Good news for fans of the Orange County Fair after the announcement that this year fair will indeed happen in person instead of last years virtual fair. The fair board announced that the fair will take place from July 16th through August 15th with limited attendance allowed.
This years theme is “Time for Fun,” which is supposed to celebrate the joy of the return of Southern California’s favorite summer festival according to the fair board. Social distancing and, all the other pandemic restrictions are likely to be in place but the plan is to bring back as much of the annual carnival as possible including the carnival rides, food, entertainment, animals and, competitions.
If you are interesting on attending this years Orange County Fair tickets will go on sale May 1st and, more details will be released as we get closer to that date.
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.