This week marks the start of the Orange County Fair, with its theme of “Let’s Eat!” Other events around the area are also food-inspired, and provide a few diverting options.
Pricing: Free admission, prices vary
Where/When: 10961 Reagan St., Los Alamitos; 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday
Why go: This week’s trucks include Baconmania, The Flip Truck and Rancho-A-Go-Go.
Where/When: , 132 Main St., Seal Beach; 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
Why go: Enjoy some tapas and wine while shopping in this hip vintage store
Pricing: Free, but reservations required
Where/When: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa; opens Friday, runs Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 14
Why go: This weekend’s acts include the Peking Acrobats, Hula Girls and lots of contests like Push-a-Peanut.
Pricing: $11 adults and teens over 13, $8 for seniors 60 and over, $6 ages 6 to 12, free under 6; Parking $7 to $14
Where/When: , 3591 Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos; 9 a.m. Saturday
Why go: Cheer on your neighbors as they complete the 24-hour relay to fight cancer.
Where/When: 3232 Hedwig Road, Los Alamitos; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Kids 5 to 15 can get a bit of beginning tennis instruction.