OC FAIR 2019

Happy July! I can’t believe that I’m actually saying that, where is summer time going? Each year seems to go by faster and faster especially when the kids are on summer break from school.

OPENING DAY: Enjoy free admission and parking on Opening Day of the 2019 OC Fair – Friday, July 12, only. Valid 12:00 noon to 3 p.m 

The 2019 OC Fair runs July 12-August 11 (open Wednesday-Sunday)

OC Fair hours:
Wednesday-Friday: Noon – Midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Monday-Tuesday: Closed Freebie alert! All reserved seats in the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena include FREE Fair admission.  

Active Military & Veterans

Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase half-price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the OC Fair. Military ID is required. Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six half-price general admission tickets may be purchased.  This offer may not be combined with any other offers.

Read & Ride

Bookworms ages 5-11 can read two books to earn three free carnival rides!
Download the book report form. Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Kidland Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 12-Aug. 11, 2019, only.

Super Pass

The 2019 OC Fair Super Pass is available for purchase online and at the Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office. 

General (13-59)     $40
Senior (60+)          $33
Youth (6-12)           $33

Buy a Super Pass


First Responders and Law Enforcement Week is Aug. 7-11 

FREE admission to active-duty and professional staff of the police, sheriff, fire and emergency services departments Aug. 7-11 with option to purchase up to 4 general admission tickets for your guests at half price. Issuing agency ID is required.


We Care Wednesday Drives (12-3 p.m.)

Donate on the specified dates listed below for FREE general admission to the OC Fair and one carnival ride per person. Offer valid noon to 3 p.m. General admission tickets may not be used on any other day. Donations are accepted at public entrances (Blue Gate, Yellow Gate or Green Gate). Donations are not accepted at Gate 5 off Arlington Drive, and FREE admission will not be honored after 3 p.m. 

$35 Unlimited Ride Wristband

Ride until 8 p.m., sold until 5 p.m. – includes 2 free games and 1 ride on the Titan; all other rides are unlimited.


$3 Taste of Fair Food (12-4 p.m.)

Enjoy $3 samples of select Fair treats. Valid noon – 4 p.m.

Kids Day

Children 12 & younger receive FREE Fair admission all day.

$35 Unlimited Ride Wristband

Ride until 8 p.m., sold until 5 p.m. – includes 2 free games and 1 ride on the Titan; all other rides are unlimited.


Seniors Day (60+)

$5 Senior admission plus FREE Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.

$2 Rides, $2 Games until 4 p.m.


Best Deal Ever!

Half-price general admission ($7) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday 
Sundays only: $35 Unlimited Ride Wristband available – ride until 4 p.m., sold until 1 p.m. Includes 1 ride on the Titan; all other rides are unlimited. 

FREE Off-Site Parking (Saturday & Sunday)

Free parking and shuttle service is available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 Freeway. Follow the signs to “Experian.” The shuttle operates from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday & Sunday only.

OC Fair Express Bus Service

Buses depart from nine locations on Saturdays and Sundays from July 13 to Aug. 11 and run from approximately 10 a.m. to midnight.

If riding Metrolink, you can connect to the OC Fair Express at the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana, Irvine or Anaheim-ARTIC Metrolink stations. Simply show your valid Metrolink ticket and ride the bus for free. 

OC Fair Express costs $4 roundtrip, or $1.50 for seniors 60+ and persons with disabilities. When you ride the OC Fair Express, you will receive a coupon for $4 OC Fair admission – that’s a $10 savings!


New food items for 2019

New food items for 2019

• Salvadoran Pupusas – An OC Fair twist on the national food of El Salvador: masa grilled with cheese, beans and bacon topped with cabbage and salsa (Bacon-A-Fair)• Hot Cheetos and Cheese Turkey Leg – With nacho cheese (Biggy’s)• Slider Tower on a Stick – Beef sliders and tots (Biggy’s)• Beyond Burger – A meatless option (Biggy’s & Juicy’s)• Crunchy Hot Cheetos Caramel Apples (Candy Factory)• Buffalo Chicken Chimichanga – Tortilla containing mac & cheese, bacon and buffalo chicken, fried and topped off with buffalo ranch and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos (Chicken Charlie’s) • Fried Hummus – House-made hummus coated with flour and seasonings, served in a pocket of pita bread and topped with with sliced tomatoes and a sauce made of plain whole yogurt with tahini sauce (Chicken Charlie’s) • Pork or Brisket Mac ‘n’ Cheese Sandwich – Meats are smoked 8-10 hours (Chuckwagon)• Tex Mex Rangeburger – With pepper jack cheese and fried onion strings (Chuckwagon)• Tex Mex Tortilla Chips – With pork or brisket (Chuckwagon)• Hot Cheetos Baked Potato, giant plain baked potato with broccoli florets (Corn Star)• Cinnamon Maple Bacon Bombs – With cream cheese frosting (D&D Country Cinnamon Rolls)• Dole Pineapple Whip swirled together with Dole Strawberry Whip  • Banana Cream Pie Funnel Cake (Dutchman’s Funnel Cake)• Puffle Cone Sundae (Fabe’s)• Chili Cheese Fry-Topped Blooming Onion, Cheese Fry-Topped Blooming Onion (Fresh Frys)• Fruity Pebbles Shrimp Po’ Boy – Cajun-battered gulf shrimp topped with fruity pebbles and srirachi ranch sauce on a French roll (Get Fried)• Puffy Taco, Puffy Taquito (Papi’s Puffy Tacos – new stand)• Tacos Vampiros – Grilled concave tortilla topped with melted cheese, protein of choice, guacamole and topped with a second tortilla (Papi’s Puffy Tacos)• Waffle Pizza – Belgian waffle topped with marinara, cheese, pepperoni (Pignotti’s) • Lasagna Egg Rolls – With a choice of dipping sauces (Pignotti’s) • Pastrami Sandwich and Chili Cheese Fries (The Ranch)• Green Acres Fire Burger – All-natural Harris Ranch beef, ghost-pepper cheese, lettuce, jalapeños, spicy mayo and avocado on a potato knot bun (Tasti Burger)• Elote Dog – All-beef hot dog on a toasted bun topped with fresh-cut corn off the cob, pico de gallo, spices, shredded Oaxaca cheese and jalapeños drizzled with spicy mayo, a lime wedge and Mexican crema (Tater Twister)• The Smokestack – Tots topped with pulled pork, elote, Oaxaca cheese, spices and topped with fresh made crunch slaw, grilled onions, jalapeños and sweet and tangy BBQ sauce (Tater Twister) • Elote Fiesta Tots – Gourmet tater tots topped with with nacho cheese and fresh-cut corn off the cob, pico de gallo,spices, shredded Oaxaca cheese, jalapeños and drizzled with spicy mayo, a lime wedge and Mexican crema (Tater Twister)• Smokehouse Tots – Tots with coleslaw, pulled pork, brisket, sour cream, cheese and BBQ sauce (Tater Twister)• Truffle Parmesean Tots – Tots with garlic, parmesan, truffle oil, parsley (Tater Twister) • Buffalo Bleu Tots – Tots with buffalo chicken breast, blue cheese crumbles and bacon (Tater Twister) • Avocado Toast – Haas avocados, garlic, olive oil, lemon on a slice of signature Ten Pound Buns sourdough (Ten Pound Buns)• S’mores Big Skillet Cookie (Totally Baked Cookie Joint)• Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup in a Sadie Rose bread bowl; Mac ‘n’ Cheese in a Sadie Rose bread bowl; Shrimp Jalapeño Jammers (Who Fried the Cheese?)

New this year: Grazing for Savings

Save money on value menus being offered this year at most food vendors, which feature budget-friendly $7.19, $8.19 and $9.19 options. 

Don’t forget: $3 Taste of Fair Food on Thursdays! 

Get a sampling of food and treats for only $3 each every Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Fun-sized samples include funnel cake, tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon rolls, tacos, gelato, cotton candy and more.

>> See a list of food offerings for $3 Taste of Fair Food

Wine Seminars

Located in The Courtyard

The Orange County Wine Society, Inc. hosts weekend seminars to introduce Fairgoers to an array of award-winning wines in The Courtyard. Each paid seminar includes 8 one (1)–ounce tastings, a commemorative wine glass, and assorted nibbles. Award-winning wine by the taste and glass are available for purchase every day in The Courtyard.

OC Brew Hee Haw

This much anticipated annual event offers four hours of unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass and free admission to the OC Fair. 

New location! This year’s event will take place in The Hangar. Also new this year: live entertainment! 

Presale VIP ticket prices are $55 and presale general admission is $45. Parking is $10.

Junior Livestock Auction

Watch as local youth competitors showcase their livestock entries during the annual Junior Livestock Auction. Orange County 4-H and FFA members will auction their award-winning market swine, broilers, calves, goats, beef, rabbits, lambs and turkeys to raise funds for future educational endeavors.

Located in the Livestock Show Ring on Saturday, July 20. Buyer check-in and registration opens at 9 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Auction begin at 10 a.m.

There are many ways attendees can help and support youth 4-H and FFA participants:

• Purchase an animal
• Purchase through the Buy-Back Program
• Provide funds through the Add-On Program
• Donate to the Centennial Farm Auction Fund

For more information on becoming a bidder at this year’s auction, please email livestock@ocfair.com.
For details on entering the Jr. Livestock Auction, view the 2019 Handbook.

Get the FunPass app! 

The FunPass app enables you to purchase passes, recharge passes, check value of passes, and view the history of your passes. You can share passes between family and friends. Once passes have been purchased or added, you can use the FunPass app on your phone to access rides and games.


The 2019 OC Fair is July 12-Aug. 11 and will feature two carnival areas: Main Carnival and Kidland. You can purchase ride and game tickets online by buying a FunPass, which can be loaded up ahead of time. Plus: buying early gets you extra tickets!

Get 10% More Tickets

June 21 – July 11, 2019
220 tickets – $100
110 tickets – $50
44 tickets – $20

Buy a FunPass

Regular Price Tickets

July 12 – August 11, 2019
200 tickets – $100
100 tickets – $50
40 tickets – $20

Don’t forget to checkout the lineup for concerts at the Pacific Amphitheater! Brothers Osbourne, Chicago, Smokey Robinson, Dwight Yoakham, Seal, Justin Moore, B-52’s and many more performers. https://pacamp.com/

The Pacific Amphitheatre - Costa Mesa | Tickets, Schedule, Seating Chart, Directions

Kick off the season with the Fourth of July celebration that will feature the Pacific Symphony performing Hotel California: A Salute to The Eagles, a traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces and a fireworks finale.

All tickets include OC Fair admission (07/12/19 – 08/11/19)

Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA - Seating Chart & Stage - Costa Mesa Theater

Don’t forget to checkout the lineup for concerts at the Pacific Amphitheater! Brothers Osbourne, Chicago, Smokey Robinson, Dwight Yoakham, Seal, Rick Springfield, Justin Moore, Michael McDonald, Lindsay Sterling, B-52’s and many more performers. We hope to see you at the OC Fair!

With a Side of~ EatTravelFun

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