This year's Orange County Fair has shaped up to be one for the books. I would be hard-pressed to imagine a future fair with more success attached to it. Not that attendance won't rise or new attractions won't be presented, but because this year's success is teamed with the 120-year-old tradition's greatest challenge: The sale, now referred to as the "community gut check."
While a cloudy, cool summer has certainly lent to the success of this year's fair, dark clouds of uncertainty loomed above it. This has summoned superheroes to break through the clouds to save the day: the Fair staff (The Team).
The Fair Team has held the ship steady in rocky waters and made the fair feel so inviting and neighborly, you'd think you were attending a backyard barbecue as much as an OC mega-event.