what is summer without the county fair? so over here, we are super excited that the OC Fair is opening THIS WEEKEND! there are so many exciting activities for the family to enjoy. lot's of fun exhibits, shows and entertainment. this year's 2012 OC Fair is themed Home Sweet Home and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, concerts, action sports and fun.
free with fair admission
here are many free exhibits and family-friendly that are included with Fair admission.
• daily free entertainment: in addition to the lineup of children’s dance troupes, magicians and local bands, every day visitors can enjoy the amazing acrobatic feats of the Peking Acrobats, the cute competitiveness of the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs and the beauty of the stilted and costumed Dragon Knights.
• Learn & Experience: children of all ages can enjoy the hands-on exhibits and games in the Fun Zone or view award-winning artwork and home art competitive entries in the Visual Arts and Home Arts Galleries. free demonstrations are held daily in each building as well as on the Exhibit Promenade Stage.
• Get Competitive: nightly, children can compete in food eating contests in the Fun Zone and every singer in the family can belt out their favorite tunes with the support of a live band and in front of a live audience during the Karaoke Rockstarz.
• Special Exhibits & Entertainment: learn about the wonderful world of chocolate from “bean to bar” in the Chocolate Unwrapped exhibit. everyone is invited to Yarn Bombing Day on July 15 when knitters will cover Fair Square with colorful knitted and crocheted yarn art. the Fair will be hopping with the return of Pogopalooza on July 26-28 the extreme pogo stick competition. the Girl Scouts will commemorate their 100th anniversary with a special daily exhibits, performances and demonstrations on July 27. the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will be on display August 1-12 in Livestock with demonstrations, plus a nightly trot through the Fair. new this year, the Oasis Camel Dairy will share their alternative to the dairy cow with exhibits and daily milking demonstrations from August 1-12.
• Free Action Sports: action sports fan can enjoy demolition derbies, canine-agility demonstrations, motocross, BMX jumping and more in the Action Sports Arena. limited free-with-Fair seating is available at each show on a first-come, first-seated basis. reserved seats are available for purchase and include free Fair admission.