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OC Fair Arrives July 12, Celebrates South County Cities July 17 and 18

The Orange County Fair will run from July 12the through August 11th this year.  The theme will be “Come and Get It” and will celebrate Orange County’s cities with a community flag salute, presented by local organizations.  In addition, visitors can watch a multimedia presentation of Orange County’s most iconic people, places and events every night at The Hangar.

July 17th will celebrate San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, and San Clemente.  On the following day, July 18th, the Fair will celebrate Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.  Here are the rest of the cities:

  • July 17: San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point & San Clemente
  • July 18: Lake Forest, Mission Viejo & Rancho Santa Margarita
  • July 19: Anaheim
  • July 24: Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods & Laguna Niguel
  • July 25: Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos & Stanton
  • July 26: Santa Ana
  • July 31: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach & Fountain Valley
  • August 1: Garden Grove & Westminster
  • August 2: Fullerton, Buena Park, La Palma & Cypress
  • August 7: Yorba Linda, Placentia, Brea & La Habra
  • August 8: Irvine & Aliso Viejo
  • August 9: Orange, Villa Park & Tustin

Poor Ladera Ranch, Las Flores and Coto, left in unincorporated limbo!  On community celebration days, fairgoers are encouraged to wear attire that displays community pride.  No word yet on whether San Juan residents can don their best western attire, Hoos’gow style!   The full schedule is available here.   For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the OC Fair website at

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