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"OC Fair Highlights- 2011" Top 5 Page for this destination Costa Mesa Travelogue by marinarena

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Theme of the 2011 O.C. Fair: Let's Eat!

The 2011 Orange County Fair, the summer food/amusement event extravaganza of the O.C. summer, ran from Friday July 15 – August 14

My fried food indulging....

was an order of Australian Batter Fried Potatoes, with a heap of sour cream and ketchup. OK, way over priced at about 8 bucks but delicious. Please share with a friend!

On the Skyway Ride

This is not recommended if you have fear or are queasy of heights (yikes!). Usually, I am been fine and have felt safe with going up high but this ride on the Skyway had me a bit ...uneasy at first. Maybe it was that my legs were hanging out so much. Eventually, I got used to the motion and rode the Skyway out.

The Smurfs...

who had a hit film in the year, along with friends were some of the stuffed prizes kids of all ages could have from carnival game zone area by rollercoasters.

What you should do, as I did....

-bring your own water (cheaper than buying here. Plastic bottle only.)- I DID THIS!

-come on a discount day, usually taking place on a weekday, such as opening day Friday (during at least first few hours)- I DID THIS!


Separate from admission price is cost of doing the carnival rides.

$25 get you an unlimited ride wristband and $2 Games ( in 2011, every Wednesday and Thursday)

Footsie Wootsie....

saved my life! For just 25 cents, get a an excellent foot message. Just perfect after a day of walking the entire fairgrounds. My poor feet were renewed!

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