• Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (3:46 pm)

    Last chance to get a taste of OC Fair food!

    COSTA MESA (Oct. 13, 2020) – The drive-up OC Fair food fun is entering its final two weeks with a fresh lineup of vendors. Now’s the time to make plans to get those funnel cakes, turkey legs and deep-fried treats on a stick!
     
    The OC Fair Food Drive-Thru will take place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 25 at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. There is no parking and no entrance fee. Guests enter the fairgrounds at Gate 1 off of Fair Drive, drive up and order from the vendors; some take credit cards only.
     
    This is the only official fair food event presented by the OC Fair.
     
    Concessionaires are Dole Soft Serve, Funnel Cake, Roasted Corn, Fried A Fair, Who Fried the Cheese, Australian Battered Potatoes, Chicken Charlie’s, Kettle Corn, Mom’s Bakeshoppe, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Olde Tyme Ice Cream, Juicy’s and JP’s Old West Cinnamon Rolls.
     
    The OC Fair Food Drive-Thru is open for those heading to the Urban Legends Halloween Haunt and the Autosonic Concerts live drive-in shows this weekend featuring Sweet and Tender Hooligans on Friday, Queen Nation on Saturday and Jefferson Starship on Sunday. Make sure to grab your OC Fair Food before the show!
     
    Weekly maps and menus are available here: ocfair.com/drivethru.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 (9:10 am)

    Fair Food Drive-Thru event extended through October

    The drive-up food fun will continue through October, making the fall even sweeter for fans of delicious fair fare.

    The Fair Food Drive Thru will take place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 25 at OC Fair & Event Center. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. There is no parking and no entrance fee. Guests drive up and order from the vendors and some take credit cards only.

    Sept. 25-27 was the last week for Cathy’s Cookies, Dippin’ Dots, Hot Dog on a Stick, Hawaiian Chicken Bowls and Tasti Chips.

    Remaining through October are Dole Soft Serve, Funnel Cake, Roasted Corn, Juicy’s, Fried A Fair and Who Fried the Cheese.

    On Oct. 2, these vendors will be added to the lineup: Australian Battered Potatoes, Chicken Charlie’s, Kettle Corn, Mom’s Bakeshoppe, Pink’s Hot Dogs and Old Time Ice Cream. And JP’s Old West Cinnamon Rolls joins the fun on Oct. 9.

    Menu items will vary and new choices will be added each week. View the weekly maps and menus here: ocfair.com/drivethru

     

     

     

     

     


  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 (3:28 pm)

    Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

    At today’s OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors meeting, Director Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia honored the heritage of Hispanics in Orange County with a presentation highlighting many significant contributions in myriad fields, including agriculture and the military.

    We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month alongside all who continue to nourish, lead and forge the way to the future.

    We look forward to reopening to the public soon and will invite everyone to visit the Table of Dignity near Centennial Farm and Heroes Hall and to support our agricultural partners.

    The Table of Dignity pays tribute to and exemplifies the struggles, perseverance and accomplishments of the many Hispanic workers who provide sustenance to our nation every day. At Heroes Hall, we tell the stories of veterans and show how their sacrifices have provided us with hard-fought freedom.

    Thanks to the offices of Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Congressman Harley Rouda and Senator John Moorlach who showed their support by presenting certificates during today’s meeting.

    View Director Rubalcava-Garcia’s presentation


  • (4:45 am)

    Rubalcava-Garcia named new Chair of OC Fair Board

    The OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors named Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia as Chair and Doug LaBelle as Vice Chair at it’s Sept. 24 meeting.

    Rubalcava-Garcia, who previously served as Vice Chair, replaces Sandra Cervantes as Chair. She is COO of the Orange County Business Council, where she was vice president of investor relations from 2016 to 2018. Rubalcava-Garcia was associate publisher at the Southern California News Group in 2016 and held several positions at Freedom News Group and the Orange County Register from 2007 to 2016. She has served on the Board since 2018.

    LaBelle is retired and most recently served as City Manager for the City of Chino Hills from 1995 until 2009. Prior to that he served as City Manager for the City of Signal Hill and began his career in local government in 1964 with the City of Garden Grove and has worked in various administrative capacities for the cities of Cerritos, Huntington Beach, La Mesa and Marysville. He has been a Board member since 2010.

    Board officers typically serve one-year terms and are nominated for office by a committee of fellow Board members.


  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (11:53 am)

    Drive-in concert series continues Sept. 25-27 with live performances from three tribute bands

    Autosonic Concerts presents a second drive-in concert experience Sept. 25, 26 and 27 at OC Fair & Event Center, adding another weekend of  live summer music under the stars.

    The music series will feature performances by live tribute bands with two 60-minute shows nightly that concertgoers can enjoy from the comfort of their own vehicles. In addition to viewing the live performances on stage and on large screens, the music will be broadcast to car radios.

    When: Friday, Sept. 25, 6:30 & 9 p.m. featuring Which One’s Pink? / Saturday, Sept. 26, 6:30 & 9 p.m. featuring Queen Nation / Sunday, Sept. 27, 6 & 8:30 p.m. featuring Dead Man’s Party
    How much: $75-$199 per vehicle (up to 4 people per vehicle)
    More info: Visit autosonicconcerts.com for details, maps and tickets.


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