The OC Fair is back at the OC Fairgrounds at 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, with a new theme, “Happy Together.” The 2023 OC Fair starts July 14th and ends on August 13 (that’s 23 days and nights!), and to make your visit more budget-friendly, we are sharing ALL the OC Fair discounts available this year. Read on for more info on how to save when visiting the OC Fair, ticket information and prices for admission and parking, and their super-popular OC Fair Super Pass.
OC Fair discounts, tickets and prices
OC Fair Every Day Passport
Enjoy the Fair any day or EVERY DAY for $60. The EVERY DAY PASSPORT is your admission ticket with no restrictions or blackout dates. Limited availability, while supplies last.
OC Fair Single-Day Admission Prices
Single-Day Admission Prices
Tickets must be purchased online in advance and will not be available for purchase at the gate. You will not be charged transaction fees for your Fair admission ticket purchase!
No transaction fees on OC Fair admission tickets!
Tickets are good only for the date purchased; please choose carefully – no exchanges or refunds.
Tickets below allow entrance into the OC Fair. Additional admission may be required for shows in Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar, Action Sports Arena and other special events. Concert tickets and action sports reserved seats include free Fair admission.
- General (ages 13-59): $13 Wednesday and Thursday
- General (ages 13-59): $15 Friday-Sunday
- Seniors (ages 60+): $9
- Youth (ages 6-12): $9
- Children 5 and younger are free
OC Fair Parking
Parking tickets are only available at the gates. Cash or credit accepted; advance parking is not available.
The free shuttle from Experian and OCTA’s OC Fair Express bus service WILL NOT be available this year.
- General $12
- Buses and Limos $24
OC Fair Parking Gate Information
Gate 1: Located on Fair Drive. This is our main gate, and is available for Uber/Lyft/taxi drop-off and pickup.
Gate 3: Located on Fairview Drive at Merrimac Way, provides easy access to Green Gate or Blue Gate.
Gate 8: Located on Arlington Drive, provides easy access to Yellow Gate.
Gate 10: Located on Newport Blvd. and is often closed during peak hours. Can provide access to Blue Gate or Yellow Gate.
Best OC Fair 2023 Discounts and Deals
To comply with public health directives, this year’s OC Fair will be a limited-capacity event. They will not be able offer all admission options that were available in the past.
OC Fair 2023 Coupons
None at the time of this update.
OC Fair Bus Service
OC Bus provides a safe, reliable and air-conditioned ride. The cost to ride OC Bus is just $2 per ride or $5 for a day pass. Orange County youth ages 6 to 18 who have a Youth Ride Free pass can hop aboard for no cost.
OC Fair Carnival Promotions
Carnival Rides & Games
The 2023 OC Fair is July 14-Aug. 13, open Wednesdays-Sundays. Advance tickets are required! Make sure to buy your admission tickets online today so you don’t miss out on your favorite summer fair!
There will be 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. Great news! Unlimited ride wristbands are returning for the 2023 OC Fair.
- Unlimited ride wristbands are available this year! The 2023 OC Fair is July 14-August 13 and will feature two carnival areas: Main Carnival and Kidland. You can purchase ride and game tickets online or through your FunPass app.
- 100 tickets $100
- 50 tickets $50
- Unlimited ride wristband good on Wednesday or Thursday only for $49.
- Good for Unlimited Rides and 2 Free Games. Redeem by 5pm, Ride from 11am until 8pm, Wed/Thu only!!
- Taste of Fair Foods
- Every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring $4 food options. Fun-sized samples include funnel cake, tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon rolls, tacos, gelato, cotton candy and more.
- Read & Ride
- Children ages 5-11 who read three books and complete the online book report form (available at ocfair.com/readandride) will receive two free rides in Kidland. Completed forms will receive the reward via a QR code.
Key things to know about the 2023 OC Fair
- A limited number of tickets are available each day
- Advance online ticket sales only – no transaction fees
- Tickets are good only for the date purchased; please choose dates carefully – no refunds
- Same-day Fair admission is included with tickets to concerts during the Fair
- OC Fair is not currently planning to increase capacity
- Ticket prices will not increase
- Sales are no longer restricted to California residents
- Masks are not required
Originally published on July 15, 2023. Last Updated on July 18, 2023 by Pattie Cordova