The OC Night Market comes to town three times a year on dates: May 17-19, June 14-16, and August 23-25. As of 2019, it’s the sixth year of the market being at the OC Fair and Event Center. Besides eating a lot of junk-food and uncommon recipes, you can indulge in eating contests, watch live performances, and stroll through the artwalk (art for sale). You can also try some Ramen in a cup or some delicious funnel cakes. The event opens at 4pm and ends at 12am all nights.
The majority of the vendors sell food items that are priced at around $10. Raul Hernandez, senior at Estancia High, ate at Friedays and shared his opinion afterwards. After eating Friedays’ pizza fries he said “they were really good… it exceeded my expectations”. If you want to visit the OC Night Market then you should be aware of its atmosphere.
Juan Uribe, another senior at Estancia High, says that “the atmosphere was very inviting and encouraging for people to come together and explore a different culture”. If there aren’t any live performances in the moment there is hip-hop music booming throughout the whole premises. All of the eating is outside due to vendors location, so wear outdoor clothing as well as comfortable shoes.
The OC Night Market attracts large sums of people so obtaining a place to sit and eat proves to be quite difficult. Another thing to take in to consideration is the waiting lines, many people come to the market so the lines tend to get long. If you are willing to wait a little longer to try out some unique foods then definitely give the OC Night Market a shot.
Reporter: Makai Walker