The OC Fair ‘Feel the Sunshine’ July 15 through Aug. 14

July 15, 2022

"Feel the Sunshine" at the OC Fair this summer.  It starts today and runs for 31 days through August 14. One of the country's top ten-largest fairs, the OC Fair has no shortage of rides, carnival games, animals, arts and crafts, beer, food, and live music! 

Open Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday - Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Admission - General admission for adults ages 13 -59 is $12 on Wednesday and Thursday and $14 Friday through Sunday.  Children 6-12 and Seniors are $7 Wednesday to Sunday. Advance ticket purchase is required; tickets can be purchased online.

Along with enjoying all the great fair food we’re all used to like funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos, and giant turkey legs, the OC Fair offers unique options like the Maui Chicken pineapple bowl and a pork chop on a stick. Enjoy new treats like garlic-stuffed sausage from 22 Garlicky’s, cotton candy sundae cones from 58 Sweets by Cardinal!, and even gluten-free vegan pastries at 13 Moongoat Coffee. 

On Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., experience the Taste of the Fair – enjoy sample-sized food options for $4 from vendors. 

More Fun OC Fair Activities:

Meet the OC Fair Foodies, including the new Sunny Lemon!

Bring children to the midway to discover fun on the farm at Centennial Farms

Action Sports Arena – home to demolition derbies, monster trucks, and speedway races

Pacific Amphitheater – The Toyota Summer Concert Series features performances by Kool & The Gang, Trevor Noah, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Counting Crows, and more. OC Fair admission is included with the price of concert tickets. 

The Hangar – The home of the tribute bands returns for nightly entertainment, with songs you can’t wait to sing along to from bands like No Duh, LA Sound Machine, and Twisted Gypsy.  Unlimited ride carnival wristbands are $49 during the fair.  A one-day wristband can be used Wednesday or Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa,

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