May 4: Santa Clarita, Summer Meltdown


Food Blog Post Competition Returns for the 2013 OC Fair

Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 3, 2013) – The 2013 OC Fair is giving bloggers 18 and older the opportunity to showcase their writing abilities as well as their passion for food with the Food Blog Post Competition. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. The following categories are available:
• Cooking and Recipe (Must include an original recipe or be a blog post with the source of the recipe provided)
1. Directional: A step-by-step blog post on preparing the recipe
2. Personal: Share a special story associated with the recipe
• Editorial
1. Informational: Descriptive food essays on a historical or personal subject
2. Food event coverage or restaurant review
The blog posts must have been written within the past year and may not exceed 1,000 words. Entries must be entered online and are due by June 10. There is a $5 processing fee and each entrant will receive a complimentary 2013 OC Fair admission ticket (July 12 – August 11). The entry must be an actual post associated with an existing blog. More details about the OC Fair Food Blog Post Competition and the online entry form are available at
The 2013 OC Fair, themed Come & Get It, is July 12 – August 11 and brings 23 days of food, rides, exhibits, animals, music, action sports and fun, as well as the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Concert tickets, action sports reserved seats and single-day general admission are available for purchase online at or from the on-site Box Office. The popular Super Pass, which offers the passholder 23 days of admission, is available for purchase online at from the onsite Box Office.
The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, please visit, become a fan at, follow us at or call (714) 708-1500.
Entries are due by June 10.

May 12: Escondido, The Goods, an Artisan Festival


This Mother’s Day, May 12th 2013, from 3pm-7:30pm, treat mom to a day at the winery! Featuring 20 local artists and vendors, 10 Gourmet Food Trucks, live music from singer Meliesa McDonnell and CoolBandLuke, local craft beer and of course your favorite Orfila wine!

There’s something for everyone, so get the family together and head out for an afternoon of fun in the sun honoring mom!

Pre-Purchased Tickets: $10/OWL Club Member $15/Non-Member
Tickets at the door:$15/OWL Club Member $20/Non-Member

**Tickets include admission on the winery grounds and 8 wine and/or craft beer tastings of your choice!**

FREE admission for persons under 21
Persons under the age of 21 are welcomed with paid adult present.
Reservations are required for families attending the event with persons under the age of 21.

Participating Vendors:
Awesome Hot Sauce (
Bad Pickle Tees (
Bark Bling (
Barrelly Living (
California BeeWorks (
Organic Art Paintings (
Forgotten Art Shoppe (
Fruits Of My Labor Jams (
Grappa Del Sol Art (
KD Custom Jewelry (
Kirstin Green Mosaics (
My Fly Interiors (
Naiad Soap Arts (
Nerium International Beauty (
Pink Zebra Home (
Pradi Jewelry and Accessories (
Priscilla Christopher Ceramics
Salt Farm (
Simply Charmed (
Sumi-e Silks (
Surfing Wood Worker (
Virtu Boutique (
More to come soon…

Participating Food Trucks:
Bacon Mania (
Chomp Chomp Nation (
Devilicious (
New York on Rye (
Not So Fast (
Pierogi (
T1O Thai Food (
Two For The Road (
We Heart Froyo (
WTF Where’s the Fire Pizza (
Participating Breweries:
Helms Brewing Co. (
Iron Fist Brewing Co. (
Offbeat Brewing Co. (
More to come soon…