Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Orange County Fair - Things to Do in Orange County 29

Summer Fun OC Style – Orange County Fair

One of the big summer events in Orange County is our Orange County Fair. Children and adults can equally enjoys this big summer festival each year. The Orange County Fair is held at the OC Fairgrounds from July to early August.

One of the first things you see as you enter the OC Fair is the barn. You’ll find all sorts of barn animals living there. You can find anything from horses, cows, to goats. One of the big hit each year are the piglets at the barn. There is always the mommy pig with her 5-8 piglets running around. It is one of the cutest things you can see at the fair. Pigs are a huge star at the OC Fair, and there is even a pig race where people cheer on for the fastest pig of them all.

When you get to the OC Fair, one thing you can’t miss is the food. You’ll find rows and rows of awesome “Fair food” at the event. It’s always so difficult to figure out what you will have at the fair. They all look too good. There are the traditional, funnel cakes, turkey leg, and barbeque ribs there. There are of course the crazy foods like the deep fried Oreo or the Twinkie. One of those things where you got to try it at least once in your life… My personal favorite is the battered potato at the fair. Pair that with a big glass of beer, and we are talking about a party!

Favorite thing for kids to do at the fair are the rides. And you’d be surprised to see the number of rides available at the fair. To get on, you will need to purchase the tokens at the booth first. You’ll exchange the tokens with the attendant on the ride to get on. You can find some scary roller coaster rides to a Ferris wheel at the fair. I always like to get on the Ferris wheel because the view is amazing up there, especially at night.

Orange County Fair is definitely the hottest summer event in Orange County! Combine all the activities at the fair with a concert by top notch performers every night, it sure is an awesome event to go to. Don’t miss the OC Fair this year at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa!

Orange County Fair

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Admission: ADULT (13-59) $9,
SENIOR (60+) $7,
YOUTH (6-12) $5,

Hours:Tuesday - Friday: Noon - Midnight
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - midnight

Parking: $5 per car


CalActive said...

The turkey legs are the best!! And so is the incredible deep-fried everything - well, I say incredible, what I mean is TERRIFYING! I never knew you could deep-fry avocado, let alone icecream - or Coca-cola?! Amazing. I thought that Disneyland was my favorite spot in the OC but after reading this, started thinking back to the fun of my first Orange County Fair, and have to say it may well take the top spot! I posted some pics on our blog of my husband enjoying some of the turkey legs that you refer to - queasy viewers are advised to look the other way: it's not a pretty sight.

Blogger said...

Hey CalActive, yeah the fried everything are pretty terrifying. But you got to try it one in a lifetime, or maybe once a year at the OC Fair, huh? I love your blog and will be visiting frequently to it. Definitely going to check out the Festival of Whales this year! Thanks for your comment!

Miguelito y Claribelita said...

I love the petting zoo. The animals are amazing! I love the cows. I think they had a unicorn there... It was awesome. But they also have good food. You know... really. It wasn't that good actually. Nothing was organic, which means my diet was r-u-i-n-e-d ruined. I had to eat the fried food and dippin dots. Lame. But still, good times. Not on those death rides. But still. Good times.


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