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Today at the Orange County Fair

July 10, 1998

Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight

KIDS' DAY--Children 12 and younger admitted free all day.

10 RIDES FOR $10--Buy a special wristband and get 10 rides for $10. Valid any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, opening until close, for rides in the major and kiddie midways. Good for all ages. Does not include gate admission.

PINK CAR DAY--As a tie-in to the theme, pink cars park for free all day (a $4 savings). The entire car must be pink.

All day

* Embroidery Artistry presented by Embroidery Guild

* Quilting Quicks & Ques presented by Southern California Quilters

* Model Airplane Building & Flying presented by Model Aircraft Scamps

* Small animals on display

* Breeding swine and breeding beef

9:30 a.m.

* Opening Ceremonies--The fair kicks off its 17-day run with a "pink" medley of song, dance and entertainment. Includes the All-American Boys Chorus, Colony Dancers, 12-piece swing orchestra presented by Jim Christensen Band and the Big Shots, Johnny Pink, Pinkman, Have Trunk Will Travel, pink cars and Mary Kay Cadillacs.

10 a.m.

* Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Show (until 6 p.m.)

* Llama Fashion Show (until noon)

* Mad Science of Orange County (until 6 p.m.)

* Pink Flamingo Hats (until 7 p.m.)

10:15 a.m.

* Clown Show

11 a.m.

* Knots Contest

* Happy Squares Square Dancers

* Twinkle Toes

Noon

* All Alaskan Racing Pigs

* Introduction to Radio-Controlled Model Airplanes presented by Chip Mull

* Cruisin' Contest

1 p.m.

* Pink Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

* Amy Jo Ellis, song storyteller

1:30 p.m.

* All Alaskan Racing Pigs

2 p.m.

* Russell Bros. Circus

* Fuchsia Standards (trees) presented by Bill Rietkerk, Orange County branch of the National Fuchsia Society

* Open Breeding Swine Judging (until 4:30 p.m.)

* Pink Pearl Eraser Stacking

2:30 p.m.

* Magic Show

3 p.m.

* Rhapsody of Youth--West Coast School

* Dance Street West--"Hey Zeus"

* Yalzig Gelmig (folk music)

3:30 p.m.

* All Alaskan Racing Pigs

* Growing Ribbons & Flowers presented by Donna Friebertshauser

4 p.m.

* Russell Bros. Circus

* Record Roll Contest

* Grease Lightning Marble Shoot

* Duchicela (Andes music)

4:30 p.m.

* Seafood & Fresh Fruit Affinities presented by chefs Kimberly Kramer and Russell Armstrong of the Orange County School of Culinary Arts

5 p.m.

* Yarn Spinning

* Grupo Folklorico Xcaret of Santa Ana

* Yalzig Galmiz (folk music)

5:30 p.m.

* All Alaskan Racing Pigs

6 p.m.

* Open Breeding Beef Judging (until 9 p.m.)

* Gary Murray (country music)

* Duchicela (Andes music)

* Super Stars of Tomorrow

6:30 p.m.

* Mark Yuzuik, hypnotist

* Kids' Karaoke

7 p.m.

* Disco Divas (Vicki Sue Robinson, Thelma Houston, Evelyn Champagne King and Musique)

* Zoot Suit Fashion Show presented by Zoot Suits in Fullerton

* Russell Bros. Circus

7:10 p.m.

* Swing dance lessons with Audrey Wilson

7:30 p.m.

* Swingtime with Johnny Pink and the Big Shots

* All Alaskan Racing Pigs

* Doo Wah Riders (country/variety)

* Side Car/Quad/Speedway Midget Championship with Pro 600 Dirt Trackers

8 p.m.

* Duchicela (Andes music)

8:15 p.m.

* All American Boys Chorus with Johnny Pink and the Big Shots

8:30 p.m.

* Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik

9 p.m.

* Disco Divas (Vicki Sue Robinson, Thelma Houston, Evelyn Champagne King and Musique)

* Swingtime Dance Contest with music by Johnny Pink and the Big Shots

9:30 p.m.

* Doo Wah Riders (Country/Variety)

10 p.m.

* All-American Boys Chorus with Johnny Pink and the Big Shots

Source: Orange County Fair & Exposition Center

Ongoing Events at the Orange County Fair

* Buffalo Bend Stage--Steve Lord, guitarist/singer. Show times vary.

* Common Threads (Front Gate)-- Fiber arts demonstrations including spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting. Exotic sheep exhibit and fiber arts boutique also featured. Open to 11 p.m. daily.

* Collectors Corner (Building 13)--Collections and special feature exhibits: fuchsia lore; vintage clothing of the 1940s; hand-woven fabric and sampler made by a schoolgirl in 1835; antiques; memorabilia; and gems and minerals.

* Fiber Palace (Silo Complex)--Fiber exhibits and demonstrations involving cotton, hemp, silk, flax, wool and paper. Open to 11 p.m. daily.

* Fiber Palace Patio (Silo Complex Patio)--Alpaca and llama exhibit, and fiber spinning. Open to 11 p.m. daily.

* Fish Building (Building 15)--Saltwater and freshwater fish and reptiles on display each day throughout the fair.

* Floral Building (Building 8) Pink Fantasy Garden--Two large bird cages with pink and red birds and large saltwater fish and reef tanks are on display.

* Grounds Acts--Doggies of the Wild West, Maureen W. Puppet, Traveling Game Show, BJ & the Puppet Truck.

* Kids' Park & Stage--University of Fun open daily. Picasso's Children's Art Center, 1-8 p.m. arts and crafts, sand box and toddler area open to 6:30 p.m. daily. A special contest takes place every hour from opening to 6 p.m.

* Livestock--Livestock and small animals are on display from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Livestock Area. Daily egg-laying contest from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Small Animal Tent.

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