Free Entertainment

The application period for Community Entertainment at the 2017 OC Fair has ended. Due to an overwhelming response, we are unable to accept late applications. Please check back here in November to apply for the 2018 OC Fair.

If you have already submitted an application, you will be contacted by the Entertainment Department via email if you have been chosen to perform or have been placed on the wait list.

Action Sports Arena


All Action Sports Arena Entertainment

There are a limited number of general-admission seats for Action Sports Arena entertainment that are free with Fair admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the purchase of Fair admission does not guarantee a seat to any Action Sports Arena event. If you would like to purchase a reserved-seat ticket, which includes admission to the OC Fair, you may do so here or at the OC Fair Box Office.

Click here to view the Action Sports Arena schedule

Action Sports Arena

Baja Blues Bar & Restaurant

 

Mai Tais
The Mai Tais bring their own rockin' surf sound influenced by surf, punk, metal, and the blues.

Video: Mai Tais

Show times:
July 15, 1 p.m.
July 16, 1 p.m.

Mai Tais



Texas House Party

Western Swing meets Cowboy Boogie

Video: Texas House Party

Showtimes:
July 19, 8 p.m.
July 20, 8 p.m.
July 21, 8:30 p.m.
  July 22, 8:30 p.m.
July 23, 8 p.m.
     
Bill Magee



All Star Trio

Led by veteran workhorse drummer/vocalist Dominic Tucci, All Star Trio covers all types and styles of material from the 50’s to current modern rock.
Video: All Star Trio

Show times:
July 29: 1:00 p.m.
July 30: 1:00 p.m.
 
Boxers & Briefs



SMITH

Smith is a seven-piece pop/country group based in Southern California that performs hits from artists such as Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert to Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. Mix that with country classics and you have a recipe for a party!

Video: SMITH

Showtimes:
Aug. 2, 8 p.m.
Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m.
  Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 6, 8 p.m.
     
SMITH


Phil Shane

His rabid audiences, aged 21 – 81 howl with love! He’s a Lounge God!

Video: Phil Shane

Show times:
Aug. 9, 8 p.m.
Aug. 10, 8 p.m.
Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m.
  Aug. 12, 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 13, 8 p.m.
Phil Shane

 

Explorium Stage

 

Frank Thurston

If you’re looking for the finest in family comedy magic, look no further … you’ve found it.

Show times:
2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Texas House Party


 

Grounds Entertainment

 

Russell Brothers Circus

The Russell Brothers Family Fun Circus is a family-owned performance group offering OC Fairgoers an entertaining circus show complete with an actual big top. People of all ages will enjoy the father-son duo’s magic tricks, illusions, juggling acts, balancing feats, colorful clowns, performing birds and acrobatics.

Show times:
12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Russell Brothers Circus


 

Heritage stage

 

Mark Yuzuik Comedy Hypnotist

Comedy Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik is a crowd favorite at the Fair, he will leave you spellbound with his daily shows on the Heritage Stage.

Nightly Shows
6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.

Texas House Party



Peking Acrobats

Hold your breath as the Peking Acrobats push the boundaries of human possibility as they tumble, bend and balance on the Heritage Stage.

Nightly Shows
Wednesday – Friday
5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.

The Wimberleys Bluegrass Band

 

Livestock

 

All-Alaskan Racing Pigs

Eight little pigs, with all the bravado of NASCAR, will squeal around the track and leap over hurdles as they race to the finish line.

Daily
Wednesday – Friday
2 p.m., 3 p.m, 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
2 p.m., 3 p.m, 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8 p.m. & 9 p.m.

All Alaskan Pig Races


Wild West Turkey Stampede

Aug. 9 – 13
2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Wild West Turkey Stampede

 

MEADOWS stage

 

Caitlin Lucia

Caitlin Lucia is an Orange County, California native that uses her talented pop voice and love for the folk genre to create a unique music experience. As seen on "The Voice" and "American Idol."

Video: Caitlin Lucia

July 14 – July 16
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Caitlin Lucia



Andy Rau Band

Playing Americana music, an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass.

Video: Andy Pau Band

July 19 – July 23
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Caitlin Lucia



Danny Maika

Orange County-based singer-songwriter Danny Maika’s effortless command of rock, soul and pop standards must be heard to be believed.

Video: Danny Maika

July 26 – July 30
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Danny Maika


The Wimberleys Bluegrass Band

Four siblings who strive to keep the traditional sounds of bluegrass music alive and well.

Video: The Wimberleys Bluegrass Band

Aug. 2 – Aug. 6
8 – 11 p.m.

The Wimberleys Bluegrass Band


Alice Wallace

Alice’s powerful, elastic singing and melodic, literate song-crafting skill have helped her garner nominations as best country/Americana artist and best live band from the Orange County Music Awards.

You can also see Alice when she opens for The Band Perry at the Pacific Amphitheatre on August 2. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

Video: Alice Wallace

Aug. 9 – Aug. 13
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Alice Wallace

 

PLAZA STAGE

 

Karaoke Rockstarz

Karaoke in front of a live band. Release your inner rock star!

Nightly
Wednesday – Sunday 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Karaoke Rockstarz

 

Promenade Stage

 

Surf Flamingo

Surf and Spaghetti Western classics on flamenco guitar.

Video: Surf Flamingo

July 14 – July 16
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Surf Flamingo



Darden Sisters

The Darden Sisters perform a vast variety of genres including Western swing, jazz, country, gospel, blues, patriotic, Americana and more.

Video: Darden Sisters

July 19 – July 23
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Heavy Mellow



Javid & Naoko

Javid & Naoko is a new flamenco ensemble comprised of a husband-and-wife guitar.

Video: Javid & Naoko

July 26 – July 30
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Oui 3



Caitlin Lucia

Caitlin Lucia is an Orange County, California native that uses her talented pop voice and love for the folk genre to create a unique music experience. As seen on "The Voice" and "American Idol."

Video: Caitlin Lucia

Aug. 2 – Aug. 6
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Caitlin Lucia



Clif Miller

 

Aug. 9 – Aug. 13
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.