The OC Fair is back through August 14, 2011! This year’s theme is “Let’s Eat!” From some of the most delicious foods to the wackiest creations that the vendors trot out every year, it’s really what a fair is all about. They have a lot of admission specials this year. Check out their website: http://www.ocfair.com/2011/discountsdeals/promotions.asp. The best deal is the Rise and Shine – Opening Hour Special $2 general admission on weekends between 10am-11am. That’s a $9 savings per person! Please note that the admission is only good on day of purchase and ticket must be used by noon.
Let’s Eat! Juicy’s has 4 locations on the fairgrounds. In Fair Square near the Blue Gate is Juicy’s Funnel Cakes. They provide the toppings, you make the choice! It is 11 inches in diameter and dusted with powdered sugar. Topping choices are cherries, fresh strawberries, chocolate sauce, or ice cream. The funnel cake was light, crispy, and not greasy at all. While it could have had a little more powdered sugar they were very generous on the fresh strawberries. Pick up the Daily Events Calendar for a “free topping” coupon. Saved $1.50 on the fresh strawberries! Thumbs up!
Juicy’s Outlaw Grill in Centennial Farm is, in a word, enormous. Just the sight of the grill is jaw-dropping. Your nose will lead you there with the scent of smoked “Texas Sized” Turkey Legs. The turkey leg is gigantic cuz, as we all know, everything is bigger in Texas. The meat was smoked to perfection, juicy and finger-licking good. Look in the Daily Events Calendar for the “Free medium drink” coupon with turkey leg purchase. Saved $3.50 on the drink! Thumbs up!
Juicy’s in the Family Fair Way has a grill that will feed your senses. In case you hadn’t noticed by now, Juicy’s serves everything BIG. Their curly fries are no exception. It’s served in the shape of a huge brick with the fries entwined and packed solid. You can also get toppings on it from cheese to chili. Look in the Daily Events Calendar for the “Free Topping” coupon with purchase of Curly Fries. Saved $2.00 on the topping! Thumbs up!
Terri’s Berries in Park Plaza is a great place to get a snack. They have lots of healthy snacks like fresh fruit and smoothies, but they do have some decadent fruit concoctions as well. They have a wide variety of chocolate covered fruits like strawberries and apples with toppings like nuts, candies, and cookie crumbles. The chocolate covered caramel apple with almonds was so decadent. The chocolate was creamy and the caramel was gooey. The sliced almonds were a perfect flavor match. If you want to eat it at the fair, the folks behind the counter will gladly slice it up for you for easier eating. These also hold up great if you want to take them home and eat them the next day. Thumbs up!
If you have a free weekend or weekday afternoon, go to the OC Fair. There’s plenty to do and eat!
Savings Tip 1: Pick up the Daily Event Calendar after you come in through the gate. There are lots of food coupons to choose from.
Savings Tip 2: Visit Juicy’s website and print out coupons. They are good until the end of this year. They will be at the LA County Fair too.
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
For more information:
2011 OC Fair
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-6521