Unleash your inner kid at the OC Fair 

Unleash your inner kid OC Fair kiss picture

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Love is in the air at the OC Fair

You do not have to be a kid to enjoy the magic and fun of the OC Fair. If you are looking for ways to have some grown-up fun, the OC Fair has a plethora of options to explore. First, check out live bands at The Hangar. Tribute bands like Queen Nation (Queen tribute) and Devotional (Depeche Mode tribute) will help you rock out and take you back in time. Also, drop by other live shows like hypnotist Mark Yuzuik’s nightly shows at the Heritage Stage at 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

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Live band performing at The Hangar 

Enjoy the many adult beverage stands like the Craft Bar or Hussong’s Cantina. Keep feeding your taste buds at one of the seminars in the Culinary Arts building and try making your own sushi or cheesecake. 

Unleash Your Inner Kid OC Fair Culinary Kitchen Picture

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Pick up a few culinary tips and tricks at the culinary seminars 

Due to the popularity of the Fair, getting to the fairgrounds and finding parking can be difficult. However, ride-hailing services and carpooling can make a huge difference. The taxi, Uber and Lyft drop-off/pick-up site is located on the corner of Arlington and Fairview at the OCC parking lot. After getting dropped off, just walk across the street to the Fair and enjoy. Free parking and shuttle service are available Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure at 475 Anton Blvd. For OC Fair Express bus service, visit

OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa. The 2019 OC Fair runs through August 11 and offers 23 days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits and more. Hours are 12 p.m.-12 a.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

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