7/11/2016

The OC Fair Opens Friday Featuring Performances by Styx and BOSTON

The OC Fair Opens Friday Featuring Performances by
Styx and BOSTON, OC Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Round-up
plus Motorcycle Events

Featuring 23 Days of Nightly Entertainment, Delicious Eats, Carnival Rides and
All Things OC Fair July 15-August 14


Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 11, 2016) – The 2016 OC Fair wants to see your thrilled, happy and excited Fair faces as part of this year’s theme, “Get Your Fair Face On!” The fun starts Friday, July 15, and lasts through Sunday, August 14 (Wednesday-Sunday). The 23-day event is packed with fun for the whole family including nightly entertainment, unique food, carnival rides and more. Visit ocfair.com for the full list of events. The Fair is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Fairgoers can kick off the festivities Friday, July 15 with Free Opening Hour promotion offering a full hour of free admission and parking from Noon – 1 p.m. Opening weekend also features the 3rd Annual OC Brew Hee Haw, a three-day craft beer round-up where guests can enjoy beer tastings, demonstrations and exhibits.
Other events for the opening weekend of the 2016 OC Fair (July 15-17) include:
Friday, July 15 (Open Noon-Midnight)
  • Styx in the Pacific Amphitheatre (8:15 p.m.)
  • Queen Nation – A Tribute to the Music of Queen in The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X in the Action Sports Arena (7:30 p.m.)
  • Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Festival (7-10 p.m.)
  • OC Fair Express: Receive a coupon for $3 general admission when using a special route directly to the Fair from 9 different OCTA transit locations ($2 for one-way and $4 for round-trip) Noon - Midnight. Visit ocfairexpress.com for transit locations and times.
Saturday, July 16 (Open 10 a.m.-Midnight)
  • BOSTON in the Pacific Amphitheatre (8:15 p.m.)
  • Dead Man’s Party – The Oingo Boingo Tribute in The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • 42nd Annual Speedway Fair Derby in the Action Sports Arena (7:30 p.m.)
  • Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Round-up (1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.)
  • Rise & Shine: $3 general admission (10-11 a.m.)
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Service from the Experian parking structure located off Anton Blvd. off the Bristol St. exit of the northbound 405 freeway. 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • OC Fair Express: Receive a coupon for $3 general admission when using a special route directly to the Fair from 9 different OCTA transit locations ($2 for one-way and $4 for round-trip). 10 a.m. - Midnight. Visit ocfairexpress.com for transit locations and times.
Sunday, July 17 (Open 10 a.m.-Midnight)
  • The Psychedelic Furs / The Church / The Fixx / DJ Richard Blade in the Pacific Amphitheatre (7 p.m.)
  • Ozomatli in The Hangar (8:30 p.m.)
  • SummerFist 9 – Mixed Martial Arts in the Action Sports Arena (6 p.m.) 
  • Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Round-up (2-5 p.m.)
  • Rise & Shine: $3 general admission (10-11 a.m.)
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Service from the Experian parking structure located off Anton Blvd. off the Bristol St. exit of the northbound 405 freeway. 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • OC Fair Express: Receive a coupon for $3 general admission when using a special route directly to the Fair from 9 different OCTA transit locations ($2 for one-way and $4 for round-trip). 10 a.m. – Midnight. Visit ocfairexpress.com for transit locations and times.
Throughout the 2016 OC Fair (July 15-August 14), Fairgoers can also enjoy:
  • “Show Us Your Fair Face!” A multi-media presentation shown nightly at The Hangar featuring a fun five-minute video topped off with a pyrotechnics finale. Fairgoers can participate in this exciting interactive mosaic by submitting a photo of their “Fair Face” at ocfair.com/ocfairface or by using #ocfairface hashtag in social media.
  • Military Get in Free: Free admission every day for active U.S. military and veterans with appropriate I.D and may purchase up to 6 general admission tickets for half off.
  • Children 5 & under: Free admission every day for the littlest Fairgoers ages 5 and younger.
  • Read & Ride Program: Children (ages 5-11) who read at least two books and submit a completed OC Fair Read & Ride Book Report Form (available online at ocfair.com/readandride) will receive three free carnival rides.
  • Free Exhibits and Events: Free community entertainment all day, culinary displays in the OC Promenade, Peking Acrobats and Comedy Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik nightly at Heritage Stage, Russell Brothers Family Fun Circus, Dragon Knights, All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, nightly Karaoke Rockstarz, educational exhibits and contests, Explorium: Destination Kids, garden exhibits in the Centennial Farm and more.

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