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: 2021
July 28, 2021
Brantley Gilbert concert at OC Fair canceled
COSTA MESA (July 28, 2021) – Brantley Gilbert has announced that because of illness, he will be unable to perform at his concert scheduled for July 29 in Pacific Amphitheatre during the OC Fair’s Toyota Summer Concert Series. The country music performer issued the following statement: “Due to illness, Brantley Gilbert will no longer be … Continue reading “Brantley Gilbert concert at OC Fair canceled”
California Fresh exhibit debuts at the 2021 OC Fair, celebrates specialty crops
The OC Fair is proud to present for the first time ever the California Fresh Exhibit: Celebrating the Bounty of Our Counties. This special exhibit, which debuted at this year’s fair, was created by OC Fair staff and is aimed at educating consumers and highlighting the state’s diverse specialty crops. The exhibit was developed as … Continue reading “California Fresh exhibit debuts at the 2021 OC Fair, celebrates specialty crops”
July 25, 2021
A statement from OC Fair & Event Center
The OC Fair does not condone hate or racist symbolism on our fairgrounds. Our security staff and the OC Sheriff’s Department routinely patrol the fairgrounds to monitor threats to the community. We have reviewed our procedures and security will continue to take all necessary action in the future.
Special guide to OC Fair fun for first-timers
There’s something for everyone at the OC Fair, which will run July 16 through Aug. 15, but if this is your very first time, here are some things you won’t want to miss. Don’t miss the fan favorite, the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs. These high-spirited snorters are sure to give you the perfect overload of cuteness … Continue reading “Special guide to OC Fair fun for first-timers”
July 24, 2021
COVID vaccination station coming to the OC Fair
The Orange County Health Care Agency will administer COVID-19 vaccines at a special vaccination station at the 2021 OC Fair. The clinic will be in the Costa Mesa Building starting Wednesday, July 28 and going through the run of Fair, which ends on Aug. 15. Initial days of operation will be Wednesday–Friday, and back again … Continue reading “COVID vaccination station coming to the OC Fair”
July 23, 2021
Daring diners – this OC Fair is for you!
The OC Fair concessionaires have been concocting tasty new treats to delight fairgoers who have been waiting for their favorite summer tradition to return – crazy Fair food! This year’s OC Fair will run July 16-Aug. 15, Wednesdays through Sundays, with limited attendance. The theme is “Time for Fun!” With so much to choose … Continue reading “Daring diners – this OC Fair is for you!”
July 21, 2021
Is there vegetarian food at the OC Fair? You bet!
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. There are even amazing food choices for vegetarians! For a popular vegetarian option, go to Ten Pound Buns for a delicious avocado toast. Or try the original version with cheese or The … Continue reading “Is there vegetarian food at the OC Fair? You bet!”
July 18, 2021
OC Fair sells out for first time; advance ticket buy required – limited capacity
For the first time ever, the OC Fair sold out on Saturday, July 17. With limited daily capacity this year, advance ticket purchase is required. Other days are also on track to sell out, so fairgoers are encouraged to plan ahead and buy their admission tickets on ocfair.com or on the 2021 OC Fair … Continue reading “OC Fair sells out for first time; advance ticket buy required – limited capacity”
June 26, 2021
Fair Board pays tribute to Pride Month
During June’s OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors meeting, members paid tribute to Pride Month. The presentation highlighted the contributions LGBTQ+ have made to Orange County’s communities, education and heritage, and to agriculture throughout California. View full presentation
June 10, 2021
Fair Board pays tribute to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
During May’s OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors meeting, members representing the Community Affairs Committee paid tribute to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The presentation highlighted the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to Orange County’s communities, education and heritage, and to agriculture throughout California. View entire presentation