88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa
July 13-August 12
Open Wednesdays through Sundays
Opening Day July 13 - free admission and parking - Noon to 1pm
Thursdays - Food trucks and free admission for kids 12 and under
Fridays - $2 Taste of Fair Food - Noon to 4pm
Exhibits this year:
As the 2012 OC Fair celebrates Home Sweet Home, it welcomes a new exhibit to remind us of this great country we call home. Steel beam sections from the World Trade Center will be on display on Family Fairway between Green Gate and Park Plaza. The display will serve as an opportunity for fairgoers to remember both our strength and vulnerability as a nation.
Chocolate Bean to Bar
Discover how this rainforest plant transforms into a delectable treat. Your step by step guide begins with a full size cocoa tree replica and ends at theSweet Spot Stage where guests will see professional chocolatiers make tantalizing treats, many available for sale.
Yarn Bombing Day, Sunday July 15 10am-3pm
Inside Blue Gate
Yarn bombing, also called urban knitting or crochet, is another form of artistic expression. It can be thought of as graffiti with a softer touch. As with any other artistic medium Yarn Bombing themes range from the sublime to the ridiculous; understated to wildly embellished.