Upcoming Events at the OC Fair & Event Center

 

OC Fair & Event Center August and September 2016 Events Calendar Features OC Night Market, Fight Club, Labor Day Car Cruise & Sand Sports Super Show

Costa Mesa, Calif. (August-September 2016) – The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current August and September 2016 events calendar:

 
August 2016 at the OC Fair & Event Center
   
20 48th Annual Costa Mesa Speedway – Harley Night #2 The most exciting, colorful and unpredictable live action racing event in the nation. Costa Mesa Speedway has put fans right on top of all the action from the comfort of Arena style grandstand seating since 1969. Suitable for the whole family. August 4 features speedway motorcycles and Harley and Chopper racing. Hours: Saturday 6-10 p.m. Admission (Sold at the gates): General $20, Senior (65+) / Junior (13-17) $15, Child (3-12) $10, Military with ID $15 (Children 2 & younger are free) Information: CostaMesaSpeedway.net, cmspeedway [at] sbcglobal.net, (949) 492-9933
   
20-21 Crossroads of the West Gun Show Two-day gun and western Americana show. Hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $16 (Children 12 & younger are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian) Information: crossroadsgunshows.com, (801) 544-9125, gunshows [at] crossroadsgunshows.com
   
25 Fight Club OC Orange County’s only professional boxing and professional mixed martial arts show on one night in one venue. Hours: Thursday 7-10 p.m. Join us for Happy Hour specials before the action (5:30-6:30 p.m.) Admission: $60 (Children 5 & younger are free) Information: fightcluboc.com, (949) 760-3131, fightpromotions [at] gmail.com
   
26-28 Gem Faire Featuring the finest in gems, beads, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, minerals, crystals, lapidary equipment, imports and much more from around the world. Hours: Friday Noon-6 p.m. (Special wholesale preview 10 a.m.-Noon), Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $7 weekend pass (Children 12 & younger are free) Information: gemfaire.com, (503) 252-8300, info [at] gemfaire.com
   
26-28 OC Night Market OC Night Market returns with hundreds of new and returning chefs with delectable dishes plus dozens of merchandise, crafts, artists, games, and live performances. Hours: FridaySaturday 4 p.m.-Midnight, Sunday 4-11 p.m. Admission: $5 (Children 6 & younger are free) Information: ocnightmarket.com, info [at] ocnightmarket.com
   
27-28 SoCal World Guitar Show Attendees can buy, sell or trade all types of new, used, old and rare musical items with dealers, collectors, authors, appraisers and buyers (foreign & domestic). Attendees may bring in all they can carry to sell, trade or have appraised. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $20 (Children 11 & younger are free) Information: calshows.tv, show [at] stringswest.com, (918) 288-2222
   
  This is a family-friendly event. Click on the icon for a full list of upcoming events for children and families.
 
September 2016 at the OC Fair & Event Center
   
2-4 The 34th Annual Great Labor Day Cruise Enjoy the 34th year of this three-day hot rod car show. Proceeds benefit the Freedom Station assisting wounded soldiers returning to civilian life. Hours: Friday Noon-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission (Sold at the gates): One-Day $15, Three Day $30 (Children 12 & younger are free) Information: occa-inc.com, info [at] occa-inc.com, (702) 534-0294
   
10 48th Annual Costa Mesa Speedway Bonanza The most exciting, colorful and unpredictable live action racing event in the nation. Costa Mesa Speedway has put fans right on top of all the action from the comfort of Arena style grandstand seating since 1969. Suitable for the whole family. Hours: Saturday 6-10 p.m. Admission (Sold at the gate): General $20, Senior (65+) $15, Junior (13-17) $15, Child (3-12) $10, Military with ID $15 (Children 2 & young are free) Information: CostaMesaSpeedway.net,  cmspeedway [at] sbcglobal.net,  (949) 492-9933
   
10-11 B.R.A.K.E.S – Teen Pro Active Driving School Free, defensive driving program for teenagers (15-19) who have a learner’s permit or driver’s license and have at least 30 hours of driving experience. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Free. Participants must pre-register online. Information: putonthebrakes.org
   
10-11 Summer Beach Party Dog Show Attendees can watch and learn as over 1200 dogs will compete for the coveted Beset in Show, obedience and rally trials. Hours: Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Free Information: savkc.org, webdesigner [at] savkc.org
   
16-18 Sand Sport Super Show The biggest and most exciting dune and dirt sports expo in the world for sand sports enthusiasts. Hours: Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: General One-Day $15, Three-Day $25, Military (Veterans and active-duty with ID) $10 (Children 12 & younger are free) Information: sandsportssupershow.com, info [at] sandsportssupershow.com (310) 533-0589
   
16-17 Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS this off-road-type racing features identically prepared high-horsepower trucks made to resemble their scaled-down Traxxas radio-control-car counterparts. Hours: FridaySaturday 7-9:45 p.m. Admission (Sold at gates only): TBA Information: stadiumsupertrucks.com
   
24 48th U.S. National Speedway Championship The most exciting, colorful and unpredictable live action racing event in the nation. Costa Mesa Speedway has put fans right on top of all the action from the comfort of Arena style grandstand seating since 1969. Suitable for the whole family. September 24 features the run for the annual United States National Championship. Hours: Saturday 6-10 p.m. Admission (Sold at the gates): General $20, Senior (65+) $15, Junior (13-17) $15, Child (3-12) $10, Military with ID $15 (Children 2 & young are free) Information: CostaMesaSpeedway.net,  cmspeedway [at] sbcglobal.net,  (949) 492-9933
   
24 Cruisin’ for a Cure A full day of more than 3,500 hot rod, classic & muscle cars plus other activities including more than 200 vendors, live music, prizes and food. Also, men and their families are encouraged to learn more about prostate cancer, a disease that kills thousands of men a year. Free prostate cancer screening will be available for men 40 and older. Hours: Saturday 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission (Tickets are sold at the gate. Cash only please.): General $15 (Children 12 and younger are free) Information: cruisinforacure.com, dbaker52 [at] aol.com, 949-353-7353
   
29-Oct. 1 Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival Referred to as creative, colorful and cool, this three-day show features quilting, sewing, needle art and crafting supplies. Attendees can see, try and buy all these things for their own beautiful projects. Hours: Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free Information: quiltcraftsew.com, rustybarn1 [at] aol.com, (650) 269-0889
   
29-Oct. 1 Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival Sugar Plum welcomes the holiday season with gifts to warm the heart and accessories that make a home. Shoppers can find quality hand-crafted merchandise made in the U.S. from more than 120 vendors plus antiques and collectibles. Hours: Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Free Information: sugarplumfestivals.com, (562) 596-0857, PlumCrazy [at] SugarPlumCrafts.com
 
  This is a family-friendly event. Click on the icon for a full list of upcoming events for children and families.

 

 
August-September 2016 Weekly Events

Centennial Farm Three-acre working farm designed to educate youth and their families about agriculture and its importance to daily life with fruit and vegetable gardens, livestock and the Millennium Barn. Hours (Aug. 22-Sept. 27): Daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed September 5. Hours (Sept. 28-On): MondayFriday 1-4 p.m., SaturdaySunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free (During all-grounds events, admission may be required. Check ocfair.com for more information.) Information: OC Fair & Event Center, ocfair.com, (714) 708-1916

Food Truck Fare – Wednesday (After Dark) & Thursday (Lunch) Enjoy a gourmet food truck meal twice a week at the OC Fair & Event Center. Wednesday features tasty dinner options while Thursday features lunchtime options from a variety of food trucks. Held near the Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office, enter at Gate 1 off Fair Drive. Hours (restarts August 31): Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission and Parking: Free (Food prices vary per truck) Information & Weekly Offerings: ocfair.com, Twitter.com/ocfair, Facebook.com/ocfair

Farmers Market Find the freshest fruit, vegetables, nuts and more at this weekly California-certified market. Hours (Restarts August 18): Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission and Parking: Free Information: Orange County Farm Bureau, ocfarmbureau.org, (714) 573-0374

Orange County Market Place A unique weekend swap meet celebrating food, fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. Hours (Restarts August 20): Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: General $2 (Children 11 and younger are free) Parking: Free Information: Tel Phil Enterprises, ocmarketplace.com, (949) 723-6660

Mark Your Calendar: October 2016 Events

1 48th Annual Costa Mesa Speedway – Harley Night Finals & Sidecar Nationals
1-2 The 39th Annual OC Home & Garden Show
1 The Red Barn – A Farm to Fork Experience
4 NeoConnect
5 NMUSD College Night
8-9 Crossroads of the West Gun Show
13 Fight Club OC
15 Electric Lawn Mower Exchange
14-16 Gem Faire
22 Super Heroes Guild Haunted Halloween
26 Food Truck Fare – Halloween Foodtacular

For additional information on any show, please contact the promoter listed in the event’s information. General parking for most events is $8. Scheduled events are subject to change without notice. Visit ocfair.com for event updates.

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 on Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at Twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.

 

Natalia Winter

Natalia Winter

Natalia Winter, the founder of Mason and Madison's Corner is dedicated to providing fun, educational, exciting topics and experiences for the entire family to enjoy together. This website originated when her children Mason and Madison began asking to participate in events that were non-traditional kids activities. Natalia documented and shared her families adventures and thus Mason and Madison's Corner was born.

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