Founded in 2004, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival has quickly established itself as one of the premier book festivals in the United States. The festival, which is held at Orange Coast College, is the only all children’s book festival in California and has grown from 5,000 attendees to upwards of 30,000 attendees.
The 2018 event should be extra good as they are coordinating the 2018 OCCBF with the college’s grand opening of their new planetarium. With the enormous amount of media around this … we should have over-the-top, record crowds, beyond the normal 30K.
This one-day 2018 event takes place on September 30, 2018 and features some of the top children’s book authors and illustrators in the country including celebrities like the voice talents who bring Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets to life, celebrity authors such as Jamie Lee Curtis, author of Big Words for Little People, Barney Saltzberg, author of Crazy Hair Day, Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of the Fancy Nancy book series and Michael Buckley, author of NERDS series. the Orange County Children’s Book Festival offers a variety of fun-filled activities for the entire family including: a main entertainment stage, storytellers, illustrators stage, a wild animal stage and petting zoo, free train ride, face painting, games, book signings, and over 90 booksellers and educational exhibitors.
Indeed, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival is truly a community event and each year promises even greater exposure, quality and success—solidifying it as a cornerstone event for Orange County.
FrontGate is excited to bring this event to the Christian market!
“The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is a spirited event with a wide variety of entertainment. As a sponsor, you get to play a part in a very imaginative day. Our booth guests were visited by characters from story book heroes to men on stilts. the Orange County Children’s Book Festival staff is very organized and helpful, making the whole day a breeze from set-up to tear-down.”
—Elizabeth Sherwood, Events Team Representative Southern California, AiR1 / K-LOVE.
“For the past four years the OC Children’s Book Festival has been a great opportunity for us to meet and interact with our main audience; KIDS! The atmosphere is always energetic, positive and fun for the entire family! It also helps us fulfill our mission statement; to educate, encourage and inspire.”
—Eric Shin, Product Manager, Green Egg Media / Power Bible.