2017 OC Fair – through August 13
Grab the kids and head out for some Farm Fresh Fun. Here is your guide on how to have fun for less with the whole family.
My favorite each year is We Care Wednesdays. Every Wednesday from Noon – 3 p.m. they offer a FREE OC Fair admission plus one FREE carnival ride per person with a donation. Donations go to local non-profit organizations and are different each week. July 26 – 3 new or gently used children’s books; August 2 – 5 clothing items; August 9 – school supplies worth $5 or more (receipt required).
Every Thursday is Kids Day so children 12 and under get in FREE. Children 5 and under get in FREE every day.
Fridays are Seniors Day with a $2 discount on Senior admission plus FREE ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.
All active-duty military and veterans receive FREE admission any day and can also purchase up to six 1/2 price general admission tickets.
If you went to the San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair and still have your ticket stub, it’s worth FREE admission at the OC Fair.
My daughter and her friend on the swings 2 years ago.
RIDES, RIDES, RIDES
Read & Ride – Bookworms ages 5-11 can read two books and earn 3 FREE carnival rides. Must complete the official book report form found here. Completed forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth.
$30 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband – This is the best deal if you want to have the full carnival experience. All the rides you can handle for one price plus 2 FREE games. Sold Wednesdays and Thursdays until 5 p.m. and valid until 8 p.m.
On Fridays from Noon – 4 p.m. rides and games are only $2 each in the Main Carnival and Kiddie Carnival.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
New this year is 1/2 price general admission AND 1/2 price carnival tickets every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 1 pm. This offer may not be combined with any other offers.
If you don’t feel like driving, avoid traffic and parking by taking the OC Fair Express directly to the gate. There are 9 locations around Orange County to catch a bus every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – midnight. Fare is $2 each way ($.75 for seniors 60+) and includes Fair admission at just $3 – a savings of $11. Children 5 and under ride FREE with paying adult (up to 3 free per adult). For complete details and locations click here.
If you do drive, FREE parking and shuttle service is offered by Experian. Parking structure is off Bristol Street off the 405 and the shuttle operates from 10 a.m. – 1 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
General Admission is only $12 for adults and $7 for children (6-12) and seniors. Adults are $14 on Saturday and Sunday while children and seniors are the same price.
The OC Fair is packed with so many fun things to do while appealing to all ages. There is a long list of FREE entertainment that is included with your general admission. For a full listing click here.
OC Fair Foodies –
From deep fried treats to smoky barbecue and unique eats, the OC Fair offers a variety of fun fare to tantalize your taste buds. Taste your way through the Fair for only $3 a taste every Thursday from Noon – 4 p.m. Click here for a listing of food offerings by vendor.
For additional information about the OC Fair and a full schedule of events visit ocfair.com.