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OC Fair & Event Center January 2015 Events Calendar Features Bridal and Baby Expos, Guitar Show and More

Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 2015) – The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current January 2015 events calendar:

January 2015 at the OC Fair & Event Center

January 3 – BrideWorld Expo

Orange County’s annual wedding planning expo where brides-to-be can shop and compare 150 local wedding professionals including photographers, entertainers, bakers, bridal salons, tuxedos, invitations and honeymoon destinations.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General/Adult $12, Senior (65+) $10, Military with ID $8 (Children 12 & younger are free)
Information:, info [at] brideworld [dot] com, (800) 600-7080

January 9-11 – Official OCT (OC Throwdown)

Watch as some of Southern California’s fittest men and women compete in tests of strength, stamina and will.
Hours: Friday-Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: One-Day $20, Three-Day $30

January 17 – 3rd Annual Baby & Kidz Expo

One day expo of vendors, giveaways, entertainment, activities, coupons, information and samples for the whole family.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: General/Adult $10, Senior (65+) $5, Military with ID $5 (Children 12 & younger are free)
Information:, info [at] TheExpoPros [dot] com

January 24-25 – SoCal World Guitar Show

New, used, old and rare musical swap meet, with retail stores, vintage dealers, manufacturers, collectors, builders, parts purveyors, clothing, books, guitars, amplifiers, banjos, mandolins, violins, sound equipment, appraisers, domestic and foreign buyers. Attendees may bring in all they can carry to sell, trade or have appraised.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General $20 (Children 11 & younger are free and must be accompanied by an adult)
Information:, show [at] stringswest [dot] com, (918) 288-2222

January 24-25 – Crossroads of the West Gun Show

Two-day gun and western Americana show.
Hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $16 (Children 12 & younger are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Information:, (801) 544-9125,
gunshows [at] crossroadsgunshows [dot] com

This is a family-friendly event. Click here for a full list of upcoming events for children and families.

January 2015 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: Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Jan. 1 & 19
Admission: Free (During all-grounds events, admission may be required. Check for more information.)
Information: OC Fair & Event Center, 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.
Closed Jan. 1
Admission and Parking: Free (Food prices vary per truck)
Information & Weekly Offerings:,,

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, 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, or (949) 723-6660
Mark Your Calendar: February & March 2015 Events

  • Feb. 8 River Church
  • Feb. 20-22 UVSA Tet Festival
  • Feb.27-Mar. 1 Gem Faire
  • Mar. 12 Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC)
  • Mar. 15 Sand Sports Super Swap
  • Mar. 18 OC Largest Mixer
  • Mar. 20-22 MUSINK Tattoo & Music Festival
  • Mar. 28-29 Crossroads of the West Gun Show
  • Mar. 29 River Church

For additional information on any show, please contact the promoter listed in the event’s information. General parking for most events is $7. Scheduled events are subject to change without notice. Visit 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, become a fan on, follow us at or call (714) 708-1500.


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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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