Are you planning to go to the 2011 Orange County Fair? We went on a Sunday this year, and ended up getting $2 tickets since we arrived before 11 a.m. By the afternoon, the place was packed.
We started our day by walking through a giant freezer to view the ice carving exhibit, which I’m sure is packed later in the day when it gets hot. My personal favorite was the Poseidon (or Neptune) ice sculpture.
When you go to the fair, you should expect to see some crazy food. We skipped past the stands that fry pretty much everything from candy bars to sticks of butter, and opted for some tri-tip and pulled pork sandwiches.
I would assume that once someone has figured out how to deep fry a stick of butter that the art of deep frying food has reached its pinnacle. I’m sure I’ll be proven wrong.
We spent the most time walking through the art exhibit building. My kids even enjoyed seeing all of the paintings, photos and other artwork.
We rounded out the day by letting the kids play some games and walk around the livestock exhibits.
If you go to the fair this year, make sure you bring your money. It seems like the fair would be an inexpensive place to take the family, but if you plan to eat, play games or go on rides, you might be surprised at how much you spend.
The Orange County Fair runs through August 14.Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 www.ocfair.com