The Orange County Fair
is a traditional county fair that showcases the rural side of the county right in the city of Costa Mesa. There are livestock shows and competitions, pig races, vegetable and garden exhibits, and equestrian events. There are also home arts and crafts, local youth and adults performing, circus acts, carnival rides, motocross, demolition derby and lots of fair food. Technology is well-represented as well with all kinds of gadgets demonstrated and sold in the exhibit halls.
There are free concerts, magic and acrobats at various stages around the fairgrounds and ticketed sports events and concerts in the OC Arena
as well as ticketed concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre
. Concert ticket prices include admission to the Orange County Fair.
When: July 13 - August 12, 2012
, Wednesday through Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Weekdays noon to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to midnight,
Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA.
General $11, Seniors (60+) $8, Children (6-12) $6, Five and under Free. Season Passes are available.
$7, $14 preferred parking and buses
- First hour, noon to 1 pm free parking and free entry.
Heroes Get in Free
- Free entry for active duty military with ID every day
We Care Wednesdays gives one free ticket and one free ride in exchange for donations of food, books, toys and school supplies. See the website for details.
- Kids 12 and under are FREE all day.
- Seniors $2 off, + free Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides. $2 Taste of the Fair food samples from noon - 4 pm; $2 Rides and $2 Games until 4 pm.
- $2 General Admission from 10 to 11 am.
Unlimited Ride Wristbands
- Wristbands are available for $30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They must be purchased before 5 pm and can be used until 8 pm.
free ride on La Grande Wheel with Pacific Amphitheatre ticket stub.
This information was accurate at the time of publication. Please check the OC Fair website for the most current information.
Orange County Fair Photo Gallery
OC Arena Schedule
Pacific Amphitheatre Concert Schedule