CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS: OC Fair "COME & GET IT", July 12 – August 11, 2013

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The 2013 OC Fair, themed Come & Get It, is July 12 – August 11 and brings 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats and single-day general admission are available for purchase online at or from the on-site Box Office. The popular Super Pass, which offers the passholder 23 days of admission, is available for purchase from the onsite Box Office or any public entry gate during regular Fair hours.

With plenty of food vendors and culinary activities, the OC Fair has something for every palate. Here’s what the Fair is cooking up this year:

• Chicken Charlie: Chicken Charlie is churning out new food with Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes, Deep-Fried Bacon-Wrapped Pickles and Waffle Dogs (a hot dog wrapped inside a waffle and all on a stick). Plus, don’t miss deep-fried cookie dough!

• Bacon A-Fair: This year’s new additions at Bacon A-Fair include Truffle Gouda Bacon Fries, Bacon Beer (root beer) and Cheesy Bacon Bombs. Plus, wild boar bacon on a stick will be served exclusively at the OC Fair.

• Biggy’s Meat Market: Channel your inner cave man (or woman) and come to Biggy’s Meat Market for the returning 17-inch The Big Rib plus the new Biggy Sausage, a 2-foot-long smoked sausage on a stick, and the Big Chic, 24 ounces of chicken breast on a stick of course.

• Ten Pound Buns: The mad scientists at Ten Pound Buns have added ground bacon, whipped butter and Nutella on top of their famous sourdough “pizza” for the Bacon Nutella Bun.

• Pink’s Hot Dogs: Long known for their innovative hot dogs named after celebrities, the Ghiradelli hot dog takes it to a new level. It is a beef dog topped with cream cheese, honey mustard, crumbled bacon and dark chocolate.

• More New Food: There are new tastes to be found throughout the OC Fair this year including deep-fried strawberries, a macaroni and cheese hamburger, fried bacon ice cream, deep-fried lobster, cream cheese on a stick, mango & chamoy popsicle (spicy-sweet lemon chile flavoring), heart-shaped funnel cake, Dirty BBQ Tasti Chips and more.

• $2 Taste of Fair Food: Every Friday from Noon-4 p.m., Fairgoers can sample the best the Fair has to offer for only $2 each sample. Fun-sized samples include funnel cake, BBQ tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon rolls, corn dogs, tacos, gelato, cotton candy and more.

• Celebrity Chefs: The 2013 OC Fair presents two shows in The Hangar featuring charismatic celebrity chefs demonstrating their culinary prowess. Scheduled appearances include the owners and chefs of the award-winning La Casita Mexicana Restaurant Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu (July 20, 4 p.m.) and award-winning chef and owner of Bottega in Napa Valley and Coqueto in San Francisco Michael Chiarello (August 1, 4 p.m.) Free with Fair admission.

• Culinary Presentations: In addition to celebrity chefs, the 2013 OC Fair is also featuring local professional chefs from some of the county’s top local restaurants and other culinary artisans in the OC Promenade. Presentation days and times vary.

• Food Truck Fare at the OC Fair: On top of traditional and new Fair foods, Fairgoers can purchase gourmet fare from their favorite food trucks from inside the OC Fair gates every Thursday from Noon-10 p.m. Access is free with Fair admission and prices for food and drinks vary per truck.

• Kitchen Challenge: Watch local culinary professionals show off their chops and go head-to-head in a series of live cooking challenges set to various themes every Thursday in the OC Promenade: Meatheads (July 18), Time to Make The Donuts (July 25), Firehouse Chefs (August 1) and Vegan (August 8). Winners will receive bragging rights and an award to commemorate their culinary victory. Viewing is free with Fair admission.

• Contests and Competitions: Most of the traditional Culinary Arts competitions have closed their registrations but the Culinary Arts department is again hosting live contests that offer late registration with the Special Culinary Contests held the last four Saturdays, including the popular OC Cupcake Classic on August 3. Registration for these contests is the Wednesday before each contest. New this year is the Salad Daze contest, which is judging for the best picnic-ready salads. For a complete list, visit

• Food As Art: Chef Ray Duey is an acclaimed food sculptor who was a gold medal winner from the Food Network’s Challenge Team and will be creating works of art out of fruits and vegetables daily in the OC Promenade. Award-winning Shaile Socher creates masterful floral arrangements out of sugar and will be demonstrating her intricate and dazzling talent in the OC Promenade daily. Demonstrations are free with Fair admission.

Best part is we are giving away a pair of tickets!!

Contest details:  

There are a three ways to win:

  1. Follow @satnightfoodies and @OCFair (1 entry for each follow).
  2. After you follow, simply RT this link (1 entry). We’ve made it easier for you tweeters, all you have to do is copy and paste the following into twitter:
    I entered to WIN TICKETS to the @OCFair COME & GET IT! July 12-Aug11 via @SatNightFoodies RT to enter!

  4. Finally in the comment section below let us know what fair food you are looking forward to the most

That means you can get a total of four entries!!


Contest ends Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced on July 12.  One lucky winner will win two general admission passes (Valued at $22).  Good luck and happy tweeting!

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, become a fan at, follow us at or call (714) 708-1500. Also, download the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps available now.

59 thoughts on “CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS: OC Fair "COME & GET IT", July 12 – August 11, 2013

    1. If you get it, eat while it is hot. I really liked it others not so much but fresh is the key in my opinion!

  1. I haven’t been to the fair in a few years, but I love BACON, so that will be a must do stop. Cheesy bacon bombs? Ohhh I am so there!

  2. OMG! Deep Fried Lobster!!!! I’ve got to try it! Following both @satnightfoodies & @ocfair on twitter as @LalitaMalone1 & Retweeted!

  3. I look forward to eating at Chicken Charlies they have a new 1/2 pineapple stuffed with rice and teriyaki chicken..

  4. I was excited for deep-fried oreos, an annual favorite, but I just read about the fried lobster. I am SO IN.

  5. Deep fried lobster, butter and the old fave deep fried snickers! And an ear of roasted corn. Perfection.

  6. I love the turkey legs, the fried deserts 🙂 the concerts & shows & well everything we go atleast twice a week while the fair is in town 🙂

  7. Waffle Dogs and anything (or everything) bacon!!! Can’t wait.

    Followed both on Twitter as M_Marquez_

  8. Though the OC Fair always has an array of deliciously sinful food choices, this year’s theme of “Come and Get It” could relate solely to the additional unique and yummy options available. Joining the fair’s existing culinary cavalcade of classics this year are deep-fried strawberries, cheesy bacon bombs, wild boar bacon, deep-fried cookie dough and more. New options are also available for adventurous eaters, including the “Ghiradelli hot dog” (a beef dog topped with cream cheese, honey mustard, crumbled bacon and dark chocolate), fried bacon ice cream, truffle Gouda bacon fries and more. With so many options, I suggest sharing items and snacking throughout the day. On our trip, we collectively gorged on a Krispy Kreme sloppy joe, waffle dog (that’s a hot dog on a stick, wrapped in a waffle), deep-fried bacon wrapped pickles, a tri-tip-topped burger and funnel cake covered in ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream. Yum!

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