November 16, 2021 (8:00 am)

Mid-month update: November 2021 events


COVID Testing

When: Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., through Dec. 31 (closed Saturdays & Sundays)

Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot E (corner of Fairview and Arlington; enter at Gate 4)

How much: Free drive-through COVID-19 testing

More infoMake an appointment online. PCR test results take 24-48 hours.


Discovery Days at the Farm

Discovery Days at Centennial Farm are open to the public, and are perfect for mom groups, homeschool groups and more. Groups may participate in the following activities:

  • Self-Guided Tours: Volunteers are present to provide information.
  • Radish Seed Planting: Children will plant a radish seed to take back to school.
  • Chick Education: Learn about the chick development process
  • Oxen Demonstration: Demonstration days vary depending on the volunteers’ schedules.
  • Crops Education: Seasonal varieties.
  • See Livestock Animals: Swine, goats, sheep, cattle, rabbits, and poultry.

When: 9 a.m.-noon on the following dates
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021

Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Centennial Farm

How much: Free admission and parking

More info: Open to all grade levels, as well as the general public. Reserve your spot online at ocfair.com/community-programs/centennial-farm/tours-and-reservations/self-guided-tours/


Progressive IMS Outdoors – Southern California

Experience the Ultimate Powersports Weekend at Progressive IMS Outdoors, the all-new version of Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. Grab your friends, get outside and ride! Take motorcycle demo rides from top manufacturers, 4-wheel offroad test rides, electric bicycle demos, learn-to-ride courses and put the kids on 2-wheels in the Kids Zone with Strider. See bikes, bikes and more bikes in the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show and IMS Vintage collections. You can also meet the industry’s top brands, shop, enjoy live music, food and attractions.

When: Friday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: OC Fair & Event Center

How much: Tickets are available online, $20-$35. Kids 12 and younger are free. Parking is $10.

More info: Go to motorcycleshows.com/southern-california


Seasonal Adventures Christmas Tree Lot

When: Open daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 17

Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot C (corner of Fair and Fairview)

How much: Free admission and parking; tree prices vary

More info: Visit seasonaladventures.com 


Night of Lights OC

After last year’s sold-out event, Night of Lights OC is back! Don’t miss a magical and interactive Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Experience. From the safety and comfort of your own vehicle, guests will be guided through a mile-long course featuring:

Over one million dazzling lights
Themed holiday scenery & immersive vignettes
Characters and dancers including Santa (through Dec. 24), Snow Princess, Toy Soldiers, Yeti, Snow Angels and more
Animated light shows to music through your car radio
Light tunnels
Snow flurries and bubbles falling on your car!

When: Nov. 26, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022 
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 5-10 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays, 5-11 p.m.

Where: OC Fair & Event Center 

How much: Tickets per car start at $39 for general admission and $59 for VIP (early bird pricing, limited supply)

More info: Visit NightofLightsOC.com, email Info@NightofLightsOC.com or call (657) 333-2520


Crossroads of the West Gun Show

When: Saturday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
              Sunday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: OC Fair & Event Center – Lot I (enter at Gate 10 off Newport and park in Lots A & H) 

How much: $18 two-day admission. $17 for seniors (65+) and military; children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parking is $10 daily, credit card only; the parking lot will be open one hour prior to event time.

More information: Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online prior to the event. Visit crossroadsgunshows.com, call (801) 544-9125 or email gunshows@crossroadsgunshows.com


The Original O.C. Swap Meet

This event was created to provide a space for local small businesses and the community to come together in an outdoor setting. Showcasing products and goods for all to buy, with the thought of bringing common items and at times unique ones for all to enjoy.

When: Saturday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: OC Fair & Event Center – NEW LOCATION! Enter the event at Green Gate, which is located on the north side of Pacific Amphitheatre

How much: Free admission, $10 parking

More info: Check instagram.com/ogocswapmeet, email ogswapmeet@gmail.com or call (949) 302-0355