Metal Rides And Fabric Tents: A Great Place To Spend Your Summer

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The school year is coming to a close in a few months and summer is almost here. Many don’t have the slightest idea of what to do.Here’s one major thing, the OC Fair.

The OC Fair is a limited-time fair that takes place at, you guessed it, our very own fair grounds here in Costa Mesa.People enjoy the 23 days and nights of free community entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits, animals and headline performances.

First of all, let’s get into the rides. Some are placed in the Kidzone, which holds cotton candy stands, kiddy rides, easy games to play with tons of prizes, and all the junk food you could ever ask for, all aiming to give you the best family-friendly experience. The complete opposite from the Kidzone, is the Adult Zone, mostly due to the insanely intense rides, gigantic food portions, and well, you guessed it, the alcohol.

Along with the exciting rides and games to master, there are many ways of entertainment where you can sit back and relax while you chow down on one of those unusually deep fried foods. The Main stage allows cover-rock bands to play for all those oldies out there to enjoy their music. The Plaza Stage is where you’ll get a laugh with hypnotists and watch in awe at incredibly skilled dance groups performing things like jumping through small holes, and balancing plates on sticks while on stacked chairs 10 feet high in the air. Yeah, crazy right?

Speaking of crazy, if you enjoy watching motorized vehicles fly across the sky, smash into each other to deal the most damage, or to watch them race around in figure eights, The Action Sports Arena is where you’ll be able to glance some extremely daring men and women performing just those very things.

Not to forget, tucked away in the back corner near the Farm you can find the Pacific Amphitheater, where concerts of relatively big bands are performed. Did you know, before they hit the charts, 5 Seconds of Summer booked one of their very first big gigs there? Bet you didn’t, but that’s okay. Furthermore, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see and take pictures with the OC Fair mascots.

Now for all these exciting things, there’s most-likely a catch, the cost.Fortunately for you, you won’t have to spend your entire paycheck/allowance for a trip to the glorious land of metal rides and tents. A single day ticket is only $7 for ages 6-12/60+ and $12 for ages 13-59, whereas a Super Pass (a pass for all 23 days of the fair) is $23 and $30.

You’re probably wondering when this whole fair thing starts, right? The workers start building the fair around the weekend of June 10th, and finish everything in time to open up on July 14th, and close August 13th. That gives everyone enough time to go and enjoy the fair fun at least once over the summer.