HomeNewsCosta MesaOrange County Fair in Costa Mesa runs through August 14

Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa runs through August 14

What's FREE with Fair admission?

Costa Mesa, Calif. – OC Fair fans have been waiting all year for the return of summer's best party – and they know how to get the best value out of their visit. Here are some awesome things that are free with Fair admission.

For a full OC Fair schedule, visit ocfair.com, or download the 2022 OC Fair app. Advance tickets are required – no fees – and capacity is limited.


Comedy hypnotist Mark Yuzuik – nightly in Plaza Pacifica
The Magic of Frank Thurston – daily in OC promenade
Roving entertainment including Dragon Knights Stilt Show, Red Light Brass Band and Ellas mariachi group (limited run) – daily throughout the fairgrounds
Community entertainment featuring local music groups, dance troops and more – daily on three stages
Tupua Polynesian dance group – nightly in Plaza Pacifica
Live music – nightly in Baja Blues
Latin music and dancing – nightly in Hussong's Cantina
The Hangar and Action Sports Arena – performances accessible via standing room (or via paid ticket for reserved seating)
Performance of Taps – 6 p.m. nightly at Heroes Hall


All-Alaskan Racing Pigs – daily in Plaza Pacifica
Animal judging and displays – daily in Livestock
Great American Petting Farm – daily near Green Gate
OC Fair's resident animal educators including pigs, goats, cattle, chickens, rabbits, peacocks and sheep – daily at Centennial Farm


Cow milking – daily in Millennium Barn
Food preservation, chef's tips and more – daily in OC Promenade/Culinary
Camel dairy – limited run in livestock
OC Vaulting horse acrobatics – limited run in livestock
Wine talks and pairings – daily in The Courtyard
Crafts and handmade goods – daily in Home Arts & Collections Gallery


Produce and floral competitions – daily at Centennial Farm
Woodworking, quilting, table setting, baking and more – daily in Home Arts & Collections Gallery and OC Promenade/Culinary
Cal Fresh exhibit featuring the state's crops – daily in OC Promenade
Fine arts and visual arts competitions – daily in Visual Arts Gallery

Kid Stuff

Explorium Fun on the Farm learn & play area – daily in OC Promenade
Food-related contests for kids – daily in OC Promenade
Photos with OC Fair Foodies – daily throughout the fairgrounds
Color postcards for troops & veterans – daily at Heroes Hall

For more ideas on what to do & see at the OC Fair, visit https://ocfair.com/oc-fair/things-to-do/

Single Day Admission Prices

General (ages 13-59) $12 Wednesday-Thursday
General (ages 13-59) $14 Friday-Sunday
Seniors (ages 60+) $7
Children (ages 6-13) $7
Children 5 and younger are free

  • Additional admission may be required for shows in Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar, Action Sports Arena or other special events. Tickets to concerts occurring during the OC Fair include free same-day Fair admission.


General (cars and motorcycles) $10
Buses and Limos $20
Available at the gates only; credit cards only.

1889 The Orange County Community Fair Corporation was formed shortly after the founding of the County of Orange.
1890 The first Fair is held in Santa Ana

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