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Costa Mesa, CA, USA

OC Fair Event Details

It's the can't-miss event of the summer! The OC Fair returns July 16 - August 15, 2021 in beautiful 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 tents, food, and live music. It's "Time For Fun" as the OC Fair reopens in person following the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Some things will be different, but it's a guarenteed good time in a safe, outdoor venue. Advanced ticket reservations are required

General Information

The 2021 OC Fair runs July 16 through August 15.

OC Fair Hours

Wednesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - Midnight

Monday - Tuesday: Closed

Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office Hours

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

Things to Do


The 2021 OC Fair will be over in a blink of an eye! Take a look at all there is to do and see over the 23-day run of the Fair. You'll want to hear music, do some serious shopping, marvel at the exhibits, and visit all the competitions to see who wins the blue ribbon!

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.

2021 OC Fair Competitions
and Contests

A county 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 2021

  • Salvadoran Pupusas - An OC Fair twist on the national food of El Salvador: grilled with cheese, beans and bacon topped with cabbage and salsa (Bacon-A-Fair)
  • Hot Cheetos and Cheese Turkey Leg - With nacho cheese (Biggy's)
  • Slider Tower on a Stick - Beef sliders and tots (Biggy's)
  • Crunchy Hot Cheetos Caramel Apples (Candy Factory)

OC Fair Hours

OC Fair Hours

Wednesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 10 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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