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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jul 29, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pig Cam, the Happy-Maker

Pig Cam, the Happy-Maker

Thank you, OC Fair. Thank you. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Yep. It's Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

Yep. It's Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

The unusual treat is one of the many offbeat foods at the 2011 OC Fair. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fair Promotions Galore

Fair Promotions Galore

Kids' Day? The School Supplies Drive? Find out about the free days and more. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bob Dylan to Strum at OC Fair

Bob Dylan to Strum at OC Fair

The legend is just one of many top-notch performers set to rock Costa Mesa. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fair Favorites: Barnyard Fashion Parade

Fair Favorites: Barnyard Fashion Parade

The OC Fair is set to open. We're thinking of its sweetest, snapshotiest events. Read »

About
A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
Authors
ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.