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OC Fair & Event Center March 2017 Events Calendar Features MUSINK, Food Preservation Garden Classes, Largest Mixer

Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 2017) – The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Here is the current March 2017 events calendar:

March 2017 at the OC Fair & Event Center

2-4 Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival
Sugar Plum welcomes the holiday season with gifts to warm the heart and accessories that make a home. Shoppers can find quality hand-crafted merchandise made in the U.S. from more than 120 vendors plus antiques and collectibles.
Hours: Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.,10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Information: sugarplumfestivals.com, (562) 598-0857, PlumCrazy [at] SugarPlumCrafts.com

9 Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC)
One-day event celebrating its 46th year of bringing together rental property owners, resident managers, realtors, property management companies and rental-housing professional to network with more than 100 booths featuring various products and services specific to the industry.
Hours: Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Information: aaoc.com, info [at] aaoc.com, (714) 245-9500

17-19 MUSINK Tattoo Convention & Music Festival
MUSINK returns for a 10th year of music and tattoos. Friday features performances by NOFX, The Vandals, Lagwagon, A Wilhelm Scream. Saturday features performances by The Used, Glassjaw, Goldfinger, Story of the Year, Hell or Highwater. Sunday features performances by Bad Religion, Pennywise, Swingin’ Utter.
Hours: Friday 3-10 p.m., Saturday Noon-10 p.m., Sunday Noon-9 p.m.
Admission (One-Day): General $45, VIP Lounge $129, Travis Barker Meet & Greet + VIP Lounge $299 (Visit website for three-day admission pricing.)
Information: musinkfest.com, info [at] musinkfest.com

18 Centennial Farm Garden Class: Make It, Take It Food Preservation - Strawberry Jam
UCCE OC Master Food Preservers’ hands-on food preservation workshops will teach the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure canning, water bath and steam canning to preserve fruits and vegetables. Fresh produce, equipment and canning jars will be provided and attendees will leave with three half pints of strawberry jam and have the opportunity to enter the Preserved Foods competition of the OC Fair for $5.
Hours: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (Classes last 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise specified.)
Admission: $30 (Reservation deadline is Thursday, Mar. 16)
Information: ocfair.com/gardenclasses, CFGardenClass@ocfair.com, (714) 708-1619

22 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair
Orange County's brightest and best science students will compete in the regional science fair for a chance to move on to the State and National competitions.
Hours: Wednesday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission & Parking: Free
Information: OCSEF.org

28 14th Annual Orange County's Largest Mixer
Orange County's largest and longest running business networking event returns with new ways to grow and improve your business, meet new clients, gain new leads and referrals, and connect with potential customers at The Ultimate Business Networking Event.
Hours: Tuesday 5-9 p.m.
Admission: $20
Information: ocmixer.com, info [at] largestmixer.com, (949) 338-8338

March 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.
Closed Mar. 31
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 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. Current exhibitions include "Things They Carried" and "The SAAAB Story".
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: ocmarketplace.com, (949) 723-6660   

Mark Your Calendar: April 2017 Events 

1 Centennial Farm Garden Class: Home Grown Tomatoes (Advanced) 
2 Sand Sports Super SWAP
6 Fight Club OC
8 Night Nation Run
21-23 2017 OC Fair Imaginology – “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”
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.


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