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July 21, 2002
Events are subject to change at the discretion of the Orange County Fair. Fair hours: 10 a.m. to midnight Fair location: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa Parking: $5. Buses park free. Tickets: $7 for ages 13 to 54, $6 seniors 55 and older and $3 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger get in free. Information: (714) 708-3247 or www.ocfair.com TODAY ALL DAY Uncle Sam memorabilia -- Collections and Memorabilia Building No. 13 Newborn animals -- Livestock Area/Maternity Barn Small animals -- Livestock Area/Small Animal Tent Oxen, junior breeding sheep, open Angora goats, llama industry, and sheep industry -- Livestock Area 10 A.M. Hop-dance marathon -- Kids Park Stage Open rabbits judging -- Livestock Area 11 A.M. When Pigs Fly?
NEWS
April 19, 2002
Altivation, a garage band led by Corona del Mar senior Jonathan Turco, will join with Orange County trio Pleasure Company on Sunday for a Newport Beach concert to benefit Laurel House, a Tustin-based teen shelter. The concert will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar. There is a suggested donation of $10 for students, $15 for adults. All proceeds will benefit Laurel House.
NEWS
July 21, 2002
You've always known that comedian Weird Al was an experience in himself. But did you know there's a Weird Al Experience to be had? The Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa is hosting the memorabilia-filled tent through July 28. Weird Al himself will be on hand at the Grandstand Arena of the fair at 8 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Weird Al, whose full name is Al Yankovic, has sold out several fair shows in the past, which is one of the reasons he will be appearing so often this year.
NEWS
January 31, 2003
Fair more than doubles entertainment budget What is red, ripe and rocking? Give up? It is the new theme for the Orange County Fair, which plans to showcase tomatoes and popular music this summer. The fair board voted to increase the event's entertainment budget from $2 million to $5 million to book top-flight concert performances for the Pacific Amphitheatre, officials said Thursday. Becky Bailey-Findley, the fair's chief executive, said they wanted a theme that would reflect the energy and diversity of the new attractions and entertainers, as well as the traditional features that fairgoers have come to love and expect.
NEWS
July 9, 2002
Paul Clinton COSTA MESA -- Orange County Fair organizers have increased the budget and personnel to keep this year's event safe and secure, despite no direct known threats to the popular annual event. Managers of the fair, which will kick off Friday, have stepped up the number of guards by 10%, increased the budget by 14% and will pay 5% more to Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies patrolling the parking lots and public areas. "We came into this year knowing we needed to have a heightened alert," said Becky Bailey-Findley, the fair's chief executive.
NEWS
July 14, 2002
o7 Events are subject to change at the discretion of the Orange County Fair. f7 Fair hours: 10 a.m. to midnight Fair location: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa Parking: $5. Buses park free. Tickets: $7 for ages 13 to 54, $6 seniors 55 and older, $3 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and younger get in free. Special: Today is MariachiFest. The rich and colorful heritage of Mexico will come alive with music and dancing at the Grandstand Arena from noon to 6 p.m. Information: (714)
NEWS
March 30, 2002
Young Chang COSTA MESA -- Huey Lewis & The News, the Indigo Girls, Martina McBride and the B-52's will make a splash at the Orange County Fair this summer, officials said. The fair, to be held July 12 through July 28, announced its musical and entertainment lineup Friday. Steve Beazley, deputy general manager of the fair, said the entertainment mission was the same as years past in that they wanted diversity. This year's fair theme is "Leap into the Fair."
NEWS
July 23, 2002
Young Chang It's a nice change from the music, the whoosh of the rides, the buzz of people having fun, other sounds typical of fairs, said Joan Hamill, director of exhibits at the Orange County Fair. You sort of have to look for it to notice it. And you have to be rather quiet, maybe even pensive, to appreciate it. But when you hear the trickling water, and see the koi and lily pads and rocks that make the water pretty, you might also wonder what such a scenic sight is doing at a county fair.
NEWS
July 22, 2002
James Meier The man in the tropical button-down seems extremely interested -- albeit impressed -- with the decorative memorabilia that line the walls and stand in the center of the room. It's as if it's all new to him. But this colorful 42-year-old -- with the long, reddish-brown, curly locks and somewhat-new goatee -- should feel nothing but deja vu. After all, it's his. In fact, the man best known for translating hit songs into hit parodies of his own is probably just admiring his handiwork.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | March 30, 2008
Steve Beazley started his Orange County Fair career at age 12 with a broom in hand — and the Costa Mesa resident hasn’t missed a summer since. Last week the fair’s board of directors named him as the successor to Chief Executive Becky Bailey-Findley, who plans to step down in August. Beazley spoke the following day about his goals for the future.   So next year will be your first time in charge of the fair. Do you know yet what the theme is going to be?
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BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | March 30, 2008
Steve Beazley started his Orange County Fair career at age 12 with a broom in hand — and the Costa Mesa resident hasn’t missed a summer since. Last week the fair’s board of directors named him as the successor to Chief Executive Becky Bailey-Findley, who plans to step down in August. Beazley spoke the following day about his goals for the future.   So next year will be your first time in charge of the fair. Do you know yet what the theme is going to be?
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NEWS
January 31, 2003
Fair more than doubles entertainment budget What is red, ripe and rocking? Give up? It is the new theme for the Orange County Fair, which plans to showcase tomatoes and popular music this summer. The fair board voted to increase the event's entertainment budget from $2 million to $5 million to book top-flight concert performances for the Pacific Amphitheatre, officials said Thursday. Becky Bailey-Findley, the fair's chief executive, said they wanted a theme that would reflect the energy and diversity of the new attractions and entertainers, as well as the traditional features that fairgoers have come to love and expect.
NEWS
July 23, 2002
Young Chang It's a nice change from the music, the whoosh of the rides, the buzz of people having fun, other sounds typical of fairs, said Joan Hamill, director of exhibits at the Orange County Fair. You sort of have to look for it to notice it. And you have to be rather quiet, maybe even pensive, to appreciate it. But when you hear the trickling water, and see the koi and lily pads and rocks that make the water pretty, you might also wonder what such a scenic sight is doing at a county fair.
NEWS
July 22, 2002
James Meier The man in the tropical button-down seems extremely interested -- albeit impressed -- with the decorative memorabilia that line the walls and stand in the center of the room. It's as if it's all new to him. But this colorful 42-year-old -- with the long, reddish-brown, curly locks and somewhat-new goatee -- should feel nothing but deja vu. After all, it's his. In fact, the man best known for translating hit songs into hit parodies of his own is probably just admiring his handiwork.
NEWS
July 21, 2002
You've always known that comedian Weird Al was an experience in himself. But did you know there's a Weird Al Experience to be had? The Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa is hosting the memorabilia-filled tent through July 28. Weird Al himself will be on hand at the Grandstand Arena of the fair at 8 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Weird Al, whose full name is Al Yankovic, has sold out several fair shows in the past, which is one of the reasons he will be appearing so often this year.
NEWS
July 21, 2002
Events are subject to change at the discretion of the Orange County Fair. Fair hours: 10 a.m. to midnight Fair location: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa Parking: $5. Buses park free. Tickets: $7 for ages 13 to 54, $6 seniors 55 and older and $3 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger get in free. Information: (714) 708-3247 or www.ocfair.com TODAY ALL DAY Uncle Sam memorabilia -- Collections and Memorabilia Building No. 13 Newborn animals -- Livestock Area/Maternity Barn Small animals -- Livestock Area/Small Animal Tent Oxen, junior breeding sheep, open Angora goats, llama industry, and sheep industry -- Livestock Area 10 A.M. Hop-dance marathon -- Kids Park Stage Open rabbits judging -- Livestock Area 11 A.M. When Pigs Fly?
NEWS
July 14, 2002
o7 Events are subject to change at the discretion of the Orange County Fair. f7 Fair hours: 10 a.m. to midnight Fair location: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa Parking: $5. Buses park free. Tickets: $7 for ages 13 to 54, $6 seniors 55 and older, $3 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and younger get in free. Special: Today is MariachiFest. The rich and colorful heritage of Mexico will come alive with music and dancing at the Grandstand Arena from noon to 6 p.m. Information: (714)
NEWS
July 9, 2002
Paul Clinton COSTA MESA -- Orange County Fair organizers have increased the budget and personnel to keep this year's event safe and secure, despite no direct known threats to the popular annual event. Managers of the fair, which will kick off Friday, have stepped up the number of guards by 10%, increased the budget by 14% and will pay 5% more to Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies patrolling the parking lots and public areas. "We came into this year knowing we needed to have a heightened alert," said Becky Bailey-Findley, the fair's chief executive.
NEWS
April 19, 2002
Altivation, a garage band led by Corona del Mar senior Jonathan Turco, will join with Orange County trio Pleasure Company on Sunday for a Newport Beach concert to benefit Laurel House, a Tustin-based teen shelter. The concert will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar. There is a suggested donation of $10 for students, $15 for adults. All proceeds will benefit Laurel House.
NEWS
March 30, 2002
Young Chang COSTA MESA -- Huey Lewis & The News, the Indigo Girls, Martina McBride and the B-52's will make a splash at the Orange County Fair this summer, officials said. The fair, to be held July 12 through July 28, announced its musical and entertainment lineup Friday. Steve Beazley, deputy general manager of the fair, said the entertainment mission was the same as years past in that they wanted diversity. This year's fair theme is "Leap into the Fair."
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