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The OC Fair

We went to the Orange County Fair during the summer. I had gone to the Minnesota State Fair the previous September, so I got to see sights both familiar and new at this one in California.

At the Orange County Fair.

Booths and rides at the Orange County Fair.

Booths at the Orange County Fair.

Rides at the Orange County Fair.I would have gone on this ride if it weren’t so expensive.

Pink's hot dogs at the Orange County Fair.

CB's Cupcakes at the Orange County Fair.

Chicken Charlie's at the Orange County Fair.

Ride at the Orange County Fair.

Ela, Ren, Lilli, and Dreww posing for a photo at the Morning Star Farms booth.

Free sandwich samples at the Morning Star Farms booth at the Orange County Fair.Morningstar Farms had free samples of their vegetarian sandwiches, and a marquee to pose in front of while staff took pictures for their instagram on an ipad.

Fun pass card at the Orange County Fair.

Basketball game at the Orange County Fair.

Slide at the Orange County Fair.

Sharp shooting game at the Orange County Fair.Bicycles were part of the options for prizes if you win this sharp shooting game. However, you have to shoot out all the red of the star in one round. Quite a number of hopefuls we observed missed by just a teeny bit.

Some of the awesome prizes to be won:

Large Gremlin prize at the Orange County Fair.Gremlins!

Despicable Me minions and unicorn plush toy prizes at the Orange County Fair.Minions and co. from Despicable Me.

Large silver Sonic the Hedgehog prize at the Orange County Fair.Sonic the Hedgehog in silver.

Smurf plush prizes at the Orange County Fair.I loved the Smurfs there, and didn’t realise why until Lilli pointed out that it was because their eyes reminded her of Lemongrab. ♥

Fried ice cream at the Orange County Fair.Ela and I shared a fried Klondike bar.

Ren, Lilli, and Ela posing for a photo at the Orange County Fair.Me, Lilli, and Ela had to do this.

The Farm

Decorations at the farm at the Orange County Fair.

Pig at the Orange County Fair.

Dorset sheep under a blanket at the Orange County Fair.Dorset sheep covered in blankets so that they didn’t ruin the three to four hours of work that was put into preparing them for judging.

Decoration of the roof at the aviary at the Orange County Fair.

Zebra Finch at the Orange County Fair.A Zebra Finch.

Bunnies at the Orange County Fair.Giant bunny is giant.

Goat stats written by its owner at the Orange County Fair.

Farmer showing off his two cows at the Orange County Fair.A crowd gathered outside the barns to see the two huge cows that were chained together by a yoke. I don’t think that the cows looked too thrilled about it.

Pig racing sign board at the Orange County Fair.There was a pig racing event, but we were too late for the one at 1pm. We did get there early for the 3pm show though.

Pig racing arena at the Orange County Fair.The host had excellent showmanship, and the names for the pigs were incredibly cute- Ham Solo, Luke Skyporker, Chewbacon, etc. It was thoroughly entertaining.

Group photo at the pig races at the Orange County Fair.Photo from Lilli.

Winning pig from the pig race at the Orange County Fair.One of the winning pigs was taken out to be photographed with at the end of the races.

Sheltered stadium for concerts at the Orange County Fair.There was even a stadium for concerts. I remember that the current band were actually pretty good.

fb2_lilliAnd then because I had to use up the points that I had bought in my Fun Pass, a beer pong game where I won a pink crayon. A prize if you guess correctly three times what I thought it looked like, and the first two are free.
Photo from Lilli.

Prizes from the Orange County Fair.My very pink prizes.

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