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Date posted: 02/13/2012
Head to the OC Fair & Event Center for Food, Shopping & Fun!
One of Orange County’s premiere events is the annual OC Fair, held in the summer at the OC Fair & Event Center. There is more to the OC Fair & Event Center than the fair though, as events are held weekly in the fall, winter and spring, including food truck lunches and dinners, the Farmer’s Market and the Orange County Market Place and various shows and concerts. Below is a list of weekly events and descriptions.
Wednesdays 5:30pm to 9pm & Thursdays 11pm to 2pm
Food Truck Fare
Enter Gate 1 for a variety of gourmet food trucks that changes each day and week. There is also a cash-only bar. Food trucks that have visited in the past include The Grilled Cheese Truck, Dos Chinos, California Grill Truck, Tamarindo, Baconmania, Crepes Bonaparte, Brats Berlin, The Bakery Truck, and the Burnt Truck. Admission and parking is free. For more information, visit the OC Fair on Twitter and Facebook.
Thursdays 9am to 1pm
In Lot B, the OC Fair and Event Center hosts a farmer’s market. Farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables to the public. Every vendor at the farmer’s market has been certified by the Orange County Farm Bureau to sell their produce.
Saturday & Sunday 7am to 4pm
In Lot A, the Orange County Market Place celebrates food, fun and entertainment every Saturday and Sunday. It’s one of America’s most unique swap meets with live music. Merchants sell goods such as brand clothing, shoes, jewelry, home décor, furniture, bedding, toys and much more. Admissions is $2, but children 12 and under are free. Preferred parking is $5, and free parking is also available.
Monday-Friday 1pm to 4pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 4pm
The Centennial Farm is open daily to educate youth on agriculture and its importance to the public. The farm houses fruit and vegetable gardens, livestock, and the Millennium Barn. Tours and Discovery Days are available in the early morning hours free of cost.
So come on down to the OC Fair and Events Center, where there’s much to eat , buy and learn even in the winter!