SOURCE: OC Fair (OC Fair & Event Center)

OC Fair (OC Fair & Event Center)

May 29, 2012 16:06 ET

2012 OC Fair Features All-Star Action Lineup in the Action Sports Arena July 13-August 12

Reserved Seats for All Action Sports Are On Sale Now and Include Free Fair Admission

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - The 2012 OC Fair (July 13-August 12) is turning up the heat this summer with an action-packed lineup in the Action Sports Arena. The 23-day lineup brings something for all sports fans and adrenaline junkies, including motocross, kart racing, bull riding, extreme rodeo, mixed martial arts, BMX, canine agility demonstrations, skateboarding and, new this year, the OC Dodgeball Championships and an all-female demolition derby.

Opening the 2012 Fair is X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X, featuring high-flying motorcycle stunts on Friday, July 13. The rest of the opening weekend features dirt-flying motorcycle racing during the 38th Annual Speedway Fair Derby on Saturday, July 14, and low-to-the-ground racing action in the OC Fair Kart Racing Challenge on Sunday, July 15.

The first full week of the 2012 Fair is a dream for every cowboy, cowgirl and cattle-roper, with multiple nights of bull riding, rodeo and equestrian action. Two nights of Extreme Rodeo features crazy antics where man versus animal takes on a humorous twist (Wednesday, July 18 and Friday, July 20.) More traditional Bull Riding features professional riders taking wild 8-second rides on Thursday, July 19 and Saturday, July 21. Closing the week on Sunday, July 22, is Fiesta del Charro with impressive roping and equestrian skills.

The second week of the 2012 Fair is guaranteed to dazzle with human and canine tricks alike, featuring BMX and skateboarding, mixed martial arts, dodgeball and police canines. Opening the week is two days of competitive BMX riders in MegaRamp BMX/Skate Triples on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26. On Friday, July 27, the Fair showcases human strength and agility with SummerFist V, a multi-bout event featuring mixed martial arts competitors. The action continues Saturday, July 28 with the OC Fair's all-new Ultimate Dodgeball Championships, where dodgeball teams from all across Orange County will dodge, duck, dip and dive their way to the championship title. Closing the week is the return of the OC Police Canine Association Show on Sunday, July 29, featuring the talents of Orange County's four-legged officers.

The third week of the 2012 Fair brings even more canine action in five back-to-back days of Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. daily Wednesday-Sunday, August 1-5.

The 2012 OC Fair's final week is mass destruction with the Fairgoer-favorite demolition derby in three different formats. The classic Orange Crush Demolition Derby features cars crashing and bashing for the coveted trophy and prize money on two separate nights, Wednesday, August 8 and Saturday, August 11. Cars are replaced with motor homes -- toilets and all -- for the Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby on Thursday, August 9 and Sunday, August 12. On August 10, the Fair shows demolition isn't just for the boys with the all-new Damsels of Destruction Demolition Derby, featuring pink pickups and all female drivers.

Reserved seats for action sports at the 2012 OC Fair are on sale now via Ticketmaster or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office, which is open 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone (800) 745-3000. Reserved seats include free Fair admission for the day of the show. Limited free general admission seating with Fair admission is also available for each show on a first-come, first-seated basis.

The 2012 OC Fair, themed Home Sweet Home, is July 13 - August 12 and will bring 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the Super Pass, Pacific Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Single-day general admission and the popular Super Pass are available for purchase online at or from the on-site Box Office.

The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit, become a fan at, follow us at or call (714) 708-1500. Also look for the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps this summer.