Tag: Orange County Fair

Orange County Fair is Over, But Concerts Under the Stars Continue

COSTA MESA, Calif.—While the highly anticipated 2021 Orange County Fair may be over, the “Time for Fun” theme still resonates, as there’s plenty going on at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa through Sept. 23. Concerts under the stars are continuing, with upcoming shows in Pacific Amphitheatre including: Aug. 20 – Colbie…


Orange County Fair Draws About 1 Million Despite Capped Ticket Sales

COSTA MESA—Despite limited capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the Orange County Fair rebounded following last year’s cancellation to more than 1 million visitors, officials said today. Attendance was capped at about 75 percent each day to allow for social distancing, but preliminary figures show the annual event, which ran from July 16 through…


Live Performances Return to the Orange County Fair Stage

IRVINE, Calif.— Live concerts are returning to the center stage as the 2021 Orange County Fair after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the pause button on live performances. Ongoing confusion swirling around capacity and large venue safety guidelines resulted in some venues booking further out or closer than others. It has left many venues trying to…


Orange County Fair Returns Much the Same, Some Differences

SANTA ANA, Calif.—As the Orange County Fair returned July 16 following a yearlong absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a lot that is the same, along with some notable differences. Fairgoers will still be able to enjoy a hot dog on a stick and other favorites, including the Alaskan racing pigs, but…


It’s a Pig’s Life at the Orange County Fair

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the hove-pounding action of a live, in-person piglet race, complete with brightly colored jerseys and cheering fans. Orange County Fair attendees can now catch the small but mighty four-legged competitors in action with the event’s July 16 opening. One of the more popular attractions at fairs across the country, the…


New Acts Added to Orange County Fair Lineup

The Orange County Fair is coming back enforce with some fun twists and a slew of new acts recently added to its concert series, organizers say. Acts at the Pacific Amphitheatre kick off July 16 with The Daily Show host Trevor Noah. A sampling of the entire lineup includes The Happy Together Tour featuring members…


Proposed Gun Law Would Ban Gun Shows at Orange County Fairgrounds

An Orange County supervisor is speaking out against a proposed bill that would prevent gun sales at the Costa Mesa fairgrounds. The senate bill—being pushed by Sen. Dave Min (D-Irvine)—would ban firearm and ammunition sales on public property throughout California, effectively ending gun shows. Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner called the proposed legislature a “bad idea,” saying it would not…