OC SUPER FAIR CLOSES FOR THE SEASON AFTER 23 DAYS OF SUPER VALUE, SUPER FUN AND SUPER QUALITY
Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 10, 2009) – After 23 days and nights, the 2009 OC Super Fair has turned off the deep fryers, taken down the carnival rides and given out all the blue ribbons for its 119th year, which saw more than a million in attendance for the fourth time in five years.
“The 2009 Super Fair was received by fairgoers exactly as we had hoped, with a high degree of enjoyment and fun,” OC Fair CEO Steve Beazley said. “More than one million people continued the tradition of making the OC Fair a part of their summer entertainment, a fact we at the Fair delight in.”
For 2009, the OC Fair was rebranded as the “Super Fair” to promote the super value, super fun and super quality offered.
More than 127,000 fairgoers took advantage of the values offered with a variety of gate promotions that offered discounts or free admission. More than 9,400 people purchased the first-ever OC Fair Super Pass, a season pass which granted 23 days of admission plus other discounts, coupons and front-of-line access.
Super fun was had on some 70 rides in the two carnivals on rides such as La Grande Wheel, Sky Ride, HiMiler, Hyrdoslide, Mini Bumper Cars and Pirate’s Island. Fun was also had in eating the unique Fair foods this year. Some 11,000 boxes of chocolate-covered bacon and 12,000 deep-fried Zucchini Weenies gave a new meaning to “dipped” and “on-a-stick.”
More than 250,000 brainiacs took a tour through the human brain with the world-premiere of “Al’s Brain: A 3D Journey Through the Human Brain starring ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.” Fair favorite Weird Al debuted his first 3-D music video and the Fair’s first 3D attraction