Courtyard at the OC Fair—July 16 through August 15, 2021

We are so excited to be bringing some sense of normalcy and lots of fun back to the OCWS by way of The Courtyard at the OC Fair this year! Come join us in person to help support the organization and make the return of our biggest, and much needed, fundraiser of the year a huge success.

To those of you who have signed up to volunteer at The Courtyard this Fair season, Thank You!! If you are TIPS certified and have signed up for serving shifts at The Courtyard, you will receive Server badges. If you have signed up for any other positions, it is not required that you be TIPS certified. Due to the strange nature of COVID-19 restrictions (which seem to change by the minute), those of you who have signed up for other jobs and are not certified this year will receive alternate merchant badges and will be able to perform all functions short of handing wine to the public.

We still have quite a few shift opportunities, so keep an eye out for our SOS (Save our Shifts) emails. By the time you read this, you should have received confirmation of your shift schedules and will receive your badges and parking passes via USPS prior to the opening of Fair.

If you are interested in working at the Fair, or adding additional shifts to your requests, please reach out by email to

Although The Courtyard vibe will be slightly different this year (thanks again to COVID-19 restrictions), the atmosphere that our volunteers bring to The Courtyard with their love, laughter and commitment remains the same. Remember that your badges double as entry passes to the Fair at anytime and that all other public Fair passes this year must be purchased ahead of time online.

We look forward to seeing you at The Courtyard!

– Fran Gitsham, 2021 Courtyard  at the OC Fair Chair