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					President’s Message                                                                                        Board of Directors
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                                                                                                        Dale Dykema - President                                                                                                                 PAID
                                                munity experience like none other.                 Julie Vandermost - Vice President                                                                                                       SANTA ANA, CA
                                                    We worked hard in 2007 to examine                       Deborah Carona
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PERMIT #4137
                                                land-use during the Fair and staff made                     Gary Hayakawa
                                                many changes to the flow of the Fair,                         David Padilla                                                                                                              Return Service Requested
                                                which, with over a million guests, demon-                    Kristina Dodge
                                                strated that our customers appreciated the                    Joyce Tucker
                                                changes. The next two years will be just                       David Ellis
                                                as inventive as 2007, with changes to                          Mary Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Costa Mesa, California - Winter 2008
                                                some of the buildings, arrangement of
                                                vendors, programming, and the continued
                                                                                                        Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                          Becky Bailey-Findley                                                                                                                                      O R A N G E             C O U N T Y             F A I R        &      E X P O S I T I O N                    C E N T E R
                                                revitalization of the Main Mall and the
                                                Grandstand Arena.                                   Senior Vice President, OC Fair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ready, Set, Smile
                                                    The annual Fair must serve as both a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What’s
                                                custodian of tradition and a reflection of                    Steve Beazley
                                                the community as it grows and evolves,                       Vice President,
                                                and the Board of Directors and the staff                                                    Orange County Fair & Exposition Center • 88 Fair Drive • Costa Mesa, CA 92626 • (714) 708-FAIR (3247) • ocfair.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Inside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at 2008 Youth Expo
                                                of the Orange County Fair & Exposition                   Finance/Administration
                                                Center cherish this responsibility. During                   Dena Heathman
    t is an exciting time for the OC Fair       these next few years, staff will be sensitive

I   Board of Directors. 2008 will be a
    time of transition for the property and
the annual OC Fair. The challenge for
                                                to guest reaction to these changes and we
                                                hope you find them as exciting as we do.
                                                                                                    Vice President, Events/Facilites
                                                                                                              Doug Lofstrom
                                                                                                             Fair Times Editor
staff is to continually re-imagine the
annual Fair while maintaining the tradition
                                                                         Dale Dykema
                                                          President, Board of Directors                         Jeff Willson                                                                         The 2008 Youth Expo Competition
and history that make this event a com-         Orange County Fair & Exposition Center                                                                                                                    Guide is available online.

 New Tattoo Festival Musink Offers A Buzz In February                                                                                                                                                        Download the guide and                                   President’s Message
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enter online.
       here will be a buzz around the Orange    for the weekend, attendees can also enjoy

T      County Fair & Exposition Center in
       February when famed tattoo artist
Kat Von D from the TV show "L.A. Ink"
                                                three days of live music, with each day
                                                featuring a different style of music. Punk
                                                band Tiger Army is scheduled to headline
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Visit ocfair.com and click the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Youth Expo logo.
debuts Musink, a tattoo and music festival.     the event when they rock out on Saturday,
    Slated for Feb. 22-24, Musink will          Feb. 23.
showcase 200 of the top tattoo artists              There will also be seminars, contests
from around the world. Some of the best         with celebrity judges, and lifestyle vendors.                                                                                                                   For information, call
body art in the industry will be on display
and if attendees feel inspired they can
                                                    The event is open Friday, 6-11 p.m.;
                                                Saturday, Noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (714) 708-1553.                                           Musink
take a seat and get their own to take home.     Noon-6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per day and
    If getting a tattoo isn't on the agenda     will be on sale in December.



                               OC'S Largest Mixer Returns
                                                gling and networking at the Orange              encourages attendees, and exhibitors, to
                                                County's Largest Mixer V on Mar. 13.            not only check out all the different com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ut a "Smile" on your face     art, and the community.             not required and all self-grown
                                                    Designed to be part exposition and
                                                part social event, the Mixer is an annual
                                                event that has grown to include more
                                                than 300 exhibitors and thousands of
                                                                                                panies and organizations on exhibit, but
                                                                                                network and socialize as well.
                                                                                                    Admission for the one-night event is
                                                                                                $20. The Largest Mixer will be held in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Fascination of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orchids          P     in anticipation of the 29th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   annual Youth Expo at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Orange County Fair & Exposition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Student projects on a variety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of academic subjects will be on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 display in the School Projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fruits, vegetables, or flowers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     can be delivered to Centennial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Farm from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                                                attendees.                                      buildings 14 and 16 and Baja Blues                                                                                                                                                           Center, April 25-27, 2008.          building throughout the three-day   that day for submission.
         usiness professionals from hundreds        Chambers of commerce and businesses         Restaurant from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For                                                                                                                                  Did You Know?              Thousands of local school-      event. The best student projects        The 18th annual Home

  B      of industries will return to the
         Orange County Fair & Exposition
  Center for a fifth year of mixing, min-
                                                from throughout the county are on-hand
                                                to talk about what they can offer.
                                                    The physical layout of the event
                                                                                                more information or to become an
                                                                                                exhibitor visit ocmixer.com or call
                                                                                                (213) 908-0800.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             children, schools, youth groups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and families will take over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             fairgrounds for the free annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             event, which recognizes Orange
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are awarded ribbons, trophies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and cash awards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Future gardeners and farmers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 can show off their young talent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Builders Council (HBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Design/Build Competition will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     set-up shop for a fourth year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with its two-day event which
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             County youth for their positive     with an entry in the Li'l Sprouts   challenges high school, commu-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Did You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            S     $$$        accomplishments in math,            Farm and Garden Competition         nity college, Youth Build, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             science, literature, agriculture,   on April 25. Pre-registration is                    Continued inside
                                                                                                                                                                                         January - March
Winter Event Highlights                                                                                                                       Events
       he new year will be warming up                                                            across the nation selling a variety of        C    A    L   E    N    D   A       R

T      nicely with a variety of events that
       will be having locals visit the
Orange County Fair & Exposition Center
                                                                                                 furniture, art, decorations, textiles,
                                                                                                 ceramics and more. Event hours are
                                                                                                 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                        2008
for services, entertainment, and products                                                        on Sunday. Admission is $9 for both days
                                                                                                                                                                                       JANUARY 2008                        FEBRUARY 2008                       15-17 SCRAPBOOK                     MARCH 2008                            13 OC's LARGEST MIXER V
                                                                                                                                               Weekly Events
throughout the winter season.                                                                    and $6 for Sunday only. Guests 17 and
    The Fascination of Orchids Interna-                                                          under are free.                                                                                                                                                      EXPO                                                               Thursday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
tional Show and Sale will bloom right                                                                This American spirit will shift from                                              5 BRIDAL WORLD EXPO                 1-2 SCATSGYMNASTICS                 Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.              6-8 SUGAR PLUM                        Buildings 14, 16 & Baja Blues
before spring when it returns to OCFEC
on Feb. 8-10. The annual event features
                                                                                                 country art to muscle cars when the Good
                                                                                                 Guys Car Show returns Mar. 15-16. The        STAR-VU DRIVE-IN                         Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.            Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.              Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.                 FESTIVAL'S "ARTS &                Admission: $15.
hundreds of beautiful orchids from around                                                        all-grounds event will feature tricked out   Friday-Sunday.                           Building 10 & Parade of Products    Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.             Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                   CRAFTS SHOW"                      The Linden Group, Inc.
the world. Attendees can view and purchase                                                       and custom cars for the two-day event.       Admission: general $8.50, children       Admission: adults $10 and           Building 10                                                             Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
orchids and orchid-related products. Event                                                       The event opens at 8 a.m. both days and      (5-12) $5, kids four and under                                                                                   Buildings 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 &                                            (213) 908-0800
                                                                                                                                                                                       children under 12 admitted free.    Admission: adults $8, seniors &     Parade of Products                  Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.               largestmixer.com
hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.                Antique Americana Show and Sale,               closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              admitted free. Show listings,
Admission is $5 for adults.                       Mar. 8-9. The only antique show focused        on Sunday. General admission is $13,
                                                                                                                                              times and ticket sales available         Adcom Publishing                    children $5.                        Admission: adults $8,               Building 10
    March will start off with a little bit of     exclusively on country and folk art, the       children (7-12) are $6, and children six
Americana at the California Country               show will feature tons of dealers from         years and younger are free.                  at star-vu.com.                          (714) 670-7800                      Scats Gymnastics                    children under 12 admitted free.    Admission: free.
                                                                                                                                              (949) 296-7002                           brideworld.com                                                                                                                                    15-16 GOOD GUYS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (714) 895-2909                      Scrapbook Expo                      Sugar Plum Festivals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CAR SHOW
 Centennial Farm Receives CM Community Foundation Grant                                                                                       GIANT PAINTBALL PARK                     12-13 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2-3 WAREHOUSE SALE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               scrapbookexpo.com                   (562) 598-0857
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sugarplumfestivals.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              Thursday & Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.               GOLD SHOW                                                                                                                                  Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.                 Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.   Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   22-24 MUSINK-THE                    NO STROLLERS PLEASE.
        range County Fair & Exposition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   All Grounds
O       Center's Centennial Farm was
        awarded a $3,000 grant from the
Costa Mesa Community Foundation for
                                                                                                                                              Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              Admission: $25.
                                                                                                                                              Grandstand Arena.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Building 10
                                                                                                                                                                                       Admission: adults $5, children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Building 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Admission: Saturday $15 presale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ULTIMATE TATTOO &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MUSIC FESTIVAL               8-9 CALIFORNIA COUNTRY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Admission: general $13; kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (7-12) $6; children under 6
The Ranch After School Program at a                                                                                                                                                    under 12 admitted free.             or $25 at the door; Sunday $5.      Friday, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.                   ANTIQUE AMERICANA                admitted free.
                                                                                                                                              giantpaintball.com
special ceremony in Building 33 on Nov. 5.
The Ranch program currently teaches                                                                                                           (949) 489-9000                           goldprospectors.org                 thewarehousesale.com                Saturday, noon-11 p.m.                   SHOW & SALE                      good-guys.com
children from Davis Education Center,                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, noon-6 p.m.                 Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              ORANGE COUNTY                            19-20 TEX*US GUITAR SHOW
College Park Elementary School and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           8-10 FASCINATION OF                 Admission: $25/day                  Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sonora Elementary School about animal
                                                                                                                                              MARKET PLACE                             Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                                                                          23 ROCK HARBOR
husbandry, equine science, gardening and                                                                                                                                                                                         ORCHIDS                       musink.org                          Building 14
                                                                                                                                              Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.       Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                                                                               CHURCH
nutrition, and leather crafting.
                                                                                                                                              Main Parking Lot.                                                            Friday, Saturday &                                                      Admission: adults $9 on
    The grant will allow for program                                                                                                                                                   Building 12                                                                                                                                          EASTER SERVICES
expansion to include other local schools,                                                                                                     Admission: adults $2, children           Admission: adults $15, children     Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.              23-24 MALIBU                        Saturday ($6 after 2 p.m.)
as well as the possible inclusion of groups                                                                                                   under 12 free.                                                               Buildings 14 & 16                          CAT CLUB                     and $6 on Sunday ($3 after 2 p.m.),   Sunday, times TBD.
such as Girl and Boy Scouts, according to                                                                                                                                              under 12 admitted free.                                                                                                                           Pacific Amphitheatre
                                                                                                                                              Tel Phil Enterprises                                                         Admission: adults $4.               Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.            children 17 and under free.
Evy Young, OCFEC's agricultural educa-
                                                                                                                                              (949) 723-6660                           Tex*us Guitar Shows, Inc.
tion supervisor.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fascinations of Orchids             Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.               Paid first day admission good         Admission: free.
                                                                                                                                              ocmarketplace.com                        texasguitarshows.com
    "We believe so much in the importance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (949) 735-2930                      Building 14                         for both days.                        Rock Harbor Church
of teaching our children about agriculture
                                                                                                                                                                                       26-27 CROSSROADS OF THE             fascinationoforchids.com            Admission: general $5, seniors      California Country                    www.rockharbor.org
and how it is integrated into our daily lives,"                                                                                               FARMERS MARKET
said OCFEC CEO Becky Bailey-Findley.              Grant Presentation— (l-r) OCFEC CEO Becky Bailey-Findley, CFF Board member
                                                  Kathy Nakase, Centennial Farm Supervisor Evy Young, and CMCF members Cindy                  Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.                    WEST GUN SHOW                                                    (62+) and children under 12 $4.     (831) 476-4161
"The support from the Foundation's
Community Grants program is greatly               O'Dell, Bill Turpit, and Charlene Ashendorf.                                                Main Parking Lot.                        Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.             8-10 32nd ANNUAL HOME                                                   californiacountryshow.com             29-30 CROSSROADS OF
appreciated because it allows the                    The Foundation's Community Grants           areas of youth academics and recreation,     Orange County Farm Bureau                Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                     REMODELING &                  2/29-3/2 GEM FAIRE                                                               THE WEST
program to reach out to more children in          program was launched in June 2007 to           public safety, public park enhancements      (714) 573-0374                           Buildings 10, 12, 14, 16, Parade
a meaningful way."                                provide support to community groups in the     and community pride initiatives.             orange.cfbf.com                                                                    DECORATING SHOW               Friday, noon-7 p.m.                 12 AAOC ANNUAL                               GUN SHOW
                                                                                                                                                                                       of Products & Main Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Friday, noon-8 p.m.                 Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.               TRADE SHOW &                       Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              CENTENNIAL FARM                          Admission: adults $12, seniors
Smile 2008 Youth Expo, continued                      Academia won't be the only thing           Guide is available online now. Download                                                                                   Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.            Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.                 CONFERENCE                         Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.         $11, children under 12 admitted
from page 1                                       making visitors to Youth Expo smile            the handbook and enter online by visiting                                                                                 Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.              Buildings 10 & Parade of Products   Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.              Buildings 10, 12, 14, 16, Parade
Regional Occupation Program (ROP)                 though. Gale Webb will return with her         ocfair.com and clicking the Youth Expo       Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.       free with adult.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Buildings 10, 12 & Parade of        Admission: adult weekend pass $5,   Building 10 & 12                      of Products & Main Mall
student teams to design and build as              Extreme Sports and Air Show, which             logo. The entry form deadline is Feb. 7,     Admission: free.                         B&L Productions
professional builders would.                      features some of the youngest BMX,             2008. For additional information, call
                                                                                                                                              (714) 708-1916.                          (801) 544-9125                      Products                            children 11 and under admitted      Admission: free.                      Admission: adults $12, seniors
    For the 53rd annual Orange County             inline and skateboarding stars of today.       (714) 708-1553.
Science and Engineering Fair, science                 Other Youth Expo features include a            Youth Expo hours are Friday 9 a.m. to    During all-ground events,                                                    Admission: adults $6.75, seniors    free.                               Apartment Association of              $11, children under 12 admitted
and math will be the featured attraction          4-H livestock competition, Girl Scout          3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.      admission may be required.               28-31 MAINTENANCE MANIA             $4, and children admitted free.     Gem Faire, Inc.                     Orange County                         free with adult.
with hundreds of individual and group             exhibits and crafts, and exhibitors offering   to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.    ocfair.com                               Monday-Thursday                     N.E.C. Group, Inc.                  (503) 252-8300                      (714) 638-5550                        B&L Productions
projects on display from students in the          educational resources and information.
sixth through 12th grades.                            The 2008 Youth Expo Competition                                                                                                  ocfair.com                          (818) 557-2950                      gemfaire.com                        OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.                   (801) 544-9125

				
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