Upcoming events at OC Fair & Event Center


OC Fair & Event Center hosts more than 150 year-round events throughout the fairgrounds. Here is what is coming up throughout May.

-May 18-20: Gem Faire

Fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and more at manufacturer’s prices, sold by nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world.

Hours: Friday, May 18, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $7 admission; children 11 and younger are free. Parking is $8.

Info: gemfaire.com

-May 18-20: OC Night Market

Produced by 626 Night Market, OC Night Market features 200+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music and entertainment attractions in one event for all ages.

Hours: Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 4 p.m.-midnight, and Sunday, May 20, 4-11 p.m.

Cost: $5 admission. Parking is $8

Info: ocnightmarket.com

-May 26-27: Scottish Fest USA

Celebrates Celtic culture with 50+ Celtic merchants, genealogy with 70+ Scottish clans, sheep herding, child inflatables, junior athletics, archery, Celtic food including haggis and more. New Irish stage added to four other stages with Celtic music featuring the most-recorded piper Eric Rigler from Bad Haggis and the popular Wicked Tinkers.

Hours: Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: $18 admission; $16 seniors (62+); $3 children ages 4-11. Free for children three and younger and military and first responders. Parking is $8.

Info: scottishfest.com

Save the date:

July 13-Aug. 12: OC Fair

Get ready for 23 days of fun at the 2018 OC Fair, where you can “Free Your Inner Farmer” and enjoy all the rides, good, games and entertainment you can handle. Performances are being announced at pacamp.com.

Cost: $12-14 general admission/ $7 senior (60+) and youth (ages 6-12)/ free for children five and younger. Parking is $10.

More info: ocfair.com



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