MEDIA/PRESS CONTACT: Communications Dept, OC Fair & Event Center, (714) 708-1543
Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 2013) – The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current January 2013 events calendar:
- January 12 & 19: Centennial Farm Garden Classes
The Centennial Farm’s free monthly Garden Classes for green thumbs 16 and older will focus on the essential tips and techniques to growing the best and most bountiful gardens. Visit ocfair.com/centennialfarm for class topics and to register to attend.
Hours: Saturday 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Admission & Parking: Free (Online pre-registration is required for each class)
Information: ocfair.com/centennialfarm, CFGardenClass@ocfair.com, (714) 708-1619
- January 12 & 13: The 2013 OC Throwdown
Watch as some of Southern California’s fittest men and women compete in tests of strength, stamina and will.
Hours: Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: General $35, Senior (55+) $20, Child (12-15) $20 (Children 11 and younger are free)
Information: octhrowdown.com, Info@octhrowdown.com, (949) 722-9348
- January 26 & 27: SoCAL World Guitar Show
Two-day event features dealers with musical merchandise for sale or trade. Attendees may bring all the gear they can carry to sell or trade, but are not allowed to display.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $15 (Children 11 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult)
Information: texasguitarshows.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, (918) 288-2222
- January 26 & 27: Crossroads of the West Gun Show
For more than 30 years, the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows has been the largest and highest quality gun show on the West Coast.
Hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $15 (Children 11 and younger are free)
Information: crossroadsgunshows.com, (801) 544-9125
Also check out at the OC Fair & Event Center: BrideWorld Expo (January 5) and Interior Design Trade Show (January 23)
January 2013 Weekly Events
- Centennial Farm
Three-acre working farm designed to educate youth and their families about agriculture and its importance to daily life with fruit and vegetable gardens, livestock and the Millennium Barn.
Hours (Jan. 2-6): Daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hours (Jan. 7-31): Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed January 1 and 21
Admission: Free (During all-grounds events, admission may be required. Check ocfair.com for more information.)
Information: OC Fair & Event Center, ocfair.com or (714) 708-1916
- Food Truck Fare – Wednesday (After Dark) & Thursday (Lunch)
Enjoy a gourmet food truck meal twice a week at the OC Fair & Event Center. Wednesday features tasty dinner options with entertainment and a cash bar while Thursday features lunchtime options from a variety of food trucks. Held near the Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office, enter at Gate 1 off Fair Drive.
Hours: Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission and Parking: Free (Food prices vary per truck.)
Information & Weekly Offerings: ocfair.com, Twitter.com/ocfair, Facebook.com/ocfair
- Farmers Market
Find the freshest fruit, vegetables, nuts and more at this weekly California-certified market.
Hours: Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission and Parking: Free
Information: Orange County Farm Bureau, orange.cfbf.com or (714) 573-0374
- Orange County Market Place
A unique weekend swap meet celebrating food, fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General $2 (Children 11 and younger are free.) Parking: Free
Information: Tel Phil Enterprises, ocmarketplace.com or (949) 723-6660
For additional information on any show, please contact the promoter listed in the event’s information.General parking for most events is $5 and preferred parking closer to the gates is available for $8 for select shows. Scheduled events are subject to change without notice. Visit ocfair.com for event updates.
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 on Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at Twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.