What’s New Archive
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- Year: 2019
May 2, 2019
OC Fair’s Olive Oil Competition winners have been announced!
The OC Fair is pleased to announce the 2019 Olive Oil Competition Award Winners and share the results at ocfair.com/results. Tres Osos was named Best of Show in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil division, and Molefina was named Best of show in the Flavored Olive Oil division. There were 18 gold medalists and 14 silver … Continue reading “OC Fair’s Olive Oil Competition winners have been announced!”
May 1, 2019
OC Fair brings the fun to Costa Mesa utility boxes
Thanks to the graphics team at OC Fair & Event Center, the utility boxes at the corners of Harbor Boulevard and Wilson Street as well as at Fair Drive and Civic Center now have a new look! The staff received kudos from the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee for your sponsoring the city’s Utility Box … Continue reading “OC Fair brings the fun to Costa Mesa utility boxes”
April 22, 2019
Happy Earth Day!
Today we celebrate Earth Day 🌎❤️ Here are just a few simple things you can do to help protect our Earth: 🌱 Cut your shower time by 2-5 minutes 🌱 Use LED lighting 🌱 Turn off the lights when you leave a room 🌱 Put electronics in sleep mode when not in use 🌱 Recycle your plastic bottles and aluminium cans … Continue reading “Happy Earth Day!”
April 17, 2019
Give goat yoga a try at Centennial Farm on May 18
Things will get wild at Centennial Farm when Goat Yoga returns on Saturday, May 18, giving participants the unique chance to do yoga with baby pygmy goats who like to frolic and climb on yogis. OC Fair & Event Center is again partnering with Spectra Yoga and the Fountain Valley Cloverdales 4-H Club to offer … Continue reading “Give goat yoga a try at Centennial Farm on May 18”
Imaginology 2019 steams through OC Fair & Event Center
There were robots and aerial artists. There were piglets and augmented reality. There were model railroads and folklorico dancers. It all added up to lots of hands-on learning and fun at Imaginology 2019. Science, technology, engineering, arts and math came to life at OC Fair & Event Center on April 12-14 as more than 43,000 … Continue reading “Imaginology 2019 steams through OC Fair & Event Center”
April 11, 2019
S is for Science
IG Presents will be back in The Hangar this year for lots of hands-on activities and giant puzzles & games. PLUS: The Wild Science! Mix-Up Science Show features audience participation in physics and chemistry. Don’t miss this fun, interactive indoor area at Imaginology! Imaginology is a three-day free family event centered around S.T.E.A.M. education, offering hands-on … Continue reading “S is for Science”
T is for Technology
BIG NEWS! Esport-management will be at Imaginology in a brand-new building, the eSports Playground! Activities include: coding workshops with Microsoft, the Coder School and Code Ninjas; LEGO Minecraft Biome City Build with Play-Well TEKnowledgies; Hour of Code with Minecraft; make your own video game with Microsoft MakeCode; and meet Twitch.tv eSports pros. Learn about exciting career opportunities … Continue reading “T is for Technology”
April 10, 2019
E is for Engineering
Vital Link – OC is a big part of Imaginology! They’re returning this year with Bytes and Bots workshops, engineering competitions, a speaker series, drone flight demos and so much more. Make sure to stop in at the two Vital Link buildings, each full of STEAM-related creations from local students. Imaginology is a three-day free family … Continue reading “E is for Engineering”
A is for the Arts (and Agriculture!)
OC Dia del Nino is coming back for its second year at Imaginology! Celebrate the arts with tons of hands-on workshops, including papermaking, mural painting, stop-motion animation, several different types of dance, circus and puppetry and so much more. The children’s festival, presented by Arts Orange County, will take place Saturday and Sunday during Imaginology (find them … Continue reading “A is for the Arts (and Agriculture!)”
April 9, 2019
M is for Mathematics
“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” – Pythagoras Elements of music – like rhythm and tempo – can be directly related to math. At Imaginology, we’ll have plenty of music, including choirs, high school and college bands, and even ballet folklorico! You can … Continue reading “M is for Mathematics”