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OC Fair Event Details

The OC Fair returns from July 15th until August 14th, 2022 in the beautiful city of Costa Mesa, California. One of the country's top ten-largest fairs, the OC Fair has no shortage of rides, carnival games, animals, arts and crafts, beer, food, and live music! It's "Time For Fun" as the summer starts, Orange County is ready to kick it off with a blast. Make sure to get your tickets online as advanced ticket reservations are required.

General Information

The 2022 OC Fair runs July 15 through August 14.

OC Fair Hours

Wednesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday - Sunday : 11 a.m. - Midnight

Monday - Tuesday: Closed

Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office Hours

Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Things to Do


The 2022 OC Fair will be over in a blink of an eye! Take a look at all there is to do and see over the 31-day run of the Fair. You'll want to hear music, check out the amazing vendors, marvel at the exhibits, and visit all the competitions to see who takes the blue ribbon home!

Enjoy all the OC Fair has to offer, only in Costa Mesa. Plus, see Costa Mesa Hotel Deals if you're hitting a late-night concert at Pacific Amphitheatre or just spending extra time trying to win that big carnival prize!

Buy Tickets

The only way to attend this year's OC Fair is to purchase tickets in advance. For safety purposes, there will be limited capacity. Be sure to check out the great deals and discounts on carnival tickets, rides and food tastings. 

Admission & Parking

Park your wagon and come on in!

Hotel Deals

See special offers if you're staying late!


Get your tickets to ride

Pacific Amphitheatre

Great seats for our biggest shows

The Hangar

Fab tribute bands and more!

Action Sports Arena

Adrenaline-pumping fun


Save money at the OC Fair! Discounts are honored during the specified dates. Please arrive early to enjoy all promotions.

Freebie alert! All reserved seats in the Pacific Amphitheatre and The Hangar include FREE Fair admission.

2022 OC Fair Competitions
and Contests

A county fair isn't complete without the competition pies, quilts, paintings and giant pumpkins. Every year at the OC Fair, the community's gardners, bakers, and artisans of all ages and types come together to share their talents with Fairgoers.

Watch competitions to win the coveted blue ribbon or visit one of the OC Fair's competitive galleries.

New food items for 2022

  • Garlic-Stuffed Sausage - plus other garlic-friendly options at 22 Garlicky's
  • Cotton Candy Sundae Cones - by 58 Sweets by Cardinal!
  • Gluten-free vegan pastries - at 13 Moongoat Coffee
  • Plus, enjoy other unique faves like the Maui Chicken pineapple bowl (pictured)

OC Fair Hours

OC Fair Hours

Wednesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - Midnight

Monday - Tuesday: Closed

Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office Hours

Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Admission & Parking

Save! Single-day admission tickets are available online with no service fees through Ticketmaster.com when you choose the print-at-home option.

OC Fair Maps & Directions

In Orange County

The 5, 22, 73, 91 and 405 Freeways all connect with the Newport (55)
South Freeway. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

From Los Angeles

5 South or 405 South to 55 South. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

From Riverside

91 West to 55 South. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

From San Diego

5 North to 405 North to 55 South. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

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