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OC Fair 2015 Opening Day Coming Soon – Ticket Giveaway
OC Fair 2015 One Big Party

OC Fair 2015 Opening Day Coming Soon – Ticket Giveaway

OC Fair 2015 Opening Day Coming Soon – Ticket Giveaway

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OC Fair 2015 One Big Party

OC Fair 2015 One Big Party

The 2015 OC Fair, with it’s theme “One Big Party”  will take place from July 17th to August 16th.  This is the 125th anniversary of the fair, which started as a small event and has evolved to one of the better fairs on the West Coast.

Enter to win a pair of free tickets to the 2015 OC Fair- See details on bottom of post

Food enthusiasts will can enjoy a variety of options including tastings, competitions, exhibits, classes, and of course good old fashion deep-fried shenanigans.

Let’s face it, the highlight of the fair is discovering what new food you can place in the deep-fryer or make a Kymera of several foods. See my OC Fair 2015 new Food Guide, you will not be disapointed. Did someone say Deep Fried peanut butter stuffed pickle? wutttt…

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OC Fair Chicken Charlie has a new creations for this year’s fair

New, Discount and Crazy Food at the 2014 OC Fair

OC Fair  eat like a KingNew Fried Food Items: Deep fried SlimFast bar and fried peanut butter pickle dog from Chicken Charlie’s; and deep-fried birthday cake and deep-fried pizza from Apple Fries, deep-fried Starbucks from Bacon A-Fair

New Food Items include; Cuban fusion burger from Grant’s Tasti Burgers; and Frosted Flake chicken fingers from Pickle O’Pete’s chocolate-covered pork rinds and wasabi bacon bombs from Bacon A-Fair; $125 caviar Twinkie from Chicken Charlie’s;, Fireball donut and Samoa donut from Texas Donuts

Cheap $2 Tastes Fridays, held every Friday from Noon-4 p.m., taste sample size fair food for $2 per item. Your tasting include funnel cake, tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon rolls, corn dogs, gelato, and many more. Fair admission required to get the $2 tastes.

Chicken Charlie's Caviar Twinkie

Chicken Charlie’s Caviar Twinkie

“125 Ways to Graze” in honor of the OC Fair’s 125th anniversary, many vendors are offering value multiplying options for $1.25 extra “Make it a combo for $1.25” or $1.25 portions.

You may be feeling like a balla that day at the fair and pony up for the $125 Caviar Studded Deep Fried Twinkie. Not feeling so Robin Leach? How about a  Chuckwagon BBQ Feast for $125 that can feed a full family of 5 or 3 very hungry men.


OC Brew Hee Haw, a craft beer roundup, is July 18-19 and will bring some of the best local craft beers to OC Fairgoers for three sessions of beer tastings, demonstrations and exhibits. Visit ocbrewheehaw.com for tickets. The OC Brew Hee Haw requires a separate ticket. This beets waiting in line for a Bud-light …just saying.

Brew Hee Haw at 2015 OC Fair

Brew Hee Haw at 2015 OC Fair

Chef Challenge will put talented culinary professionals in competition against each other with a themed cook-off every Thursday at 5 p.m.: July 23 (Earth), July 30 (Water), August 6 (Air) and August 13 (Fire). Free with Fair admission. Tom’s Foodie Blog will be judging on August 13th for the FIRE competition. Please come by and meet me after the competition, I will be signing autographs and kissing babies. 😉 Come take a selfie with me, but leave your selfie stick at home.

OC Fair Chef Challenge Flyer

OC Fair Chef Challenge Flyer

Enter to win a pair of free tickets to the 2015 OC Fair- See details on bottom of post


Special Culinary Contests. Do you think your dish is better than the other chumps? Then compete in special culinary contents including Salad Daze (July 25), Dip Into Fun (August 1) and Ultimate Tailgate Dish (August 8). It is free to compete, but you must register by the Wednesday before the contest. If you compete you will receive free Fair admission to watch the live judging. visit ocfair.com/competitions for details.

OC Fair Culinary Competitions

OC Fair Culinary Competitions

One Big Party Eating Contests – Think you can chug down hot dogs faster than Joey Chestnut Perhaps you are known as “the cleaner”, then the OC Fair eating contest is for you.  Eating competitions are held daily in the Explorium: Destination Kids tent at 6:30 p.m. Participation is free with Fair admission. Show up early if you want to compete. Bring your “A Game” because I might be competing against you.

OC Fair Eating Contests

OC Fair Eating Contests

Demonstrations and Interactive Exhibits

Daily Culinary Demonstrations can be enjoyed for free throughout the run of Fair. Featured demonstrators. Go to the OC Promenade and watch culinary demonstrations from Blackmarket Bakery, Chef Ray Duey (food sculptor), Chef Ernest Miller (food preservation  and beer making), Greggy Soriano (cake decorator) and Shaile’s Edible Art (sugar art.)

OC Fair Chef's Challenge Water - The Chef's open their basket to find the secret ingredients

Chef’s open their basket to find the secret ingredients

Featured Culinary Exhibits will look at the best parts of a party: Cake & Cocktails. In the new Cakeology exhibit, Fairgoers can learn the origins and history of cake from baking to decorating. This creative and interactive exhibit will offer the essentials of cake-making with fun historical facts. The new SIP – Raise Your Spirits Exhibit looks at the history of alcoholic beverage and barware from punch to cocktails. Gabrielle Dion and her staff from The Mixing Glass will show tips and tricks on craft cocktails during daily demonstrations.


Award-Winning Wines are available by the taste or the glass in the Wine Courtyard throughout Fair and on weekends wine-lovers can learn more about the various varietals of wine during the Orange County Wine Society’s Wine Seminars (most require an additional fee). There will also be wine classes in the Wine Courtyard, prices and duration varies by class, but I look forward to the wine and cheese pairing class.

wine tasting at the OC Fair

wine tasting at the OC Fair

How to  win a pair of free tickets to the 2015 OC Fair from Tom’s Foodie Blog

Rules and How to Enter

There are multiple ways to enter, you can enter as many ways as you like. 

  • Share this story (use this link) http://goo.gl/MLQZ6F on Facebook and Tag  @TomsFoodieBlog so I know you entered 
  • this story and tag @tomsfoodieblog, use #GettinPiggyWithIT
  • Find @tomsfoodieblog on Instagram and Tag 3 friends on any post,  use Hashtag #GettinPiggyWithIt
  •  Instagram any food photo at the OC Fair with the hashtag #GettinPiggyWithIt 
  • Follow Tom’s Foodie Blog on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Leave a comment below

I will randomly pick a winner on July 25th.

Each entry method, will result in an single entry. The more methods you enter, the more chances.

My chihuahua will randomly pick a winner. I will cut up all entries on to small pieces of paper and the first one he sniffs is the winner.  


About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.


  1. Follow you on Instagram as elena1509
    I also tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/621085816333271040

  2. I’ve entered a million times over the years to your and your wife’s OC Fair contests, but I never win! I just entered via Twitter and shared your posting on Facebook!

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    I follow on Facebook

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  4. Last entry, leaving a comment. I’d love to win these tickets — we go every year and have a ball. I especially love the FOOD there!

  5. I follow Tom’s Foodie Blog on FB

  6. #gettinpiggywithit
    I’d love to win, there are so many great things to try!!!

  7. Congrats to Tammy G, you are the winner. I sent you an email with instructions.

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