What’s New Archive
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- Year: 2019
December 12, 2019
OC Fair Board names Michele Richards CEO
Michele Richards has been chosen as CEO to lead OC Fair & Event Center as it readies for its 130th annual fair. The announcement was made at the Dec. 12 OC Fair Board meeting. Richards has served as Interim CEO since Oct. 28 and prior to that she was the agency’s VP of Business Development … Continue reading “OC Fair Board names Michele Richards CEO”
November 21, 2019
Theme for 2020 OC Fair announced!!
Announcing: the theme for the 2020 OC Fair is All for Fun!! Next year’s OC Fair will celebrate the community coming together to enjoy the best of summer: All for Fun! Fairgoers are invited to spend the day together at the crossroads of culture, agriculture, entertainment and commerce. Come as you are, make … Continue reading “Theme for 2020 OC Fair announced!!”
October 25, 2019
Sandra Cervantes named new OCFEC Board Chair
The OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors named Sandra Cervantes as Chair and Andreas Meyer as Vice Chair at its Oct. 25 meeting. Cervantes, former Vice Chair, replaces Robert Ruiz who served as Board Chair for the past year. She has been on the board since 2014 and has owned Miniondas Newspaper since … Continue reading “Sandra Cervantes named new OCFEC Board Chair”
October 21, 2019
Join us for a free Veterans Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Heroes Hall How much: Free for all ages On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, OC Fair & Event Center and Orange County Employees Association will host a free community celebration in honor of Veterans Day. The event will include free hot … Continue reading “Join us for a free Veterans Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9”
September 27, 2019
Skyhawk aircraft arrives at Heroes Hall
A Vietnam-era A-4M Skyhawk aircraft has been relocated from the Santa Ana Civic Center to Heroes Hall. The plane has been a part of Civic Center Plaza for more than a decade, but has to be moved due to construction plans. The aircraft was transported to OC Fair & Event Center overnight and was lifted … Continue reading “Skyhawk aircraft arrives at Heroes Hall”
September 26, 2019
OC Fair & Event Center wins 13 IFEA 2019 Pinnacle Awards
The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) recognized the most outstanding examples of quality and creativity in the festivals and events industry on Sept. 25 at the IFEA’s 64th Annual Convention with the presentation of winners of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards. Sponsored Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from some of the … Continue reading “OC Fair & Event Center wins 13 IFEA 2019 Pinnacle Awards”
September 16, 2019
Skyhawk aircraft to be transported to Heroes Hall on Sept. 26
The Vietnam-era A-4M Skyhawk aircraft will be relocated from the Santa Ana Civic Center to Heroes Hall late on Sept. 26. The plane has been a part of Civic Center Plaza for more than a decade, but has to be moved due to construction plans. The aircraft will be transported to OC Fair & Event … Continue reading “Skyhawk aircraft to be transported to Heroes Hall on Sept. 26”
September 10, 2019
Centennial Farm is celebrating 30 years with community BBQ celebration event
There’s going to be a hoedown at Centennial Farm and the community is invited to join in to celebrate 30 years of agriculture education and fun. The birthday bash will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. at OC Fair & Event Center’s year-round working farm. A BBQ featuring … Continue reading “Centennial Farm is celebrating 30 years with community BBQ celebration event”
August 20, 2019
A haunted beer festival? Yes – it’s Boo Ha Ha Oct. 25 & 26!
Brew Ha Ha Productions and the OC Fair are proud to present Boo Ha Ha – A Haunted Oktobeerfest on Oct. 25 & 26. The event will feature three hours of unlimited beer tastings, live music from Dead Man’s Party and Metalachi, competitions, costume contests and more. Costumes are strongly encouraged! Boo Ha Ha is … Continue reading “A haunted beer festival? Yes – it’s Boo Ha Ha Oct. 25 & 26!”
You’re invited to a hoedown! Community BBQ Oct. 5 to celebrate 30 years of Centennial Farm
Centennial Farm is turning 30! Join us for a community BBQ celebration. The Centennial Farm 30th Anniversary Community BBQ and Hoedown is a family-friendly event with food, entertainment, games, farm tours and more for adults and children. The event will be held at Centennial Farm, the year-round working farm at the OC Fair & Event … Continue reading “You’re invited to a hoedown! Community BBQ Oct. 5 to celebrate 30 years of Centennial Farm”