What’s New Archive
We’ll take you behind the scenes, show you what’s going on and share the stories of our friends – those on two and four legs.
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- Year: 2017
December 21, 2017
Shop award-winning competition catalogs
Did you know? You can purchase catalogs featuring award-winning photography, fine arts and more featured at the OC Fair! 2017 OC Fair Photography Competition Awards This book features Best of Show, Division Winners and First Place in Adult, and Best of Show, Division Winners and Best of Class in Young Adult. Also, learn all about … Continue reading “Shop award-winning competition catalogs”
December 15, 2017
Cirque du Soleil coming to OC Fair & Event Center
For the next 10 years, Cirque du Soleil will raise the Big Top of its touring productions at OC Fair & Event Center for its Orange County engagements. There are five shows slated through 2028, the first being LUZIA, which will be performing from Feb. 21 through March 18, 2018. Tickets are now on sale … Continue reading “Cirque du Soleil coming to OC Fair & Event Center”
December 14, 2017
2018 OC Fair theme announcement!
The 2018 OC Fair theme invites Fairgoers to embrace simple joys, get back to basics and “Free Your Inner Farmer.” The theme was announced today for the Fair which will run July 13-Aug. 12, 2018. This is the second year of a three-year initiative to focus OC Fair themes on agriculture. The 2017 theme was … Continue reading “2018 OC Fair theme announcement!”
November 15, 2017
What’s happening along Arlington Drive?
Arlington Drive Improvement Project Here is an update from the City of Costa Mesa: As construction begins on new Arlington Drive Improvement Project, Public Services announced that grading, roadway and storm drain construction is scheduled to started Nov. 27 and will continue through March 15, 2018, closing the south half of Arlington Drive from Gate … Continue reading “What’s happening along Arlington Drive?”
Blue-ribbon OC Fair art on exhibit at Fullerton Arboretum
The OC Fair Visual Arts Competition receives about 6,000 entries each year submitted by artists from Orange County and throughout Southern California. Types of art include woodworking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and graphic arts. The OC Fair is often the first exhibition experience for an artist. The thrill of being selected for exhibition and then … Continue reading “Blue-ribbon OC Fair art on exhibit at Fullerton Arboretum”
November 14, 2017
Meet Jan Tubbiola, a 50-year OC Fair employee!
“Where are the restrooms?” That’s the most commonly asked question at the OC Fair – at least according to Janice Tubbiola. And she should know. She’s been working at the Fair since 1967, when she began as an assistant supervisor in the 4-H building – and before that she was a volunteer clerk. For the … Continue reading “Meet Jan Tubbiola, a 50-year OC Fair employee!”
October 25, 2017
OC Fair on Carnival Eats!
If you know Carnival Eats, you know Noah Cappe doesn’t mess around when it comes to fair food. He travels around the country visiting various fairs and carnivals, trying out the most outrageous, the biggest and the tastiest foods he can get his hands on. And on the new episode of Carnival Eats – a TV … Continue reading “OC Fair on Carnival Eats!”
October 18, 2017
OC Fair & Event Center CEO co-hosts arts awards
Kathy Kramer, CEO of OC Fair & Event Center, was proud to take the stage at Samueli Theater on Oct. 17 to help honor the best, brightest and most generous members of the Orange County arts community. Kramer joined Rick Stein, CEO of Arts Orange County, to recognize recipients of the 18th Annual OC Arts Awards, … Continue reading “OC Fair & Event Center CEO co-hosts arts awards”
October 17, 2017
Centennial Farm to host exclusive wine dinner featuring special guests
On Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, Centennial Farm at OC Fair & Event Center will host The Red Barn: Fire-and-Ash Wine Dinner, a unique dining experience featuring talented chefs, special guests and, best of all, a scrumptious multi-course farm-to-fork wine dinner. To start, the exclusive event will feature live-fire exhibition-style appetizers, sparkling wines provided by Orange … Continue reading “Centennial Farm to host exclusive wine dinner featuring special guests”
October 13, 2017
Behind the lines – behind the scenes: A new photography exhibit debuts at Heroes Hall
A striking new photography exhibit, Kimberly Millett’s Operation Iraqi Freedom, debuts this weekend at Heroes Hall, which reopens Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition on the first floor of Heroes Hall will feature images captured by Public Affairs Specialist Kimberly Millett while on assignment with the U.S. Army from 2006 … Continue reading “Behind the lines – behind the scenes: A new photography exhibit debuts at Heroes Hall”