Category Archives: OC Fair Goes Virtual

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 (11:00 am)

    How to make garden-fresh pesto

    Our friend Pam, the culinary arts supervisor, has another recipe for us today: garden pesto! We thought this would be a good, easy recipe for a yummy Sunday dinner.

    What you need: basil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, sea salt, garlic 

    For a delicious and easy banana dessert recipe from Pam, go to and click on Food & Drink.

  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 (7:30 pm)

    Animals are a fun and educational part of the OC Fair

    County fairs work hard to educate the public about agriculture, and that includes showing livestock. But the OC Fair has many other types of animals too – from birds to oxen and everything in between! Here are just a few of the types of animals found at the OC Fair over the past few years.

  • (5:34 pm)

    Sean Oliu shares his favorite memory performing at Baja Blues

    Sean Oliu and the Coastline Cowboys performed in Baja Blues last year during the OC Fair and were a crowd favorite! Sean shares his favorite OC Fair memory with us: performing “Queen of Hearts” on a fun Saturday night.

  • (11:30 am)

    How to make a terrarium at home

    Our friend Barbara, who is in charge of the landscaping on the fairgrounds, is here today to teach you how to put together a cute little terrarium at home!

    If you make a terrarium at home with your kids, take a pic and show them off – we’d love to see them!

    What you need: clamshell, pea gravel, horticultural charcoal, potting soil, worm castings, a variety of small succulents, and decorations such as sand, reindeer moss and trinkets.

    We put together an Amazon shopping list for anyone who’s starting from scratch (or just needs a couple of items):

  • Friday, July 24, 2020 (7:30 pm)

    Take a virtual ride on the Sky Ride

    Here’s a video from the archives to put you right in the middle of a recent OC Fair!

    The Sky Ride is the very first ride that gets built by RCS every year ahead of the annual OC Fair – yes, even before La Grande Wheel XL! It takes you on a one-way trip between Green Gate and Yellow Gate, flying high above the crowds, giving you a gorgeous view of everyone’s favorite fair.


  • (2:00 pm)

    How to make fried Oreos

    Our friend Dominic of “The Midway Gourmet” is here to teach you how to make fried Oreos at home.

    You’ll need: Krusteaz pancake batter, Oreos, wooden skewers, oil, and powdered sugar to top them off!

    Did you know? Rcsfun offers DIY kits for fried Oreos, funnel cakes and fried Snickers. Go to to purchase!

    Dominic also cooked up a flatbread pizza, grilled peaches with prosciutto, and a caramel apple tart. See the full video:

  • (11:30 am)

    Have a little OC Fair fun with Veekay the Clown

    Veekay the Clown has been at the OC Fair for 35 years! He’s got his own OC Fair set up at home and wants to share it with all of you.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 (7:30 pm)

    Flashback: Photos from 2018’s selfie museum

    We’re looking back at one of our favorite exhibits: My Fair Selfie! This cute little selfie museum featured different OC Fair backdrops meant for taking the perfect fun fair photo.

  • (5:00 pm)

    Learn about angora goats and mohair

    Our friends at Eureka Mohair Farm have been showing their goats at the annual OC Fair for a long time. In fact, some of their goats are at Centennial Farm! Allen has a few fun facts about angora goats for you.

  • (2:02 pm)

    See a clip of comedy hypnotist Mark Yuzuik

    Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik performs every night during the annual OC Fair, so we can’t let the Virtual Fair go by without sharing a few of his clips from the archives!

    Would you be willing to get hypnotized on stage at the fair??