OC Fair Opens With “One Big Party” Starting This Friday

 

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 Featuring 23 Days of Food, Music, Fun and All Things Fair July 17-August 16

Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 13, 2015) – The 2015 OC Fair’s 125th Celebration starts this Friday (July 17) and will continue through Sunday, August 16 (Wednesday-Sunday) with the theme One Big Party. The 23-day event will feature food, music, carnival rides, exhibits and family fun. Visit ocfair.com for the full list of events.

The celebration starts out with a bang with a full hour of free admission and parking for the first Fairgoers to join the party on Friday, July 17 from Noon-1 p.m. as part of the Free Opening Hour promotion. The Fair is open Fridays from Noon-Midnight and features every Friday:

  • $2 Taste of Fair Food: Get a taste of Fair food for only $2 a sample from Noon-4 p.m.
  • Seniors Day: Guests 60 and older are only $5 and receive free Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.
  • $2 Rides & $2 Games: Every ride and every game in both the adult carnival and children’s carnival is only $2 each until 4 p.m.

Other events for the opening weekend of the 2015 OC Fair (July 17-19) include:

Friday, July 17 (Open Noon-Midnight)

  • Gabriel Iglesiasin the Pacific Amphitheatre (8 p.m.)
  • Rumours – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in The Hangar(8:30 p.m.)
  • X-Treme Freestyle Moto-Xin the Action Sports Arena (8 p.m.)
  • OC Fair Express:Receive a coupon for $3 general admission when using a special route directly to the Fair from 9 different OCTA transit locations ($2 for one-way and $4 for round-trip). Visit OCTA  for transit locations and times.

Saturday, July 18 (Open 10 a.m.-Midnight)

  • Iration / Common Kingsin the Pacific Ampthitheatre (7 p.m.)
  • Dead Man’s Party – The Oingo Boingo Tributein The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • 41st Annual Speedway Fair Derby in the Action Sports Arena (8 p.m.)
  • Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Festival (Noon-4 p.m., 5-9 p.m.)
  • Rise & Shine:$3 general admission (10 a.m.-11 a.m.)
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Service from the Experian parking structure located off Anton Blvd. off the Bristol St. exit of the northbound 405 freeway. 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • OC Fair Express:Receive a coupon for $3 general admission when using a special route directly to the Fair from 9 different OCTA transit locations ($2 for one-way and $4 for round-trip). Visit OC Fair Express  for transit locations and times.

Sunday, July 19 (Open 10 a.m.-Midnight)

  • Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krause & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas in the Pacific Amphitheatre (7:30 p.m.)
  • Seedless / Common Sensein The Hangar (7:30 p.m.)
  • SummerFist 8 – Mixed Martial Arts in the Action Sports Arena (6 p.m.)
  • Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Festival(1-5 p.m.)
  • Rise & Shine:$3 general admission (10 a.m.-11 a.m.)
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Service from the Experian parking structure located off Anton Blvd. off the Bristol St. exit of the northbound 405 freeway. 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • OC Fair Express:Receive a coupon for $3 general admission when using a special route directly to the Fair from 9 different OCTA transit locations ($2 for one-way and $4 for round-trip). Visit OC Fair Express  for transit locations and times.

Throughout the 2015 OC Fair (July 17-August 16), Fairgoers can also enjoy:

  • Fairenheit 32°: Ice skating and free Ice Museum opening daily in the new Plaza Pacifica area. Ice skating is an additional fee that includes skate rentals and an hour of skating on actual ice. Guests are not permitted to bring their own skates.
  • Military Get in Free: Free admission every day for active U.S. military and veterans with appropriate I.D.
  • Children 5 & under: Free admission every day for the littlest Fairgoers ages 5 and younger.
  • Read & Ride Program: Children (ages 5-11) who read at least two books and submit a completed OCFair Read & Ride Book Report Form (available online at ocfair.com/readandride) will receive three free carnival rides.
  • Free Exhibits and Events: Free community entertainment all day, culinary displays in the OC Promenade, Comedy Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik, Sand Artist Joe Castillo, Dragon Knights, All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, Russell Brothers Family Fun Circus, educational exhibits and contests children in Explorium, garden exhibits in the Centennial Farm and more.

The Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.  Visit ocfair.com/2015 for a full listing of each day’s offerings.

It’s “One Big Party” for the 2015 OC Fair, July 17-August 16, as it celebrates its 125th anniversary with 23 days of food, rides, shopping, exhibits and animals. Enjoy world-renowned performers in the Pacific Amphitheatre and exciting events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats, single-day general admission and the popular Super Pass are available for purchase online at ocfair.com or from the on-site Box Office. Download the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps for a full schedule of events, event map, Find My Car app and more.

The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit ocfair.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.

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