SOURCE: OC Fair & Event Center

OC Fair & Event Center

SOURCE: OC Fair

March 30, 2016 13:00 ET

It's Time to "Get Your Fair Face On!" for the 2016 OC Fair July 15-August 14

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) -  The OC Fair is inviting guests to show off their happy, wowed and thrilled faces when it returns July 15-August 14, 2016. The 126th edition of this annual must-do is themed "Get Your Fair Face On!" and will feature fan favorites from nightly musical entertainment to days filled with classic fair food, award-winning exhibits, and carnival thrills.

Concertgoers can enjoy a variety of musical genres and comedy acts in the Toyota Summer Concert Series in the Pacific Amphitheatre featuring nightly live entertainment from artists like The Psychedelic Furs, Andy Grammer, Jim Gaffigan, Hunter Hayes and Michael Franti & Spearhead. In The Hangar, music lovers can enjoy almost-like-the-real-thing tribute performances covering music from The Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Oingo Boingo plus original music from Ozomatli, Stick Figure and HAPA. In the Action Sports Arena, adrenaline junkies can get their fix with extreme events including demolition derby, motocross, monster trucks, mixed martial arts and equestrian arts. As always, concert and action sports tickets include free OC Fair admission.

Foodies can get their fill with a variety of classic treats and unique and new combinations while they fill their minds with culinary demonstrations on baking, canning and more. Guests of all sizes can enjoy the Taste of Fair Food on Thursdays from Noon-4 p.m. featuring $2 samples at every vendor.

Competitive artisans can compete in photography, culinary arts, fiber arts, jewelry, woodworking, floral design, gardening in one of the many 2016 OC Fair competitions. Entry deadlines for most competitions are early June, visit ocfair.com/competitions for more details.

For thrill seekers, the OC Fair features two carnivals for daredevils of all ages. In Kiddie Carnival, rides geared towards younger Fairgoers include slides, fun houses, carousel, Ferris wheel and more. In the Main Carnival, taller Fairgoers can enjoy being spun, twisted and flipped on a variety of rides. Unlimited ride wristbands are featured on Wednesdays and Thursdays for $30 (sold until 5 p.m. and valid until 8 p.m.) and $2 Rides & Games are available on Fridays from Noon-4 p.m.

Down at Centennial Farm, Fairgoers can get up close with piglets, goats, cows, chickens and growing vegetable plants and fruit trees. Weekly garden and floral competitions are available for green thumbs and daily exhibits are featured on agricultural and gardening topics.

The 2016 OC Fair, themed "Get Your Fair Face On!," is July 15-August 14, 2016 with 23 days and nights of food, rides, shopping, exhibits, animals and headline performances in the Pacific Amphitheatre, nightly music in The Hangar and adrenaline-inducing events in the Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Friday Noon-Midnight, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-Midnight and closed Monday and Tuesday. General single-day admission is $12 and a 23-day season pass, Super Pass, is available for $35. Admission passes, concert tickets and Super Pass are available for purchase at ocfair.com or from the on-site Box Office (limited hours.) Free parking and shuttle service are available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol St. exit of the 405 freeway.

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 ocfair.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500. Also, download the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps available this summer.

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