OC Fair focuses on sustainability 

This summer, the OC Fair not only wants you to have “Acres of Fun” as their agricultural theme suggests, but to make sure your fair experience is environmentally sustainable.

The OC Fair’s commitment to the environment and minimizing waste is apparent. As you make your way through the fairgrounds, you can find four agricultural-themed lounges to relax in. The lounges’ sofas, chairs, tables and stools are made of recycled OC Fair banners. Other areas throughout the fairgrounds feature drought-tolerant plants and decorative vignettes using repurposed items such as old bicycles, glass jars, cabinets and denim jeans.

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The Orange Grove is one of the several agricultural-themed lounges at the OC Fair this year

The Culinary Arts area in the OC Promenade also offers edible spoons that come in both sweet and savory flavors. Additionally, solar- and wind-powered stations in Plaza Pacifica allow visitors to charge their devices without using electricity from the power grid. Fairgoers are encouraged to take part in the OC Fair’s commitment to sustainability through reusing their OC Fair souvenir cups. 

The 2019 OC Fair continues through August 11 and offers days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits and more. Hours are 12 p.m-12 a.m., Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m-12 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit