OC Fair plan puts visitors’ memories on video

Visitors to a 2016 Orange County Fair have a possibility to be partial of satisfactory history, and it requires only dual things – an aged camper trailer and a video camera.

A plan in a OC Promenade building during a Costa Mesa fairgrounds continues an bid launched during final year’s 125th-anniversary fair.

The suspicion is to make a gathering video any year of guest articulate about their memories or favorite things about a fair, pronounced Joan Hamill, exhibits and preparation executive during a OC Fair Event Center.

Though a satisfactory formerly put together chronological exhibits about a annual festival regulating aged news articles and artifacts, a best approach to learn about a past is to hear from a people who have visited, Hamill said.

“The idea is to have it be an ongoing plan and to have people entrance it, either it be on YouTube or a website,” she said.

The fairgrounds bought a red and white camper from a private celebration in Mar 2015 and placed it nearby Plaza Pacifica during a satisfactory that year.

This year, a camper was changed to a place with a bit some-more shade and feet traffic.

At a OC Promenade, a camper sits with a acquire pad during a front doorway and lights wrapped around a roof.

Guests can step inside and be filmed pity a favorite satisfactory memory.

A pointer outward a trailer reads, “Because your story is a story.”

“We always suspicion a guest memories were a good approach to learn about a fair,” Hamill said. “Maybe we went here on your initial date with your father and now you’re here with your kids.

“We wouldn’t have this eventuality if it wasn’t for a community.”

The 14 1/2-foot-long camper contains a twin bed, a stove/oven, a sink, cabinets, an icebox and a list with booth-like seats.

When Yorba Linda proprietor Peggy Lacroix, 62, took her mother, Betty Carpenter, 83, to a OC Promenade final week so she could dump off her cookies for a baking contest, a dual saw a camper. It was only like a one their family used in 1962 to pierce to California from a children’s hearth in Missouri.

“We gathering in one of those with 5 children, ages 2 to 10,” Carpenter said.

“I saw it and thought, ‘I only walked behind into history,'” Lacroix said.

Lacroix remembers how a trailer’s list could overlay down so a booth’s cushions could change and make a bed for her and her siblings.

She walked into a fair’s camper and found knobs on a cupboard doors that she had to fist to open a doors, only like in her family’s trailer.

The mom and daughter sat on a camper’s bed and filmed a brief video about their family’s pierce in their trailer.

Fair employees filming for a video plan also are walking around a fairgrounds to ask guest about their memories and favorite things, Hamill said.