Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the OC Fair for all ages?
  2. How much are tickets?
  3. Where can I find deals and discounts?
  4. Do you rent scooters or wheelchairs?
  5. Is there a parking fee for the OC Fair?
  6. How much are carnival tickets?
  7. What is there to eat and drink?
  8. Are there any gluten-free items?
  9. Is there only fried food available?
  10. May I bring food into the Fair?
  11. What services are available for guests with disabilities?
  12. I have a special needs group or child and would like to attend Friends of Fair day.
  13. What forms of payment are accepted?
  14. I have tickets to an event in the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar, Action Sports Arena. Does this include Fair admission?
  15. Are there free seats in the Action Sports Arena?
  16. Are pets allowed inside the OC Fair?
  17. I lost something at the Fair, who can I contact?
  18. What is NOT allowed inside the OC Fair?
  19. Can I bring a poster into a concert or other event inside the Fair?
  20. I have a question about a concert in the Pacific Amphitheatre.
  21. Where can I find out more about the OC Fair’s livestock competitions and auction?
  22. I'm visiting from out of town, could you recommend a hotel?
  23. What commercial and concessionaire opportunities are available for the annual OC Fair?
  24. What sponsorship opportunities are available for the annual OC Fair?
  25. What opportunities are available to perform at the annual OC Fair?
  26. I’m a member of the media & would like to access to the Fair or a concert.
  27. I would like to use the Fair as a location for my photo shoot or commercial?
  28. Who can I speak to about advertising opportunities for the OC Fair?
  29. I want to work at the OC Fair!
  30. Can I volunteer at the OC Fair or Centennial Farm?
  31. Is smoking allowed?
  32. I would like to share my opinion about my experience at the Fair. Who can I contact?
  33. Where can I get more information about the OC Fair & Event Center?


Is the OC Fair for all ages?

Yes! There is programming for people of all ages and even discount days for children and seniors. Click here to see all the OC Fair discounts & promotions. Click here for daily schedules.

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How much are tickets?

Admission and concert tickets prices vary and there are many deals available to save. Click here for admission and parking information or here to see all the OC Fair discounts & promotions. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or from the on-site OC Fair Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre or any ticket booth during Fair hours.

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Where can I find deals and discounts?

Click here to see all the OC Fair discounts & promotions.

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Do you rent scooters or wheelchairs?

Yes. Please click here for more information.

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Is there a parking fee for the OC Fair?

Parking is $10 per vehicle and $20 for a bus or limo. Parking can only be purchased once you arrive at the Fair and is cash only. Parking does not include in-and-out privileges. There is also FREE off-site parking & shuttle service on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 freeway. OCTA also offers a deal to ride and enter the Fair for a discount Friday-Sunday, visit octa.net/ocfairexpress for more details.

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How much are carnival tickets?

The OC Fair’s carnival uses convenient Ride Cards so no more physical tickets. The cost of rides vary. At each ride is a sign indicating how many “tickets” each ride costs and a “ticket” is $0.50 and all rides require multiple tickets. Take advantage of the Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband days and $2 Rides & $2 Games days to save in the carnival. Click here for more Carnival information.

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What is there to eat and drink?

We have a huge selection of food and drinks including beer and wine for adults 21 & older. Click here for the Food page.

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Are there any gluten-free items?

Some vendors will have gluten-free items. However, if you are on a special diet, please feel free to bring your own food item, as long as they are in soft-sided cooler and there are no glass bottles or cans.

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Is there only fried food available?

The OC Fair offers a variety of food, fried and not-fried. Some of the not-fried options are roasted corn on the cob, grilled chicken & steak tacos, chicken fajitas, hamburgers, smoked turkey legs, fresh ceviche, fruit salads and more.

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May I bring food into the Fair?

You may bring snacks/beverages into the OC Fair as long as they are in factory sealed plastic receptacles. Additionally, hard-sided coolers are not permitted in the Fair, only soft-sided coolers will be allowed. All belongings are subject to inspection before entering the OC Fair.

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What services are available for guests with disabilities?

Please click here for our Equal Access Guide.

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I have a special needs group or child and would like to attend Friends of Fair day.

Friends of the Fair is a special morning dedicated to guests with special needs and only groups and individuals who have pre-registered can attend. Please send your group or child’s information to thollman@ocfair.com.

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What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash and all major credit cards are accepted for ticket purchases. Food and product vendors selling their own products determine their own forms of acceptable payment. ATM's are located throughout the property.

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I have tickets to an event in the Pacific Amphitheatre/The Hangar/Action Sports Arena. Does this include Fair admission?

Yes they do, so plan a full day at the Fair and come early and stay late!

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Are there free seats in the Action Sports Arena?

There are a limited number of free general admission seating in the Action Sports Arena that are available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Reserved seats to Action Sports Arena events include FREE Fair admission. Click here to see the Action Sports Arena lineup and to purchase reserved seats.

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Are pets allowed inside the OC Fair?

With the exception of guide, signal or service animals, pets are not allowed on the property.

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I lost something at the Fair, who can I contact?

The Safety & Security Department handles lost & found and can be contact at (714) 708-1588. Their offices are located on the east side of The Hangar

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What is NOT allowed inside the OC Fair?

In order to promote a safe, secure and enjoyable environment, all persons entering the OC Fair & Event Center are subject to bag/package checks, as well as magnetic wanding. Any dangerous, unlawful or prohibited items that are surrendered at the gate will not be returned. Please leave these items at home.

The following items are prohibited:
  1. Camera/video tripods & monopods
  2. Smoking and vaping
  3. Outside food and beverages are permitted if stored in factory sealed plastic receptacles.
    No cans or glass.
  4. Guns, knives, stun-guns, tasers, mace, pepper spray, tear gas or any other firearms or weapons,
    regardless of whether the guest holds a concealed weapons permit
  5. Narcotics or other illegal substances
  6. Cans or glass bottles
  7. Hard sided coolers
  8. Clothing or exposed tattoos that are indecent
  9. Pets or other animals with the exception of service animals as defined by the ADA
  10. Outside alcohol
  11. Selfie sticks
  12. Drones or remote controlled surveillance devices

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Can I bring a poster into a concert or other event inside the Fair?

Posters & signs for events inside the OC Fair are allowed. They may NOT be mounted on a stick or pole and the maximum size is 28 inches wide by 22 inches tall. Any guest with signs that obstruct the view of other guests may be asked to put it away for the duration of the event.

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I have a question about a concert in the Pacific Amphitheatre.

Please click here for FAQs about Pacific Amphitheatre events.

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Where can I find out more about the OC Fair’s livestock competitions and auction?

Visit the Exhibits page to read more about this year’s livestock exhibits, competitions and auction

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I'm visiting from out of town, could you recommend a hotel?

For a list of our preferred hotel partners, click here.

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What commercial and concessionaire opportunities are available for the annual OC Fair?

For current information regarding commercial opportunities at the OC Fair, click here.

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What sponsorship opportunities are available for the annual OC Fair?

For sponsorship information at the OC Fair, click here.

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What opportunities are available to perform at the annual OC Fair?

Most of the Fair's paid entertainment is booked through the Entertainment Department. They can be contacted at commenter@ocfair.com. To perform as part of the UNPAID Community Entertainment program, please click here.

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I’m a member of the media & would like to access to the Fair or a concert.

Please visit the OC Fair News Room for more information for the press.

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I would like to use the Fair as a location for my photo shoot or commercial?

Commercial or for-profit photography or videography at the Fair requires prior approval. Please visit the Book An Event page for more details on photography or video at the Fair. Representatives of news organizations should visit the News Room for information about press access.

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Who can I speak to about advertising opportunities for the OC Fair?

For ad sales please contact the Marketing Department at marketing@ocfair.com. For news editorial, please contact the Communications Department at commdept@ocfair.com or visit the News Room.

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I want to work at the OC Fair!

Visit the Employment page for a list of open positions and to submit a job application.

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Can I volunteer at the OC Fair or Centennial Farm?

We do not accept volunteers for the OC Fair. The Centennial Farm accepts volunteers for their year-round educational programs. Click here for more details.

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Is smoking allowed?

No. The OC Fair is a smoke-and vapor-free event.

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I would like to share my opinion about my experience at the Fair. Who can I contact?

If you are at the Fair, please stop by the Guest Services Department in the east side of The Hangar to leave a comment or file a complaint. All other comments can be submitted via email to ocfinfo@ocfair.com. All comments are reviewed and addressed as requested.

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Where can I get more information about the OC Fair & Event Center?

Please click here to go to our year-round site.

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