Beyond Orange County
Visiting the OC Fair with four kids (ages 2-7)
The OC Fair is a must-do during the Summer in Orange County.
I have two nieces, ages 6 and 7. The youngest (named after me!) is only six months apart from my own kid. My mom raises them so not only do I see them, A LOT, they are also often included in a lot of my outings with my kids. This year will mark the third year that we all head to the OC Fair together and it never fails to be one of those must-do of the Summer. And because the OC Fair offers a lot of discounts, it’s even more affordable to do more it than once!
I love seeing them hang out together and having a different experience than I otherwise would have if I had gone with adults or older kids. So while many are riding the enormous ferris wheel, we stay closer to the ground with the one at Kid Land.
Kid Land, is an obvious stop for us. It has so many options for kids to do. Rides, games and the always popular – Kid Zone. Kid Zone is a huge tent that is set up with a different theme every year. This year the theme seemed to be “games” and not only was it decorated in such a way, they also had lots of games available for kids to play with. Blocks were also set up for the kid along with a HUGE lot of sand. We spent about an hour in the tent taking in one of the daily magic shows by magician Frank Thurston. With plenty of benches to rest, it’s a nice retrieve from the main fair. You can also walk around the display area and see all the different competition entries from other kids, and maybe encourage your own to enter next year!
Originally published on July 29, 2013. Last Updated on July 8, 2019 by Pattie Cordova