• Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (8:49 am)

    Statement on hate crimes from OC Fair & Event Center

    All senseless acts of hate and violence hurt our community. OC Fair & Event Center stands in solidarity with our guests, neighbors, employees and partners in the AAPI community. When members of our community are suffering, that impacts us all. We echo the resolution passed by our Board of Directors to denounce all acts of discrimination and violence, and will continue to work toward positive change and greater equality, diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community we celebrate.

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 (10:03 am)

    Board of Directors honors Black History Month

    At yesterday’s OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors meeting, Directors Nick Kovacevich and Robert Ruiz, representing the Community Affairs Committee, paid tribute to Black History Month.

    The presentation highlighted the contributions the Black community has made to Orange County’s communities, education and heritage, and to agriculture throughout California.

    View the full presentation: ocfair.com/blackhistorymonthocfec

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 (5:10 pm)

    OC Fair Board reaffirms support of LGBTQ Pride Month and display of flag

    The OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors today voted to reaffirm its support of the Board’s 2019 resolution regarding LGBTQ Pride Month and display of the rainbow LGBTQ Pride flag throughout the year.

    The Board and its Community Affairs Committee heard from dozens of members of the public at a special meeting on Jan. 20, via email, through the results of a public survey and at monthly Board meetings before bringing the matter up for a vote.

    The Board’s decision today is that the Pride flag will continue to fly at OCFEC along with the American, California State and OCFEC flags.

    “It is extremely important for OCFEC to ensure the Orange County community feel welcome at the fairgrounds regardless of their race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.  That’s why it was so important for the full board to discuss this and vote on our position with regard to the resolution,” said Board Chair Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia. “While the OC Fair Board of Directors could not make everyone happy with this vote, the Pride flag is a nationally accepted universal symbol of inclusion and represents all diverse groups of every culture.  All lives united.”

     The Community Affairs Committee will continue to work to find additional ways to represent members of Orange County’s diverse communities at OC Fair & Event Center.

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 (11:10 am)

    Please help us by taking a quick survey

    UPDATE: This survey has expired. However, we are still accepting feedback via email at ocfinfo@ocfair.com

    To be notified of future surveys, please sign up to receive communication from OC Fair & Event Center: ocfair.com/sign-up-to-provide-additional-feedback/

    Community input is important to us. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, please take this survey about equity and diversity at OC Fair & Event Center.


    Thank you in advance for your feedback!


  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 (12:46 pm)

    Fairgrounds activated for large-animal evacuations

    OC Fair & Event Center has been activated for large-animal evacuations by the Orange County Office of Emergency Services due to local wildfires.

    We are using vacant stalls at the Equestrian Center on the fairgrounds to house evacuated animals. If the need should arise, our staff has also constructed temporary stalls inside Action Sports Arena.

    At this time, no volunteers or supplies are needed. Large-animal evacuation efforts are being coordinated through the OC Animal Care agency.

    We hope everyone in the community stays safe.

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