OC Fair & Event Center February 2017 Events Calendar Features Heroes Hall Grand Opening, Garden Classes & More

OC Fair & Event Center February 2017 Events Calendar Features Heroes Hall Grand Opening, Garden Classes & More
Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 2017) – The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current February 2017 events calendar:

February 2017 at the OC Fair & Event Center

4 Centennial Farm Garden Class: Southern California Avocados Isabel Barkman will cover the basic tasks of growing avocado trees, including choosing varieties, site selection, planting, irrigation, and year-round care.

Hours: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (Classes last 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise specified.) Admission: $5 (Reservation deadline is Thursday, Feb. 2)

Information: ocfair.com/gardenclasses, CFGardenClass@ocfair.com, (714) 708-1619    

15 Heroes Hall Grand Opening The OC Fair & Event Center’s new veterans museum officially opens its doors to the public. Attendees can see the inaugural exhibitions “The SAAAB Story” and “The Things They Carried.” Heroes Hall will be open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit ocfair.com/heroeshall for full details on exhibitions and programming.

Hours: Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission & Parking: Free

Information: ocfair.com/heroeshall, (714) 708-1501, heroeshall@ocfair.com    

16 Fight Club OC Boxing and MMA together on the same night inside the same ring. Fight Club OC is where your fights and entertainment are guaranteed.

Hours: Thursday 7-10 p.m. (Join us for Happy Hour specials before the action 5:30-6:30 p.m.) Admission: $60 Seat | $30 Standing-Room-Only  (after seats sell out)

Information: fightcluboc.com, (949) 903-8586, fightpromotions [at] gmail.com      

17-19 Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival

Hours: Friday  1-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $10

Information: sportfishingfestival.com

18   Centennial Farm Garden Class: Urban Chickens Demystified (Advanced) Therry Vargas and Lindsey Koob will focus on what is needed to raise healthy, happy and productive backyard chickens for those already familiar with caring for chickens. Therry and Lindsey will also teach about chicken feed and will help attendees create their own custom blend.

Hours: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (Classes last 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise specified.)

Admission: $20 (Reservation deadline is Thursday, Feb. 16)

Information: ocfair.com/gardenclasses, CFGardenClass@ocfair.com, (714) 708-1619    

24-26 Gem Faire Featuring the finest in gems, beads, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, minerals, crystals, lapidary equipment, imports and much more from around the world.

Hours: Friday Noon-6 p.m. (Special wholesale preview 10 a.m.-Noon), Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: General $7 weekend pass (Children 12 & younger are free)

Information: gemfaire.com, (503) 252-8300, info [at] gemfaire.com    

24-26 The 40th Annual OC Home & Garden Show

Hours: Friday Noon-7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: General $6 Seniors $4 (Children 12 & younger are free)

Information: thebesthomeshow.com    

25 Centennial Farm Garden Class: Home Grown Tomatoes (Beginner) If there is just one edible plant that you should choose to grow at home, it is the tomato. Nowhere else is the contrast in flavor, nutrition and variety between “home-grown” and “store-bought” more evident. This how-to class for beginners will provide all the practical knowledge necessary to begin growing tomatoes today. Learn which varieties to grow, how to plant and care for tomatoes and common diseases and pests that afflict them.

Hours: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (Classes last 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise specified.)

Admission: $20 (Reservation deadline is Thursday, Feb. 23)

Information: ocfair.com/gardenclasses, CFGardenClass@ocfair.com, (714) 708-1619    

25-26 International Goodwill Karate-Do Championships Enjoy two days of competitions from members of Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai. Saturday features weapons competitions from 9-11 a.m. and sword competitions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday features Karate-Do from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and, new this year, Karate-do and Kobudo competitions for special needs competitors. Please note, end times for competitions is approximate. Some competitions may go longer than listed.

Hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Weapons & Sword), Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Karate-Do) Admission: General $5, Child (4-11) $3 (Children 3 & younger are free)

Information: genbukai-hq.org,  jkfitosu [at] gmail.com,  (714) 543-5550

February 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.

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

Heroes Hall Veterans Museum

The OC Fair & Event Center’s permanent, onsite veterans museum that celebrates the legacy of Orange County veterans and others who have served our nation with a year-round tribute to their stories. Exhibitions will rotate semi-annually and will focus on the aspects of personal experiences of veterans.

Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free (During all-grounds events, admission may be required. Check ocfair.com for more information.)

Information: OC Fair & Event Center, ocfair.com/heroeshall, heroeshall@ocfair.com, (714) 708-1501

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.

Admission: General $2 (Children 11 and younger are free) Parking: Free

Information: Tel Phil Enterprises, ocmarketplace.com, (949) 723-6660

Mark Your Calendar: March & April 2017 Events

Mar. 2-4 Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival Mar. 8 Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC)

Mar. 18   Centennial Farm Garden Class: Make It, Take It Food Preservation (Jam)

Mar. 17-19 MUSINK Tattoo Convention & Music Festival

Mar. 25 Centennial Farm Garden Class: Make It, Take It Food Preservation (Pickles)

Mar. 25-26 Crossroads of the West Gun Show

Mar. 28 14th Annual Orange County’s Largest Mixer

Apr. 1 Centennial Farm Garden Class: Home Grown Tomatoes (Advanced)

Apr. 6 Fight Club OC

Apr. 7 Night Nation Run

Apr. 21-23 2017 OC Fair Imaginology – “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”

Apr. 28-30 America’s Family Pet Expo

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.

OC Fair & Event Center | 32nd District Agricultural Association 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | (714) 708-1500 | ocfair.com
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