One of my favorite events of the year is coming up shortly! This event is the one and only OC Fair that takes place every year at Orange County Fairgrounds located in Costa Mesa, California at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626. Every year I have loads of fun at this fair and have been going since I was a small child and grew up in the area! Filled with delicious foods, rides, games, competitions and more, the OC Fair is the place to go! The fair will be taking placer from Friday, July 11 – Sunday, August 10th this year and it will be a blast!
I will be sharing all about the new foods offered at the fair in a future post and feel free to enter my ticket giveaway I do yearly below…There are so many fabulous deals and promotions available at the fair this Summer 2014!! OC Fair’s theme is “Summer Starts Here” and I cannot wait!!! Hope to see you there! Here are the fair deals for 2014 friends! Enjoy!! If you want any more information about the Orange County Fair, click here: OC FAIR
FREE Admission & Parking
July 11 (Noon – 1 pm)
Active Military & Veterans
FREE Active Military & Veterans admission with I.D. Must Show Identification-Not Valid
for Spouses or Dependents
Read & Ride
Read 2 books for 3 carnival rides (ages 5-11)
Click here to download book report form
Submit book reports to the Information Booth @ Centennial Farm for FREE ride tickets
(Valid July 11- August 10, 2014)
$30 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
(Sold until 5 pm. Valid until 8 pm) – Plus 2 FREE games
We Care Wednesdays
FREE admission and 1 carnival ride per person every Wednesday with donation (donation changes weekly).
*Acceptance of donated items is at the discretion of the OC Fair. Limited to 1 FREE admission and 1 carnival ride per person
Food Drive July 16 (noon – 3 pm)
FREE admission with donation of 5 cans of food
Children’s Book Drive July 23 (noon – 3 pm)
FREE admission with donation of 1 new children’s book
or 3 gently used children’s books
Clothing Drive July 30 (noon – 3 pm)
FREE admission with donation of 5 new or gently used clothing items
School Supply Drive August 6 (noon – 3 pm)
FREE admission with donation of NEW school supplies valued at $5 or more. Receipt required.
- notebooks/notebook paper
- school backpacks
$30 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
(Sold until 5 pm. Valid until 8 pm) – Plus 2 FREE Games
Children 12 & Under FREE Fair admission All day.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Look for Olivia for special shopping deals with select vendors all day.
Seniors Day (60+)
$2 off senior admission
FREE Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day
$2 Taste of Fair Food
Every Friday Noon – 4 pm
$2 Rides and $2 Games
Every Friday Noon – 4 pm
Saturdays & Sundays
Rise & Shine
$3 general admission
(10 am a 11 am)
Discounted tickets are sold until 11 a.m. and must be used by noon on the same day
Transportation Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Ride with OC Fair Express
Catch the OC Fair Express at one of the eight convenient locations in Orange County with direct bus service to the OC Fair and save!
Price: $2 Each Way or $4 Round-Trip to the OC Fair
$3 OC Fair admission
Transit Locations: Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, San Juan Capistrano
For more information, visit octa.net/ocfairexpress
Ride with Metrolink
Take Metrolink to the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana or Irvine Metrolink station and connect with OCTA’s
OC Fair Express which provides direct bus service to the OC Fair. Just show your valid Metrolink ticket for a FREE ride to the OC Fair.
Super Pass (Come to the fair for as many days as you want!!!)
Ages 13-59 – $35
Senior ages 60+ – $28
Children ages 6-12 – $28
- Admission to OC Fair for all 23 days
- Express entry at all gates
- 2-For-1 tickets for select Pacific Amphitheatre, Hangar and Action Sports Arena concerts and events
- 20% off OC Fair Merchandise (first purchase only)
- 2014 OC Fair souvenir pin
- Carnival value book
o La Grande Wheel – buy one ride, get one ride free
o Carnival Game – buy one game, get one game free
o Free water bottle – when purchasing $10 worth of treats in the carnival
o Buy a souvenir cup and get one free refill in the carnival
If you would like to win FREE TICKETS to the OC Fair this year, please enter my contest in Rafflecopter link below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you like contests and great food and live in the OC area, feel free to also check out my contest currently going on to win a $50 gift card to pick up some take out from the delicious SOLITA in Huntington Beach. Here is the link to go the article, read about it and enter: WIN a $50 gift card from SOLITA.
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This looks super fun.. I would l like to eat the big cupcake!
LOL…That cupcake was not real…just all for show:)
That is cool that they have those free days. Ours does not have free days
You should research….you may find some promos:) Or you just need to come pay a visit to the OC Fair!:)
Those Australian battered potatoes sound like a great reason to go to the fair!
They are truly so delicious! I love them plain or smothered with ranch and cheese:)
I love taking my kids to fairs. Well they are older now and they don’t seem too interested anymore
There is always something for everyone at the fair!
That is one of the greatest fun someone may have
No Turkey legs for me, too stringy
The prices are awesome 🙂
LOL…I love your turkey leg comment but I must say the turkey legs I get at the OC Fair are moist and juicy…no stringiness allowed!
I love going to the OC fair! It is a lot more fun when you are saving money, Great picture with the goat!
Thanks Tommy. I hope we get to visit with a friendly goat like that one again this year!
Sounds like some great summer fun!
Every year it is a blast 🙂
Great deals you’ve shared with us. I wills share them too.
Thanks for sharing Jim!
Nice deals here. I really enjoy going to the fair.
Thanks Casey! Have fun at the fair.
Looks like a lot of fun. I wish I lived closer 😦 some if the food pics looked amazing
Thanks Marguerite. Is there a fair near to you?:)
Perfect event to join this summer!
For sure! I will be there more than once.:)
It will be fair time soon where I live. I love taking my kids to the fair! So much fun! Thanks for sharing these deals!
That is awesome. What is your favorite thing to do at the fair? I am so excited and cannot wait for the fair to come! 🙂
I have not been to the fair and I live so close by. Definitely going this year for sure. Especially after reading this fried food guide: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fried-628202-fair-deep.html
Yum!! They have so many great options. I am going today to check all of those goodies out! 🙂 You must go this year:) Good luck in my contest:)
I’ve been to the fair! And I like to eat everything, but if I had to pick – garlic fries 🙂
Those sound good. I have never gotten the garlic fries before. I will have to try them:)
I love the Fair! My family goes every year to try out the awesome food!!
Every year they do have some new great stuffed…stay tuned for my next article about all of the new fair food yummies:)
Love the kettle corn
Love the food! Especially the corn on the cob!!!
Thanks for the comment:) Corn on the cob is pretty tasty:)
Thanks for your tips! I am a turkey leg
fan too! Going to get the new churro this year and I know something bacon!
YUUUUMMM! Have fun Elaine and good luck in my contest:)
I have never been there! It looks so much fun. I really wanna go!
It is a blast! Best fair ever:) Good luck!
Always a Corn dog, tradition.
LOL…those are great, but you must try some more of the crazy stuff offered:)
Loving this site!
Loving this site – hope to see you on Aug 8th
Thanks so much Elizabeth. We will try to make that! It sounds so fun! 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!
Thanks for all the info! I’m thinking of buying a pass but there are some really great deals. I donated some books last year, might do that again this year.
The pass is a great deal because you can go as many days as you choose. 🙂 The donations are all for a great cause:) Good luck:)
I love the fair! Every year we have to ride the ferris wheel. I think I’m stuck in the rut with Pink’s hot dogs. I’ll have to branch out this year and try a turkey drumstick or the Australian potatoes.
Yes, you must try those items! They are two of my favorites!! Love love love the fair!!! 🙂 Have a blast:)
Thank for the info! I can’t go without deep fried Oreos!
Those are pretty delicious! Have fun!
I haven’t been to the OC Fair, but I’ve seen/read/heard about all the delicious food. Hope to try some of it!
You have to check it out! I love our fair!! Best one around.:)
Funnel cake and turkey leg are my favorite fair foods! Thanks for the ticket giveaway, Dani!
I also love the turkey leg.:) You are welcome. Good luck:)
I haven’t been to the fair in many years. I love the variety of food items though.
Good luck Denise:)
The only place that I loved all the fried food.
I love it:) Good luck!
I haven’t been, but I love fair food and my absolute favorite is funnel cake, on the onion bloom! YUMMM!
Yum! Great choices:) Good luck:)
I went last year for the first and LOVE IT. It was so much fun and so many yummy food. I like their turkey legs and I want to try some of the deep fried food.
Awesome! Good luck Shannon! They do have some awesome food! 🙂
I love the deep fried Oreos.
Yum!! Have you tried the twinkies too? 🙂
bacon maple donuts!!!!
Those are sooo good!! 🙂 I cannot wait to try the cherry pop rocks one:)
nope but i did the sd fair this year. i love the deep fried oreos!!!
I have never been to the SD Fair. How was it? 🙂 Those oreos are a great choice!
I’ve been to the fair before, and my favorite thing to eat are the Australian potatoes!
Those are a great choice! Good luck Chau!
I love to get the chocolate covered bacon bring it home to top my chocolate cupcake with maple icing! The OC Fair is so much fun for the entire family!
Yum! I love that chocolate covered bacon to with sea salt on it…mmmhhhmmm.:) Good luck in my contest.:)
Tasty Chips and the corn are the best!
Which tasty Chips dish do you like? 🙂 so many to choose from! 🙂
I love this fair. My dad has been going for about 40 years and I be been going all my life.
Very cool Samantha! I have went my whole life as well! So many great memories there:) Good luck!
Funnel Cakes!! Every visit to the fair calls for a Funnel Cake and Turkey Legs. My son loves the giant corndogs, and my husband loves anything barbecued. Fun times at the fair!
For sure:) Good luck Heather! Have fun!
I love the OC fair! Would love to win this for my daughter to be able to go! By the way-my most favorite fair food is the deep fried avocado. So delicious!
Isn’t it so fun? I am with you….loves loves loves it! Those deep fried avocados are pretty amazing…I must agree! Good luck in my contest!
This would be awesome! I have a gaggle of kids and the prices are crazy for rides this year!
I totally agree with you. Check out the promotions and deals section of my article…as many rides as you want with a purchase of a $30 wristband on Wednesdays only:) Good luck in contest:)
Love the fair!
Isn’t it the best? 🙂
You have to try the mexican funnel cake. Churro batter shaped like a funnel cake topped with strawberries and whipped cream. It’s the ONLY reason I go to the fair!
That sounds great Jenessa!! They also have deep fried birthday cake at that stand this year! I am dying to try that!! 🙂
I haven’t been there, but would love to check it out. The chocolate-dipped berries from your post look good. 🙂
Those berries are delicious!! Great to much on while you shop at the fair! 🙂
I’ve never been to the OC fair! Sounds like fun!
You have to check it out Elizabeth! So awesome!! 🙂