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OC Fair 2021 discounts, tickets and prices

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OC Fair 2021 discounts, tickets and prices

The OC Fair is back at the OC Fairgrounds at 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, with a new theme, “Time for Fun.” The 2021 OC Fair starts July 16th and ends on August 15 (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.

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OC Fair discounts, tickets and prices

OC Fair Super Pass

If you purchased an OC Fair Super Pass in 2020 and opted not to get a refund, it will be honored in 2021. However, they will not be selling additional Super Passes this year due to limited capacity. Existing pass holders will receive new 2021 passes prior to opening day of the OC Fair, and they can be used any day, just like in previous years. 

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 any transaction fees for your Fair admission ticket purchase!

No service fees on OC Fair admission tickets! 
Tickets are good only for the date purchased; please choose carefully – no exchanges or refunds.

Please note: Masks are required for all unvaccinated guests inside OC Fair buildings.

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

OC Fair Parking

Parking tickets are only available at the gates. Please remember that it’s CASH ONLY and tickets do not include in-and-out privileges.

The free shuttle from Experian and OCTA’s OC Fair Express bus service WILL NOT be available this year.

  • General $10
  • Buses and Limos $20

OC Fair Express

Skip the traffic and parking. Buses depart from nine locations on Saturdays and Sundays from July 13 to Aug. 11 and run from approximately 10 a.m. to midnight. For details, visit ocfairexpress.com.

If riding Metrolink, you can connect to the OC Fair Express at the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana, Irvine or Anaheim-ARTIC Metrolink stations. Simply show your valid Metrolink ticket and ride the bus for free.

OC Fair Express costs $2 each way, or 75¢ for seniors 60+ and persons with disabilities. When you ride the OC Fair Express, you will receive a coupon for $4 OC Fair admission, that’s a $10 savings!

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How to get FREE admission to the OC Fair 2021

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.

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Best OC Fair 2021 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 2021 Coupons

Every Saturday and Sunday
OC Fair Express Coupon – Riders traveling to the OC Fair on the OC Fair Express bus (direct bus service provided by OCTA) receive a coupon for $4 admission.

Riders can catch the OC Fair Express at the following locations:

  • Anaheim: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), 2626 E. Katella Ave.
  • Anaheim: Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station, 1039 N. Pacificenter Drive
  • Fullerton: Fullerton Park-and-Ride, 3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
  • Huntington Beach: Goldenwest Transportation Center, 7301 Center Ave.
  • Irvine: Irvine Metrolink Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway
  • Laguna Hills: Laguna Hills Transportation Center, 24282 Calle de los Caballeros
  • Laguna Niguel: Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station, 28200 Forbes Road
  • Orange: The Village at Orange, 1500 E. Village Way
  • Santa Ana: The Depot at Santa Ana, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
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OC Fair Carnival Promotions

  • Unlimited ride wristbands will not be available this year. The 2021 OC Fair is July 16-Aug. 15 and will feature two carnival areas: Main Carnival and Kidland. You can purchase ride and game tickets online or through your FunPass app. 
    • 40 FunPass tickets for $20
    • 100 FunPass tickets for $50
    • 200 FunPass tickets for $100
  • Taste of Fair Foods
    Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring $3 food options
  • Read & Ride
    Children ages 5-11 who read two books and complete the online book report form (available at bit.ly/readride2019) will receive three free carnival rides. Completed forms can be redeemed for the ride passes at the Kidland Information Booth during regular Fair hours.

Key things to know about the 2021 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 required indoors for unvaccinated guests

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Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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