OC FAIR: Annual IMAGINOLOGY STEAM Free Event April 9-10

Post written in collaboration with OC Fair. All opinions are our own. IMAGINOLOGY is an annual free community event at the OC Fair & Event Center which focuses on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). For two days (April 9-10, 2022), curious children can explore S.T.E.A.M. through hands-on activities, exhibits, workshops, arts and crafts, competitions, and more! Admission is FREE and most activities are included. Get the details below! NOTE: Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free and most activities are included. Parking is $10. Limited food options will be available for purchase. Imaginology was canceled in 2020 but held virtually in 2021. The OC Fair-produced event began … READ MORE >>

Winter Fest OC 2019 Ticket Giveaway!

Post written in collaboration with Winter Fest. All opinions are my own. Winter Fest OC is once again bringing winter fun to Orange County this holiday season! The OC Fairgrounds will transform into a winter wonderland for all ages to enjoy. This year it will feature the “World’s Largest Candy Maze”, all-new Winter Fest Racing Pigs, skating under the stars with two interactive islands, a new 50-foot walk-through Tree of Dreams Christmas tree, expanded daily entertainment from popular children’s cartoon characters to Winter Fest After Dark nightly series with tribute bands and DJs. They will also have new party and event suites available for private rental. Winter Fest OC is … READ MORE >>

OC Fair Deals and Discounts + What’s New for 2019!

The Orange County Fair is back for Acres of Fun! They will have 68 rides and 58 games offering fairgoes a ton of things to do. Ray Cammack Shows (RCS), the Fair’s carnival and midway provider, brought three new rides this year in addition to Titan. Ice Jet in the main carnival is a polar bobsledding adventure and Circus Train and Tea Cups are additions to Kidland. Get in FREE on opening day (Friday, July 12th) from noon to 3pm! There are many ways to save so be sure to check out the schedule and download the apps. Titan, the largest traveling booster ride in the U.S., makes their debut in … READ MORE >>

OC Fair Views from Sky Ride

While at the Orange County Fair one year, we tried the SKY RIDE. I have always been curious about this ride and thought it would have some amazing views of the festival from above. We had the children with us, but had to ride separately, because it can only seat three and one of the children was afraid to ride. Warning: It is quite high and I wish I had a passenger with me to keep me company and distract me, but the views are spectacular. There are height restrictions and if you have a stroller, you’ll have to do a round-trip or walk all the way back. If you are afraid of heights, this ride is not recommended for you. The annual OC Fair is usually mid-July through mid-August and is located in Costa Mesa, California. www.ocfair.com

LUNCH! Food Truck Fare

My visiting sister-in-law’s husband is a huge fan of Food Network’s: The Great Food Truck Race Show so when I got their detailed itinerary, I saw that they wanted to visit gourmet Food Trucks. She mentioned there was one in Yorba Linda, but there are quite a few in Orange County. I remembered OC Fairgrounds have them. What I found out is that there is a following and soon enough you will start to recognize them all over town and develop a favorite. These trucks travel! Here are some of our favorite items we got to try. Food Truck Fare OC FAIR88 Fair Drive (Enter at Gate 4 off Arlington)Costa Mesa, CAWednesdays 5:30-9:00 … READ MORE >>