Award Winning 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup Returns to OC Fair July 15 & 16

  • May 4, 2017

Award Winning 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup

Returns to OC Fair July 15 & 16

 Tickets on Sale Now

 [Costa Mesa, CA] – Awarded 1st Place at the Western Fairs Association’s Annual Convention for Best Event Within an Event for 2016, the 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup returns to the OC Fair July 15 and 16, 2017.  The successful collaboration between Brew Ha Ha Productions and the OC Fair & Event Center offers a first-class beer tasting experience on opening weekend of the OC Fair. The unique craft beer event allows guests to enjoy all the fun the OC Fair has to offer, while experiencing the great music, fun games, dancing, and unlimited tastings from some of the top breweries in the country. Tickets available now at

“We treasure our partnership with the OC Fair & Event Center and are looking forward to another record-breaking festival this year,” said Cameron Collins, Co-Founder of Brew Ha Ha Productions. The 2016 3rd Annual OC Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup was a sold-out success and was honored at the 2016 Western Fairs Association Achievement Awards with a 1ST Place win amongst large fairs in the Western US and Canada.

The highly anticipated 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup will kick-off opening weekend of the OC Fair July 15-16. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy unlimited tastes of more than 80 craft beers with a wide selection of styles ranging from Pale Ales, IPA’s, Stouts, Saisons, Hefeweizens and many more. Located next to the scenic and spacious Pacific Amphitheatre, craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy sips from their favorite brewers throughout Southern California and beyond.

Festivalgoers will have their choice of three different tasting sessions with two sessions on Saturday, July 15 and one session on Sunday, July 16.  In addition to fun games and catchy tunes, guests will enjoy 4 hours of unlimited tastings and a commemorative festival glass.

Tickets include free OC Fair admission so attendees can come for the beer and stay for the Fair!  The OC Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday, July 14-August 13, 2017. Tickets are available for purchase at or from the on-site Box Office (limited hours.) Free parking and shuttle service are available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol St. exit off the 405 freeway. 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, become a fan at, follow at or call (714) 708-1500. Also, download the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps.

For the third year in a row, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC & Inland Empire are partnering with the Brew Hee Haw team and will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Tickets can be purchased now without fees at  A limited supply of early presale tickets are available for $45, while supplies last. Regular ticket prices are $55 each and, if available, day-of prices are $65 each.  The 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw is a 21 and over only event.  IDs will be checked.  The Brew Ha Ha Productions team reminds all attendees to drink responsibly.


Food Network Star Simon Majumdar to Host Pacific Wine and Food Classic at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort Aug. 19 – 20, 2017

  • February 17, 2017


(Newport Beach, CA) – The Pacific Wine and Food Classic is pleased to welcome renowned celebrity chef and Food Network star, Simon Majumdar as the host of the first year festival. The classic will highlight top Orange County chefs and celebrate food, wine and Southern California lifestyle at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2017.

“As a huge fan of the growing food scene in Orange County, I am delighted to be invited to host the inaugural Pacific Wine and Food Classic,” shared Simon Majumdar, who appears as a regular judge on Food Network programs including Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef AmericaThe Next Iron Chef, and Beat Bobby Flay.

Produced by OC Restaurant Association, creators of the celebrated OC Restaurant Week and Golden Foodie Awards, Pacific Wine and Food Classic will welcome over 60 of Orange County’s most renowned chefs and restaurants offering samples of signature dishes. Fine wines from over 75 local and regional wineries will be poured.

“It is such an honor to work with these incredible local chefs and winemakers, they have made a tremendous impact on the culinary world,” says Pamela Waitt, Founder of the Pacific Wine and Food Classic and President of the OC Restaurant Association. “They’ve created truly travel worthy restaurants right here in Orange County and we’re excited to show off the local talent.”

Pacific Wine and Food Classic invites foodies to celebrate the summer and enjoy the sunshine, sandy beach, salty air, entertainment and of course wine and food in the picturesque atmosphere provided by the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort location.

For more information on the Pacific Wine and Food Classic and to purchase tickets, please visit

Back Bay Bistro Presents Winter Wine Series Thursday, February 23, 6PM

  • February 14, 2017


 Featuring Unique Pairings Courtesy of Hi-Time Wine Cellars and Executive Chef Bruno Massuger


Back Bay Bistro is pleased to partner with Hi-Time Wine Cellars to introduce the Winter Wine Series on Thursday, February 23. The evening will begin with a welcome reception on the Harborside Courtyard with appetizers and Prosecco. Then experience a special five-course menu courtesy of Executive Chef Bruno Massuger with paired wines curated by Hi-Time Wine Cellars.


Welcome Reception
Maine Scallops Wrapped in Smoked Bacon and Lamb Lollipops

First Course
Crisp Pork Belly, White Beans, Hoisin Sauce and Frisee Garnish
Mulderbosch, Chenin Blanc

Second Course
Chilean Seabass with Pan Coated Citrus Parsley Sauce, Brown Butter Pistachio Risotto
Terredora Fiano “Campore”

Third Course
Porcini Dusted Filet of Beef with Red Wine Sauce and Roasted Root Vegetables
2008 Quintarelli Rosso Ca’ del Merlo IGT

Bandy Canyon Mixed Green with Manchego Cheese and Spanish Sherry Vinaigrette
Weixelbaum 15 Gruner Veltliner

Layer Chocolate Cake with Cranberry Coulis

Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m.

Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

$75 per person


Photographers and press are welcome with prior approval. Please contact to request credentials.


The Queen Mary’s 2nd Annual FantaSea: Where Magic Lives Welcomes Back Award Winning Illusionists April 8

  • February 13, 2017
The Queen Mary’s 2nd Annual FantaSea: Where Magic Lives
Welcomes Back Award Winning Illusionists April 8
Close-Up Magic, Strolling Magicians, Magic Mixology, Live Performances, and More Aboard the Majestic Queen Mary
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The mysterious world of magic will once again cast its spell upon The Queen Mary at the 2nd annual FantaSea Saturday, April 8, from 12 – 6:00 p.m. The glory of The Queen Mary and the mystique of the Academy of Magical Arts, and their World Famous Clubhouse – The Magic Castle, will converge to create another captivating day of show-stopping performances and sleight-of-hand tricks.

“We are very excited to welcome back the world of magic with expert sleight-of-hand artists and mesmerizing illusionists,” said Steve Sheldon, the Queen Mary’s Director of Entertainment Events. “Working in partnership with the Academy of Magical Arts, we have put together an incredible line-up of award-winning magicians who will entertain and deceive guests for an unforgettable experience.”

Get up close and personal with roaming magicians ready to captivate, learn a trick or two from expert performers, and experience the thrill of tarot card reading. Enjoy an enchanted cocktail in the Magic Mushroom Bar, and let your senses bubble over with eccentric libations made by wizards of the cosmic world at Magic Mixology.

Following a day of tantalizing fun, experience the one-of-a-kind evening magic shows with celebrity magicians. Step inside the Queen’s Salon and enjoy the jaw-dropping Night of Illusions Show at 7 p.m. and the mystifying mind reading Mentalist Show at 9 p.m. Enjoy the Mysteries of Magic Dinner Show at 7 p.m. in the Grand Salon with an elegant, chef-prepared 4-course dinner along with thrilling acts by master magicians, Kyle and Mistie Knight, that will perplex your mind with an unforgettable evening of mystery.

Explore the Queen Mary’s most notorious paranormal hot spots with FantaSea’s late night Haunted Encounters Tour. Learn why the Queen Mary was voted one of the top 10 most haunted destinations by Time Magazine and hear chilling tails of the ships haunted past.

For an added enchanted treat, grab the young wizards and witches and spend Sunday morning aboard the Queen Mary. Abracadabra Brunch is a special charmed version of the Queen Mary’s Signature Brunch in a more intimate setting with added twists and extra helpings of magic. Located in the beautifully appointed Windsor Salon, Abracadabra Brunch kicks-off at 9:30 a.m.

FantaSea returns to the legendary Queen Mary on Saturday, April 8. Tickets start at $29 for adults and $15 for children. The Mysteries of Magic Dinner Show is 21+ only and is $99 per person. Night of Illusions Show is $29 per person.  Abracadabra Brunch is $78.95 per adult and $33.95 for children (ages 4-11) on Sunday, April 9.  Haunted Encounters Tour is $19 per person.  Hotel packages are also available and include 2 general admission tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Burns Supper Kicks Off Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV Feb. 17

  • January 18, 2017

Burns Supper Kicks Off Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV Feb. 17

AC/DC Tribute Band Set to Rock Yer Kilt at After Party Feb. 18

LONG BEACH, Calif., (January 17, 2017) – The Queen Mary welcomes back the celebration of true Scottish heritage with the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV February 18-19. The festival will kick off with the Burns Supper on February 17 followed by a full weekend of rich Scottish culture highlighted through authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine all in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

Celebrate Scotland’s best-loved bard, Robert Burns, with a traditional Burns Supper on Friday, February 17 including haggis, whisky, traditional Scottish music and dancing in the Queen’s Salon aboard the World-Famous Queen Mary. Hosted by the formidable John Hannah, the supper experience includes a complimentary cocktail, the piping of the haggis, a traditional four-course dinner and all the Scottish entertainment imaginable.

Official ScotsFestival Opening Ceremonies begin the morning of February 18 with the traditional Grand Parade of Clans & Bands with an Address to the Haggis. February 18-19 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, festivities include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, performances by the Scots Greys Calvary, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, and historic re-enactments in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. Forty members of the US Marine Corps Pipe Band are set to perform a traditional hymn with the LA Scots Grade 1 Pipe Band, the premier pipe band in the United States.

The Rock Yer Kilt concert welcomes the best Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic bands this side of the pond with live performances at the official ScotsFestival after party on February 18. Nominated by L.A. Music Awards for “Best Tribute Band”, Bonfire, the AC/DC tribute band, is set to headline this year’s Rock Yer Kilt ScotsFestival concert. The celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all ages.

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the festival weekend. The Scottish Highland Games were developed by ancient warriors to test strength, skill and technique. Experience these traditional style competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing and Highland athletics.

The Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival hosts World Champion Scottish Highland Dancers and many internationally acclaimed athletes competing for titles in stones, hammer throw, weights for distance, weight over bar, sheaf and the famed caber toss.

Scotch Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts and craft beer samplings are available for adult ScotsFestival guests, while the wee laddies and lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies and even take part in the Wee Highland games.

Visit for more details and to purchase advanced tickets to experience all the Scottish festivities and celebrations.

Burns Supper
Feb. 17, 6:45 p.m.
Tickets: $99 online / $125 Door (Age 21+)
(Admission included in Rock Yer Kilt on Saturday evening)

Rock Yer Kilt
Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Tickets: $15 online / $20 Door

Feb. 18-19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $10 online for ages 4-11 and $19 online for guests 12 and over. VIP tickets, two-day festival passes and hotel packages available.