Good luck trying to travel the 405 anywhere near Costa Mesa this week. Starting Friday, the OC Fair is back with all the concerts, rides (gotta love the giant ferris wheel), games, knick-knack shopping and fried abominations you can handle. New this year is the deep-fried cereal—but there's always the crispy standards: fried Krispy Kreme chicken sandwiches, fried Twinkies, fried fogs legs. If you haven't tried the fried butter yet, split it with a friend or two. The first bite is heaven, but any more than that and you can literally feel arteries clogging. Also new this year is the camel dairy, where fair goers can watch daily camel milking demonstrations—maybe do that after you eat, though.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 13. Continues through Aug. 12, 2012
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