OC Fair Costa Mesa - Information

The OC Fair returns to the beautiful city of Costa Mesa, California from July 19th until August 18th, 2024.
One of the top ten largest fairs in the U.S., the OC Fair has no shortage of rides, carnival games, animals, arts and crafts, beer, food, and live music! Attend a concert at Pacific Amphitheater or The Hangar and get free Fair admission. Make sure to get your tickets online as advanced ticket reservations are required.

General Information

The 2024 OC Fair runs July 19 through August 18.

OC Fair Hours

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

Friday & Saturday : 11 a.m. - Midnight

Monday - Tuesday: Closed



Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office Hours

Saturday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Things to Do


Take a look at all there is to do and see over the 30-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 Hotels if you're hitting a late-night concert at Pacific Amphitheatre or just spending extra time trying to win that big carnival prize!

Admission & Parking


The only way to attend the  OC Fair is to purchase tickets in advance as there will be limited admission tickets available for each day. General admission tickets range from $9 for youths 6-12, $9 for seniors and start at $13 for adults ($15 on weekends). Buy an OC Fair Every Day Passport and enjoy the Fair all day, every day for $60. OC Fair parking will be available for on-site purchase only.  




Save money at the OC Fair! Discount 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. 

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 gardens, 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 gallery.


Food Fun


Get a sampling of food and treats for only $5 everyday until 4 p.m.! Fun-sized samples include funnel cake, tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon rolls, tacos, gelato, cotton candy and more. 



OC Fair Maps & Directions

In Orange County


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 S>outh 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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