This year, the Youth Expo has changed it's name but the fabulous learning experiences are better than ever. Full S.T.E.A.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Ahead features children of all ages showcasing their best talents! On April 11-13, students will showcase their talents and compete for prizes in:
- digital media
- creative writing and woodworking
- Makeshops and Workshops: Children pre-Kindergarten through high school can participate in free, hands-on learning demonstrations in ceramics-making, portrait painting and other crafts. Local professionals and Imaginology staff lead the demonstrations and all necessary equipment and supplies are provided. Participants can take home any crafts or artwork they create.
- S.T.E.A.M. Competitions and Projects: Students will showcase their talents in digital media, fashion, photography, film-making, creative writing and woodworking. All competitions are free to enter and open to Orange County students only. Entry registration ends March 21.
- Free Family & Group Contests: Family members and friends can team up at Imaginology to compete in two fun contests to design the best sawhorse or scarecrow.
Centennial Farm: Little ones and parents can check out animals and gardens plus enjoy free hay rides, oxen team demonstrations, hands-on arts and crafts, a bug farm and scavenger hunts.
Gourmet Food Trucks and Local Fundraising Food Booths: Enjoy gourmet food truck fare or local youth groups selling snacks, drinks and a variety of cuisine.
Home Builders Council (HBC) 25th Annual Design/Build Competition: Watch as future architects and builders compete to see who are the best young home builders in Southern California.
Vital Link STEM and the Arts Career Showcase: Vital Link encourages students to consider professional careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) with exciting competitive displays, workshops and competitions.
Orange County Science & Engineering Fair: The annual competition will host hands-on workshops and exhibits encouraging students to explore the physical and life sciences and encourage participation in the annual county-wide event.
- A petting zoo
- pony rides
- Bubble Rollers
- inflatable rides
- comedy magician Eric Buss
- Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin and family-friendly performance groups.
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 ocfair.com, become a fan on Facebook.com/OCFair, follow us at twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.