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OC Fair & Event Center January 2017 Events Calendar Features Events for Parents, Brides, Musicians and More

Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 2017) – The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current January 2017 events calendar:

January 2017 at the OC Fair & Event Center

BrideWorld Expo
Shop and compare 150 bridal salons, florists, photo booths, photographers, disc jockeys, wedding venues, invitations, vintage decor and great bridal beauty style tips, custom invitations, romantic honeymoons destinations, and the best wedding values.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General $12 (Advance online tickets $6), Military $6 (Children 12 & younger are free)
Information: brideworld.com, info [at] brideworld.com
14 Baby & Kids Experience
One-day interactive, educational and consumer event for parents, babies and kids.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: General $10, Senior (65+) $8, Military with ID $8 (Children 12 & younger are free)
Information: babyandkidsexperience.com, holli [at] babyandkidsexperience.com, (970) 328-9806

14-15 Great Train Show 
Two-day train show for children of all ages plus modelers, collectors and enthusiasts, families and for the simply curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains, accessories, scale models and collectible toys for sale as well as huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, free seminars and educational opportunities.
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $9 (Children 11 & younger are free)
Information: trainshow.com
21 Centennial Farm Garden Class – Fruit Tree Pruning
Learn the art of pruning in this hands-on, how-to learning experience. This class will cover the basics of pruning: from why we prune to how to successfully begin pruning. Leave with the knowledge and even some pruning tools to help you begin pruning at home.
Hours: Saturday 9:30 a.m. (Classes last 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise specified.)
Admission: $5 (Reservation deadline: Thursday, January 19)
Information: ocfair.com/gardenclasses, CFGardenClass [at] ocfair.com, (714) 708-1619
21-22 SoCal World Guitar Show
New, used, old and rare musical equipment swap meet with retail stores, vintage dealers, manufacturers, collectors, builders, appraisers and parts purveyors plus clothing, books, guitars, amplifiers, banjos, mandolins, violins and more.
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
21-22 Crossroads of the West Gun Show
Two-day gun and western Americana show with guns, accessories, tactical gear, ammunition, safes, personal protection products and more.
Hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General $18 (at the gates) & $16 (advance online), Senior $17 (at the gates) & $16 advance online (Children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Information: crossroadsgunshows.com, (801) 544-9125, gunshows [at] crossroadsgunshows.com
27-29 UVSA TET Festival
Lunar New Year Festival where visitors are immersed in a vibrant array of traditional foods, contests, live entertainment, cultural displays and carnival celebrating the new year.
Hours: Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: $6
Information: tetfestival.org
28 Centennial Farm Garden Class - Urban Chickens Demystified (Beginner)
Therry Vargas and Lindsey Koob will focus on what is needed to raise healthy, happy and productive backyard chickens for beginners.
Hours: Saturday 9:30 a.m. (Classes last 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise specified.)
Admission: $5 covers the cost of materials and handouts (Reservation deadline: Thursday, January 26)
Information: ocfair.com/gardenclasses, CFGardenClass [at] ocfair.com,
(714) 708-1619

January 2017 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: Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Jan. 1-2 & 16
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

Farmers Market
Find the freshest fruit, vegetables, nuts and more at this weekly California-certified market.
Hours: 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: Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sunday, January 1
Admission: General $2 (Children 11 and younger are free) Parking: Free
Information: Tel Phil Enterprises, ocmarketplace.com, (949) 723-6660

Mark Your Calendar: January 2017 Events

16 Fight Club OC
17-19 Pacific Coast Sportfishing Show
24-26 Gem Faire
24-26 Home Show

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.


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