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Week Two of the 2012 OC Fair Offers Extreme Pogo, Dodgeball, Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and Girl Scouts Anniversary Celebration

Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 24, 2012) – The 2012 OC Fair will continue offering a summer variety of fun, food and family as it goes into its second week of events. The Food Network’s Robert Irvine will offer a dynamic culinary demonstration for free in The Hangar on July 26 at 1 p.m., while amateur foodies get hot and spicy at the Special Culinary Arts Competition featuring Chili, Wings and Salsa on Saturday, July 28 (Register by Wednesday, July 25). Plus, the Girl Scouts invite Fairgoers to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary on July 27 with a full day of activities and entertainment. The Fair is open Wednesday through Sunday and closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Here are more events featured this week at the 2012 OC Fair (July 25-29):

Wednesday, July 25 (Open Noon-Midnight)

  • Sheryl Crow/honeyhoney in the Pacific Amphitheatre (8 p.m.)
  • Wild Child – A Jim Morrison Celebration in The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • ASA BMX Big-Air Triples in the Action Sports Arena (8 p.m.)
  • We Care Wednesday Children’s Book Drive – free admission and one carnival ride with donation of one (1) new children’s book or three (3) gently-used children’s books (Noon-4 p.m.)
  • $30 Unlimited Rides & 2 Free Games (Sold until 5 p.m. and valid until 8 p.m.)

Thursday, July 26 (Open Noon-Midnight)

  • Hot Chelle Rae/Allstar Weekend in the Pacific Amphitheatre (7:45 p.m.)
  • No Duh – The Ultimate No Doubt/Gwen Stefani Concert Tribute Experience in The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • ASA BMX Big-Air Triples in the Action Sports Arena (8 p.m.)
  • Kids Day – Children 12 and younger are free all day
  • OC Fair Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine in The Hangar. Free with Fair admission (1 p.m.)
  • Food Truck Fare at the 2012 OC Fair – Grub on gourmet food truck fare from Noon-10 p.m. inside the Fair. Access is free with Fair admission. Food prices vary per truck.
  • Barnyard Fashion Parade in the Livestock Show Ring at 6 p.m. Watch costumed youth and their barnyard buddies on parade. Free with Fair admission.
  • OC Fair Chowdown: Food Truck vs. Food Truck (5 p.m.)
  • Pogopalooza: World Record Day in Fair Square – Witness extreme pogo athletes attempt to make history live at the Fair (1-4 p.m.). Free with Fair admission.
  • $30 Unlimited Rides & 2 Free Games (Sold until 5 p.m. and valid until 8 p.m.)

Friday, July 27 (Open Noon-Midnight)

  • Steel Pulse With Very Special Guest The Dirty Heads in the Pacific Amphitheatre (7 p.m.)
  • Elton-The Early Years in The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • SummerFist V – Mixed Martial Arts in the Action Sports Arena (7:30 p.m.)
  • Seniors Day – $6 admission for guests 60 and older plus free regular Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day
  • $2 Taste of Fair Food – Sample Fair favorites for $2 per sample (Noon-4 p.m.)
    $2 Rides & Games (Until 4 p.m.)
  • Girls Scouts Rock the Fair – Join local Girl Scout troops as they celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary.
  • Free entertainment, exhibits and activities all day throughout the Fair. Free with Fair admission.
  • OC Fair Express – Receive a coupon for $2 Fair admission for that day when using a special direct route from 7 different OCTA transit locations. $1.50 for one-way and $3 for round-trip. Visit octa.com/ocfairexpress for transit locations and times.
  • Pogopalooza: World Championship Qualifiers – Athletes from around the world pull crazy stunts in pursuit of the title of “World Champion” (1-4 p.m. in Fair Square). Free with Fair admission.

Saturday, July 28 (Open 10 a.m.-Midnight)

  • Earth, Wind & Fire in the Pacific Amphitheatre (8 p.m.)
  • Jumping Jack Flash – Celebrating The Stones’ 50th Anniversary with Special Guests in The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • Ultimate Dodgeball Championships in the Action Sports Arena (6 p.m.)
  • Rise & Shine – $2 admission (10-11 a.m.)
  • Culinary Arts Home Chili, Wings & Salsa Competition – Judged live at the Fair in the Exhibit Promenade, Fairgoers will see who’s the spiciest cook at the Fair (1 p.m.) Online pre-registration is due by Wednesday, July 25.
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Service from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the northbound I-405 and the Avenue of the Arts exit of the southbound I-405. Hours of operation: 10 a.m.-Midnight.
  • OC Fair Express – Receive a coupon for $2 Fair admission for that day when using a special direct route from 7 different OCTA transit locations. $1.50 for one-way and $3 for round-trip. Visit octa.com/ocfairexpress for transit locations and times.
  • Pogopalooza: World Championship Finals – Extreme pogo athletes go all out on this last day of competitions live at the Fair (4-8 p.m. in Fair Square). Free with Fair admission.

Sunday, July 29 (Open 10 a.m.-Midnight)

  • Three Dog Night/The Guess Who in the Pacific Amphitheatre (7:30 p.m.)
  • The English Beat/The Originalities in The Hangar (7 p.m.)
    OC Police Canine Association Show in the Action Sports Arena (2, 4 & 6 p.m.)
  • Rise & Shine – $2 admission (10-11 a.m.)
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Service from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the northbound I-405 and the Avenue of the Arts exit of the southbound I-405. Hours of operation: 10 a.m.-Midnight.
  • OC Fair Express – Receive a coupon for $2 Fair admission for that day when using a special direct route from 7 different OCTA transit locations. $1.50 for one-way and $3 for round-trip. Visit octa.com/ocfairexpress for transit locations and times.

Throughout the 2012 OC Fair (July 13-August 12), Fairgoers can also enjoy:

  • Heroes Get in Free: Free admission each day for active duty and veteran military with appropriate ID.
  • Read & Ride Program: Children (ages 5-11) who read and submit a two-book report form available on ocfair.com receive three free carnival rides. Visit ocfair.com for the form and instructions on submitting.
  • Free Exhibits and Events: Chocolate Unwrapped: Beans, Bars & Bon Bons in the Exhibit Promenade; all-day Let
  • Freedom Ring Exhibit in Park Plaza & daily Salute to Heroes presentation in The Hangar at 8:20 p.m.; Museum of Neon Art in the Visual Arts Gallery; Girl Scouts: From Cookie Pro to CEO – 100 Years of Building Leaders exhibit in Memorial Gardens; and Karaoke Rockstarz 7-10 p.m. on Meadows Stage. All free with Fair admission.

Visit ocfair.com for a full listing of each day’s offerings.

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, Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats and single-day general admission are available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com or from the on-site Box Office. The popular Super Pass, which offers the passholder 23 days of admission, is available for purchase from any onsite box office or ticket booth.

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 the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps. Get excited for the 2012 Fair! Watch our new commercial on YouTube.

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By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

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