Orange County Fair is held every year in July, bringing the
old-fashioned home arts, animal and food contests to Costa
Mesa, California where the Orange Orange County Fairgrounds
are located between Harbor Boulevard and Fairview Drive.
Each year a theme celebrates some sort of fruit of food.
Tomatoes, Strawberries and Lemons have all had their day in
the sun. The fairgrounds are decorated with posters,
contests and color schemes reflecting the theme.
The fairgrounds are utilized all year long for exhibitions,
competitions and a variety of events and entertainment but
when the Fair comes to town, it takes over the entire
facility. Old fashioned animal competitions with children
and adults competing for prizes for best cattle, sheep and
pigs, best pies and cakes, quilts and crafts award prizes
and are on display during the fair. The largest attractions
are the daily entertainment and vendors with carnival rides,
game booths and food. People go annually to eat ribs,
fire-roasted corn, cream puffs and all sorts of meals and
Attendance at the fair is incredible with
nearly one million people visiting the Orange County Fair
each year. Special days and nights provide discount
admissions for seniors, children and adults and families.
Daily concerts, dancing and sports exhibitions occur during
the day and nights bring name entertainment.