9 Fun Facts from 2014 Orange County Fair

Dude chowing down on a turkey leg at the OC Fair reminds me of the famous caption in a Minnesota newspaper that read "Walter Mondale (right) carves turkey (left)."
Dude chowing down on a turkey leg at the OC Fair reminds me of the famous caption in a Minnesota newspaper that read "Walter Mondale (right) carves turkey (left)."
All photos from 2010-11 Orange County Fairs by Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly

The OC Fair & Event Center released some fun facts about the Orange County Fair that ended its 23-day run in Costa Mesa on Aug. 10.

Here are nine:

1) It was packed

How not to lose you kid in an Orange County Fair crowd.
How not to lose you kid in an Orange County Fair crowd.

1.3 million visitors came through the turnstiles, which is about the same as last year and the second-highest turnout since the first OC Fair in 1890.

2) It was oily

Come and get it!
Come and get it!

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40,000 pounds of vegetable oil were used for deep-fried Doritos, Oreos, frog legs and other dipped delights.

3) It was piggy

Drink up, little one.
Drink up, little one.

19 piglets were born at Centennial Farm.

4) No, REALLY piggy

Some of that bacon was dipped in chocolate and deep fried.
Some of that bacon was dipped in chocolate and deep fried.

Fairgoers ate 20,000 pounds of bacon.
 
5) It was oily and piggy

Now let's drench it in Jack Daniel's.
Now let's drench it in Jack Daniel's.

Speaking of bacon, deep frying and pigging out, 30,000 deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Jack Daniel's churros were served.

6) It was Jacked-up

This deep-fried butter needs whiskey.
This deep-fried butter needs whiskey.

Speaking of Jack, 99,1.75-liter bottles of the whiskey were also used for those deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Jack Daniel's churros.

7) Ooop!

How do you like that deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Jack Daniel's churro now?
How do you like that deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Jack Daniel's churro now?

The very thought of that last item made me throw up in my mouth.

8) It was wine-y

A leather chair is a nice place to relax after OC Fair wine.
A leather chair is a nice place to relax after OC Fair wine.

More than 34,800 glasses were served at the Wine Courtyard.

9) Hic!

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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