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Five Must-Have OC Fair Foods

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Dining, Family, OC Fair | 0 comments

 We attended a media tasting as a guest of the fair What’s the best part of the OC Fair? The FOOD! It’s the one place where you need to go without counting calories, let loose, and have fun. The fair food keeps getting bigger, better, and more unique every year… and this year is one of the best yet. When making plans to visit the OC Fair with your family this year, these are five foods that you have to sink your taste buds into. Fried Butter I’ll admit that when I first heard of the fried butter, I was nervous about trying it. The sound of it was gross, and I was reluctant to take a bite of the fried fair food. My daughter was the first to try it, and when she continued to take more bites...

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2016 OC Fair Ticket Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Events, Giveaways, OC Fair, Summer | 41 comments

  It is time for our favorite summer event to start – The OC Fair! Our family has created some of our favorite summer memories at the OC Fair, and we can’t wait to create more memories again this year. The 2016 OC Fair will happen from July 15th through August 14th, and will be bigger and better than ever. There will be thrilling rides, delicious fair food, and activities galore. Families will need to visit the OC Fair multiple times to experience everything that the family event has to offer. The OC Fair hours are Wednesday through Friday from noon to midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to midnight, and is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are $10 (general), $7 Senior (6+), $7 Youth (6-12), and children under the age of five are complimentary. If your...

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OC Chefs Battle for the Title at the OC Fair

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Events, Featured, OC Fair | 0 comments

  One of my favorite events at the OC Fair is the weekly chef challenge series, and it was an extreme honor to be selected for the second year to be one of the judges. During the weekly challenge, two local chefs go head-to-head using their culinary skills to create the best recipe with ingredients based on different elements in just thirty minutes. This year, I judged the competition between Chef David Pratt from Brick, and Chef Karl Pfleider from The Blind Pig Kitchen & Bar. The two talented chefs were given ingredients based on the element of air, and two volunteer sous chefs from the audience to assist them in creating their dish to be served styled like an airplane meal. I got to judge the competition along with Christian Ziebarth (Naugles), Daniele Holmberg (Dani’s Decadent Deals) and...

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2015 OC Fair Deals and Discounts

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Featured, OC Fair, Theme Parks, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  The time has come for the event of the summer to start, the 2015 OC Fair. This year is going to be “one big party” as the fair offers guests a ton more fun with multiple deals and discounts. The fair opens this Friday, July 17th and continues until Sunday, August 16th offering families food, fun, games and endless fun. The savings begin with an hour of free admission and parking on Friday, July 17th from noon-1pm. Discounted Admission Days Every Thursday, children 12 and younger are free all day for Kids Days. Children 5 and younger are free every day. On Fridays, Fairgoers 60 and older receive a $2 discount on their Senior admission ticket ($5 ticket) plus free Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day on Seniors Day. Active-duty U.S. military and veterans receive free Fair...

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Apply for the 2015 S.T.E.M. Imaginology Competition

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Events, OC Fair | 0 comments

 Families are invited to a day full of learning and creativity at the OC Fair & Events Center on April 24th through the 26th. Local children are encouraged to participate in the competitions held during the Imaginology event. The competition is open to children in grades pre-K to high school, and need to be registered online by April 3rd. Children can submit to compete under the following categories: Cardboard Engineering: Creatively repurpose simple cardboard into dazzling works of art, fun games or sturdy furniture. Open to grades 5-12. Group projects also accepted. Make It With Clay: Spin, shape and mold clay into vases, toys, sculptures and more. Open to grades 3-12 plus special needs students. Digital Media Animation: Be the next Chuck Jones or Walt Disney with your own three-minute animated flick. Open to grades 5-12. Group projects also...

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OC Fair Summer Concerts and Action Sports Tickets On Sale February 14th

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Entertainment, Events, Music, OC Fair | 0 comments

  It’s coming! The highlight of the summer..the 2015 OC Fair. The OC Fair is a hot spot for fantastic entertainment, tasty food and thrilling rides. OC Fair just announced the first dates for their summer concerts and action sports events. Start planning your summer now, and purchase your tickets for these shows starting on February 14th: Rumours – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Saturday, February 14 10 a.m. Friday, July 17 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 Dead Man’s Party – The Oingo Boingo Tribute On-Sale Date: Saturday, February 14 10 a.m. Show Date: Saturday, July 18 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 Strangelove – The Ultimate Tribute to Depeche Mode On-Sale Date: Saturday, February 14 10 a.m. Show Date: Wednesday, July 22 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X On-Sale Date: Saturday, February 14...

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Tips for Visiting the OC Fair with Autism and Special Needs

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Family, OC Fair, Parenting | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the fair If you’re planning on visiting the OC Fair this summer and have a child or a family member with autism or special needs there are a few accommodations that the staff at the OC Fair makes available to you to help your day be more enjoyable. To ride the rides with you child as a “Supervising Companion” will allow you to ride the rides for free, while your child needs a ticket each ride. There are no line accommodations. You can go and get your Supervising Companion sticker at the RCS Information booth located in the kiddy rides. For those children with auditory and sensory procession issues, I find it easy to bring ear muffs with me, which takes a lot of that background noise away, but my child can still...

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GoPhone Freedom Tour Stops at OC Fair (Giveaway)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Featured, Giveaways, OC Fair | 17 comments

 This post is sponsored. All products mentioned and reviewed on this page are compliments of AT&T. All opinions of the products are my own. When visiting the OC Fair with your family this summer, your family has a chance to win an all-new GoPhone at the GoPhone Freedom Tour booth. Located right next to the main fair entrance is the booth where you family can learn all about the different GoPhones and the chance to win your own phone. While visiting the OC Fair yesterday with my family, our first stop was at the GoPhone Freedom Tour booth. We started our visit looking at the new phones, and then completing an informational survey before getting to go into the ticket booth. All of our kids got a chance to collect as many blue tickets as possible while the air...

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Guide To Visiting the OC Fair on a Budget

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Featured, OC Fair | 1 comment

  Are your kids begging to go to the fair, but worried that it won’t work into your family budget? We have created a guide to visiting the 2014 OC Fair without breaking the bank, and still being able to create unforgettable memories with your children this year. Admission Save big by bringing the kids to the fair on Thursdays, because they are FREE! Save the $10 parking fee by riding the OC Fair Express (Friday-Sunday) directly to the fair for $2 each way, plus get a $3 fair admission coupon! By bringing your family on the OC Fair Express, you’ll just be paying for the bus ride, and the discounted admissions – big savings!! Rides Have fun reading with your kids, and completing the summer reading form with them to get three free ride tickets by just reading...

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Get into the OC Fair for Free on Opening Day

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Events, OC Fair | 0 comments

  Guess what? The OC Fair is starting this Friday, July 11th, and families can get into the fair for FREE with FREE parking for the first hour. (noon to 1pm). The fair will be opening until midnight on opening day, for your family to enjoy the delicious food, rides and exhibits. Not only can your family get into the fair for free during the first hour on Friday, but these are also these following specials happening every Friday! Seniors Day: $2 off Senior (60+) admission plus free Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day $2 Taste of Fair Food: Enjoy Fair food samples for only $2 from Noon-4 p.m. $2 Rides & Games: Sold until 4 p.m. We will see you on Friday for opening day of the 2014 OC...

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Win Tickets to the 2014 OC Fair

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Featured, Giveaways, OC Fair, Summer | 150 comments

  It is almost time for our favorite summer event to start – the 2014 OC Fair! The Fair is coming to Orange County on July 11th through August 10th with fun for the entire family. There will be delicious fried foods, rides, games, animals, and more! Have a big family? No problem! The OC Fair has lot of special deals and discounts this year to help families stretch their dollar further while visiting the fair. With the fair opening just weeks away, we are thrilled to give one OC Mom Blog family a set of four tickets to use this summer. Enter to win the tickets in the form below, and good luck! We look forward to seeing everyone this year at the 2014 OC Fair!! a Rafflecopter...

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Kids are Invited to Participate in the 2014 OC Fair Contests & Competitions

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Events, OC Fair | 0 comments

  Calling all talented Orange County kids to participate in the 2014 OC Fair contests and competitions. Your kids can share their talent with the world during these fun competitions happening July 11th through August 10th. Youth competitions open to any California resident or student include: Crafts & Hobbies: Jewelry Arts Culinary: Baked Goods & Confections, Sugar Arts, Table Settings Garden & Floral: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Floral Arrangements (ages 16-18 only), Fruit & Vegetables Visual Arts: Student Film Festival Competitions open only to Orange County youth residents and students include: Crafts & Hobbies: Collections, Fiber Arts and Hand Crafts & Hobbies Visual Arts: Computer Images, Drawing, Painting, Photography Most of the OC Fair competitive entries require online registration in advance and the deadlines for entry registrations are as follows: June 1 – Crafts & Hobbies & Visual Arts...

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