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The Hangar

Check out the Live Music & Action Sports Lineup at the 2014 OC Fair!

oc fair and event center

The 2014 OC Fair will offer a month-long bonanza of great music and wild entertainment in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena from July 11-August 10. Tickets are on sale now and, as always, include free OC Fair admission.

The Hangar at the 2014 OC Fair:

  • July 11 Journey Unauthorized – A Tribute to Journey
  • July 12 Zeppelin Live – A Live Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin
  • July 13 The English Beat / The Debonaires
  • July 16 Wild Child – A Jim Morrison Celebration
  • July 17 Atomic Punks – A Tribute to Early Van Halen
  • July 18 Joshua Tree – A Tribute to U2
  • July 19 Kenny Metcalf as Elton John – A Tribute to Early Elton
  • July 20 MenAlive – Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus Performing the Music of The Beatles
  • July 23 Purple Reign – THE Prince Tribute
  • July 24 Strangelove – The Ultimate Tribute to Depeche Mode
  • July 25 Metalachi – The World’s Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band / Mex-Zeppelin – A Led Zeppelin Tribute
  • July 26 No Duh – The Ultimate Tribute to No Doubt / Green Today – A Green Day Tribute
  • July 27 Ricky Nelson Remembered – Matthew & Gunnar Nelson
  • July 30 Hotel California – A Salute to The Eagles
  • July 31 Kalimba – The Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire
  • August 1 Rumours – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show
  • August 2 KIDZ BOP – Dream Big, Sing Loud Tour!
  • August 2 Damage Inc. – Southern California’s Tribute to Metallica
  • August 3 Common Kings / Tini Grey
  • August 6 Moonwalker – A Reflection of Michael Jackson
  • August 7 Queen Nation – A Tribute to the Music of Queen
  • August 8 Hot August Night – The Neil Diamond Tribute
  • August 9 Dead Man’s Party – The Oingo Boingo Tribute
  • August 10 Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez

dead man's party

A concert ticket is required to have a seat inside The Hangar during these events. Concert tickets include free Fair admission for the same day before and after the concert.

Action Sports Arena at the 2014 OC Fair:

  • July 11 X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X
  • July 12 40th Annual Speedway Fair Derby
  • July 13 SummerFist VII – Mixed Martial Arts
  • July 16-20 Monster X Tour – Monster Trucks & Tuff Trucks
  • July 23-27 ASA Action Sports World Tour – Skate/BMX Half-Pipe
  • July 30 & August 1 Extreme Rodeo
  • July 31 & August 2 Broncs & Bulls
  • August 3 Fiesta del Charro
  • August 6 & 9 Orange Crush Demolition Derby
  • August 7 & 10 Motor Home Madness Demolition Derby
  • August 8 Damsels of Destruction Demolition Derby

action sports

Reserved seats include free Fair admission for the same day before and after the event. There is limited free seating available with Fair admission on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Tickets to The Hangar and Action Sports Arena reserved seats can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by phone (800) 745-3000, from all Ticketmaster outlets or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office, which is open before the Fair on Wednesday 1-9 p.m., Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed Monday-Tuesday and Friday, July 4. The Box Office is also open during the 2014 OC Fair.

OC Fair 2014

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 free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps available this summer.


(images courtesy of OC Fair)

The 2014 OC Fair: Summer Starts Here!

We are counting down the days until the 2014 OC Fair begins! The theme this year is Summer Starts Here and I can’t think of a more appropriate theme for the kickoff of summer! This year’s  fair will run from July 11-August 10!  It’s going to be 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun! In addition to all of that, the venue also features the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre and events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. I think everyone needs to check out the Super Pass option. It’s offered at one price and gives you entrance into the fair for the entire 23 days plus a bunch of other benefits. To get more info about the Super Pass and to purchase online, click here.

When I look back at some of our pictures from last year’s fair, I get even more excited about it! We absolutely LOVE visiting the farm animals, especially the piglets and the chicks! The farm is the first place we walk through each year when we get into the fair. Emi even thinks it’s fun to milk the pretend cow!

cow says moo

2 fingers

pet a lamb


faux milking

Emily also loves going on the kiddie rides. Sadly, she’s getting so tall that I don’t know how much longer she’ll be able to ride on them.

rides collage

It wouldn’t be a trip to the fair without some of the delicious fair food. We are always anxious to see what new items will be featured each year in the fried foods category, but honestly, I don’t think there’s anything that can beat the BBQ corn!

new food collage

corn closeup

The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats, single-day general admission and the popular Super Pass are available for purchase online at ocfair.com or from the on-site Box Office. Free parking and shuttle service are available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol St. exit of the 405 freeway.

What are YOU most excited about at this year’s fair? 

Is it something you want to see, something you want to ride, or something you’re excited to eat?