Promotions


Discounts are honored during the specified timeframe. Please arrive early to enjoy all promotions. We Care Wednesday donations are accepted at public entrances (Blue Gate, Yellow Gate or Green Gate) Noon to 3 pm. Donations are not accepted at Gate 5 off Arlington Drive.

All reserved seats in the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena include FREE Fair admission.


Opening Day

 

Free Opening Hour
FREE admission & parking
Friday, July 15, Noon-1 pm


Daily

 

San Diego & OC Fair Bounceback

Save your San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one free admission at the OC Fair, July 15-August 14. If you are a San Diego Fair Best Pass Ever holder, visit Guest Services during the San Diego County Fair and receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Fair.

Physical ticket must be presented. E-tickets on mobile devices will not be accepted for promotion.

Active Military & Veterans

Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase ½ price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the 2016 OC Fair. Military ID required.

Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six ½ price tickets may be purchased.

Read & Ride
Bookworms ages 5-11 can read 2 books to earn 3 free carnival rides.
Click here to download the book report form.

Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 15-August 14, 2016 only.
Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program.

Super Pass

The 2016 OC Fair Super Pass can be purchased at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office, The Hangar Box Office or any OC Fair admission gate through Friday, August 12, 2016.

 

NOW - August 12
General (13-59) $35
Senior (60+) $28
Youth (6-12) $28



Wednesdays

 

We Care Wednesday  

FREE admission and one (1) free carnival ride per person each Wednesday with appropriate donation (donation changes weekly.)

Acceptance of donated items is at the discretion of the OC Fair. Promotion is limited to one free admission and one free carnival ride per person. Guest must be present with donation to receive free ticket.

 

School Supply Drive – August 10, Noon-3 pm
FREE admission with donation of NEW school supplies valued at $5 or more.

Accepted items: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper and school backpacks. Receipt Required.

Share Ourselves

 

$30 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband

Enjoy all the rides you can handle for one price plus 2 free games. (Sold until 5 pm. Valid until 8 pm. Required Fair admission sold separately.)


Thursdays

 

$2 Taste of Fair Food

Enjoy $2 samples of select Fair treats. Click here for the $2 Taste of Fair Food List.
Valid Noon-4 pm

Kids Day

Children 12 & under receive FREE Fair admission all day.

$30 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband

Enjoy all the rides you like for one price plus 2 free games. (Sold until 5 pm. Valid until 8 pm. Required Fair admission sold separately.)



Fridays

 

Seniors Day (60+)

$2 discount on Senior admission plus FREE Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.

$2 Rides and $2 Games

Rides and games are only $2 each in the Main Carnival and Kiddie Carnival.
Valid Noon-4 pm

OC Fair Express

Take the OC Fair Express from 9 locations direct to the OC Fair and receive a coupon for $3 general admission (one coupon per person).

Bus Fare: $2 each way
Hours: Friday: noon – midnight
             Saturday & Sunday: 10am – midnight

Locations:

  • Huntington Beach – Goldenwest Transportation Center
  • Anaheim – Artic + Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station
  • Fullerton – Fullerton Park and Ride
  • Laguna Hills – Laguna Hills Transportation Center
  • Irvine – Irvine Metrolink Station
  • Orange – The Village at Orange
  • San Juan Capistrano - Junipero Serra Park and Ride
  • Santa Ana – The Depot at Santa Ana
Visit octa.net/ocfairexpress for more information.


Saturdays & Sundays

 

Rise & Shine

Early admission pricing every weekend of the Fair
$3 general admission for everyone
10 am – 11 am
Discounted tickets are sold until 11 am and must be used by Noon on the day of purchase.

FREE Off-Site Parking (Weekends Only)

Free parking and shuttle service is available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 Freeway. Follow the signs to “Experian.” The shuttle operates from 10 am-1 am Saturday & Sunday only.

OC Fair Express

Take the OC Fair Express from 9 locations direct to the OC Fair and receive a coupon for $3 general admission (one coupon per person).

Bus Fare: $2 each way
Hours: Friday: noon – midnight
             Saturday & Sunday: 10am – midnight

Locations:

  • Huntington Beach – Goldenwest Transportation Center
  • Anaheim – Artic + Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station
  • Fullerton – Fullerton Park and Ride
  • Laguna Hills – Laguna Hills Transportation Center
  • Irvine – Irvine Metrolink Station
  • Orange – The Village at Orange
  • San Juan Capistrano - Junipero Serra Park and Ride
  • Santa Ana – The Depot at Santa Ana
Visit octa.net/ocfairexpress for more information.