Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

The latest edition of the Orange County Fair opens on Friday, July 16.  And there are a few deals to be had.  For one thing, you can get in free if you get there this Friday between noon and 1 pm.  Here are the best deals to be had, courtesy of the O.C. Fair’s website:



  • Free Fair Admission – Noon to 1 p.m., presented by Sparkletts
  • Free Fair Parking – Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Free General Admission Seating With Fair Admission to:
  • * The 36th Annual Speedway Fair Derby
  • * The Pink Floyd Experience in The Pacific Amphitheatre (Subject to availability, first come, first served)
  • $1 Fair Food Tastings – Noon to 4 p.m.
  • $1 Carnival Rides and Games – Noon to 7 p.m.

Click here to see the daily schedule for this Friday.

Other promotions include:

SALUTE TO HEROES

FREE admission for active duty military with I.D., Valid all day July 16-August 15.

KIDS FREE THURSDAYS

Kids 12 and under receive FREE admission every Thursday. Valid all day.

Click here to download special single day Fun Zone contests information for children 3-18. (pdf)

SENIORS DAY FRIDAYS

Valid all day Friday

$5 admission for those 60 years or older, plus FREE Ferris wheel & merry-go-round rides. Valid all day Friday. Sponsored by Monarch HealthCare.  Click here to download special Seniors Day contests information.

WE CARE WEDNESDAYS

Food Drive
Wednesday, July 21
Noon – 6 p.m.

One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of five canned food items. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and OC Food Bank. Sponsored by Ralphs.

Book Drive
Wednesday, July 28
Noon – 6 p.m.

One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of one new children’s book or three gently used children’s books. Benefits the Orange County Department of Education and BookEnds.

Clothing Drive
Wednesday, August 4
Noon – 6 p.m.

One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of five gently used clothing items. Benefits Goodwill of Orange County.

School Supply Drive
Wednesday, August 11
Noon – 6 p.m.

One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of one new school supply item valued at $3 or more. Benefits Orange County youth with the help of Share Our Selves.

Follow the OC Fair ice cream truck as it makes its way through Orange County giving away FREE ice cream and other OC Fair goodies.

Saturday, July 3 – Sunday, July 18

Click here for a complete list of stops.

For up to the minute information follow @ocfair on Twitter or ocfair on Facebook.

The OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626.  Click here for directions and a map.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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