Preview Party Will Feature Gourmet Food Trucks, Toy Drive & Music

The OC Fair & Event Center is throwing a preview party to give guests a taste of the official OC Fair New Year’s Eve Block Party on December 31. The preview party will feature free admission and parking, plus gourmet food trucks, a DJ and cash bar outside the Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office on December 14 from 5:30-9 p.m. Also, guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy (valued at $15 or more) to the evening’s Toy Drive (benefitting Share Our Selves) will receive $5 off a general admission Block Party ticket ($35 with discount, night-of preview only).

The preview party on December 14 will feature a sampling of the gourmet food trucks participating in the New Year’s Eve Block Party, including Baconmania, The Burnt Truck, Crepes Bonaparte, Piaggio On Wheels, Sexy Burger, Garlicscapes, Taco Maria, Sweet E’s Bake Shop, Shortstop BBQ, Munchee5, Tornado Potato, ChunkNChip and Rolling Sushi Van. Food and beverage prices vary.

The New Year’s Eve Block Party on December 31 will offer live tribute band entertainment by the decade, a large gathering of gourmet food trucks, a casino, a midnight fireworks show and more. Block Party hours are 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. General admission is $40 and includes admission to the event and all live entertainment. General parking is $10 ($20 for preferred). There is also a combination package that includes a 2012 OC Fair Super Pass with a Block Party general admission ticket for $55. Additional charges apply for food, beverages, casino and rides. Tickets and parking are available on Ticketmaster.com. The Super Pass combo package is available on ocfair.com/blockparty. Tickets, parking and the combo package are also available from the on-site box office, which is open Wednesday 3-9 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The OC Fair & Event Center is home to a variety of events throughout the year in addition to the annual OC Fair. It is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit ocfair.com, become a fan on Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at Twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.

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