The recent news that the Orange County Fair will take place in person this year also comes with the announcement that seasonal workers for the fair are being hired. The OC Fair & Events Center is hiring workers for the fair which is due to take place July 16th through August 15th.
The positions available are varied but include positions such as admissions, parking, security, landscape crew, maintenance crews, or janitorial just to name some of the available positions. To apply you have to be 16 or older and virtual interviews as well as orientations are going to be used.
If you are hired you will get free entry to the Orange County Fair as well the ability to purchase discounted tickets for friends and family. Employees will have to follow all the COVID safety requirements that we all have become used too.
To apply or for more information visit the OC Fairs Website ocfair.com/jobs
The Orange County Fairgrounds has had a busy COVID testing site open for a long time now comes good news for Costa Mesa residents a large vaccination site is also going to open this Wednesday. The news comes from former Costa Mesa Mayor and new District Two supervisor Katrina Foley.
The new vaccination center wasn’t really a surprise as i have reported in the past that their was a plan to add one at the fairgrounds and, over the past week or so the tents have been going up. April 1st the vaccines open up for people 50 and, over so the new vaccine location has come at a good time as we try to get this pandemic under control.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has just opened a vaccine super center in one of parking lots of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has also discussed using the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa as an additional vaccine super center; When this might happen in the future will depend on the availability of the vaccine.
The Orange County Fairgrounds already has a large busy testing center so it as a large vaccine super center makes sense and, will be a plus to Costa Mesa as well as nearby residents.
This years Orange County Fair was cancelled because of the pandemic although an online virtual event and a drive thru with fair food was held to try to make up somewhat for the loss of the fair.
The county is under a Stay At Home order and, numbers of cases as well as people in hospital is raising; Under this situation plans have to be made for next years Orange County Fair.
The annual fair draws 1.4 million visitors and, makes $36 million in revenue so the question is how to have a 2021 event while we are still potentially in a pandemic world.
By next July no one knows what will be the status of the pandemic although hopefully it will look better as more people have been vaccinated. Even if a lot of people have been vaccinated social distancing and limiting crowd capability will most likely still be part of the picture.
It’s very likely that a 2021 Orange County Fair will happen instead of a virtual one but its also quite possible that the same restrictions we have become used too most likely also be enforced.
The Christmas tree lot has returned to the Orange County Fairgrounds and opens today so now is your chance to pick your tree out. The fresh cut trees from Oregon include the always popular Douglas and Noble Firs as well as such varieties as Fraser, Grand and Nordmann.
Tree sizes available start at about 3’ foot and run over 10 feet admission and parking are free so it’s worth checking out anyways.
The Christmas tree lot is open daily from 9am to 9pm through December 18th.
The location is the Orange County Fairgrounds Lot C at the corner of Fairview and Fair at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California and their phone number is (805) 991-7778.
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Before you ask I don’t know if a Fraser tree is named after the character on Seinfeld my guess is not. Also if you go in to the wrong lot at the fairgrounds you could end up in line for a COVID test and, my guess a Christmas tree is more fun.
Earlier in the week came the announcement that the Night Of Lights OC event was canceled after Governor Gavin Newsom announced a 10pm curfew; The event is a drive through display of lights and other attractions that we discussed in detail in a previous story.
Now comes the news that the Night Of Lights OC event is back after Orange County and Costa Mesa Community leaders got together to allow the event to happen.
The new dates are from December 10th to January 10th and, the event will comply with the Governor’s limited stay at home order.
Location: 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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