

O.C. Fair visitors wolf down 20,000 fried Oreos, raise over $240,000 for agriculture students
Daily Pilot
A total of 1,055,173 tickets were sold for this year’s event in Costa Mesa by the time it ended on Aug. 14.

Aug. 19, 2022

El Morro student and mini donkey earn OC Fair prize
Laguna Beach Independent
Isabel and her miniature donkey companion named Lady recently won second place in the Open Miniature Donkey Competition at the OC Fair.

Aug. 18, 2022

2022 OC Fair: 20 piglets, 20,000 deep-fried Oreos and a million visitors
OC Register
During the fair’s 23-day run at the Costa Mesa fairgrounds that ended Sunday, 11 days sold out this year.

Aug. 18, 2022

1M Visitors, 20K Oreos And 11 Sold-Out Days: 2022 OC Fair
patch.com
Visitor caps that limited the number of fair tickets sold daily are likely to stick around, Orange County Fair officials say.

Aug. 18, 2022

Tustin Police Chief defends title at OC Fair Demolition Derby
patch.com
Greenberg was raising funds for the Tustin Police Foundation.

Aug. 17, 2022

Popular Eats to Sold-Out Shows: OC Fair Reveals Its Big Numbers
NBC 4
Fairgoers enjoyed plenty of pizza and fried Oreos at the 2022 event.

Aug. 17, 2022

OC fair attendance tops 1 million again
Spectrum News 1
Fair officials also kept ticket prices the same this year.

Aug. 17, 2022

Over 1 million people attended the OC Fair this year
CBS 2
The fair, which wrapped up on Sunday, drew 1,055,173 visitors and sold out eleven days between Jul 15 and Aug 14.

Aug. 17, 2022

OC Fair Attendance Tops 1 Million Again
mynewsla.com
This year’s Orange County Fair, which wrapped up on Sunday, drew nearly the same number of visitors as last year.

Aug. 15, 2022

O.C. Fair blasts to the past on closing weekend with legendary Psychedelic Furs, X
Daily Pilot
The O.C. Fair closed the 2022 season this weekend with multiple sold-out days, a wide variety of food, drinks, events and nostalgic ’80s bands.

Aug. 13, 2022

Orange County Fair Features The Fab Four Saturday August 13 2022
southocbeaches.com
The theme of this year’s OC Fair is Feel the Sunshine.

Aug. 12, 2022

Frank Thurston continues sharing his love of magic at the O.C. Fair
Daily Pilot
This year he’s performing three shows a day — at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. — in the OC Promenade building.

Aug. 12, 2022

Orange County Fair Features Speedway X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X Friday August 12 2022
southocbeaches.com
The OC Fair runs through Aug. 14.

Aug. 11, 2022

Smokey Robinson at Pacific Amphitheatre
LA Weekly
The weather is likely to be great in the OC on Friday, so chill out and enjoy “Tears of a Clown” again.

Aug. 9, 2022

Orange County Fair Features Live Music Tribute Bands Sunday August 7 2022
OC Register
Here are some things to know as the fair enters its last week. Sunday is its last day.

Aug. 5, 2022

Carnival carnage: Demolition derbies are a shattering spectacle at the O.C. Fair
Daily Pilot
One by one, RVs roll out into what will soon resemble a junkyard.

Aug. 5, 2022

Orange County Fairgrounds Features Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour Friday August 5 2022
southocbeaches.com
The Orange County Fair is on select dates starting Friday July 15 2022 thru Sunday August 14 2022.

Aug. 3, 2022

Cypher Winery brings home medals from OC Fair Wine Competition
Paso Robles Daily News
The largest competition of California-only wine, the 46th annual competition received 2,516 entries with just 65 Double Gold medals awarded.

Aug. 3, 2022

Unique Food – Once Again – at the O.C. Fair
loscerritosnews.net
The $4 Taste of the Fair is back on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. when fairgoers can try sample-size versions of Fair food.

Aug. 2, 2022

Local bakers serve up tasty desserts at OC Fair competition
OC Register
Of the 87 competitors in the contest held Tuesday, Aug. 2, 70 competed in the adult division and 17 in the youth division.

Aug. 2, 2022

This week at the OC Fair, Aug. 3-7
OC Register
Headed to the OC Fair this week? Here are some things to know.

Aug. 2, 2022

Check out our OC photographers’ favorite images from July 2022
OC Register
Over in Costa Mesa, the OC Fair returned with its 23-day annual fair, this year themed – “Feel the Sunshine”.

Aug. 1, 2022

Rebelution bassist Marley Williams talks about OC Fair shows, new album and carnival games
OC Register
Reggae rockers Rebelution return for a two-night gig at the OC Fair

July 30, 2022

Live ’80s Music – Flashback Heart Attack at The OC Fair
patch.com
’80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack headlines the OC Fair’s Hangar Sunday August 7.

July 29, 2022

At the Orange County Fair, no collection is too eccentric
Daily Pilot
The ‘Most Zany’ award was given to Leilani Smith for her shell creatures collection in the Home Arts & Collections Gallery at the Orange County Fair.

July 29, 2022

OC Fair keeps things rockin’
OC Register
With little effort and no extra cost than general admission, fairgoers can enjoy any number of shows.

July 29, 2022

Around Town: Gem Faire returns to Costa Mesa on the last weekend of August
Daily Pilot
Billing itself as the ‘Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in SoCal,’ Gem Faire returns to OC Fair & Event Center Aug. 26 through 28.

July 29, 2022

Get Yer Fresh, Hot Art at the OC Fair
voiceofoc.com
There’s more to the OC Fair than carnival rides, games for stuffed animals, giant barbecue turkey legs and the petting zoo.

July 27, 2022

Eating My Way Through the OC Fair
NB Independent
Nearly 100 food venders are scattered around the fairgrounds, which means there is something for everyone.

July 27, 2022

Blend Your Own Smoothie, by Bike, at the OC Fair
NBC 4
Visit the Costa Mesa spectacular’s new Blender Bar for a “sweet spin,” one that will result in a refreshing sip.

July 26, 2022

This week at the OC Fair, July 27-31
OC Register
Headed to the OC Fair this week? Here are some things to know.

July 24, 2022

Orange County Fair Features Live Music Sunday July 24 2022
southocbeaches.com
OC Fair Features Island Empire Festival/LA Sound Machine (Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine Tribute Band)/Monster Truck Nitro Tour on Sunday July 24 2022.

July 23, 2022

OC Fair: Students get livestock they raised to put best hooves forward for auction
OC Register
The Orange County Fair is on select dates starting Friday July 15 2022 thru Sunday August 14 2022.

July 23, 2022

Tying on the feed bag at the county fair
Daily Pilot
For details on the food stands, visit the O.C. Fair website, ocfair.com, under the food vendor list.

July 22, 2022

Find the Free Fun Inside OC Fair
NBC 4
Visiting the Costa Mesa spectacular soon? There’s plenty to enjoy (no separate fee required).

July 22, 2022

Orange County Fair Features Monster Trucks Saturday July 23 2022
southocbeaches.com
OC Fair Features Monster Truck Nitro Tour/Pink Floyd Tribute/Abba and Bee Gees Tribute Concert on Saturday July 23 2022.

July 22, 2022

Find the Free Fun Inside OC Fair
NBC 4
Visiting the Costa Mesa spectacular soon? There’s plenty to enjoy (no separate fee required).

July 21, 2022

Orange County Fair Features Jim Morrison Tribute Concert Friday July 22 2022
southocbeaches.com
The Orange County Fair is on select dates starting Friday July 15 2022 thru Sunday August 14 2022.

July 21, 2022

Orange County Fair Features Lindsey Stirling at Pacific Amphitheatre Thursday July 21 2022
southocbeaches.com
The Orange County Fair is on select dates starting Friday July 15 2022 thru Sunday August 14 2022.

July 20, 2022

Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth recently pulled up to the Orange County Fair to sink his teeth into Chicken Charlie’s Kool-Aid Chicken Sandwich
foodbeast.com
Chicken Charlie’s is the self-proclaimed ‘Deep Fry King’, building an empire of the wildest county fair food around.

July 20, 2022

This week at the OC Fair, July 20-24
OC Register
Headed to the OC Fair this week? Here are some things to know.

July 19, 2022

OC Fair CEO Michele Richards offers a preview of the 2022 OC Fair
KFI Radio
The Fair runs through Aug. 14 in Costa Mesa.

July 19, 2022

Orange County Fair Features Monster Trucks/Dead Man’s Party/Live To Rock Tour Wednesday July 20 2022
southocbeaches.com
Orange County 2022 Fair Theme is Feel The Sunshine.

July 19, 2022

OC Fair aims to keep activities affordable despite inflation
Spectrum 1 News
Despite rising inflation and high costs, organizers and vendors are trying to keep the event affordable for fairgoers of all ages.

July 16, 2022

OC Fair 2022: OC Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup kicks off live entertainment at the fair
OC Register
The annual OC Fair runs Wednesdays-Sundays July 15-Aug. 14 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

July 15, 2022

First night of OC Fair kicks off weekend
CBS 2
It’s officially Summer once the Orange County Fair gets underway.

July 15, 2022

Orange County Fair opens its doors to the public for three-week party
CBS 2
Kara Finnstrom reports from Costa Mesa, where the Orange County Fair officially opened its doors for their three-week event, filled with fair food, rides, petting zoos and live music.

July 15, 2022

What weather to expect for Opening Weekend of OC Fair
CBS 2
As the Orange County Fair returns to Costa Mesa, Amber Lee gives an update on the weather ahead and how to dress accordingly for a hot and unusually humid climate.

July 15, 2022

Celebrations signal return of OC Fair
CBS 2
Kara Finnstrom reports from Costa Mesa were opening celebrations were underway with the return of the Orange County Fair.

July 15, 2022

What food is at the Orange County Fair
ABC 7
The OC Fair opens today in Costa Mesa.

July 15, 2022

Orange County Fair now open for the summer in Costa Mesa
ABC 7
The Orange County Fair has officially opened to the public Friday in Costa Mesa.

July 15, 2022

OC Fair Is Back, With Plenty of Eats and Treats
NBC 4
Offerings include fresh sourdough topped with things like Flaming Hot Cheetos, avocado spread and veggies, or bacon and Nutella.

July 15, 2022

OC Fair returns
FOX 11
The Orange County Fair is back and better than ever!

July 15, 2022

It’s Back! The O.C. Fair returns to Costa Mesa
KTLA
Gene Kang reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 15, 2022.

July 15, 2022

What’s new to eat at the OC Fair
Spectrum 1 News
The sweet and savory scents of new foods will sweep through the Orange County Fair this summer.

July 15, 2022

Feria del condado de Orange abre sus puertas este fin de semana
Telemundo
“Feel the sunshine” es el tema de la feria en el que cientos de personas podrán ver bailes, interactuar con animales y comer ricos platillos.

July 15, 2022

2022 OC Fair opens for 23 days of sun and fun
OC Register
The 23-day fair runs Wednesdays through Sundays until Aug. 14 at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

July 15, 2022

Orange County Fair back in action as opening day visitors soak up the sun
Daily Pilot
Thousands of happy spectators lined up early for their chance to “Feel the Sunshine,” as the 2022 Orange County Fair kicked off Friday.

July 15, 2022

This week, July 15-17, at the OC Fair; opening day is today
OC Register
Daily attendance is capped at 45,000 people and may sell out on popular days.

July 15, 2022

Squeal: Piglets Debut on the OC Fair’s PigCam
NBC 4
The babies are charming viewers around the world, and people visiting the Costa Mesa fair, which opens today.

July 15, 2022

What to See and Do at the 2022 OC Fair
voiceofoc.com
Orange County’s biggest community fair, the OC Fair, will be returning again this year with new additions to its attractions and fun.

July 14, 2022

OC Fair 2022: Our one-stop shop for what you need to know
OC Register
Several days did sell out last year, so plan ahead if you have specific dates you want to attend.

July 14, 2022

Best Things To Do This Weekend in Los Angeles And SoCal: July 15 – 17
laist.com
The fair opens this week, which means that it’s time to eat all the deep-fried foods.

July 14, 2022

Orange County Fair Returns Again with Capped Attendance
KFI Radio
The fair’s admission price of $12 daily and $14 on weekends with kids and seniors getting in for $7 has been the same since 2018.

July 14, 2022

Agenda de eventos: Diversión en la ciudad
La Opinion
Atracciones para todos los gustos en pleno verano.

July 14, 2022

OC Fair 2022 Gears Up For Friday Return: What To Know
patch.com
For monster trucks, good eats and a fair experience under the sun, residents can purchase OC Fair tickets ahead of its Friday opening.

July 13, 2022

Orange County Fair returns this Friday
Fox 11
Fairgoers are encouraged to buy tickets online ahead of time to avoid sell-outs.

July 13, 2022

Orange County Fair 2022: Packed with Fun, Not Crushing Crowds
newsbreak.com
Take note fairgoers — all tickets must be purchased online in advance.

July 12, 2022

OC Fair’s Quirky Cuisine Is Appetizingly Unveiled
NBC 4
A Hot Cheetos Float, along with that buzzy Kool-Aid Chicken Sandwich, is on the 2022 line-up.

July 12, 2022

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July 12, 2022

Enjoy wacky food at the OC Fair starting this Friday!
newsantaana.com
There are also three new concessionaires who will tempt fairgoers during the 23-day run of the Fair.

July 11, 2022

OC Fair 2022: What you need to know to park, pay and get inside
OC Register
This is the key part: Admission is limited and tickets need to be purchased online ahead of time.

July 11, 2022

OC Fair Rolls Into Town This Week: See What’s On Tap
patch.com
From Jim Gaffigan and The Steve Miller Band to giant turkey legs and fried Snickers, the OC Fair returns Friday with something for everyone.

July 10, 2022

The OC Fair opens July 15. Here’s what you need to know
OC Register
The 2022 OC Fair will kick off July 15 for a 23-day run that ends Aug. 14.

July 8, 2022

O.C. Fair invites guests to ‘Feel the Sunshine’ as some (not all) pandemic practices recede
Daily Pilot
Also improving this year’s guest experience will be the reopening of the fairgrounds’ Action Sports Arena.

July 6, 2022

5 outrageous foods coming to the 2022 OC Fair
OC Register
A new trend is emerging: sweet and savory chicken sandwiches that outdo Popeyes and Chick-fil-A with unexpected yet familiar ingredients.

July 6, 2022

OC Fair 2022: What’s coming to Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa and how to get tickets
OC Register
Tickets to all of the concerts happening during the run of the OC Fair July 15-Aug. 14 include same-day fair admission.

July 5, 2022

OC Fair – Disfruta el Solecito
Telemundo
Llego el momento de disfrutar el solecito en la Feria del Condado de Orange, “OC Fair” a partir del 15 de julio hasta el 14 de agosto.

July 5, 2022

Coastal O.C.’s Fourth of July celebrations are back with a bang
Daily Pilot
A free Independence Day Community Celebration is being presented by the city of Costa Mesa at the O.C. fairgrounds on July 3 from 5 to 11 p.m.

June 30, 2022

OC Fair 2022: The lineup of concerts coming to The Hangar, plus how to get tickets
OC Register
Catch nightly concerts inside The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center during the run of the annual OC Fair July 15-Aug. 14.

June 30, 2022

New event seeks to turn OC into sustainability capital of the world
Spectrum 1 News
The effort begins with the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon, a once-every-two-year event scheduled to make its debut in 2023 at the OC Fair and Event Center.

June 29, 2022

Here’s a guide to July 4 fireworks, parades, events around Orange County
OC Register
The city hosts a July 3 community celebration at the OC Fair & Event Center.

June 28, 2022

OC Fair’s Got $4 Treats Each Thursday, Oh Yum
NBC 4
Vendors will offer special samples during certain Thursday hours. The delish deal’s name? $4 Taste of Fair Food.

June 28, 2022

OC Fair CEO Michele Richards gives a preview of the OC Fair
Impact OC Radio
The fair opens July 15 and runs through Aug. 14 – advance tickets required.

June 28, 2022

Upcoming Orange County events
Daily Titan
July 3rd Independence Day Community Celebration is in Costa Mesa at OC Fair & Event Center.

June 27, 2022

The 2022 OC Fair opens July 15 – it’s almost time to ‘Feel the Sunshine’
Huntington Beach News
It’s summer and the annual OC Fair is returning on July 15 for its full 23-day run through Aug. 14.

June 27, 2022

Winners of the 2022 OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Wine Industry Advisor
The 46th annual competition received 2,516 entries this year.

June 25, 2022

OC fairgrounds to host Sustainability Decathlon next year
OC Register
The 2023 event will feature 20 university-led teams from around the world vying to create zero-emission, all-electric homes.

June 24, 2022

Backers of a new Sustainability Decathlon see O.C. fairgrounds as an epicenter for innovation
Daily Pilot
The decathlon will take place over a two-week period in October 2023.

June 24, 2022

Feed SoCal: Help end hunger by donating today
ABC 7
Those who donated food received two free tickets to the OC Fair.

June 24, 2022

More legislation for securing a veterans cemetery in OC makes it way through state
OC Register
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva hosted a press conference on the project’s progress Friday at Heroes Hall in Costa Mesa.

June 22, 2022

Brett Eldredge Reflects On His Rise To Fame And Talks Album, “Songs About You”
cmt.com
The country music star performs at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on July 29.

June 17, 2022

Feed SoCal rings in donations at kick-off events in Whittier and Simi Valley
ABC 7
OC Fair offers free tickets to those who donate food to feed the hungry.

June 16, 2022

Honoring their service — Heroes Hall panel corrects record of LGBTQ veterans military service
OC Register
The museum will also host a film screening prior to the panel of ‘Our Service, Our Stories’ showcasing the experiences of LGBTQ veterans.

June 16, 2022

The OC Fair is in July. Here’s What to Know
NBC 4
The Orange County Fair is back this summer with rides, concerts, deep-fried delicacies and more.

June 15, 2022

July 3rd Independence Day Fest & Fireworks 2022: OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa
patch.com
Fireworks will take place at 9:30 p.m.

June 2, 2022

2022 OC Fair Tickets Go On Sale Amid Capacity Limits
patch.com
Advanced tickets will be required to attend the Orange County Fair as officials are capping the number of people attending each day.

June 1, 2022

OC Fair looks to hire hundreds at June 4 event
OC Register
Some of the 1,500 available jobs include ticket sellers for admission, parking and carnival rides.

May 31, 2022

OC Fair 2022: Pacific Amphitheatre announces season’s final shows with Ramón Ayala, New Wave Night
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 4.

May 27, 2022

Scottish Fest Returns with Music, Dance, Athletics, British Cars and Whiskey this Weekend
voiceofoc.com
Scottish Fest is the largest Scottish/Celtic festival in Southern California.

May 23, 2022

Here are the colleges that will compete to make OC ‘world’s sustainability capital’
Daily Pilot
The ‘World’s Fair of sustainability’ is expected to be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa in October 2023.

May 17, 2022

OC Fair 2022: Psychedelic Furs with X, Culture Club, Band Perry set for Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20 at Ticketmaster.com.

May 15, 2022

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, May 15th, 2022
KTLA
‘Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII’ is on exhibit at Heroes Hall.

May 12, 2022

Upcoming Orange County weekend events
Daily Titan
California’s famous 626 Night Market returns for its 10th season at the OC Fair and Event Center.

May 10, 2022

OC Fair 2022: Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Revolución de Amor added to The Hangar lineup
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 14 at Ticketmaster.com.

May 10, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About the 626 Night Market
Thrillist
Noteworthy vendors, night market history, and the best tips for enjoying your visit to OC Fair & Event Center.

May 5, 2022

OC Fair 2022: Smokey Robinson, Lindsey Stirling, Maxwell added to Pacific Amphitheatre lineup
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 7 at Ticketmaster.com.

May 5, 2022

OC fairgrounds’ board OKs sale of CBD products, still considering cannabis
OC Register
Board members also lifted a prohibition on selling glass pipes and other smoking devices.

May 4, 2022

New Exhibit at Heroes Hall Museum in Costa Mesa Celebrates African Americans in World War II
Orange Coast Magazine
The exhibit, which was produced by the National WWII Museum, is on display through Sept. 18.

May 3, 2022

Smokey Robinson, Lindsey Stirling, Maxwell, The Green & J Boog to perform this summer at The O. C. Fair
San Bernardino American
Tickets to these shows go on sale to the public Saturday, May 7.

May 3, 2022

Runners cover ground from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa as OC Marathon return
Daily Pilot
The race took runners all the way to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

May 2, 2022

2022 OC Marathon: More Than 2,000 Hit The Streets Of Orange County
patch.com
The race ended at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

May 2, 2022

Don’t-Miss O.C. Events in May
Orange Coast Magazine
Scottish Fest is May 28-29 at OC Fair & Event Center.

May 1, 2022

OC Marathon offers scenic run for thousands
OC Register
The marathon’s finish at the OC Fair & Event Center offered a festival atmosphere.

April 29, 2022

Pipe dreams come true — cannabis accessories, CBD may be sold at O.C. fairgrounds
Daily Pilot
Directors were asked to potentially revise the policy by members of a board-occupied Governance Committee.

April 29, 2022

OC Marathon races back this weekend with thousands of runners
OC Register
Race ends at OC Fair & Event Center, which has hosted the finish line for the last 13 years.

April 27, 2022

OC Fair’s Michele Richards talks about hiring for this summer’s event
ABC 7
Jobs are available in many areas and a lot of help is needed to put on the annual OC Fair.

April 21, 2022

Celebrate OC Festival Headlines Return of The SDCCU Orange County Marathon Running Festival
Endurance Sportswire
SDCCU Orange County Marathon Running Festival returns to Newport Beach and the OC Fair and Event Center April 29 – May 1.

April 19, 2022

OC Fair 2022: The Offspring, CNCO, The Fab Four and Halestorm coming to Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 23.

April 18, 2022

OC Fair Posts About 1500 Seasonal Jobs
Patch.com
Over 1500 part-time seasonal jobs are available in maintenance, customer service, administration, and more.

April 11, 2022

Orange County Fair 2022: Costa Mesa
Patch.com
‘Feel the Sunshine’ will be the theme of the 2022 OC Fair, which will be back July 15 through Aug. 14.

April 9, 2022

Imaginology challenges children to explore; continues Sunday
OC Register
The OC Fair & Event Center’s always popular Imaginology returns this weekend in person.

April 8, 2022

Imaginology, the Free STEAM Fest, Is Back
NBC 4
Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math: Find kid-fun activities at the OC Fair & Event Center.

April 7, 2022

Builders of tomorrow racing to finish structures today
OC Register
High school and community college teams from around the region are participating in the Construction Industry Education Foundation’s 37th annual Design Build Competition.

April 7, 2022

Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market Thursday April 7 2022
southocbeaches.com
Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market is a California-certified farmers’ market.

April 4, 2022

OC Fair 2022: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo coming to Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty and No Doubt tribute bands have been added to The Hangar line-up.

April 1, 2022

Upcoming Events in O.C.
Orange Coast Magazine
Don’t Miss Imaginology, Cherry Blossom Festival, and more in April.

April 1, 2022

Author tells story of her family’s internment in WWII and fight to desegregate California schools
voiceofoc.com
‘The Fighting for the Right to Fight’ Speaker Series at Heroes Hall Museum continues with its third presentation on Saturday, April 2.

March 31, 2022

Imagine no more — OC Fair & Event Center’s Imaginology set to return April 9 and 10
Daiy Pilot
Educational displays, demonstrations and hands-on workshops will give preK through 12th-grade students a chance to explore and learn about STEAM.

March 28, 2022

OC Fair 2022: Pacific Amphitheatre announces Three Dog Night and Live to Rock Tour shows
OC Register
Tickets for the two shows go on sale at 10 a.m. April 2 at Ticketmaster.com.

March 28, 2022

OC Fair & Event Center plans to change, and wants your feedback
OC Register
Public feedback on the strategic plan will be solicited for several weeks, and the fair board could take up some of the proposed ideas at its May meeting.

March 21, 2022

OC Fair: Island Empire Festival and Counting Crows added to Pacific Amphitheatre’s summer line-up
OC Register
The OC Fair also announced additional shows inside The Hangar with all tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. March 26.

March 21, 2022

Five spring break activities to help you relax
Daily Titan
The Flying Miz Daisy Outdoor Vintage Market is going to take place on April 2 at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

March 17, 2022

Women’s history month, women in the military
KTLA
Gayle Anderson previews a guest speaker at Heroes Hall, Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Jackson-Kelley.

March 17, 2022

Saturday morning speaker series continues with film “The Six Triple Eight”
VoiceofOC.com
Lt. Col. Patricia Jackson-Kelley will share the documentary film The Six Triple Eight, about an all-Black, all-female U.S. Army battalion.

March 11, 2022

O.C. fairgrounds leader named 2022 ‘Woman of the Year’
Daily Pilot
Michele Richards thanked Senator Min for the honor, calling it an incredible privilege to be counted among past recipients.

March 11, 2022

These robots designed by students can drive themselves, shoot baskets and climb bars
OC Register
The students had to engineer a robot that could autonomously do assigned tasks and then be controlled through competition by a remote pilot.

March 10, 2022

Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market Thursday March 10 2022
SouthOCBeaches.com
Over 50+ of your favorite farmers’ market vendors are scheduled to be at the market.

March 8, 2022

OC Fair: Demolition derbies return to the Action Sports Arena this summer
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 12.

March 3, 2022

Country star Cole Swindell will headline post-OC Fair concert at Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 5.

March 3, 2022

Historian to Share Untold Story of Black Troops Guarding Coast During World War II
VoiceofOC.com
Heroes Hall Museum & Education Center presents its new speaker series, Fighting for the Right to Fight, which will run from March through September 2022 on select Saturday mornings.

Feb. 28, 2022

Free COVID testing offered at drive-thru site next to OCC campus
Coast Report
COVID-19 testing is available at OC Fair & Event Center through April 1.

Feb. 27, 2022

Heroes Hall Exhibit Honors African American WWII Experiences
City of Costa Mesa TV
A new exhibit being offered by the OC Fair & Event Center’s Heroes Hall Museum is called “Fighting For The Right To Fight: African American Experiences In World War II.”

Feb. 27, 2022

Sunday ‘Gayle on the Go!’, Sunday, February 27th, 2022
KTLA
Heroes Hall in Costa Mesa honors African American men and women who served during World War Two on the battlefront and the home front with a new exhibition.

Feb. 22, 2022

Black History Month: New exhibition ‘Fighting for the Right to Fight’
KTLA
Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa to explore a new Black History Month exhibition opening at Heroes Hall at the OC Fair and Event Center entitled “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War Two.”

Feb. 21, 2022

OC Fair: Monster trucks are coming to the Action Sports Arena
OC Register
Also, three concerts were announced at The Hangar. Tickets for the newly added events go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 26.

Feb. 20, 2022

Heroes Hall hosts exhibit on WWII experiences of Black soldiers and community
OC Register
The Heroes Hall Museum has opened a new exhibit, “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” on loan from the National WWII Museum.

Feb. 16, 2022

Fighting for the right to fight: OC welcomes new WWII exhibit during Black History Month
Spectrum News 1
Produced by The National WWII Museum, the new exhibit features artifacts, photographs and oral histories to highlight some of the achievements and challenges faced by African Americans during the war.

Feb. 16, 2022

OC Fair’s Creative Competitions Are Now Open
NBC 4
Making jellies, designing quilts, carving wood, baking cakes: The creative categories are plentiful, local makers.

Feb. 12, 2022

New Heroes Hall exhibit goes beyond history books to share Black experiences of WWII
Daily Pilot
On loan from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the exhibit highlights the extraordinary achievements and challenges of Black troops.

Feb. 7, 2022

Rebelution will return to the OC Fair with two nights at Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 8 and include same-day admission to the OC Fair.

Feb. 6, 2022

A vibrant start to the Year of the Tiger in Orange County
OC Register
The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations-organized celebration was held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Feb. 1, 2022

Flag raised at O.C. fairgrounds for Black History Month
Daily Pilot
Tuesday’s flag-raising ceremony follows a unanimous vote last week by the center’s board of directors.

Feb. 1, 2022

Black History Month: The Six Triple Eight
KTLA 5
Heroes Hall at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War Two opens Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Jan. 31, 2022

OC Fair adds more Hangar shows; Frankie Valli and Brett Eldredge booked for Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
Tickets go on sale on Feb. 5 and include admission to the OC Fair.

Jan. 31, 2022

After a dark year, big public Tet celebrations set to resume
OC Register
The county’s biggest Tet celebration will return to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, all day Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and Feb. 6.

Jan. 28, 2022

Year of the Tiger Will Be Welcomed with Excitement in OC
VoiceofOC.com
As one of the most popular event locations in Orange County, the OC Fairgrounds make the perfect destination for the food, flowers and fun that come with every Lunar New Year festivity.

Jan. 24, 2022

Here’s How You Can Celebrate Lunar New Year in Orange County
Orange Coast Magazine
The OC Fair and Events Center hosts the return of the annual festival featuring food, rides, performances, and festivities.

Jan. 18, 2022

OC Fair announces more concerts at Pacific Amphitheatre and The Hangar, plus OC Brew Hee Haw
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan 22 at Ticketmaster.com.

Jan. 16, 2022

Cool cars cruisin’ for a good cause
OC Register
The parking lot was full of cool cars to check out during the Cruisin’ 2 Freedom event at OC Fair & Event Center.

Jan. 15, 2022

Saturday ‘Gayle on the Go!’, Saturday, January 15th, 2022
KTLA 5
In-N-Out restaurant fans as well as car lovers are CRUISIN’ 2 FREEDOM at the Orange County Event Center.

Jan. 14, 2022

Owner of In-N-Out Burger on a mission to make a difference
Fox 11
The Slave 2 Nothing Foundation event takes place Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Jan. 11, 2022

A gathering of our heroes: OC veterans of WWII have reunion at Heroes Hall
OC Register
The vets ranged in age from 93 to 101. Some served in both WWII and Korea.

Jan. 10, 2022

In-N-Out Burger owner puts on car show Jan. 15 at OC Fair & Event Center
OC Register
Slave 2 Nothing Foundation is putting on a car show on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Dec. 30, 2021

Year in Review: For better or worse, these were the top news stories of 2021
Daily Pilot
Organizers of the O.C. Fair began planning for a modified in-person event in 2021 under the new theme “Time for Fun.”

Dec. 30, 2021

Hike, run, plunge: Ways to play on New Year’s Day
OC Register
It’s also the final weekend for the Night of Lights OC, an interactive winter wonderland drive-thru experience at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Dec. 29, 2021

Our photographers picked their favorite moments from 2021
OC Register
The OC Fair was again feeding fair food to summertime guests and Disneyland welcomed back visitors.

Dec. 29, 2021

Omicron variant surges as people scramble for tests
Spectrum News 1
Officials say there’s plenty of testing to go around at locations used for vaccinations like the Orange County fairgrounds.

Dec. 26, 2021

Most influential: Meet Orange County’s 125 top influencers for 2021
OC Register
OC Fair & Event Center CEO Michele Richards named an influential person of the year.

Dec. 23, 2021

Things To Do: Events, Food, Festivals in SoCal in 2022
OC Register
OC Fair in Costa Mesa will “Feel the Sunshine,” over a full month of shows, fried treats, cute animals, and midway merriment, beginning on July 15, 2022.

Dec. 22, 2021

See breathtaking overhead views of Christmas lights across Orange County
OC Register
In Costa Mesa, the parking lot of the OC Fair was transformed into the Night of Lights OC, a mile-long holiday light show.

Dec. 16, 2021

The next OC Fair is set for July 15-Aug. 14, 2022
NewSantaAna.com
Tickets are also on sale for the first OC Fair concerts announced for Pacific Amphitheatre and The Hangar.

Dec. 16, 2021

It’s Cold Out, but the 2022 OC Fair Has ‘Sunshine’ to Spare
NBC 4
The beloved county fair just revealed its next beam, er, theme, and it is full of fun in the sun.

Dec. 16, 2021

‘Feel The Sunshine’ At 2022’s OC Fair: New Theme, Get Tickets Now
Patch.com
See who’s playing at live concerts, check out advanced sale ticket prices, and plan your summer of 2022 with the OC Fair fun.

Dec. 10, 2021

December 2021 O.C. Events: Concerts and More
Orange Coast Magazine
The mile-long Night of Lights drive-through experience features more than a million sparkling lights.

Dec. 9, 2021

Upcoming events for the week of Dec. 13
Daily Titan
Head to the OC Fair & Event Center to enjoy a one-mile drive through with over one million lights.

Dec. 9, 2021

Christmas light events make a return
Spectrum News 1
Night of Lights OC is one-mile drive-thru experience at the OC Fair and Event Center.

Dec. 3, 2021

On your mark, get ‘Set!’: Competitive tablescaping is focus of new film
KCRW Radio
The documentary is streaming now on Discovery+ and was inspired by the OC Fair.

Dec. 2, 2021

90+ holiday events and activities in Orange County
OC Register
Night of Lights OC offers a mile of sparkling holiday cheer to drive through.

Dec. 1, 2021

Centennial Farm’s ‘Discovery Days’ Offer Educational Awws
NBC 4
Learn about chicks, crops, and the planting of veggies (radishes, oh yum) at these learning-cool OC Fair & Event Center outings.

Dec. 1, 2021

Holidays & Nights: Light it up at these big drive-thru and walk-thru events
OC Register
Night of Lights at OC Fair & Event Center runs through Jan. 2.

Dec. 1, 2021

Get in the holiday spirit with OC festivals
Coast Report
Night of Lights is an interactive drive-through experience at OC Fair & Event Center.

Nov. 29, 2021

OC Fair announces more 2022 concerts at Pacific Amphitheatre and The Hangar
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Ticketmaster.com.

Nov. 27, 2021

OPENING: ‘Night of Lights OC’ Holiday Drive-Thru 2021: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Patch.com
Local event takes place at OC Fair & Event Center in Orange County.

Nov. 26, 2021

All is merry and bright as Costa Mesa’s fairgrounds host 2nd annual Night of Lights OC
Daily Pilot
The mile-long drive-through experience Night of Lights OC returns for its second year.

Nov. 24, 2021

Night of Lights OC: What’s new at OC Fair’s drive-thru holiday attraction
OC Register
The mile-long course featuring over 1 million Christmas lights will run select evenings through Sunday, Jan. 2.

Nov. 19, 2021

Night of Lights OC and Power of One Foundation Host Annual Holiday Toy Drive for Thousands of Families In Need
PRNewswire.com
Guests Encouraged to Celebrate the Season of Giving by Bringing a New Toy for Children from Nov. 26 through Dec. 12 to OC Fair & Event Center.

Nov. 18, 2021

Huntington Beach elementary school receives 24-bike donation
Daily Pilot
IMS Outdoors has a show at OC Fair & Event Center, the last of eight tour stops across the country. At each tour stop, it is donating $5,000 worth of Strider bikes to a local school.

Nov. 16, 2021

Discovery Days at Centennial Farm (FREE)
Patch.com
Discovery Days at Centennial Farm are open to the public, and are perfect for mom groups, homeschool groups and more.

Nov. 15, 2021

‘Set’ competitors face off on TODAY and chat about the documentary
Today Show
Members from the documentary discuss how table setting is like a sport for them and they set two tables.

Nov. 15, 2021

Orange County Events Calendar: See What’s Happening In The Area This Week
Patch.com
Make your reservations online today for Discovery Days at Centennial Farm.

Nov. 12, 2021

The documentary of the month is all about competitive table setting
Today Show
Today’s Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager announce the documentary of the month, “Set,” a film about competitive table setting.

Nov. 11, 2021

Photos: Orange County celebrates Veterans Day
OC Register
Veterans Day event at Heroes Hall Museum honored veterans and celebrated the reopening of an exhibit on the Santa Ana Army Air Base.

Nov. 11, 2021

On Veterans Day, Vietnam War combat artist still inspired by ‘ultimate assignment’
LA Times/Daily Pilot
His art is on display at the O.C. fairgrounds’ Heroes Hall veteran museum, whose current “Through Their Eyes,” exhibit features art from veterans across conflicts.

Nov. 11, 2021

A Salute to the Ones Who Serve and Served Our Country
KFI Radio
Michele Richards talks about the Heroes Hall SAAAB Story Exhibit and their upcoming Veterans’ Day event.

Nov. 11, 2021

Veterans and Active Military Showcase Art at Heroes Hall
VoiceofOC.com
On view through Jan. 20, 2022, the ‘Through Their Eyes’ exhibit is a juried art show that features works by 23 military veterans.

Nov. 11, 2021

LA and Orange County communities observe Veterans Day
Spectrum1 News
Orange County’s 2021 Veterans Day observances will be marked by the reopening of Heroes Hall’s permanent Santa Ana Army Air Base exhibit.

Nov. 11, 2021

All Of The Deals And Freebies For Veterans Day In SoCal!
103 FM Radio
The OC Fair & Event Center will re-launch its permanent exhibition spotlighting the Santa Ana Army Air Base.

Nov. 10, 2021

Veterans museum at OC Fairgrounds reopens
Spectrum1 News
Some of the new exhibits include women service members, Latinos who fought to serve in the air force and Chinese pilots and navigators who trained in Santa Ana.

Nov. 9, 2021

Night of Lights OC drive-thru at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa
KFI Radio
Cost is $59.99-$79.99 per vehicle nightoflightsoc.com.

Nov. 8, 2021

19 walk-thru or drive-thru holiday attractions to experience across Southern California this season
OC Register
Winter Fest OC is bringing back its Night of Lights OC Drive-Thru Experience with more than a million Christmas lights.

Nov. 8, 2021

Runners were off to the races for O.C. Half Marathon in Newport Beach
Daily Pilot
The Orange County Half Marathon took place over the weekend as part of the San Diego County Credit Union Running Festival.

Nov. 8, 2021

OPENING: ‘Night Of Lights OC’ Holiday Drive-Thru 2021: Fair Center, Costa Mesa
Patch.com
Guests will enjoy in the safety of their own vehicle a magical and interactive drive through a winter wonderland of lights.

Nov. 8, 2021

Santa Ana Army Air Base exhibit reopening with Veterans Day celebration at Heroes Hall on Nov. 11
NewsSantaAna.com
The OC Fair & Event Center’s Heroes Hall Museum will honor veterans and celebrate the reopening of an exhibit on the Santa Ana Army Air Base.

Nov. 7, 2021

Orange County communities plan tributes for 2021 Veterans Day
OC Register
The OC Fair & Event Center’s Heroes Hall Museum will honor veterans and celebrate the reopening of an exhibit on the Santa Ana Army Air Base.

Nov. 6, 2021

People run, not walk to starting line of OC 5K in Costa Mesa
Daily Pilot
About 2,000 people ran a 3.1-mile long course that began and ended at the OC Fair and Event Center.

Nov. 5, 2021

OC Marathon Runners Take Over Newport Beach, Costa Mesa Sunday
NBC 4
The race will finish at the OC Fair and Event Center.

Nov. 5, 2021

Around Town: Veterans Day events planned for Thursday in coastal O.C.
Daily Pilot
Heroes Hall at the O.C. fairgrounds will celebrate Veterans Day Thursday with the reopening ceremony for the Santa Ana Army Air Base Exhibit.

Nov. 5, 2021

Freebies and deals for Veterans Day 2021
OC Register
SAAAB (Santa Ana Army Air Base) Exhibit Reopening Ceremony which will include a Marine Corps birthday cake cutting and kids activities. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heroes Hall.

Nov. 2, 2021

How the OC Fair inspired ‘Set!,’ a film about competitive table-setting
OC Register
The colorful competitors in the documentary come from across LA, San Bernardino and Orange counties.

Nov. 1, 2021

OC Fair Board Announces New Chairman, Vice Chairman Positions
Patch.com
The OC Fair & Event Center board of directors has voted in new leadership.

Nov. 1, 2021

Final gun show at OC fairgrounds will be in November
OC Register
The OC Fair & Event Center’s last gun show before a ban takes effect will be held Thanksgiving weekend.

Oct. 31, 2021

OC Band Greer Releases New EP, Launches Tour
Newport Beach Independent
After playing with the Flaming Lips at the OC Fair, the Southern California rock outfit performed a stellar set at Ohana Festival.

Oct. 24, 2021

Boo Ha Ha – Haunted Oktobeerfest 2021: OC Fair, Costa Mesa
Patch.com
Beer tastings will be available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and concessions will be available afterward.

Oct. 22, 2021

Ways To Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos in Orange County
VoiceofOC.com
Boo Ha Ha is a 21+ event in collaboration with Brew Ha Ha Productions and the OC Fair, where guests can enjoy three hours of unlimited beer tastings.

Oct. 21, 2021

Dovumentary: Feverishly determined table setters vie for the “Best of Show” ribbon at the Orange County Fair table setting competition
Yahoo Entertainment
A mere misplaced soup spoon can mean the end for an otherwise perfect table.

Oct. 21, 2021

First trailer for “Set,’ a documentary about table setting released
NewsNationUSA.com
An inside look at the competitive world of table setting at the Orange County Fair.

Oct. 20, 2021

Take a farm tour, plant an herb garden and many more SoCal plant events for fall
LA Times
“All About Strawberries” with the Orange County Organic Gardening Club Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Farm.

Oct. 16, 2021

There’s something for everyone as the O.C. fairgrounds hosts Japan Fair, pumpkin patch
Daily Pilot
Seasonal Adventures Pumpkin Patch runs through Oct. 31.

Oct. 15, 2021

From Costume Contests to Haunted Mazes, These Festive Events Are Sure to Put You in the Halloween Spirit
Locale Magazine
Boo Ha Ha will have three hours of unlimited beer tastings from top breweries in the nation.

Oct. 15, 2021

Heroes Hall exhibition Through Their Eyes features work by local military artists
Stu News Newport
The exhibit showcasing the artwork of 24 local veterans and active U.S. service members, is on display through January 20, 2022.

Oct. 13, 2021

11 Actually Fun Things to Do This Weekend
Thrillist.com
Two new taco spots, a Japanese cultural fest at OC Fair & Event Center, plus Halloween events.

Oct. 12, 2021

Exhibit at O.C. fairgrounds’ Heroes Hall shows life through the eyes of local veterans
Daily Pilot
The free exhibit, which opens Wednesday and runs through Jan. 20, includes photographs, paintings, carvings and sculptures.

Oct. 11, 2021

Halloween In O.C. 2021: Trick-Or-Treats & Pumpkin Patches
Patch.com
Find fall events, haunted houses, hayrides, mazes, festivals, Day of the Dead extravaganzas & more throughout Orange County.

Oct. 10, 2021

Find the perfect pumpkin in OC
Coast Report
At the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, the pumpkin patch runs from Oct. 8 to Oct. 30.

Sept. 23, 2021

Best of Orange County 2021: Best fair/festival
OC Register
Without a doubt, the OC Fair is the summer’s ultimate event.

Sept. 18, 2021

Sand sports super show rolls into O.C. fairgrounds in Costa Mesa
KTLA 5
The event started on Friday and will last until Sunday.

Sept. 17, 2021

Expect ‘Snow’ in Costa Mesa When This Holiday Drive-Thru Returns
NBC 4
Night of Lights OC will again shimmer with “immersive vignettes” and a dusting of “snow” for your car windows, too.

Sept. 16, 2021

Fairgoers Find Time for Fun at California’s OC Fair
CarnivalWarehouse.com
An OC Fair guest survey recorded an overall enjoyment rating of 4.2 out of 5.

Sept. 15, 2021

Night of Lights Drive-Thru Experience returning to Costa Mesa for Christmas and holiday season
OC Register
Tickets are on sale now for the event, which kicks off Friday, Nov. 26 and runs through Jan. 2, 2022.

Sept. 15, 2021

Night of Lights OC Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Experience Returns with More Nights of Magical & Safe Holiday Fun
Yahoo News
Immersive Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show Begins November 26th through January 2nd at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Sept. 14, 2021

626 Night Market at OC Fair
LosCerritosNews.net
The festival features 200+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions.

Sept. 13, 2021

OC Fair issues more than 1,400 awards to 823 competition participants from Orange County and Long Beach
Huntington Beach News
There was at least one winner from nearly every O.C. city, but the most came out of Fullerton.

Sept. 11, 2021

Locals commemorate Sept. 11 in Power of One Foundation event, concert in Costa Mesa
Daily Pilot
The Costa Mesa commemoration also served as a launch for the ‘Re-United States of America Tour,’ a live concert series.

Sept. 10, 2021

From the 2021 OC Fair: and the winners are…
Stu News Newport
More than 3,000 entries were accepted as part of the 2021 OC Fair Competitions.

Aug. 31, 2021

Boo Ha Ha craft beer and music festival returns to OC Fairgrounds with Lit, Mest and Handsome Devil
OC Register
The event will take place over Halloween weekend, Oct. 29-30, in Costa Mesa.

Aug. 29, 2021

September 2021 O.C. Events: Concerts And More
OC Register
The country music singer-songwriter and former “Survivor” contestant Chase Rice put out his latest release, ‘The Album,’ in May.

Aug. 27, 2021

The Flaming Lips talk pandemic, love and caring before rocking Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa
OC Register
The band Greer, formed by high school friends in Costa Mesa in 2018, opened the night with a strong set of indie rock.

Aug. 27, 2021

Around Town: How successful was the 2021 O.C. Fair? The final numbers are in
Daily Pilot
Fairgoers surveyed gave the 2021 O.C. Fair 4.2 stars out of 5 and ranked the new ticketless entry process 4.5 out of 5.

Aug. 27, 2021

O.C. fairgrounds are ready to rock, as Gem Faire hits town
Daily Pilot
Since the O.C. Fair packed up and vacated its home base at the Costa Mesa fairgrounds, numerous weekend events and expos have been moving in.

Aug. 26, 2021

OC Fair Draws About 1 Million Despite Capped Ticket Sales
MyNewsLA.com
Despite limited capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the Orange County Fair rebounded following last year’s cancellation.

Aug. 26, 2021

OC Fair announces final attendance numbers for 2021 event
Huntington Beach News
Advance tickets were required for the first time as the Fair moved forward with limited daily capacity.

Aug. 25, 2021

Over one million guests attended the 2021 OC Fair
NewSantaAna.com
‘Time for Fun,’ was the theme of this year’s Fair and guests agreed.

Aug. 23, 2021

‘The Flaming Lips’ set to play Costa Mesa this Thursday
FOX 11
Their tour is coming to the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on Thursday.

Aug. 23, 2021

The Flaming Lips burst their bubbles
LA Weekly
They’ll be performing 2020’s American Head album in its entirety, which will be well worth seeing.

Aug. 20, 2021

Sister Hazel’s Ken Block talks about new single ‘When Love Takes Hold,’ upcoming Costa Mesa performance
KTLA
Sister Hazel will be performing along with Goo Goo Dolls at the Pacific Amphitheatre on Aug. 25.

Aug. 19, 2021

Con grandes penas en el alma, Ramón Ayala regresa a los escenarios
La Opinion
Pérdidas familiares y problemas de salud no lo alejan de los escenarios.

Aug. 19, 2021

Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market Thursday August 19 2021
SouthOCBeaches.com
Over 50+ of your favorite farmers’ market vendors are scheduled to be at the market with lots of space to spread out and shop safely.

Aug. 18, 2021

Goo Goo Dolls talk 35th anniversary and returning to Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
The rock band will headline a post OC Fair show in Costa Mesa with Sister Hazel on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Aug. 17, 2021

Oktoberfest 2021: Guide To The Best In Orange County including Boo Ha Ha
patch.com
The forecast looks wunderbar as German festivals, with beers, brats & polkas aplenty, are back in the O.C. region.

Aug. 17, 2021

Show Review: Cheap Trick and Blue Oyster Cult at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, CA
newnoisemagazine.com
Cheap Trick are known as a great rock ‘n’ roll band, but they are also admired as a great power pop band.

Aug. 16, 2021

2021 OC Fair: More than 1 million attendees ate 2 swimming pools worth of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
OC Register
More than 1 million people made their way to Costa Mesa for the 2021 OC Fair during its 23-day run, with many of the dates selling out.

Aug. 16, 2021

1,000,000 OC Fair Visitors Enjoyed Fried Foods & Farm Fun In 2021
Patch.com
The Orange County Fair generated over $300 million in revenue & created over 3,000 jobs for the reopening in 2021.

Aug. 15, 2021

OC Fair partners with health agency to promote vaccinations
Spectrum News 1
The OC Fair is celebrating its last week with a sold-out weekend.

Aug. 15, 2021

Cheap Trick @ Pacific Amphitheater – 08/11/2021
SocalMusicToday.com
August 11 was that perfect night as Rock n Roll Hall of Fame veteran rockers Cheap Trick along with Blue Oyster Cult played a SOLD OUT show.

Aug. 14, 2021

Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, August 14th, 2021
KTLA
This is the last weekend of the 2021 Orange County Fair, this is the last weekend to enjoy the fair rides and, of course, the fair food.

Aug. 13, 2021

Stilt-walking puppet handlers impress even the tiniest audience members
Daily Pilot
The sold-out 2021 edition of the O.C. Fair comes to a close Sunday.

Aug. 13, 2021

Around Town: The sun sets on sold-out Orange County Fair this final weekend
Daily Pilot
After a month of fair food, amusements and home-grown community fun, the 2021 O.C. Fair will close this Sunday.

Aug. 12, 2021

Cults, tricks and the greatest show on Earth
LA Weekly
Two beloved hard rock giants on one mega bill at Pacific Amphitheatre.

Aug. 11, 2021

This week at the OC Fair, Aug. 11-15
OC Register
It is the last week of the OC Fair. Headed to the fairgrounds before it ends Sunday night? Here are some things to know.

Aug. 11, 2021

Enjoy a $3 Taste of the OC Fair deal and take home more fantastic food for later
HB News
It’s the final week of the 2021 OC Fair and it’s a great time to take advantage of the last $3 Taste of the Fair deal.

Aug. 10, 2021

Cheap Trick and BOC join forces
LA Weekly
Two larger than life rock bands will get together at the Pacific Amphitheatre.

Aug. 10, 2021

Take Five: Meet Michele Richards, general manager and CEO, OC Fair & Event Center
Stu News Newport
The fair, with advance ticket sales only, will run through August 15 (Wednesdays through Sundays).

Aug. 9, 2021

Spuds to Cobs: OC Fair’s Flavorful Final Week Is Now Grilling
NBC 4
Taste of the OC Fair will also have one more tasty outing before the Costa Mesa event concludes.

Aug. 9, 2021

Queen Nation Reigns at OC Fair
NB Independent
On Wednesday night, Aug. 4, Queen Nation (a tribute to Queen) took its rightful throne at the OC Fair.

Aug. 9, 2021

OC Fair guests get great tips and advice from produce expert
CBS Sacramento
Our produce man Michael Marks always has the best deals in seasonal fruits and veggies.

Aug. 9, 2021

OC Fair Holds Final $3 ‘Taste Of The Fair’ Deal This Thursday
patch.com
Guests who participate in the deal can purchase sample-sized portions of fair food favorites for $3.

Aug. 7, 2021

No hogwash here! All-Alaskan pigs fly at O.C. fairgrounds
Daily Pilot
The All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are a fixture at the Orange County fairgrounds — located not far from the Pacific Ampitheatre.

Aug. 6, 2021

OC Fair’s entertainment lasts into the night
OC Register
The OC Fair is nearing the final leg of its 23-day run, but the daily calendar is packed with entertainment.

Aug. 6, 2021

Crowds Keep Coming to the OC Fair, and a Closer Look at the Crafters Village
VoiceofOC.com
The Crafters Village highlights the talent of local and distant artisans with a number of different skills and expertise.

Aug. 5, 2021

OC Fair: The Return of the Turkey Leg
Eater Los Angeles
County fair vendors faced a rocky year without live events. Now they’re back, and eager to deep fry everything.

Aug. 5, 2021

There is lots for kids of all ages to do at the 2021 OC Fair where it’s Time for Fun!
HB News
Here are some tips for a great trip to the fair for families and folks of every age.

Aug. 4, 2021

This week at the OC Fair, Aug. 4-8
OC Register
Catch live, free entertainment throughout the day at the Plaza Stage, Meadows Stage and OC Promenade Stage.

Aug. 4, 2021

Thousands of fairgoers eager for normalcy sell out Orange County Fair
Eagle News
The Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California, is back and runs through Aug. 15.

Aug. 4, 2021

The Latino Essence at the OC Fair
latv.com
As the only major Fair this summer in SoCal, the Orange County Fair runs until Sunday, August 15 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) and there is so much to do.

Aug. 2, 2021

Colbie Caillat talks about her upcoming live performance in O.C.
KTLA
Get tickets to see Colbie Caillat at the Pacific Amphitheatre Aug. 20.

Aug. 2, 2021

X, Los Lobos and The Blasters rock Pacific Amphitheatre
OC Register
The influential Southern California bands performed in front of an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd in Costa Mesa on Sunday night.

Aug. 2, 2021

OC Fair: From sheep to Squishmallows
irvinestandard.com
The OC Fair is back with new thrill rides (like Windsurf and Moonraker) and new food (like the waffle cone with buffalo chicken and mac and cheese).

Aug. 2, 2021

Duran Duran and New Order Tribute Bands Bring 80s Era to the OC Fair
NB Independent
It’s the Orange County Fair, and tonight two ’80s tribute bands are determined to bring the decade back to life in the Hangar.

Aug. 2, 2021

Is there vegetarian food available this year at the OC Fair? You bet there is!
HB News
We know the OC Fair is known for its crazy food, but fairgoers might not know there are plenty of healthier options to choose from.

Aug. 1, 2021

Vaccinations at the O.C. Fair? With county infections rising, officials say it’s worth a shot
LA Times
In addition to opening the onsite clinic, Richards said fair officials offered 750 free tickets to the healthcare agency to distribute as incentives.

Aug. 1, 2021

Los Lobos nearly called it quits last year. Lucky for L.A., they made a covers album instead
LA Times
Iconic LA band performing at Pacific Amphitheatre on Aug. 1 with X and The Blasters.

August, 2021

La feria de Condado de Orange ha gozado de un exitoso verano en Costa Mesa
Para Todos
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez en concierto Agosto 8 en Pacific Amphitheatre.

July 31, 2021

“Chicken Charlie” Boghosian, Celebrity Concessionaire, OC Fair Part One
SoCal Resturant Show
One of the all-star, Fair Food personalities is the well-traveled ‘Chicken Charlie’ Boghosian.

July 31, 2021

“Chicken Charlie” Boghosian, Celebrity Concessionaire, OC Fair Part Two
SoCal Resturant Show
The Deep Fry King is the originator in the ’90s of the deep-fried Oreo.

July 31, 2021

Los Lobos return with ‘Native Sons’
gratefulweb.com
The National Endowment for the Arts also recently named Los Lobos a part of its newest class of National Heritage fellows.

July 31, 2021

Your Produce Man Michael Marks introduces us to a new melon – the Picasso melon!
CBS Sacramento
A new white melon from France is creating a sweet sensation.

July 31, 2021

Your Produce Man Michael Marks meets new piglets at OC Fair’s Centennial Farm
CBS Sacramento
Farm animals and California crops reign at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa.

July 30, 2021

Attitude, fashion and nostalgia: behind the art of the tribute band
Daily Pilot
The Hangar in Costa Mesa has booked 23 bands at the venue during the course of the Orange County Fair, which runs through Aug. 15.

July 30, 2021

Orange County Fair Guide Friday July 30 2021
southocbeaches.com
The Orange County Fair is ongoing on Friday July 30 2021 and is on select dates thru Monday August 15 2021.

July 30, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines being offered at O.C. Fair as infections rise countywide
KTLA
At the O.C. Fair, it’s time for fun — and COVID-19 vaccinations.

July 30, 2021

The OC Fair has rides, food and COVID-19 shots
KNX Radio
The Orange County Fair has a lot to offer people — rides, food, music and now COVID-19 vaccines.

July 30, 2021

Fun and Free Things to Do at (and around) the OC Fair
TravelCostaMesa.com
It may be a bit different with limited capacity and advance tickets required, but your favorite rides, games, food and entertainment are there to enjoy.

July 30, 2021

There’s a lot of animal cuteness going on at the OC Fair
OC Register
A favorite stop for many at the OC Fair is visiting the animals.

July 30, 2021

Art is a Welcome Alternative at the OC Fair
VoiceofOC.com
The Visual Art Gallery is housed in the comfortable, air-conditioned Los Alamitos building.

July 29, 2021

Vaccinations at the O.C. Fair? With county infections rising, officials say it’s worth a shot
Daily Pilot
The Orange County Health Care Agency will offer free vaccinations on a walk-in basis inside the fairground’s Costa Mesa Building.

July 29, 2021

Agenda de eventos: diversión de fin de semana
La Opinion
Los Lobos en la feria.

July 29, 2021

Rise and shine at the OC Fair – it’s open at 10 a.m. for two bonus hours of fun
The Portable Infinite
Fairgoers can check the daily schedule on ocfair.com or on the 2021 OC Fair mobile app to plan ahead and make the most of their day at the Fair.

July 28, 2021

August 2021 O.C. Events: Summer Concerts, Stand-Up Comedy, and More
Orange Coast Magazine
Shows slated in Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair run through Sept. 2.

July 28, 2021

X marks the spot at Pacific Amphitheatre
LA Weekly
The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 at the Pacific Amphitheatre.

July 28, 2021

Country star Brantley Gilbert cancels Pacific Amphitheatre performance due to illness
OC Register
The show has not been rescheduled and ticketholders will be refunded.

July 28, 2021

This week at the OC Fair, July 28-Aug. 1
OC Register
Headed to the OC Fair this week? Here are some things to know.

July 27, 2021

California Fresh Exhibit debuts at the 2021 OC Fair celebrating specialty crops
Stu News Newport
The California Fresh Exhibit is aimed at educating consumers and highlighting the state’s diverse specialty crops.

July 26, 2021

Adorable Piglets Just Made Their OC Fair ‘Pig Cam’ Debut
NBC 4
The lil’ squealers, born in Costa Mesa on July 20, are winning hearts near and far.

July 24, 2021

Pacific Amphitheatre reopens with the OC Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair
OC Register
Fans showed up to sing and dance along to live music and enjoy over 80 craft beer tastings Friday night in Costa Mesa.

July 24, 2021

OC Fair Returns with Crazy Cuisine and Tribute Concerts
NB Independent
Every year, food vendors at the Orange County Fair try to outdo themselves by concocting crazy cuisine.

July 23, 2021

Reporter’s Notebook: O.C. Fair’s ‘Taste of Fair’ not for the weak
Daily Pilot
For just $3 each Thursday, patrons can get a fun-sized portion of some of their favorite fair foods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 23, 2021

The OC Fair returned with a sold-out opening weekend
Spectrum News 1
The fair opens an hour earlier this year at 10 a.m., and it is recommended to buy tickets ahead of time.

July 21, 2021

OC Fair squishes in the fun; sells out over the weekend
OC Register
After selling out twice during opening weekend, the OC Fair is off to a strong start.

July 21, 2021

O.C. This week at the OC Fair, July 21-25
OC Register
Headed to the OC Fair this week? Here are some things to know.

July 19, 2021

O.C. Fair sells out for first time since 1890, but there may be ways to get in on booked days
LA Times
The month-long event opened Friday and runs Wednesday through Sunday each week through Aug. 15.

July 18, 2021

Evy Young, Agriculture Education Supervisor at OC Fair, talks to Andy Harris
SoCal Restaurant Show
The culinary program at the OC Fair is featured; the fair runs through Aug. 15.

July 17, 2021

For first time ever, O.C. Fair sells out; Fairgoers reminded to buy tickets in advance
KTLA
To avoid being turned away from the fun, guests are urged to buy tickets well in advance.

July 17, 2021

Orange County Fair returns in Costa Mesa after year of coronavirus pandemic
KTLA
After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange County Fair returns again this year.

July 17, 2021

OC Fair in full swing, with reduced attendance
Spectrum News 1
The annual event features the return of many favorite attractions and a few notable differences.

July 17, 2021

Your Produce Man interviews OC Fair culinary experts as the OC Fair opens
CBS Sacramento
Michael Marks will be featured in OC Fair’s culinary program through Aug. 15 in Costa Mesa.

July 17, 2021

Your Produce Man interviews the Midway Gourmet as the OC Fair opens
CBS Sacramento
OC Fair’s culinary program is in full swing through Aug. 15 in Costa Mesa.

July 16, 2021

Photos: It’s ‘Time for Fun’: O.C. Fair is back this summer
LA Times
The Orange County Fair returned Friday for in-person fun this summer.

July 16, 2021

OC Fair opens today for 23-day run
OC Register
The OC Fair opened Friday, July 16, after a year with no in-person fun because of the pandemic.

July 16, 2021

The OC Fair Is Here, and so Are Its Amazingly Offbeat Treats
NBC 4
You’ll need to buy your ticket in advance for the event, which is happening at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

July 16, 2021

How to save money at the Orange County Fair 2021
OC Register
If you buy a concert ticket, it includes fair admission for that day.

July 16, 2021

Locals come surging back to reopened Orange County Fair after nearly 2-year hiatus
Daily Pilot
By 10 a.m., the clowns were makeup ready. Ponies queued in a ring, awaiting the light burden of child riders.

July 16, 2021

Here’s What to Know Before Heading to the OC Fair
NBC 4
This year’s fair is designed to be COVID safe, so they are limiting the number of tickets that can be sold every day.

July 16, 2021

Time For Fun: OC Fair Open For Business
CBS 2
The Orange County Fair is back with thrilling rides, fried food and adorable animals.

July 16, 2021

‘It’s Time for Fun’: 2021 Orange County Fair kicks off in Costa Mesa
FOX 11
The OC fair runs from July 16 through August 15 and will run each day with the exception of Mondays and Tuesdays.

July 16, 2021

Feria del Condado de Orange regresa con algunas modificaciones
Telemundo 52
Las multitudes no serán tan grandes y las horas son diferentes como parte de los protocolos de COVID-19.

July 16, 2021

‘Time for fun:’ O.C. Fair kicks off in Costa Mesa
KTLA
A year after being canceled due to the pandemic, the Orange County Fair is back.

July 16, 2021

A Sneak Peek Of What To Expect At The OC Fair
CBS 2
CBS2 News This Morning’s Tina Patel reports from the OC Fair.

July 16, 2021

OC Fair opens Friday
CBS 2
The Orange County Fair is back with thrilling rides, fried food and adorable animals.

July 16, 2021

Deep-fried foods, gravity-defying rides return to Orange County Fair after being canceled last year
ABC 7
The Orange County Fair will open daily, except for Mondays and Tuesday, through Aug. 15.

July 15, 2021

OC Fair Opens Friday, Food, Fun And Favorites
Patch.com
On July 16 the OC Fair opens to all! When it comes to the fair, here’s what you need to know when it comes to food, folks and so much fun!

July 13, 2021

What’s coming to Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair and how to get tickets
OC Register
The Costa Mesa concert venue has several shows coinciding with the annual OC Fair and beyond this season.

July 12, 2021

Teens Rush To Take Spots In Jobs As Pandemic Openings Linger
CBS 2
The OC Fair is Working to Fill 50 Spots Before Opening Day on Friday.

July 12, 2021

Here are 5 outrageous foods coming to the OC Fair starting Friday, July 16
OC Register
If you’re ready for something really different, here’s a list of wow items being served at the OC Fair.

July 12, 2021

Brantley Gilbert Interview With The Wake Up Call
KFRG
Brantley catches up with David & Kelli about his latest single, “The Worst Country Song Of All Time”, and coming to the OC Fair!

July 12, 2021

The OC Fair opens this week
californianewstimes.com
Advance admission purchase is required.visit ocfair.com Or download the OC Fair 2021 mobile app.

July 9, 2021

Here are 7 new foods coming to the OC Fair
OC Register
The OC Fair is back Friday, July 16 running through Aug. 15. So get ready to chow down.

July 9, 2021

OC Fair ready to return July 16: What you need to know
OC Register
There are changes in store to keep fairgoers safe, but organizers are thrilled to return after missing 2020.

July 8, 2021

Dean catches up with his old friend, Love Hertel, Director of Admissions for the OC Fair
The I Heart Costa Mesa Show
The OC Fair opens July 16 and runs through Aug. 15, Wednesdays-Sundays.

July 6, 2021

The OC Fair returns and the theme is “Time for Fun”
LA Weekly
This year’s Toyota Summer Concert Series in the Pacific Amphitheatre opens with Brantley Gilbert on July 29.

June 30, 2021

Concerts are coming to The Hangar at the OC Fair, and here’s how to get tickets
OC Register
The Hangar is presenting nightly entertainment during the run of the annual OC Fair Wednesdays-Sundays July 16-Aug. 15.

June 30, 2021

‘Time for Fun’: Preparations underway for return of O.C. Fair after months of COVID tests, vaccinations at fairgrounds
KTLA
This year’s theme “Time for Fun” couldn’t be more fitting.

June 30, 2021

July 2021 O.C. Events: Festivals, Theater, The O.C. Fair, and More
Orange Coast Magazine
Fairgoers must buy tickets in advance to enjoy the carnival rides, pig races, and over-the-top snacks, from fried Oreos to massive turkey legs.

June 30, 2021

OC Fair Game + Angels Knew, Lawsuit Says + Hiking Trails Abound
Patch.com
This year’s OC Fair will run July 16-Aug. 15, Wednesdays through Sundays, with limited attendance.

June 29, 2021

After 16 months of an un-fair pandemic, O.C. Fair organizers say it’ll soon be ‘Time for Fun’
Daily Pilot
Organizers plan to cap admission to 45,000 a day, and all tickets must be reserved online in advance.

June 25, 2021

Feed SoCal Help end hunger by donating today
ABC 7
Those who donate can receive four tickets to the 2021 OC Fair.

June 22, 2021

Impact OC: The OC Fair is back! Find out what will be happening July 16-Aug. 15
OC Talk Radio
Special guest OC Fair CEO Michele Richards shares info about the 2021 OC Fair.

June 21, 2021

OC Fair Sends Out the Call: Advance Tickets Could Sell Out
NBC 4
Buy-’em-ahead-of-time tickets are required in 2021, and the fair team is expecting particular dates to book up soon.

June 18, 2021

Festival Pass: Fill up your calendar with Splash House, KISS and a roller disco with plants
OC Register
Plus: A Los Bukis reunion, more shows at the OC Fair and oh so much more!

June 14, 2021

OC Fair adds Flaming Lips, Colbie Caillat, Pepper to its 2021 Pacific Amphitheatre line-up
OC Register
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19.

June 10, 2021

Chicken Charlie’s, America’s Deep Fry King, Returns to San Diego County Fair
ABNewswire
He’ll be at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa July 16-Aug.15.

June 7, 2021

OC Fair adds Dwight Yoakam, Roger Daltrey and more to Pacific Amphitheatre lineup
OC Register
All tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12.

June 4, 2021

Orange County’s Summer Of Fun 2021: Newport Beach, Costa Mesa
patch.com
Summer festivals will arrive soon across Orange County & Newport Beach. Find the center of art & culture, concerts & fairs near you.

June 2, 2021

These Companies Are Hiring in SoCal Right Now
NBC 4
OC Fair is returning and hiring seasonal workers.

May 25, 2021

Summer 2021: In-person fairs and festivals in Southern California through September
OC Register
OC Fair runs July 16-Aug. 15 in Costa Mesa.

May 24, 2021

Punk rock band X is coming to Pacific Amphitheatre with Los Lobos and the Blasters
OC Register
X will perform its first live show of 2021 on Aug. 1 at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa.

April 30, 2021

OC Fair Tickets Go On Sale Saturday
CBS 2
The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and until midnight on weekends.

April 27, 2021

OC Fair Tickets Go on Sale Soon (Yep, Capacity Is Limited)
NBC 4
Pig petters, Ferris fans, and munchers of fried treats: The Costa Mesa spectacular returns in July, but you’ll likely need to book your spot in May or June.

April 19, 2021

OC Fair’s Imaginology launches Monday!
Huntington Beach News
Most activities will take place on ocfair.com/imaginology and on social media channels.

April 9, 2021

Seasonal workers wanted this summer for annual O.C. Fair
Daily Pilot
Applicants must be 16 years or older and be willing to take part in virtual interviews and orientation this summer.

April 9, 2021

OC Fair’s Imaginology goes virtual this month
Stu News Newport
Still free and open to all, Imaginology is bringing science, technology, engineering, arts and math to students of all ages.

April 9, 2021

OC Fair announces summer dates, COVID-19 modifications
Coast Reporter OCC
Interviews for working the fair will be held digitally over Zoom.

April 8, 2021

Springtime abundance on display at Costa Mesa’s Certified Farmers Market
Daily Pilot
For the past four decades, local shoppers have come out to the OC Fair & Event Center to stock up.

April 7, 2021

Orange County Fair and Events Are Coming Back
KFI Radio
The Orange County Fair is opening from July 16 to Aug 15 with limited attendance.

April 6, 2021

OC Fair dates set for this summer
Stu News Newport
Advance ticket sales will be required, and limited capacity will give fairgoers more elbow room.

April 1, 2021

OC Fair’s Free ‘Imaginology’ Is Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
NBC 4
The science-cool happening will be virtual, giving SoCal kids the chance to connect from home.

April 2, 2021

OC Fair Could Help Perk Up Local Economy
Spectrum News 1
These annual events attract thousands and benefit cities across their respective counties by drawing vendors from all over.

April 1, 2021

Super POD vaccination site now open at Orange County fairgrounds
ABC 7
The new site opened on Wednesday, which was the day Orange County moved into the orange tier.

March 31, 2021

New COVID-19 super vaccination site opens at O.C. fairgrounds in Costa Mesa as vaccines ramp up
CBS 2
New COVID-19 Vaccine Super Site Opens As OC Moves Into State’s Orange Tier

March 31, 2021

OC fairgrounds vaccination site now open
OC Register
About 2,000 vaccinations a day are expected at the fairgrounds site.

March 29, 2021

O.C. Fair now hiring seasonal workers in anticipation of summer return
KTLA 5
The seasonal jobs are posted at ocfair.com/jobs and are available for people 16 and older.

March 29, 2021

O.C. Fair Now Hiring Seasonal Workers
KFI Radio
If you’re looking for a summer hustle the Orange County Fair is now hiring!

March 29, 2021

O.C. Fair Now Hiring Seasonal Workers
NBC 4
Jobs are open to those 16 and older, and some interviews are already being held virtually.

March 26, 2021

The OC Fair To Return This Summer
REAL 92.3 Radio
The popular fair is returning this July 16 through August 15, 2021.

March 25, 2021

OC Fair will be held in person this summer
OC Register
Fair board members voted Thursday, March 25, to hold a fair from July 16 to Aug. 15.

March 25, 2021

O.C. Fair will return this summer in a slimmed-down version to allow social distancing
LA Times/Daily Pilot
Officials will limit capacity for fairgoers and require masks at the event, which will take place from July 16 to Aug. 15 in Costa Mesa.

March 25, 2021

It’s ‘Time for Fun’ When the OC Fair Returns in July
NBC 4
The month-long spectacular will celebrate its final day of its 2021 run on Aug. 15.

March 25, 2021

OC Fair announces plan to return this summer, with limitations
ABC 7
The fair is scheduled for July 16-Aug. 15, and the theme this year is, ‘Time for Fun.”

March 25, 2021

OC Fair ‘Time For Fun’ Summer Opening Dates Announced
Patch.com
OC Fair officials have worked closely with public health agencies to develop protocols to keep fairgoers safe.

March 25, 2021

‘Time For Fun’: OC Fair Will Return This July With Reduced Capacity, Fewer Vendors
CBS 2
Advance ticket sales will be required this year, and capacity will be limited so fairgoers will have more elbow room.

March 25, 2021

OC Fair returning this summer with capacity limits, other modifications; ticket sales start May 1
KTLA 5
This year’s fair is themed “Time for Fun” and will be held at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa from July 16 through August 15.

March 25, 2021

OC Fair Just Announced Plans To Return This Summer!
KOST FM
Tickets will go on sale starting May 1st on the fair’s website.

March 25, 2021

Dates announced for 2021 OC Fair; ‘Time for Fun’ is chosen as the theme
Huntington Beach News
The Fair Board voted to keep ticket prices at the 2019 OC Fair rates.

March 25, 2021

OC Fair Announces Plans To Return This Summer
KISS FM
Tickets, which will be at 2019 rates, will go on sale May 1 on the fair’s website, ocfair.com.

March 25, 2021

Orange County Fair returns this summer – find out more details
KNX Radio
The Orange County Fair has announced its dates and it will be in the summer.

March 25, 2021

OC Fair Plans Return this Summer, With Limitations
mynewsla.com
The fair is scheduled for July 16-Aug. 15, and the theme this year is, ‘Time for Fun.’

March 25, 2021

Spring breaking in OC? Here are some COVID-safe activities
Coast Report
The OC Fair and Event Center hosts a farmer’s market every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 14, 2021

High School Proms Return to OC with “Prom on Wheels”
Newport Beach Independent
This unique event will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa during select nights from mid-April through June.

March 2, 2021

‘Hope lives’ as artists create optimistic street art in various parts of Orange County
Daily Pilot
Art will also be appearing at OC Fair & Event Center beginning March 4.

March 2, 2021

Street Art in O.C. to Lift Spirits
Orange Coast Magazine
City of Hope Orange County partners with county Health Care Agency and local groups to offer optimism through art, including artwork at OC Fair & Event Center.

Feb. 27, 2021

Orange County Fair Officials Resist Continued Calls to Take Down Pride Flag
VoiceofOC.com
The board voted 6-1 Thursday to keep the flag, which represents members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Feb. 26, 2021

OC Fair & Event Center Board votes to keep pride flags raised year round
Daily Pilot
The Board voted to reaffirm a June 2019 resolution allowing the banners to fly year-round.

Feb. 8, 2021

Options for 2021 OC Fair include later dates or a drive-thru experience
OC Register
If the county succeeds and clears the way, the fair could return to its traditional time frame of mid-July to mid-August, with safety protocols.

Feb. 5, 2021

Dinosaurs stomp their way onto the OC fairgrounds
OC Register
Part of the fairgrounds’ large parking lot has turned into a drive through prehistoric ages with some 70 life-like dinosaurs on display.

Jan. 4, 2021

Night of Lights OC celebrates final week with special offer for frontline workers
OC Register
The drive-thru lights experience will run through Sunday, Jan. 10 and honor frontline workers with free tickets on its final evening.

Jan. 2, 2021

How to see dinosaurs in Pasadena, Costa Mesa and Pomona
OC Register
Jurassic Quest comes to OC Fair & Event Center Feb. 5-14.