Sawdust Festival

I love love summer! I think you all can tell by my recent postings, that our family really comes alive when the weather gets warmer. There are so many fun activities, places to visit and so many adventures in the summertime.

One of my favorite places in Orange County, if not the world, is Laguna Beach. When we head to the beach as a family it is usually to Aliso Creek Beach or to get a bite to eat on a summer day, Laguna Beach, is usually our destination. Laguna Beach is home to many art festivals in the summer, including Pageant of the Masters, Art-a- Fair and my absolute favorite, the Sawdust Festival.

The Sawdust Festival features over 200 Laguna Beach artists. There are demonstrations, entertainment, food, and many fun classes. We can’t wait to explore this year’s festival.

Tickets are very reasonable. $7.75 for adults, Children 6-12 are $3.25 and under 6 are free. You can also buy a season pass for $15. The festival starts today and ends August 29th. Hours are 10am to 10pm.

For additional info head over here

Pinkberry’s Happy Hour

I love love frozen yogurt and Pinkberry is at the top of my list! It is delish! Today Pinkberry launches their new flavor, Watermelon. It is sooo delicious! Pinkberry stopped by my home  last week and allowed my family to try the new flavor and we loved it!

To celebrate the launch of the new flavor, all Pinkberry stores will be offering half price , “Happy Hour” from 5pm-7pm everyday, on any Watermelon yogurt . I tried it with watermelon chunks and cucumber and it was so tasty! . I know it doesn’t sound like the combo would work,  but it really does. You can try the cucumber and watermelon toppings for free during “happy  hour”.

It is a perfect summer treat and a fun treat for the family. 

* Disclosure- I did not receive any compensation for this post – I did receive sample to help in the review.

The Beat Goes On – Win 4 Super Pass Tickets to the Orange County Fair!

Without a doubt one of the highlights of summer for our family is the Orange County Fair. This year promises to be fantastic!The fair will run from July 16 to August 15, Wed-Sunday and will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

July 16-August 15
Wednesday – Friday: noon – midnight
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – midnight
Open Wednesdays-Sundays.
Admission prices are
$10 for (13-59)
Seniors (60+) $7
Children (6-12) $5
Children under 6 FREE every day

There will be FREE admission and parking from Noon – 1 PM on opening day, Friday July 16th.
Other deals include
FREE admission for active duty military with I.D., Valid all day July 16-August 15.
Kids 12 and under receive FREE admission every Thursday. Valid all day.
$5 admission for those 60 years or older, plus FREE Ferris wheel & merry-go-round rides. Valid all day Friday. Sponsored by Monarch Health Care

Food Drive

Wednesday, July 21
Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of five canned food items. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and OC Food Bank. Sponsored by Ralphs.
Book Drive
Wednesday, July 28
Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of one new children’s book or three gently used children’s books. Benefits Orange County public schools with the help of the LA Times Reading By 9 and BookEnds.
Clothing Drive
Wednesday, August 4
Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of five gently used clothing items. Benefits Goodwill of Orange County.
School Supply Drive
Wednesday, August 11
Noon – 6pm
One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of one new school supply item valued at $3 or more.

You can also purchase a season pass and enjoy every single day of the fair for one low price. To learn about Super passes head over here.

It is giveaway time! One lucky winner will win a four pack of Super Passes (Season Passes) that will allow you to get in for free every day! All you have to do is leave a comment on what you most look forward at the fair. That’s it! Contest runs until Sunday July 4th. Winner will be selected at random on Monday July 5th.

You can gain additional entries by
following ocfair on Twitter
“liking” me on Facebook
Following me on Twitter.

Good luck!