The OC Fair opens on Friday, July 12

Summer is almost upon us and that means one thing - deep fried food on a stick at the OC Fair! 

The Fair opens on Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, August 11 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) and brings the best of Fair food (think extra-large and bacon wrapped), rides & games, entertainment (concerts including The B-52s, Dwight Yoakam, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osbourne, Styx, Smokey Robinson), action sports (including demolition derby, ATV racing, Moto X, monster trucks), pig races, livestock, exhibits, culinary contests, shopping and more!

Although I have never been, I hear that it is like nothing else!  Loads of fun and lots to do!  There are amazing foods - everything from gigantic turkey legs wrapped in bacon, deep fried raviolis on a stick, bricks of French fries, Texas sized doughnuts and cinnamon buns, ice-cream (sundaes, cones, milk shakes), and more!  There are some healthy options as well including fruit, smoothies, salads and veggie burgers!  The food is outrageous. 

 There is usually a sow that gives birth just before they open and then another one just after they open!  They have goats, cows, horses, oxen, peacocks, sheep, and ducks.  They also have 4-H and Future Farmers that show their animals.

There is amazing entertainment - major artists at PacAmp, tribute bands at the Hangar, free entertainment throughout the Fair. 

They have a terrific carnival - thrill rides, kiddie rides and games for everyone.

You can wander inside and catch culinary demos, the various contests, shop, and beat the heat!

Deals (please note that this went out earlier in the year, so some of the deals are no longer available) -