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2014 OC Fair Announces "Summer Starts Here" Theme (July 11-August 10)

Annual Celebration Kicks Off a Summer of Fun With Food, Concerts, Entertainment, Exhibits, Rides, Animals and More

COSTA MESA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/14 -- If summer in Orange County was one fun, annual road trip, the 2014 OC Fair would be the starting point. This year's Fair theme is "Summer Starts Here" and the Fair runs July 11-August 10. With 23 days of food, exhibits, rides, animals and shopping, the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. is the perfect kickoff for a great summer.

The OC Fair will take Fairgoers' taste buds on a culinary voyage with Fair classics such as roasted corn, funnel cakes and turkey legs to the more exotic tastes including bacon-wrapped delicacies and new items deep fried and on a stick. Food-centric Fairgoers can attend one of the many free demonstrations and food-related contests held throughout the run of the Fair.

The OC Fair also presents exhibit galleries filled with award-winning photographs, paintings, ceramics, woodworking, cakes, cookies, quilts and more displays of talent by Southern California residents. Entry deadlines for most competitions are in early June, visit ocfair.com/competitions for more details.

OC Fairgoers can explore a variety of musical genres in the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre, as well as hit music by tribute and original bands in The Hangar and extreme sports in the Action Sports Arena. Tickets are on sale online at Ticketmaster.com, any Ticketmaster outlet and the on-site Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre (during select days and hours.)

Fairgoers can also enjoy thrilling rides, carnival games, animals of all shapes and sizes and shopping for must-have gadgets and more.

The 2014 OC Fair will offer a variety of ways for guests to save on admission, food and fun. Admission discounts and other promotions will be listed at ocfair.com. The best way to enjoy the OC Fair for a great price is with a 2014 Super Pass, valid for admission all 23 days of the 2014 OC Fair plus discounts on concerts, action sports and carnival. The Super Pass is currently available at ocfair.com/superpass or from the on-site Box Office (open limited days.)

The 2014 OC Fair, themed Summer Starts Here, is July 11 - August 10 and is open Wednesday-Friday from Noon-Midnight and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-Midnight. The Fair is closed Monday and Tuesday. Single-day general admission is $12 for adults, $7 for seniors (60 and older) and youth (ages 6-12) and free for children 5 and younger. The Super Pass offers 23 days of admission for the pass holder, express entry at the Fair gates, discounts on select concerts and ticketed events and a carnival value book.

Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats, single-day general admission and Super Pass are available for purchase from any Ticketmaster outlet (in-store or Ticketmaster.com) or from the on-site Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre. For current Box Office hours please visit ocfair.com.

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. Download the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps, available this summer.

Media/Photo Credentials can be requested at www.ocfair.com/credentials. Visit www.ocfair.com/newsroom for press releases and other information for press & media.

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