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Orange County Fair

The fair's selection of fried foods should be enough to lure you, but if you desire more, you'll also find rides, games, exhibits, shopping, demolition derbies, rodeos and live entertainment. Performers this year include Adam Lambert, Dead Man's Party and Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez. Cost: $12 for general admission Dates: Wednesdays to Sundays, July 13-Aug. 12 Contact info: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa; Categories: Shopping, Eating, Kids, Entertainment, Arts & Culture —J.L. Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times