SOURCE: OC Fair (OC Fair & Event Center)

OC Fair (OC Fair & Event Center)

April 05, 2012 15:00 ET

OC Fair Returns to Its Roots With "Home Sweet Home" July 13 - August 12, 2012

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) - The OC Fair returns July 13 - August 12, 2012 with a summer celebration of home, fun and family under the theme of "Home Sweet Home."

To kick off the 23-day celebration, the Fair is offering free admission and parking during its Opening Hour on Friday, July 13, from Noon-1 p.m. Promotions and discounts can be found at

The Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2012 OC Fair provides a premier concert experience at a fan-friendly ticket price and, as always, concert tickets include free Fair admission. Headline acts for this year include Sheryl Crow, Young The Giant/The Steelwells, Hot Chelle Rae/Allstar Weekend, Cody Simpson, Scotty McCreery/The Lunabelles and The Happy Together Tour (The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams), with more to be announced.

In The Hangar, the Fair will host tribute bands and other nightly entertainment. This year, tribute bands will perform music from ABBA, Prince, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Queen, The Cure and U2. Plus live music from Tenth Avenue North and The English Beat.

The Action Sports Arena will feature entertainment like the sellout demolition derbies, OC Fair Kart Racing Challenge, JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show, Speedway Fair Derby, MegaRamp BMX/Skate Triples, Extreme Rodeo, Bull Riding, Fiesta del Charro and other action-packed events. Limited non-reserved seating is available free with Fair admission.

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.

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 our free iPhone and Android apps, available this summer.