Agricultural Displays & Partners
Table of Dignity
The agricultural workers memorial, Table of Dignity, is dedicated to the legacy of the thousands of agriculture workers who helped to build Orange County. The memorial design consists of a central sculptural table surrounded by a field of decomposed granite and perimeter benches with a large-scale entry portal made of rammed earth.
OC Fair & Event Center presents Table of Dignity to honor the contributions agriculture workers made to the growth and prosperity of Orange County. The memorial is located adjacent to the Millennium Barn at Centennial Farm, a year-round working farm designed to educate the community about the rich agriculture history of Orange County and its importance to daily life.
We bring agriculture to life in a BIG way. Towering over guests at 16 feet tall, three gigantic murals celebrating our agricultural roots were commissioned by OC Fair & Event Center in 2018 and hand-painted by artist John Cerney. They have been dubbed “Bounty of the County” and are fixtures on the fairgrounds that welcome visitors all year long.
Tanaka Farms – Blue Gate (off Fair Drive)
The Tanaka Farms mural depicts Glenn Tanaka and his son, Kenny, with a special appearance by Kenny’s son, Landon. Located in Irvine, Tanaka Farms is an authentic working farm established in 1940, featuring 30 acres of fruit and vegetables. For more information, visit tanakafarms.com.
Neff Ranch – Green Gate (north of Pacific Amphitheatre)
Originally established in Yorba Linda, Neff Ranch is one of the county’s remaining orange growers, with a 20-acre orchard featuring 4,000 Valencia orange trees. Plus, in 2003, Neff Ranch took over a Hass avocado farm in Tustin. For more information, visit neffranch.com.
5 Bar Beef – Yellow Gate (north of the Midway)
The 5 Bar Beef mural features the very last cattle rancher in Orange County, Frank Fitzpatrick. This real-life cowboy has been bringing grass-fed beef to Southern California since 1979 and can be found at local farmers markets. For more information, visit 5barbeef.com.
About John Cerney
Anyone who has driven through Salinas, Calif., might recognize the larger-than-life farmers along Highway 68. Originally erected in 1995, the figures are the first in a long series by Cerney. The Salinas native has projects from California to the Midwest, but this is the first time his work has been featured in Orange County. For more information, visit johncerneymurals.com.