2012 OC Fair – Costa Mesa, CA

OC Fair - Home Sweet Home

We made our annual trip to the Orange County Fair over the weekend.

As usual, you can find crazy food at the Fair, including deep fried cereal, bacon wrapped everything, tons of meat, and my favorite, the jalapeno and cheese corn dog at Dogzilla.

Bacon A Fair
Charlie's - Fried Cereal

Have you ever been on a ski lift? If not, you can ride one at the Fair… minus the skis, the snow and the mountain. The SkyRide takes you from one end of the fairground to the other:


Once you are on the SkyRide, you get some nice views of the Fair:

OC Fair - Carnival
Action Sports Arena
Main Mall
Main Mall
Family Fair Way
Family Fair - Kid's Rides
Looking toward Centennial Farm
Let Freedom Ring: Steel beam sections from the World Trade Center

Although Budweiser is one of my least favorite beers, I love the Clydesdales:

Budweiser Clydesdales Truck

The Fair reopens on Wednesday and runs until Sunday, August 12. There are some pretty big events happening in the Fair’s last week, including the following concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre:

August 08: All-American Rejects
August 09: Heart
August 10: Martina McBride
August 11: Duran Duran
August 12: “Weird Al” Yankovic

To find out more about the Fair, including upcoming events, visit

We’ll be back next year.

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