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Win Tickets to OC Fair’s NYE Block Party


What are you doing New Year’s Eve? I’ve got just the ticket–make that two tickets to the OC Fair’s annual New Year’s Eve Block Party featuring hit tribute bands, gourmet food trucks, a demolition derby, Vegas-style games, carnival rides and a midnight pyrotechnic celebration.

I’m giving away a pair of tickets (valued at $85) to this fun celebration, so read on for details…

The OC Fair New Year’s Eve Block Party is Monday, December 31, 2012 from 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

The Joshua Tree

All night, Block Party attendees can rock out to music from across the decades performed by live tribute bands covering The Beatles, Depeche Mode, Green Day, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Neil Diamond, No Doubt, Oingo Boingo, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen and U2.

No Duh 2

New Year’s Eve revelers can also purchase tasty food from more than a dozen gourmet food trucks including Bakery Truck (desserts), A Bite Truck (California fusion), Baconmania (bacon-inspired dishes), Dogzilla (gourmet hot dogs), White Rabbit (Filipino-fusion), Piaggio On Wheels (Argentinean), Garlicscapes (garlic-infused grub), Ragin Cajun (Cajun)…


…Me So Hungry (burgers & more), The Burnt Truck (gourmet sliders), Shortstop BBQ (BBQ fare), The Lime Truck (fresh California cuisine) and Border Grill (ceviche & quesadillas).

All attendees are invited to enjoy a DJ/dancing area, watch mass destruction at the NYE Bash Demolition Derby, test their luck at free Vegas-style games for OC Fair prizes…


…or experience free carnival rides on the Bumper Cars, Super Slide and Super Shot.

Bumper Cars

Naturally, cash bars are available selling beer, wine, champagne, and cocktails.

At midnight, the OC Fair will light up the night sky with a pyrotechnic celebration to welcome in the New Year.

Tickets are still available at pre-sale discounts of $42.50, but I have a pair to give away for FREE to one lucky winner.

To enter, send me an email at with the subject line Win Tickets. I’ll draw a name at noon on December 26, notify the winner, and mail your tickets in time for the event.

For details on the NYE Block Party including a complete lineup of bands and food trucks, go to

Thanks for reading!

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Christopher Trela

3rd Place Best Food Blog / OC Press Club Journalism Awards

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