Fun at the fair!

The 2010 OC Fair, open Wednesday-Sunday, July 16-August 15, 2010, will feature the premiere of a 120th anniversary exhibit showcasing a decade-by-decade look into Orange County’s favorite tradition. This year’s theme, ‘The Beat Goes On,’ honors the heart of Orange County – the OC Fair – as it continues to beat.

The 23-day celebration kicks off with free admission and parking for everyone during the first hour of the 2010 Fair! (Friday, July 16, Noon-1 p.m.) Other 2010 promotions include the Super Pass for $30 (adult price), allowing those guests who cannot get enough of the Fair daily access at one low price; in support of our heroes, active military (with valid ID) receive free admission daily; -We Care Wednesdays – offer free admission and one carnival ride with an appropriate donation at the gates (check ocfair.com for donation details as they vary each week); Thursdays offer children 12 and younger free admission and Fridays celebrate seniors (60 and older) with a discount on admission and free select carnival rides. The Fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Pacific Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series at the OC Fair is geared to provide a premiere concert experience at a fan-friendly ticket price and concert tickets include Fair admission. Headline acts include Train, Jeff Dunham, Martina McBride, Ziggy Marley & Common Sense, Blue Oyster Cult & Foghat, Adam Lambert & Orianthi, Julianne Hough, John Legend, Ratt & Dokken, Sammy Hagar, The B-52s, Blondie & Gorevette, Joan Jeff with special guest star Cherie Currie, LeAnn Rimes, “Weird Al” Yankovic and ZZ Top.

The OC Fair’s newest entertainment complex, The Hangar, will host tribute bands, sporting events and more entertainment. The Action Sports Arena will return with the popular Orange Crush Demolition Derby and, for a second year, Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby. Also featured is the Maloof Money Cup, Speedway, Bull Riding and other action-packed events. General seating, excluding Maloof Money Cup, is free with Fair admission.

The 2010 OC Fair is open Wednesday-Friday from Noon-Midnight and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-Midnight. Tickets for the Pacific Amphitheatre, Action Sports Arena and Hangar are on sale now. The 2010 Super Pass is on sale now.

For more information, call (714) 708-1500 or visit ocfair.com.

Watch the video below from the Orange County Register to see how much fun you can have at the fair, too!

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