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UPDATE: Click here for 2012 Orange County Fair discounts, deals and promotions.

This year’s Orange County Fair includes a few good deals and promotions.  Don’t pay full price!

Here are the current O.C. Fair Special Offers:


  • HEROES GET IN FREE: Active military w/ ID – free admission
  • WE CARE WEDNESDAY: We Care Wednesday events benefit the Orange County Community. Free admission tickets are only valid on the day of the drive. One free admission and one carnival ride per person. Person donating items must be present to receive admission ticket.
  • Food Drive, Wednesday, July 20, Noon – 4 pm*:One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of (5) five non-perishable food items.
  • Children’s Book Drive: Wednesday, July 27, Noon – 4 pm*: One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of (1) one new children’s book or (3) three gently used children’s books.
  • Clothing Drive: Wednesday, August 3, Noon – 4 pm*: One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of (5) five gently used clothing items.
  • School Supply Drive: Wednesday, August 10, Noon – 4 pm*: One FREE admission and one carnival ride per person with donation of (1) one new school supply item valued at $3 or more.

*New times


  • Kid’s Day: Free admission 12 and under – (all day)
  • FRIDAYS: Senior’s Day (60+): $2 off + free Ferris wheel + merry-go-round rides – all day
  • LET’S EAT! -$2 Tastings – Taste of Fair food (Noon – 4 pm)


  • OC Fair Flyer Express: OC Fair Flyer Express Direct bus service to the OC Fair Friday – Sunday. Catch the OC Fair Express to the OC Fair from 6 Orange County locations, and receive a coupon for $2 admission to the OC Fair. Service operates hourly on Friday from 3 pm to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to midnight. Buses leave hourly from Anaheim, Orange, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano. Bus fare is $1.50 each way, or $3 roundtrip.  For locations and schedules, visit:


  • Rise & Shine – Opening Hour $2 Special – $2 general admission (10 am – 11 am)


  • Read & Ride
  • Children ages 5-11: Read (2) two books, get (3) three FREE carnival rides at the 2011 OC Fair! Click here for form and instructions.


  • Unlimited Ride Wristbands: Each Wednesday and Thursday, $25 +$2 games (sold until 5 pm – valid until 8 pm)
  • Every Friday, $2 rides + $2 games, noon to 4 pm
  • Pacific Amphitheathre & RCS Ticket Bounce-Back: One (1) free ride on La Grande Wheel in the Main Midway with each concert ticket stub.  Valid the night of the concert only.

The OC Fair Express offers five different routes from the convenient pickup locations listed below:

Route 633
Fullerton Park-and-Ride
3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA  92833
Route Map and Schedule 

Route 662
The Depot at Santa Ana
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA
Route Map and Schedule 

Route 670
Goldenwest Transportation Center
7301 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA  92803
Route Map and Schedule 

Route 671
Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station
1039 Pacificenter Drive
Anaheim, CA 92806

Tustin/Lincoln Park-and-Ride
Corner of Tustin and Lincoln, Orange CA
Route Map and Schedule

Route 691
San Juan Capistrano Park-and-Ride
At the corner of Junipero Sierra Road & I-5
Route Map and Schedule 

By Editor

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

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