OC Japan Fair and The Taste This Weekend

OC Japan Fair

If you like food festivals, Costa Mesa is the place to be this weekend.

First, there’s OC Japan Fair at the OC Fair & Event Center. A more intimate and more Japanese-focused version of the OC Night Market, it brings dozens of vendors together for three days of food, music performances, and shopping.

Admission is $8 for adults. Children 6 and under are free. Parking, $9.

The Taste

Also happening is the LA Times-hosted The Taste at The Met. This year, the event spans only two days: Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.

Tickets range from $80 – $150 per person, which is all-inclusive for unlimited food, beer, wine, and spirits tastings.

More details on both festivals below. See you there!

OC JAPAN FAIR

Time: Friday, October 18, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, October, 19, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, October 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Venue: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Tickets: http://www.oc-japanfair.com/ticket-2/

LOS ANGELES TIMES’ THE TASTE

Time: Friday, October 18, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, October 19, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (afternoon session) and 7 p.m.-10 p.m. (evening session).

Venue: The Met, 535 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-angeles-times-the-taste-2019-costa-mesa-tickets-63340120004#tickets

Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.

2 Replies to “OC Japan Fair and The Taste This Weekend”

  1. The Costa Mesa Japanese Festival was HORRIBLE. Nothing happening. Crappy food. Not Japanese at all.
    Do not ware your time or money.

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