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 p.m. 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 'Til Three
FREE admission & parking
Friday, July 14, Noon – 3 p.m.



San Diego / Ventura & OC Fair Bounceback

Save your San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one free admission at the OC Fair, July 14-August 13.

Active Military & Veterans

Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase 1/2 price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the 2017 OC Fair. Military ID required.

Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six 1/2 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 14-August 13, 2017 only.

Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program.

Super Pass

The 2017 OC Fair Super Pass can be purchased at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office, The Hangar Box Office during the Fair or any OC Fair admission gate through Friday, August 11, 2017. Super Pass available online through July 7 only.


NOW – May. 31 June 1 – Aug. 11
General (13-59) $30 $35
Senior (60+) $23 $28
Youth (6-12) $23 $28



We Care Wednesday  

FREE OC Fair admission and one free carnival ride per person every Wednesday during the OC Fair with a donation to a local nonprofit organization. (Donation request is different each week.)

Acceptance of donated items is at the discretion of the OC Fair. Promotion is limited to one free admission ticket and one free carnival ride per person. Guests must be present with donation to receive free ticket. Ticket is only valid on the day of the donation drive.



Food Drive – July 19, Noon-3 p.m.
Donate 5 nonperishable food items

Share Ourselves


Children's Book Drive – July 26, Noon-3 p.m.
Donate 3 new or gently used children’s books

Share Ourselves


Clothing Drive – August 2, Noon-3 p.m.
Donate 5 clothing items

Share Ourselves


School Supply Drive – August 9, Noon-3 p.m.
Donate school supplies valued at $5 or more*

*Receipt required. Items accepted: pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, notebook paper, backpacks, colored pencils, markers and pocket folders.

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.)



$3 Taste of Fair Food

Enjoy $3 samples of select Fair treats.
Valid Noon – 4 p.m.

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 p.m. Valid until 8 p.m. Required Fair admission sold separately.)



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 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays


Best Deal Ever!

*NEW*- 1/2 Price General Admission (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
              1/2 Carnival tickets to ride.

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 a.m. – 1 a.m. 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: Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – midnight


  • 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 for more information.