Attention all fun-lovers, carnival-goers, and foodies! The 2023 OC Fair is just around the corner, and it promises to be the most epic summer event yet! From July 14th to August 13th, the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California will be filled with endless entertainment, delicious food, and thrilling rides for all ages. Get ready for some serious entertainment because we're giving you a sneak peek of what you can expect at the upcoming OC Fair.
Whether you're a music lover, thrill-seeker, or just looking for a good time, the OC Fair has got you covered. With top-tier performers hitting the stage every night, you won't want to miss a single show. From chart-topping musicians to hilarious comedians and daring acrobats, there's something for everyone. Click here for the full schedule entertainment schedule for 2023.
Carnival Rides & Games
Let's not forget about the fair's beloved carnival rides! From towering roller coasters to classic teacup rides, you'll find all your favorites and more. For the little ones, there are plenty of kiddie rides to keep them entertained and delighted.
You can purchase ride and game tickets online by buying a FunPass, which can be loaded up ahead of time. Ride Wristbands are $44 for unlimited rides and 2 free games. This offer is only available online till July 14th. You can also buy 50 FunPass tickets for $50 (normally $62.50), and 100 FunPass tickets for $100. These offers are also available till July 14th.
Fair food is a staple of the summer, and the OC Fair is no exception. Indulge in all your favorites, from deep-fried Oreos to corn dogs, funnel cakes, and more. But that's not all! The fair is also known for its innovative and creative food offerings, with vendors constantly pushing the limits of what's possible. Whether you're craving sweet or savory, there's something for every taste bud at the OC Fair.
Exciting Exhibits and Contests!
The OC Fair isn't just about entertainment and food. It's also a celebration of agriculture, art, and innovation. Explore the exhibits showcasing the best of Orange County's agricultural heritage, from prize-winning livestock to stunning crops and gardens.
For art enthusiasts, there are countless galleries featuring local and national artists, showcasing everything from paintings and sculptures to photography and mixed media.
And of course, no fair would be complete without a little friendly competition! The OC Fair hosts a variety of contests, from pie-eating to hula-hooping and more. It's the perfect opportunity to show off your skills and win some bragging rights.
Admission & Parking
Tickets for the OC Fair are on sale now, and you can purchase them online or at the gate.
Admission prices vary depending on the day of the week. Wednesdays and Thursdays offer the best value with admission prices at $13 for general admission, $9 for seniors and youth aged 6-12. Children aged 5 and under are free.
Friday to Sunday admission prices are slightly higher, with general admission costing $15, seniors and youth aged 6-12 costing $9, and children aged 5 and under getting in for free.
You can enjoy the OC Fair every day for $60. The everyday ticket has restrictions or blackout dates. Advance tickets are required! Make sure to buy your admission tickets online so you don’t miss out on your favorite summer fair!
If you plan on driving to the OC Fair, parking is available for $12 per vehicle for general passenger cars and motorcycles. Buses and limos will be charged $24 per vehicle. Unfortunately, there are no in-and-out parking privileges, so be sure to pack everything you need before heading out to the fair.
The 2023 OC Fair promises to be a summer event like no other. With endless entertainment, delicious food, and exciting exhibits, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to party at the OC Fair!
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